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Myers-Briggs: Who You Are & Your Career Choices

January 3, 2011

Whatever the circumstances of your life, whatever your personal ties, work, and responsibilities, the understanding of type can make your perceptions clearer, your judgments sounder, and your life closer to your heart’s desire.
– Isabel Myers

I did myself a favor this morning and took the Jung Typology Test, also known as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test. I did it to reassure myself I was on the right path as last year upended my apple cart – I was going every which way and was overwhelmed at times. So, I took a test that is commonly used to help students and adults determine their strengths and weaknesses to better their career path and overall path to well-being. No doubts as to my personality type. I am a writer, artist, and counselor, and all these were very much confirmed by my test results.

What with people having difficulty finding work in these tough times, it may be the right time to know just what personality type you are and the related careers that would best suit you. Many companies like to know the results of the Myers-Briggs when checking out prospects. Check it out. The test is anonymous, short, online, and the results are linked to helpful articles. Let me know how it goes.

Here are some resources to help you know your personality type:

Human Metrics
http://www.humanmetrics.com

Personality Page
http://www.personalitypage.com

Whether you’re a young adult trying to find your place in the world, or a not-so-young adult trying to find out if you’re moving along the right path, it’s important to understand yourself and the personality traits which will impact your likeliness to succeed or fail at various careers. It’s equally important to understand what is really important to you. When armed with an understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, and an awareness of what you truly value, you are in an excellent position to pick a career which you will find rewarding.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment is a psychometric questionnaire designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. These preferences were extrapolated from the typological theories proposed by Carl Gustav Jung and first published in his 1921 book Psychological Types (English edition, 1923).

What the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instrument is and what it measures. Information on the sixteen types, the eight preferences and other tools for helping you with a basic understanding of personality type.

Source: http://www.myersbriggs.org/

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