Personality Types

How does your personality impact your career choice? Do certain jobs and careers better correlate to different personality types? Are there even such things as “personality types” for that matter, or just 8 billion different combinations of traits that are then impacted by changing states? Indeed, better understanding the topic of personality, and (more importantly) understanding your own personality will help you maximize your unique strengths and be aware of your shortcomings as it relates to choosing a career and then performing to your optimal ability.

How to make a career decision based on 16 personality types

I’m a Student. How Can the 16-Personality Types Model Guide My Career Direction?

Prior to entering the workforce, you may have taken a personality test (or two!) in a high school or college careers course. Chances are, the four letters can seem a bit jargon-y and perplexing at first. ENFP… ISTJ… ESFJ… what’s going on here? The four letters represent four separate dimensions of your personality traits, as part of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®). It currently stands as one of the most widely-used assessments in the workplace – from talent searches, to hiring to employee onboarding — with over 88% of the Fortune 500 using it. The four-letter type codes are not …

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MBTI

16 Personalities: Which One Are You?

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Isabel Myers and Katharine Briggs, a mother-daughter team of psychologists from the World War II era, developed the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator after becoming fascinated with Carl Jung’s work on personality types. The self-assessment helps to uncover an individual’s strengths, weaknesses, preferences, ways of relating to others, career possibilities, and much more. Myers and Briggs released their first pencil and paper version of the test in the early 1945. Today, it is the most popular personality assessment in circulation. According to Jung, people can be characterized by their preference of general attitude (extroversion or introversion), their …

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