Date of Award


Degree Name



College of Liberal Arts

Type of Degree


Document Type


First Advisor

Christopher William LeGrow

Second Advisor

Helen E. Linkey

Third Advisor

Pamela L. Mulder

Fourth Advisor

Leonard J. Deutsch


The present study examined the relationship between the personality dimensions assessed by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and perceptions of workplace behaviors and the readiness to exhibit various forms of workplace aggression. College students with at least part-time work experience 129 (75 females and 54 males) completed the MBTI and a survey which asked participants to provide ratings of; (1) to which they would label various forms of workplace behavior as aggressive, and (2) the extent to which they have personally witnessed and exhibited various forms of workplace aggression. The results indicated that Men were less likely " indirect" workplace behaviors as aggressive, and more likely to exhibit the entire range of various aggressive behavior than females. The analyses of MBTI personality dimensions suggested that extroverts were less likely than introverts to label “active” forms of workplace behavior as aggressive and more likely than introverts to exhibit "passive-verbal" types of aggression than introverts. In addition, intuitives were more likely than sensers to rate "passive-indirect" styles of workplace behaviors as aggressive. Finally, perceptive individuals were more likely than judgers to label "passive, indirect, physical" forms of workplace behavior as aggressive.


Violence in the workplace


Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.