Inspiration for blog postings can come from some interesting places! After enjoying some Chinese food with a friend, it was time for the customary fortune cookie. Mine read: “The efficient person gets the job done right. The effective person gets the right job done.” As an Intuitive type, I tend to look at the deeper meaning of these messages. I expounded on how the fortune relates to my work with personality type. My friend who is a Sensing type just looked at me and smiled. Sensors look to more reliable sources not fortune cookies for inspiration.
Lee Iacocca, former President and CEO of Chrysler Corporation, made a similar point in stating: “What is it that you like doing? If you don’t like it, get out of it, because you’ll be lousy at it.” Mr. Iacocca would probably be very insulted by having his words paralleled with a fortune cookie. However, both convey that you will do your best work in a job that’s right for you. Understanding personality type can help identify your natural strengths and the careers where they can be put to good use. Take the MBTI and open new doors in your current field or to new career options.