Hughes (et al. 2002) maintains that there are six dimensions of dark-side personality traits: 1) Argumentative, 2) Interpersonal Insensitivity, 3) Narcissism, 4) Fear of Failure, 5) Perfectionism, and 6) Impulsivity (176). Sugar not only betrays Jerry but he only cares about his clients in relation to their ability to increase his own interests. He cannot put himself in other people's shoes, lies about Jerry to win clients, and when he fires Jerry he berates Jerry for not realizing how much it hurts him to have to do so. As Hughes (et al. 2002) argues, "As leaders, these individuals are hedonistic and often ignore the feelings of follower," (176).
The Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) provides four dimensions or preferences in which people differ according to personality type. The four dimensions are extraversion-introversion, sensing-intuition, thinking-feeling, and judging-perceiving (Hughes et al. 2002, 179). Jerry would more than likely fall along the INTJ or ENTJ personality types. According to Hughes (et al. 2002) INTJ personalities "Usually have original minds and great drive for their own ideas and purposes they have a fine power to organize a hob and carry it through with or without help" (183). We see that Jerry's extroversion also makes him overlap types. The ENTJ personality "may sometimes be more positive and confident than their experience in an area warrants" (Hughes et al. 2002, 183). We see this is true when Jerry believes that his corporate culture will support his new mission and vision for the company. It is also true when it comes to Jerry's intimate relationships with others.
Beverly Kaye maintains that "People don't leave companies, they leave bad bosses" (Hughes et al. 2002, 245). This is why Jerry leaves his company. Though he is fired, he recognizes that his lack of satisfaction with his job and "position in life" stems from the materialistic and impersonal nature of the corporate culture ...
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