Are You on the Right Career Path Based on Your Personality Traits


When Planning a Career Path Consider Personality Factors

2 out of 3 college students never declare a major

60% of college students change their major at least once

63% say the opportunity to use their abilities, skills, and education is the most important factor in job satisfaction

Job Satisfaction Among US workers

19% satisfied

16% somewhat satisfied

21% somewhat unsatisfied

44% unsatisfied

30% of US workers reported feeling engaged and inspired at work

How Do You Feel in Your Chosen Career?

When your personality and your career are a major fit there will be higher levels of engagement, satisfaction, and success.

Based on the MBTI there are 4 quadrants and 16 Patterns

The Protectors

ISFJ–The Defender—Social Worker

ISTJ–The Inspector—Accountant

ESFJ–The Provider–Nurse

ESTJ—The Supervisor–Police Officer

The Intellectuals

ENTJ—The Chief—Management

ENTP–The Inventor–The Journalist

INTJ–The Mastermind–Scientist

INTP–The Architect—Network Specialist

The Visionaries

INFP—The Healer–Physician

INFJ—The Counselor–Psychologist

ENFP-–The Champion–Lawyer

ENFJ—The Mentor–The Teacher

The Creators

ISFP –The Artist—Artist

ISTP—the Crafter—Chef

ESFP–The Composer–Photographer

ESTP– The Promoter—Marketer

Extroversion (E) – (I) Introversion

Sensing (S) – (N) Intuition

Thinking (T) – (F) Feeling

Judging (J) – (P) Perception

When using the DiSC similar results,  We have all of these traits within us with some being our strengths while others being our weaknesses.

Why HR Departments Incorporate These Profiles Into Their Hiring Practices

In the latter part of the 20th Century, companies used the MBTI or the DiSC Profiles in their hiring practices as a cost-effective measure in hiring and training employees to reduce the turnover rate.

When looking at the statistics for job satisfaction rate companies always look at the margin of profit to losses.  When you reduce turnover rate you reduce the losses of a company.

As an entrepreneur understanding who you’re working with and their natural behavioral styles, you also reduce conflict between co-workers.  As a small business, you don’t have the overhead or margin of profits/losses that large corporations and you can’t afford a high turnover; or when outsourcing work time management is a factor.  The longer it takes someone to complete a project the loss of profits, therefore, you want to outsource your project to someone that has the temperament and skills to finish the project in a timely fashion.