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Horwood J., Maw A.
Theatre Teams Assembled Using Personality Profiles Can Improve Predicted Teamworking Scores

Many organisations have realised the growing importance of teamworking and communication skills within their workforce. Teams that function well together tend to be more productive, dynamic and emotionally content. Highstress professions, particularly those in the aviation industry, have recognised the importance of teamworking, not only for error reduction but also for successful outcomes in crisis situations. This has led to a wealth of psychological research into many aspects of team interactions. Numerous independent organisations now utilise psychological profiling techniques to predict how their employees will perform in a team situation. In addition, a wealth of companies offer various types of team training, specifically designed to improve the interactions between employees.


Socionics is a relatively new science developed and popularised by Aušra Augustinavičiūtė in the 1970s.

Augustinavičiūtė and her colleagues worked with Carl Jung’s personality typologies to develop personalitybased relationship profiles. It was found that the nature and development of interpersonal relationships (both professional and personal) are far from random. Instead, they are based on how well suited each individual’s psychological profiles are to one another, allowing Augustinavičiūtė to develop 16 ‘socionic types’ (Table 2) predicting and describing the interpersonal relationships between any combination of Jung’s personality types. Augustinavičiūtė’s work was published in the Russian literature but translations of her work and a wealth of further information regarding the development and application of socionics can be found on a number of websites and in books.

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