Entrepreneurial Tendencies by Different Personalities
Brandt, Tiina; Helander, Nina (2020)
Journal of Finnish Studies, Sam Houston State University
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This study focuses on entrepreneurial aspects of different personality types in order to increase understanding of entrepreneurial mindsets in Finland. Our purpose is to identify the entrepreneurial personalities in Finland because there is high need to foster entrepreneurship and gaining more knowledge of entrepreneurial tendencies can support this. The data were gathered from 889 research participants. Personality was measured with Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). MBTI includes eight different preferences, which describe a person’s orientation of energy (extraversion, E and introversion, I), the way of gathering information (sensing, S and intuition, N), the way of making decisions (thinking, T and feeling, F) and the lifestyle (judging J and perceiving, P). Altogether there are sixteen possible personality types (e.g., ISTP, ESTJ). Results indicated that entrepreneurial tendencies largely correlated with the personality preferences extraversion and intuition.