MBTI Type, Age, and Occupation Play a Significant Role in Workplace Happiness [Whitepaper]

28 Sep 2017

New research lead by the CPP Asia Pacific office in Australia reveals personality type plays a role in workplace well-being. The study—Well-being and MBTI® Personality Type in the Workplace—investigates how differences in well-being are influenced by personality type, gender, age, geography, occupation, and activities.

“Research shows that higher well-being of workers adds to a company’s bottom line,” said Martin Boult, Sr. Director of Professional Services and International Training at CPP Asia Pacific. “Happy workers are more energetic, creative, cooperative, and work harder. Businesses with high worker satisfaction are more productive, experience lower turnover and higher customer loyalty, and have a higher share value.”

Well-being was measured by the five factors of Martin Seligman’s PERMA well-being model: Positive Emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, and Accomplishment. Findings of the study include:

Differences by Personality Type

People with a preference for Introversion show lower levels of workplace well-being than those with a preference for Extraversion:


Personality type also influences the activities people use to support their happiness:

Differences by Gender, Age and Geography

Differences by Occupation

“The results of this study show that organizations seeking to support workplace well-being should consider personality types and offer a range of activities. You want to avoid relying on a one-size-fits-all approach.” said Boult. “Findings also suggest that organizations in different parts of the world should consider localized approaches to supporting well-being at work.”

For a copy of the complete study, visit http://bit.ly/MBTIandwellbeing

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