Its Importance: You are unique. You were born with a defined set of personality traits that will be with you till the day you die. Everyone is different. What makes one person happy may make someone else sad. Once you recognize this fact you can examine your personality and discover what you like and dislike. It can save you much effort and time if you are honest with yourself and look at whom you really are. Do not try to fit into someone else’s vision of whom you are supposed to be. That can easily lead to disaster. If possible, “connect” to your inner self, and try to discover your innermost thoughts. Accept yourself and live life to the fullest.
Whatever life you lead has to suit your own, distinct personality, particularly when it comes to choosing the right career. If, for example, you want to be independent (your “own boss”), it may be unrewarding, if not a waste of time, to undertake the training necessary to obtain a long-term career working as an employee for someone else. You will be unhappy and eventually it will affect your work performance, either forcing you to quit or your employer to terminate you. You could save yourself a lot of time and money in the long-run if you know what you want in life. If you’re an entrepreneur at “heart”, then do what it takes to become one. Follow your own dreams; do not try to live someone else’s.
On the other hand, if you want the stability that a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. job offers working for an employer, then “steer” in that direction. Whatever makes you happy! Each of us is going to pursue a different “route” in life. What you do and how you get there will be determined to a great extent by your personality traits (what makes you “tick”). You can learn what your personality traits are by trial and error, as most people learn. However, this can take a lot of time to discover. If you’re impatient to discover your particular personality traits (like most of us are), and you have a problem connecting to your inner self, then you should consider taking one or more personality tests. If possible take at least two, if not more. Then compare the results. If the tests are well-structured and accurate, you should start seeing similar findings when looking at the test results.
Your personality traits are consistent; they do not change. Choose other personality tests if your test results are inconsistent. Hopefully, you know yourself well enough that you can recognize when the test results are totally inaccurate. For example, if the test results say that you should be an elementary school teacher, yet you “hate” kids, you are definitely having problems with the test results. There are benefits to knowing your personality traits:
- you can match your personality to your career
- you will know what makes you happy and what does not
- you will feel empowered
- you know what will be a waste of time for you
- you will obtain things faster and easier; and
- you will know what you want in life.
1) For an indepth personality test consider taking the following test: http://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test
The results will discuss your personality type, how you view relationships with others (your potential soul mate and friends), and what careers you suit.
2) For less serious personality tests go to: www.quizony.com
They have tests such as:
- What is your true personality?
- Is your partner really right for you?
- What type of person are you?
- What’s your next career?
- Is your life awesome?
- How cool are you?
- Which era do you belong to?
- What kind of girl are you?