Beginning in childhood, your unique, inborn personality type began to develop. This was reflected in your interests and play activities. As we mature, everyone discovers how some school subjects and assignments are interesting and the work comes naturally. At the same time, others are particularly challenging and even frustrating. On March 11, 2015 www.forbes.com featured “6 Ways College Students Can Better Prepare For A Career In Business”, contributed by Drew Hendricks, which states: “Most people have a pretty decent idea of their weaknesses, but honing in on their strengths can be more challenging.” Using skills assessment tests and interest inventories provide useful insights to guide you in choosing a career path in any field.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) does not measure skills. Rather, it identifies your natural thought process and helps you understand why you are more successful in grasping particular subjects and performing certain tasks. In elementary school, I enjoyed writing stories and playing word games. My interest in writing continued to grow. On the first day of a new college class, I would read the syllabus hoping to find an assignment for a research paper. I would have the opportunity to use my Intuitive abilities to gather information from different sources and creatively weave it together using my writing skills. Since I don’t have the natural inclination to remember specific facts like my Sensing counterparts do, I would cringe at the thought of remembering specific dates and events for a history test.
Think back on your earlier years. Make a list of the activities you enjoyed and the school subjects and assignments that came most naturally to you. Are your early interests reflected in your current aspirations? Using skills assessments and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator will prepare you for setting the career or educational goals necessary for a satisfying professional future. There are career assessment tools online. However, the official Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is only available through authorized organizations or MBTI Qualified professionals. To complete official Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, review your results and receive an individualized career assessment, contact MBTI Master Practitioner, Vicki at Career Crossing today.