Thank you for sharing your work, Luiz.

It's interesting that MBTI remains a strong typological schema.  If I
recall my MBTI distributions correctly, the high percentages of "NT"
personalities represents an impressive concentration.

Perhaps for the sake of this quiet list-serve, are you able to elaborate on
a question I was considering whilst skimming your paper, please.  In your
final considerations, you (collectively) write:

"the amount of research on the effects and influences of personality in the
field is relatively small. The evidence is weak and in many cases
inconclusive. More research is required if we want results that can
influence the practice of software development."

My question is, what influence does personality research in the contexts of
various practices have, i.e. are there examples of transformative
contributions?  I have witnessed personality-based knowledge being usefully
applied at an interpersonal (consulting) level, but the impression I have
is that perhaps you have something broader in mind (such as interviewing
for personality types etc)?

I intend no criticism in the question, I'm merely curious.


On 6 February 2015 at 20:03, Luiz Fernando Capretz <> wrote:

> Dear Colleagues,
> I thought you’d be interested in a systematic literature review on human
> factors and personalities in software engineering along the past 40 years.
> I am providing you with the following article link, which allows free
> access to the article:
> Please use this link to download a personal copy of your article if you
> are interested in that topic; you are also welcome to email the link to
> other colleagues.
> Anyone who clicks on the link until 14th/March/2015 - no sign up or
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> Luiz Fernando Capretz, Ph.D., P.Eng.
> Professor of Software Engineering
> Assistant Dean (IT & e-Learning)
> Western University
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