Knowing your personality type, as measured through the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instrument, can help you with career planning at every stage: from your choices of subjects and majors in school to choosing your first career, to advancing in your organization or changing careers later in life.
People often find difficulty defining what kind of work they want to do or why a given field makes them comfortable or uncomfortable. Personality type is a practical tool for investigating what works for you, then looking for and recognizing work that satisfies your preferences. Knowing your MBTI® type may, for example, prove helpful in deciding what academic fields you prefer. For example, a person with a preference for introversion may find he or she is happier doing research, while a person who prefers extraversion may favor a field with more interaction with people.
Work environments influence how comfortable you are at your job. Someone with a preference for introversion, for example, who is required to do a lot of detail work or think through a problem, may find it disruptive to be in an environment that is too loud or where a lot of interaction is required. When you know this about yourself, you can make arrangements to do your work in a more suitable location or at a time when there is less activity and interference.
If you are interested in taking the Myers-Briggs (15-20 minute assessment)
and knowing what your personality type is please feel free to contact
Don Brom, MS, Careers Center Director, 267-341-3223 (email@example.com),
or Diana R. Piperata, PhD, Director of Counseling Services, 267-341-3232