When thinking about the students that I work with, one immediately came to mind as we share some of the same personality type. She is as introverted as I am which also be a bit of a conflict as well. If I had to give her a personality type I would say she is an ISTP. The student profile of Jared on page 35 is almost a perfect description of J. She does not like group work and prefers to work alone. She likes her computer and her headphones. When assigned to a group, J will physically remove herself from the group. But, if an idea that the others are talking about is similar to hers she will cautiously join in. She usually appears to be the disengaged introverted thinker but she really is paying attention. I think that because we are very similar in type we do work well together.
My next student has had many challenges in her life. She has some physical limitations but manages school successfully. S can be very introverted in a classroom setting but works well in a group. She is very organized and completes her assignments in a timely manner. S is an ISTJ as she likes clear directions but she especially likes feedback about her work. S is very sensitive about the world around her and how people view her. Group work gives her an outlet to share ideas but also allows her some peer interaction in a safe setting.
I think my introverted personality allows me to work best with students like these as I don’t have to be in front of a class!! Works for me!