Advertising
Advertising

The Right Careers For Your Personality Type

The Right Careers For Your Personality Type

Many people are not happy with their current jobs and how their careers are shaping. It’s very important to understand yourself if you would like to find the job that is perfect for your personality; the one that will lead you to a life of fulfilment.

If you’re on the quest to find the best careers fitted to your personality, the foremost questions you have to answer are: Who are you? What are your interests? What do you love to do? What are your core values? Among others.

Advertising

In short, you have to know your personality. And talking about personality types, the most widely used guide is the Myers Briggs Type Indicator or MBTI. This tool will help you discover the personality type you possess. This guide addresses aspects such as: how you view people, things, ideas, and events, and how you arrive at conclusions about what you have perceived. These two factors will help you discover the kind of personality you are endowed with.

Moreover, as stated earlier, individuals vary systematically in how they perceive things and how they come up with conclusions. Thus, it’s logical to assume that they differ, consequently, in reactions, interests, motivations, values, abilities and skills.

Advertising

Additionally, the purpose of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality inventory is to teach people how to understand the theory of psychological types as discussed by Carl Jung and help them use it to discern what careers are appropriate for their personality type.

We want to help you understand and realize your personality type; and to erase any doubts about it. That way, you can wisely decide on the best careers to pursue.

Advertising

To make it crystal clear, we featured this infographic courtesy of Best Infographics.

Advertising

MBTI

    More by this author

    Anthony Dejolde

    TV/Radio personality who educates about entrepreneurship, productivity, and leadership.

    Feeling Scattered? How to Organize Notes to Stay on Top of Things Drink Water At The Correct Time To Stay Healthy The Art of Tucking in Shirts every Gentleman Needs to Practice 10 Ways to Lace Up Your Shoes Creatively 25 Odd Jobs That Make Good Money

    Trending in Work

    1 How to Find a Suitable Professional Mentor 2 10 Ways to Build Positive Work Relationships and Work as a Team 3 20 Best Places to Work for a Great Career in 2018 4 22 Team Building Activity for Work That Are Fun and Encourage Creativity 5 17 Types of Online Work at Home Jobs that Really Pay Off

    Read Next

    Advertising
    Advertising

    Last Updated on November 19, 2018

    How to Find a Suitable Professional Mentor

    How to Find a Suitable Professional Mentor

    I went through a personal experience that acted as a catalyst for an epiphany. When I got fired from a job, I learned something important about myself and where I was headed with my freelance career. I realized that the most important aspect of that one rather small job was the influence of the company owner. I realized that I wasn’t hurt that the company and I weren’t a perfect match; I was devastated by the stark fact that I needed a mentor and I had almost found one but lost her.

    Suddenly, I felt like J.D., the main character in “Scrubs,” chasing Dr. Cox and trying to rip insight and wisdom from someone I respect. The realization that a recognized thought-leader and experienced entrepreneur severed ties with me felt crushing. But, I picked myself back up and thought about five ways to acquire a mentor without having the awkwardness of outright asking.

    Advertising

    1. Remember, a professional mentorship must be mutual.

    A professional mentor must agree to engage in a mutual relationship because, as the comedy T.V. series showed us, one simply cannot force someone to tutor us. We have to prove that we are worth the time investment through persistence and dedication to the craft.

    2. You have to have common interests with your mentor.

    Even if a professional mentor appears at your job or school, realize that unless you and this person have common interests, you won’t find the relationship successful. I’ve been in situations where someone I respected had vastly different ideas about what was important in life or what one should spend his or her free time doing. If these things don’t line up, you may find the relationship won’t be as fruitful, even when the mentor knows a great deal about one industry.

    Advertising

    3. Thought-leaders will respect your passion.

    One of the ways you can prove yourself worthy to a professional mentor is through your passion and your dedication. No one wants to spend time grooming and teaching another who will not take advice or put the effort in to improve. When following thought-leaders on Twitter and trying to engage with higher-ups in a work setting, realize that your actions most often speak louder than your words.

    4. Before worrying if he respects you, ask if you respect him.

    On the other side of the coin, you should seriously reflect on those common interests and make sure you respect your professional mentor. Just because someone holds a title, degree or office does not mean that person is trustworthy or honest. Don’t be swayed by appearances and take the time to find a suitable professional mentor.

    Advertising

    5. Failure is often the best way to learn

    I honestly have made more mistakes than I can count. I know I’ve learned a great deal from poorly organized businesses and my own poor choices. The most important quality I’ve developed is an ability to swallow my pride and learn from my mistakes. If life knocks me down nine times, I get back up 10 times. One of the songs Megadeth wrote, “Of Mice and Men,” resonates in my mind when I pull myself up by my bootstraps and try again for a goal I’ve set: “So live your life and live it well. There’s not much left of me to tell. I just got back up each time I fell.” Hopefully, this brief post can act as a professional mentor to you in your quest to find not only a brave leader but also a trusted adviser.

    Featured photo credit: morguefile via mrg.bz

    Advertising

    Read Next