Day 21 (Twenty-one) of 365 days
Let's discuss the different personality test. You can take any one of them to know your personality.
There are different choices for each personality type. If you take a variety of tests and one or two careers appear across multiple tests, that specific career is likely worth researching. Some popular tools you can use to identify your personality type include:
The Myers-Briggs Type indicator
This questionnaire is a self-reporting inventory that includes introspective questions to identify your psychological preferences. Using this information, the type indicator system classifies people based on four key dichotomies;
Do you prefer to focus on the outer world or your inner world? This is called extroversion (E) or introversion (I).
Do you prefer to focus on the basic information you take or do you prefer to interpret and add meaning? This is called sensing (S) or Intuition (N)
When making decisions you prefer to first look at logic and constituency or first look at the people and special circumstances? This is called thinking (T) or feeling (F).
In dealing with the outside world, do you prefer to get things decided or you prefer to stay open to new information and options? This is called Judging (J) or Perceiving (P).
When you decide on your preference in each category, you have your personality type, which can be expressed as a code with four letters.
Keirsey Temperament Sorter
This is a self-assessment questionnaire. While it is similar to the Myers-Briggs Type indicator. It more closely identifies roles that match each temperament type. According to Keirsey’s theory, there are four basic temperament groups which describe human behavior.
Essentially Keirsey divided all of humanity into four key temperamental groups. Each temperament has its unique qualities, shortcomings, strengths and challenges. It also encompasses personal needs, the kinds of contributions that individuals make in the workplace and the roles they play in society. Keirsey divided the four temperaments into two categories (roles) each with two types (role variants).
Hence, there are four types of Artisans, four types of Rationals, four types of Guardians and four types of Idealists. This makes up to 16 types in total. The questionnaire focuses on behaviors and temperaments rather than preferences.
Jungian type index
This self-assessment can provide you with an overview of your personality type and recommended careers by identifying Jungian cognitive functions or explanations behind certain psychological preferences. It is an indispensable tool for helping people manage issues of personal change and growth. It stimulates self-awareness and acts as a constructive framework in which people can understand and explore their inter-personal and thinking styles.
Personality tests give people an idea of their psychological makeup and can be a great tool when choosing a career or how one can contribute to the society. Depending on your personality, you may have interests that lead themselves to different careers. Examine your interests and hobbies to identify activities or fields you enjoy.
If you are currently in school or have a job, consider taking a course or certification program that is required for a field that interests you. The experience can help you determine if the career’s skill and content are something you enjoy.