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Personality and Software Engineering
This paper argues that a combination of introvert and extrovert personality types is essential for creating software programs.
# 104103 | 800 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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The paper looks at the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator that indicates that introverts usually have quality software development skills. The paper discusses how introverts dominate the software field, but the field also needs extroverts to help explain the programs and make them user friendly. The paper shows how the best way to create software is to use a team of both introverted and extroverted personality types.

From the Paper:

"Most people see software engineers as nerds who work long hours into the night until they complete their projects. "USA Today reported that the techie nerd stereotype is so well-entrenched that students in every grade ranked computer jobs near the bottom of their lists of career choice" (McConnell). Yet, is this an accurate view of a computer technician? Does the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) accurately show professional software developers? These are important questions when it comes to studying personality types in software engineering compared to the national average and success of those in other fields."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Capretz, Luiz. "Improving the Teaching of Software Engineering." World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education 2.1 (2003): 33-36.
  • Felder, R., Felder, G. & Dietz, E. "The Effects of Personality Type on Engineering Student Performance and Attitudes." Journal of Engineering Education 91.1 (2002); 3-17.
  • Hayes, Frank. "Frankly Speaking We're All Types." Computer World 40.34 (21 Aug. 2006): 54.
  • Howard, Alan. "Software Engineering Project Management." Communications of the ACM 44.5 (May 2001): 23-24.
  • Karn, J. & Cowling, A. "Using Ethnographic Methods to Carry Out Human Factors in Software Engineering." Behavior Research Methods 38.3 (Aug 2006): 495-503.

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