As you guys can see, there's an article out there that looks at the advantages and disadvantages of hiring different DNCH subtypes during a crisis situation. What are your takes on this?
Personally, I find this article to be too discriminatory in nature. It appears that the writer strongly recommends hiring rational subtypes (dominant especially), while avoiding harmonizing ones. As someone who leans towards creative/harmonizing (depending on the system), I find this quite insulting to read. While I might not be too invested in reading Socionics articles, this is basically the equivalent of the MBTI community calling sensors stupid.
I believe that even in crisis situations, having people of different subtypes can balance a team. In fact, the writer clearly states that you can't have too many dominants working on the same project. However, the writer seems to really idolize them going as far as saying that they have no major disadvantages outside of work while all the other types gets some sort of career advice on how to improve themselves. For the harmonizing subtype especially, the writer tells them to avoid corporate group work all together so they can work individually. The problem is that a person cannot simply "work by themselves" because even freelancers have to interact with clients and possibly other workers. Also, this may not even be a privilege for some people. This article basically tells harmonizers to gave up while normalizers and creatives get advice on how to deal with their weaknesses.
Also, there clearly are disadvantages for dominant subtypes. They tend to be more aggressive and rude than people of other subtypes, and they impose too much of their type philosophy on others sometimes without considering other perspectives. Taken too far, this can be very toxic for certain companies. Some advantages for harmonizers include agreeability, adaptability, and the ability to get a long well with other team members. Of course, both subtypes can improve on their weaknesses as well. Dominants can learn to be more considerate of others while harmonizers can learn to be more assertive. I think a good example of a harmonizing leader would be Bill Gates post- Microsoft. While he is working outside of what LIEs typically do and donating most of his money to philanthropy, he doesn't seem to have much problems as a leader.