When building a startup it’s important that the founding team have different personality types. Some people like to constantly start things, but don’t enjoy maintaining them. Other people love maintaining things, but don’t get as excited about creating new things. Some people do both creating and maintaining, but often have a preference for one over the other. There’s no right or wrong answer as long as there’s some balance on the team.
Another consideration with founding team personality types is around the traditional Myers-Briggs attributes. Most entrepreneurs have N and T (e.g. ENTJ) as the middle of their four attributes, which stands for intuition and thinking. Going along with intuition and thinking, other Myers-Briggs attributes like sensing and feeling are important as well. Regardless, balance is important.
So, founding teams should look for that balance, that yin to the yang, as it’s important to have multiple perspectives.
What else? What are some other thoughts around balancing personality types on founding teams?