Understanding your personality type can explain a great deal about the things you like and don’t like, what triggers your stress buttons, what strange things you do when you are stressed and what beats up your anxiety levels. (Green, 2000). Recently, I was battling with my printer which repeatedly refused to feed and print an envelope. I am legally blind and I use an electronic magnifier to read. According to personality theory, if I were a Sensing type who enjoys tackling hands-on tasks, I’d probably have spent hours reading the instruction manual and then gotten my nose stuck in the feeder trying to see the indicator light telling me when to insert the envelope for printing!
When my efforts were unsuccessful, I grew frustrated and decided to give it a rest before I threw the printer out the window! Are you someone who enjoys working with specific facts and procedures? Or, like me, do you prefer using your imagination to come up with new ideas and concepts? As a dominant Intuitive type, I love to write and be creative. I’m always thinking about new ideas for my MBTI workshops and topics for blog postings.
After battling with the printer, I went online and saw an article on Yahoo! from the April 3, 2015 issue of Forbes Magazine: “10 Cities with the Worst Rush Hour Traffic”. According to the article, Los Angeles is number one, followed by: San Jose, CA, Seattle, WA, Honolulu, HI, Houston, TX, San Francisco, CA, Portland, OR, Austin, TX, Atlanta, GA and Chicago, IL. The article conjured up images of feeling trapped in a frustrating job situation. If you are stuck in traffic each day while driving to a job you don’t like and again to get home after a long stressful day, it can really wear you down.
Contact Career Crossing today for a complimentary phone coaching session and begin your journey to finding a career or college major where you can use and develop your talents. The hectic commute is worth it when going to a job that’s right for you.