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Dawn Rosenberg McKay

What's Your Personality Type?

By February 7, 2014

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Do you know what your personality type is? It's worth finding out. Research has shown that certain occupations are more appropriate for particular personality types than others are. By knowing what your personality type is and by choosing your career based on this information, in addition to your values, aptitudes and interests, you are more likely to end up in a career you find satisfying.

A career counselor or other career development professional can administer a personality instrument to help you learn what your type is. For example you can find out if you're an ISTJ, ESTP or ENTJ. They are just three of 16 personality types that were described by psychiatrist Carl Jung many years ago. The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), a commonly used personality instrument, is based on Jung's theory and reports an individual's personality type.


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