When the holiday season ends, we begin to question what lies ahead for the coming year. The economy and job market are of particular interest. Kristina Webb, a Palm Beach Post Staff Writer, authored “What’s the best job in the U.S. in 2016?” http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/269772. Information about the economy and job market is vital when answering question “Where can and I find a job and earn money right now?”. But, it doesn’t answer the question: “In which job/field will I be successful?” According to Paul D. Tieger, Barbara Barron and Kelly Tieger, authors of Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type” (2014), “Pressure to be what you aren’t can cause lifelong confusion.” Choosing a field where there are job opportunities and potential for growth is beneficial. However, for long-range success, it is important to find the career that’s right for you.
Personality type is an invaluable tool for uncovering your unique interests and abilities. A common misconception is that because you are a particular type, you are restricted to specific careers. This is definitely not the case. In their book “Creative You Using Your Personality Type to Thrive” (2014), authors David B. Goldstein and Otto Kroeger (2014) state: “Don’t use your type to box yourself in or other people; instead use it to understand your strengths and weaknesses, as well as the natural creative differences that make you – and everybody else – unique.”
Just because people of your personality type commonly choose certain careers doesn’t mean you will only succeed in these fields. The key is to use your natural strengths to accomplish the goals you set for yourself. The MBTI Type Table consists of sixteen boxes, one for each type. Your box on the type table is a gift box, not a container.