Understanding your unique personality type is not only helpful for identifying career interests and work style. Insights gained from taking the MBTI can also help you achieve your educational and professional goals. Feeling discontent and frustrated in your career doesn’t necessarily mean that the work itself isn’t right for you. Maybe you need some new challenges and it’s time to set your sights a bit higher.
Professional growth is perceived differently by people of different personality types. In the article “Managers, Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs: the cognitive dimension” (1984), author JoAnn Carland reports that a preference for Sensing is prevalent among small business owners and managers. In comparison, entrepreneurs display a higher preference for Intuition.
If you see yourself in a managerial role, explore the types of companies or businesses for which you would like to work. Is there a particular industry, product or service that interests you? If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, what are your business goals? Resources and organizations devoted to helping people establish businesses are readily available. Completing the MBTI to gain insight into your own strengths and aspirations is a good place to start.