MBTI: Personality Profiling for Career Success

MBTI: Personality Profiling for Career Success

Find the job where you’ll excel, naturally and comfortably

At the time to choose a new direction in life, understanding your personality, innate talents and preferences is essential. Let’s face it: to be happy and successful at work, you need a career that not only matches you skills, but that fits your personality too.

If you are tired of landing jobs that don’t satisfy you, of dreading going to work in the morning, and of feeling exhausted at the end of a day at work: you’ve arrived at the right place.

In my professional career coaching practice I use the Myers Briggs Type Indicator as a personality profiling tool. If you want to use the indicator for your personal development or to help with your career direction, I recommend you have a full assessment done by a qualified practitioner.

But I’m aware this is not always possible. The next few pages can give you an indication of where your preferences lie, which is invaluable for your personal growth, and your sense of purpose and direction in your professional life. And if you have any questions, I’ll be happy to talk to you – just get in touch.

There are four functions in the indicator:
• Extroversion & Introversion
• Sensing & Intuition
• Thinking & Feeling
• Judging & Perceiving

It’s important to recognise that we all use every single function in our lives. But we also have a preference for some of them, some of them feel more natural and comfortable to us.

The question is not “Which one do I do?” but rather “Which do I do first?”

There is no right and wrong here. The real value comes from knowing yourself, where you can stand out and excel without having to work too hard at it. The value comes from the knowledge that you may be different to others, but your views are equally valid and complementary.

This is extremely useful at work and in your personal life. Try it out for yourself. Read on.