Team success depends in large part upon its member's ability to interact with each
other because of the myriad of different personalities involved. Personality assessment
tests can be interpreted incorrectly, but those such as the MBTI (Myers-Briggs) do
at least allow individuals to learn something about themselves and how a variety
of personality types interact.
Team members may not be able to or even want to change their personality traits,
but learning how to deal with others is an essential part of project management.
Robert Bramson writes in his book Coping with Difficult People: "As a management
consultant I have found that most of my clients spend more time talking about how
to cope with problem employees, bosses, customers, and co-workers than about anything
The following items cover materials on determining individual personality types,
interpersonal communication, and how to use such knowledge to improve project and