What Kind of Profession Suits Your Personality?
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Glinda, in The Wizard of Oz, gave us the wisest of words.
“You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.”
How much power do we have within ourselves that we don’t even understand? And how does our individual power differ from those around us? And how do we use that individual power to shape our choices and paths in life?
Seek no more! The answer is here.
This website is pretty straightforward: take the quiz, find your personality profile, read to enlighten, act on your newfound knowledge!
There is no reason that anyone seeking a career path or profession should be in the dark about what they’re really wanting out of life.
I am an INFJ Personality Type, otherwise known as The Advocate
“INFJs tend to see helping others as their purpose in life, but while people with this personality type can be found engaging rescue efforts and doing charity work, their real passion is to get to the heart of the issue so that people need not be rescued at all.” – 16Personalities –
The site continues on to enlighten you on subjects including your strengths and weaknesses, romantic relationships, friendships, parenthood, career paths, and workplace habits.
I had my fiancé take the quiz and read through my profile. I was surprised when he started smiling and laughing whilst reading my profile, but all worry was set to rest when he mentioned that it sounded exactly like me! He continued to assert how lucky he was to have me.
Little does he know, I read his profile too! He is an ISTJ. Now, this may not mean much until you realize that Jason Bourne is a fictional example of an ISTJ. And how attractive is that? I scored.
Let’s do a quick overview of the steps you can take to find a career you will love!
Make a List
I love lists, and it is a wonderful way to begin any day, project, or plan. Write down any careers that strike your fancy. If there are some careers you’ve had an interest in that are not included in your career profile or they just don’t seem to fit, write them down anyway. No quiz is 100% accurate. I mean, how does Buzzfeed know which type of bread you really are?
All things considered, this test is pretty accurate because in essence, it takes your answers, and then answers back to you how your personality fits together. Your answers are directly related to the results.
But the test cannot account for each of us as complete individuals. The test says you’re all about logic, but you want to be a musician instead of a lawyer. Go for it! Write it down, but keep in mind some options you may never have thought of. Usually some options don’t come to mind because we don’t understand what they entail.
For example: my husband grew up with his dad working in a law office. Even after graduating with his Bachelor’s in Urban Planning he wasn’t sure going to law school was something he even wanted to consider, but to humor me he took the LSAT and applied to a couple law schools. He did really well and was accepted to both, which left us having to make a decision.
We decided on moving out for law school, and I’m glad to report that my husband has found enjoyment and purposes in learning how the legal system works, and applying himself to intense studying and research. He would never have known the enjoyment of it had he not stepped out of his comfort zone and tried.
Do Your Research
This is an important step. Some careers are more rewarding than others for whatever reason, and your opinion on that will differ from your neighbors. Research what the career entails. Ask people in that career about their experiences. What would they change? Do they wish they would’ve approached their career differently?
Study the income, and decide if the workload is worth the return. Although we want to love our jobs, we also want to be able to live off of them. Wealth isn’t a necessity, but financial stability is preferable to being broke for the sake of “loving your job.”
Find out where the job market is. Will you have to move states or countries to succeed in this job? Is this kind of job specific to a city or will you have to live near the water?
Who will you be working with? Is it a lot of group projects and teamwork, or is it a work alone kind of job?
Weigh the Pros and Cons
Next, line up the jobs that you find the most admirable, or that you’d pick above the rest. Try to keep it less than ten options, and then weigh your pros and cons.
Decide specifically on your priorities. Is location important because you’d like to live near your family? Is it more important to make a larger paycheck?
Which elements are your glass balls that cannot be dropped, and which are the rubber balls that you can drop and come back to later, if needs be. You’re trying to juggle the pros and cons and need to decide which reach the top of the list, and which matter less.
Dip Your Toes In the Water
Now it is time to test things out. Take a free online course related to the career path you’re leaning towards. If you love it, delve in even farther. If it just isn’t interesting anymore than move onto the next career option on your list.
If there are no online courses you could try volunteering in a similar field or related job. Take tours of business that practice the work you’re considering. If you have the time and ability, try out an internship. If it is a type of career you can attempt on your own, make a little effort to try it out, but don’t invest too much in case it doesn’t interest you in the end.
Review and Regroup
You’ve given this career a run-through. Pull out your sheet of paper with pros and cons on it. Do the pros and cons line up with your experiences? Have you found that this career path could be really enjoyable for you, or have you found that there is a sister career that is more appealing? If you need to try something else, consider your options and go back to the previous step by dipping your toes in the water of a new career.
If you LOVED your experience and you are sure this is the career you want to choose then you can move on to the next step.
Now is the time to act. If you’re with Prism Perfect for very long, you will learn that we are all about actions and acting on the things we learn. Having an education is one thing, applying what you learn takes you to a whole new level. The choice to make an action moves you to change. “Act” is essentially the mantra of Prism Perfect.
Now that you’ve found your way through this journey encourage others (your spouse, children, friends, family) to take these steps to reach clarity with their career options. Lead them to the 16 Personalities test and have them read through their career profile.
No matter what your personality or what your occupation you can find secrets to the bounds of your ability by taking this test!