Here's a bit of fun for a Friday...
Have you wondered whether you're a square peg in around hole before?
If you have one of the ways to check you're in the right job or business is to undergo a personality assessment test. Famous direct marketing businessman, author and copywriter Ted Nicholas believes the same and has put people in his own organisation through a personality test that has helped his employees try out and succeed in other careers.
Types of test you can take are Myers-Brigs, PF16 and may others.
In my travels around the Internet I came across an interesting personality test. The test is FREE (hurrah), short and with multiple choice questions which yields a personality profile like these:
- ISTJ - The Duty Fulfillers
- ESTJ - The Guardians
- ISFJ - The Nurturers
- ESFJ - The Caregivers
- ISTP - The Mechanics
- ESTP - The Doers
- ESFP - The Performers
- ISFP - The Artists
- ENTJ - The Executives
- INTJ - The Scientists
- ENTP - The Visionaries
- INTP - The Thinkers
- ENFJ - The Givers
- INFJ - The Protectors
- ENFP - The Inspirers
- INFP - The Idealists
Take the test and you're given your typical profile and a list of possible careers that fit your personality.
Apparently my personality is an ESTJ. That means I would suit any of the following:
- Business executive
- Military officer
- Chief Information Officer
- Sports merchandise sales
- Real estate agent
- Budget analyst
- Administrator: health care
- Database manager
- Corporate financial attorney
- Credit counselor
- Insurance agent
- Teacher: trade, industrial, technical
- Property manager
It says nothing about being a blogger - obviously a serious omission.
Think you fit the ESTJ category? Or maybe you don't. Want to see what type you are? Take the test!
Remember though that while it may be interesting be cautious about using the results.
When I was doing my MSc. in Management Sciences I did a lot of psychology, part of which was all about assessment tests. One point they stressed is for tests to be valid results had to be compared back to people of your culture..age..sex..location. and so on.
By the way I found using yet another test that I'm an extravert, conscientious, slightly agreeable and extremely relaxed!
Hmm. Well I did say beware of reading too much into the test.
Anyway, have fun with the first test.