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Jobs for Different Personality Types

Background

This information is about the specific health area mentioned above. It comprises a combination of textual and video information, on our site and on external sites.  We will be adding new specific health areas and further information continually.

The idea is for you to understand more about the health area you are addressing before you get too far building your action plan.

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Jobs for different personality types is all about understanding who you are. People often look in the mirror and don’t really see the real person staring back at them. As children we lack emotional intelligence and self awareness. It is not until much later in life we start to see the real us staring back, even then some people never do and remain delusional all their lives, preferring to live a fantasy.

Children will say; I want to be a footballer, doctor, lawyer, scientist, police person, actor. As parents we don’t want to discourage them so go along with it. As parents we should  perhaps have more insight and knowledge of what it takes to become one of those career choices. What talent, special skills, focus is needed. Importantly, have they ever show any talent or aptitude towards that chosen profession.

Talking to University students in their first year; What do you want to do with this advanced education when you have left Uni? The answer is often: I don’t know. I advise them you need to give it serious consideration so that along the education path you can use specialist course work to drive you towards a specialised area.

Then we come to personalities; if you are a dynamic, outgoing, extravert who has short attention span there is no point in becoming an accountant as you will spend most of your life with your head in accounts and you won’t gain the real benefits of your character.

So look at your personality and research roles that suit your character.  You can look at a number of personality tests in the second external info below, and we suggest you look at your personality by taking the External Questionnaire below the videos.  This will give you your MBTI personality type – four letter code.  We then provide links to a number of sites which link professions and jobs to this type.

Background Information

There is information available which will help you formulate your action plan – both on our site and on external sites.

On our site

JobDrive

This drive is for everyone whether a student, a part time worker or a senior manager. Choosing a job or career can be a difficult task no matter at what stage of life you are – it is often driven by many factors and circumstances. It all starts when we are teenagers when we are at school doing exams. “What do I want to be when I grow up?” Some teenagers are heavily influenced by their parents, surroundings, friends etc, whilst others are still unclear even when they are due to start work or when they are at University.

We have relevant information on JobDrive
PersonalityDrive

When we reach adulthood we have to take on responsibilities – one of these is often having to earn money to support your family.  This can include working – sometimes this is fulfilling, often it isn’t – it’s something we have to do to provide.

Not many people are lucky enough to work somewhere they enjoy – but a lot of it is about fitting your job to your personality and interests.  PersonalityDrive shows different types of personality, how these manifest themselves and the impact they have on our lives.

“Don’t count the days – make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

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On external site(s)

How much do you know about yourself? If you plan to live a highly satisfying work life and enjoy your work, you should choose a career that suits you best. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who end up choosing the wrong career and frustrate themselves in the long run. Being in the wrong line of work doesn’t only ruin your professional life, but it harms your personal life as well.

So, it’s crucial to choose the right career.

But how do you choose the right career? There are a number of things that you should take into consideration to pick a career that suits you best. A lot of people end up choosing the wrong careers due to a lack of appropriate guidance and advice. You shouldn’t be one of them.

Given below are some important tips or guidelines that you should follow to choose the right career and be happy for the rest of your life.

Know Your Strengths

Every one of us has some strengths – and some weaknesses. The point is to find out what you are really good at. Are you good at telling stories? Do you find it easy to coach other writers? Do you love teaching students? There must be something that you feel passionate about and are good at doing. You need to find out what those skills and strengths are.

Create a list of skills that you have, and then pick the strongest skills from that list. Consult your friends or family for an outer perspective. If you play by your strengths, you’ll enjoy a great professional life.

Discover Your Personality Type

You might have heard about Myers-Briggs. It’s an introspective self-report questionnaire which helps you find out what type of personality you have. Different persons have different types of personalities; someone could be an introvert and someone else could be an extrovert. By knowing your personality type, you’ll be able to find out what type of work environment will suit you best.

Take a Career Test

If you are confused deciding which career is right for you, you can also go for a career test. Typically, a career test presents you with a set of questions which you need to answer in the given time-frame. A career test is aimed at assessing your skills and strengths and then suggest a career that is a good match. Once you have finished answering all the questions, you’ll be provided with 2-3 career options that suit you best and promise a satisfying life.

On the internet, you’ll find a number of career tests that you can complete within a few minutes. Many of them are free.

Seek Advice from Others

No matter where you live, you’ll always have people who are already employed, expert in a particular field or have more professional experience. Feel free to get in touch with these people and talk about your aspirations. Gather information about different occupations and industries. Ask them for advice that you can use for choosing a career that’s best for you.

Work as an Intern

Internships provide you with an excellent opportunity to lay the foundation of your career. The experience of actually working in the real world is something that you should never ignore. Working as an intern helps you find out how being in a particular job feels like, whether the work environment is up to your taste and how you get along with people in the workplace.

Internships are also highly recommended for building connections with professionals and gaining work experience that can add extra weight to a resume. An internship can be either paid or unpaid.

Careershifters have an article on how to match your personality to your career.  An extract and the links are shown below.

Matching up our personality with a suitable role is vital to a successful career change. Here, Nisa Chitakasem tries out online personality tests to see what insights they offer.

I don’t know about you, but my personality has so many facets, I still don’t know how to break it down into separate traits. And even if you do have a finely-tuned awareness of your characteristics, how do you know which jobs they’re suited to? I mean, how do you know which career is appropriate for which personality type if you only have knowledge of one or two careers?

With this in mind, I’ve been trying out a few free, online psychometric personality tests specifically targeted towards career changers. Here the links to some of my favourites.

Jung Typology Test

You take the test by answering ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to a series of statements in order to determine the combination of characteristics you possess. You’re then identified as a particular personality type based on these results. Finally, they feed back a list of suitable career options and also some educational institutions where you can receive the relevant skills training for the specific career areas.

Finding Potential: ‘Individuals’ Personality Questionnaire’

This test takes around 15 minutes to complete and gives you a 15 page report that shows you to what extent you possess certain personality traits; gives you a detailed breakdown of these traits; and then matches work preferences and possible jobs to you in accordance with which personality traits you strongly possess and which ones you don’t.

SimilarMinds.com: ‘What Career Suits Me’?

This one is slightly different. First, it asks what your ‘current or desired’ career is before the test begins properly. The test itself gives you a list of statements and you indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with each one. Based on the results, you’re identified as a certain type of person (I am an ‘Idealist’) and given a list of possible professions.

Of course, we career changers don’t base decisions solely on the results of an internet career test. But they can offer useful suggestions we hadn’t thought of, or confirm the suitability of options we were already considering. Plus, the tests themselves can be quite fun to do! Let us know how you get on with them and if there are any other ‘Idealists’ out there!

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Finding out about what you really want from yourself

This is a great video and this lady is going through a moment that we have all been through or should go through. The Myers Briggs personality test can help you. But as the video shows its not just about the job its about life, what do you want to achieve over the next 60 years.

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Questionnaire

In order for you to assess what you know about this health area, we suggest using a questionnaire. This might help you understand your situation in this area, or taking it might improve your understanding of the area.

You may be able to take this questionnaire online – either here on our site or on an external site – or download it and complete it on paper – it depends on copyright (and whether we’ve managed to build it on our site!).

The ways you can take a questionnaire:

External site questionnaire

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You can take this questionnaire on at least one external site.

Does your job actually works well with your personality?

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) test may be able to help. The MBTI test has been used by businesses and professionals for decades to decide if a candidate is right for a position. In fact, roughly 80% of Fortune 500 companies use the test to vet potential employees.  It is used by businesses to determine employee preferences, it sorts people according to the following eight characteristics:

Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I)
Sensing (S) or Intuitive (N)
Feeling (F) or Thinking (T)
Judging (J) or Perceiving (P)

This gives you a 4 letter code, and there are 16 different personality types.  Although the official test at the Myers Briggs Foundations costs money, you can take a test at the url shown which gives an indication of your type.  Take the test and work out what type you are.  You can have a summary emailed to you, and you can buy a more in depth report if you want.

Then, once you have obtained your type, you can look on the sites listed below to see which jobs are thought to fit best with each type.

Indeed have a list here

Make It from CNBC

Workopolis have a list of best jobs based on the MBTI

BusinessInsider have a similar list

Novoresume have a list

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A Butterfly Life: 4 Keys to More Happiness, Better Health and Letting Your True Self Shine

Times of change can be a challenge, no doubt! Whether it’s a relationship breakup, job loss, or being diagnosed with a serious health issue. Or you may WANT things to be different, but it feels a little scary or overwhelming. The butterfly reminds us change can be beautiful, even necessary, in order to realize our full potential and live our best life.