What is a work personality?

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If you can’t decide what you want to do for a job, try determining your work personality type. It will help narrow down what sort of work suits your strengths, to give you the best chance of success.

How does a personality test work?

A personality test gathers information about your character traits, decision-making methods, behaviour and attitudes, and it uses the information to categorise you into a particular type. There are a number of free online personality tests  and the most popular and longest-standing is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). It looks at:

  • An individual’s interaction with the world (Introvert/Extrovert)
  • The way you absorb information (Sensing/Intuitive)
  • Your decision-making tendencies (Thinkers/Feelers)
  • How you organise yourself (Judgers/Perceivers)

Depending on the outcome of the test, you will be categorised into one of 16 possible personality types. From there, you’ll know what sort of job suits you best, based on the demands of typical roles. For instance, an ISTP (introvert, sensor, thinker, perceiver) personality is a hard worker who values their responsibilities and commitments, and feels comfortable in roles such as civil engineer, economist or police officer.

Here are a few jobs suited to Myers-Briggs personality types:

The best job suited for YOUR personality type Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

When you’re taking a personality test, just be yourself. Many of these tests identify inconsistent answers so it’s best to answer honestly.

And if you’re looking for a new role – or you’re an employer who wants to hire new employees – I Want 2 Work can help. We match a candidate’s skills and experience with the right employers. Check it out today!

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