By Sherrie Haynie | September 17, 2019

In addition to gender bias, there may be a less-understood unconscious bias keeping women from leadership positions: personality type.

To put it simply, research done by people development organization The Myers-Briggs Company (who I work for) shows more than two-thirds of those in leadership positions have Myers-Briggs preferences for Thinking, meaning they make decisions based on impersonal criteria. On the other hand, 57-84% of women have the opposite Myers-Briggs preference for Feeling, meaning they make decisions based on individual values and an understanding of how people are affected. This means with women representing only 24% of organizational leadership globally, an entire perspective on decision-making is largely missing.