Construct and Support an Argument
Justine Mercado Ambrocio
University of Phoenix
December 21, 2008
Due to a continually changing economy and the recent restructuring occurring at my place of employment, I have decided to pursue an MBA degree to achieve a higher level of education and, eventually, further my career. Receiving a higher level of education, such as a master’s degree, has long been a personal goal of mine, which I had never made time for until recently. Furthermore, the ways in which I plan of furthering my career are by either obtaining a more managerial position at my current place of employment or starting my own business using the knowledge acquired from finishing the program. After completing the Jungian 16-type personality self-assessment, I realize that my decision to pursue an MBA degree to further my career was a sensible decision and my decision can be supported by the results of the assessment.
In taking the Jungian 16-type personality self-assessment, I scored ENFJ for my personality classification, which classifies my personality as extraverted in how I focus my attention and receive my energy, intuitive in how I perceive or take in information, feeling in how I prefer to make my decisions, and judging in how I orient myself to the external world (Wikipedia, 2008). The interpretation of those with ENFJ personality is that they are “charismatic, compassionate, and highly persuasive” (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007). In having the quality of leadership that stimulates loyalty or enthusiasm and it being a valuable attribute for a manager (The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, 1997), the assessment shows support towards my decision in furthering my career which involves obtaining a more managerial position.
Pursuing an MBA degree involves aspects such as management, accounting, business leadership, economics, marketing, all which I have had either minimal or no prior experience. But...