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Are You a Lackey or Boss Material? Find Your Workplace Personality

July 11th, 2007 by rosie · No Comments

It’s fairly common today that many people change careers several times before settling down. How many people do you know went back to college to pursue a different path, or who work in a field totally unrelated to their college studies, or who still don’t know what they want to do in life, maybe even well into their 30s?

One famous and wise quote from ancient Greece that, if applied, would remedy this situation is “Know Thyself.” Applying this principle would clarify all areas of our life and mean less mistakes, including in our career choices.

Choosing a career path can be confusing for many people. For starters, many people have no concept of the work and skills involved in a chosen career. Add to that the fact that many people don’t really know themselves: their strengths and weaknesses, their skills, their personality and how it affects their career performance and ultimate happiness.

While the best personality inventory is self-reflection and self awareness, it would behoove us to take a personality test or two for some additional insight. There are a plethora of personality tests out there, and frankly, some are just a waste of time. But that doesn’t mean we should skip them all. By knowing your own personality type, you can understand how that affects your job performance and place in the workforce. Knowing yourself and then working with your personality will help you achieve your goals and be happier with your career.

Here are some links that offer free personality assesments:

Personality & Career Type Self-Assessment

Mental Muscle Diagram Indicator – Follow up with matching career choices

Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator

What’s Your Seinfeld Work Personality?

There is no personality test that can guarantee you will find the perfect job, and beware of any that make such promises. But, a little self-awareness and self-knowledge can go a long way and save you from many mistakes.

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