Everyone has his strengths, his weaknesses and his personality traits that allow him to succeed in different fields.
Personally, I like the analytical and data-driven nature of my work. And, do not blow my own horn, but I'm not bad at what I do!
But if you put me in another setting – for example, a daycare or a nursing home – I can not see myself as a caretaker, responsible for the health and well-being of others.
We all have our strong costumes.
Recognizing the type of personality you have is incredibly useful in determining what you should do in your life.
I found this recent study on the impact of personality on the very interesting professional career. Although you may very well participate in any career, it is important to realize that your personality type greatly influences your career success and your happiness on this path.
According to this infographic, there are four dimensions of personality:
- Energy Style: Introverts (51%) and Extroverts (49%)
- Thinking: sensors (73%) and intuitive (27%);
- Values Style: Feelers (60%) and Thinkers (40%); and
- Lifestyle: judgers (54%) and tax collectors (46%).
Determining your personality type and thus settling into an ideal career is about knowing how you fit in each dimension.
Calculating your personality type begins by identifying which of the two types in each of the four dimensions of personality best describes you. For example, you may be an ESTJ (extrovert, sensor, thinker, judge). Once you have made your selections, you are taken to one of the following four career categories:
- Pragmatists: Appreciating the Use of Logical Systems to Generate Results
- Guardians: Enjoy the work when they can do things that help others
- Theorists: interested in careers that allow them to think outside the box; or
- Empathy: enjoy careers that make the world a better place.
Some people try again and again to find the right career, but still seem to feel like a square peg trying to slip into a round hole.
With an ESTJ personality, a career as a chef, loan officer or general manager is within your reach. Trying your hand as a home health aide (ISFP) or teacher (ESFJ) is not likely to give a positive answer and a long term career.
Best work for your personality type
This Truity infographic explains the most common personality types and careers that best suit everyone.
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