A sales manager position opened at work, and the boss inquires if anyone
knows of a potential candidate. Immediately you think of Sally, your bubbly
friend who can make buddies with just about anyone – even pets. To your
surprise, after a few weeks into the job Sally mentions how the sales position
just doesn’t fit her personality. How could this be? Sally is friendly, social,
and energetic – the perfect fit for the sales manager position we’ve been
seeking to fill.
There are many intriguing aspects to an individual’s personality. Although
it may appear irrelevant, personality types influence work fulfillment,
productivity, longevity, and general satisfaction in career choices. Before
presenting job recommendations for each personality type, let’s explore four
common types of temperaments.
4-BASIC TYPES OF TEMPERAMENTS AS DEFINED BY WIKIPEDIA:
1. Sanguine- Playful, lively, carefree, talkative,
and social characters. These individuals are warm-hearted and can make friends
easily, yet many have difficulty following tasks, keeping appointments, and can
be a bit forgetful.
2. Choleric- Egocentric, extroverted,strong-willed, impulsive,
and aggressive personalities. These are task-oriented individuals who like to
be in charge, and receive recognition for their accomplishments.
3. Melancholic- Serious, cautious, and introverted
temperaments. Such individuals are focused and sympathetic, yet can be prone to
depression and changes in mood.
4. Phlegmatic- Private, calm, patient, caring, and
tolerant personalities. These individuals often have a rich inner life, enjoy
quite settings, exhibit consistency, yet may appear somewhat clumsy.
Using Carl Jung’s Theory of Personalities, Truity
Psychometrics developed a questionnaire and provided it freely
to the public. Truity’s findings lead to their
development of 16-personality types, outlining common characteristics within
each personality. By understanding personalities types, we can narrow job
options to bring about excellence and fulfillment with various temperaments.
You may resonate with more than one of the categories listed below, which
explains how some people experience a passion for multiple job roles.
16-PERSONALITY TYPES PROVIDED BY TRUITY & COMMON
JOBS OF INTEREST:
1. The Inspector: Neat and orderly, abide to rules,
traditional, predictable, hardworking, and reliable personality traits. Hobbies
include chess, trivia, and solitary sports.
Career ideas: Management, accounting, administration, golfers, and
2. The Protector: Practical, compassionate,
grounded, conventional, and traditional personality traits. These individuals
are hard workers, appreciate traditions, value relationships, and maintain a
devotion to family.
Career ideas: Chefs, education, healthcare professional, and
3. The Counselor: Nurturers,strong personal
integrity,quiet, caring, intuitive, and ethical personality traits.
Career ideas: Counselors, coaches, teachers, artists, writers,
4. The Mastermind: Problem-solvers, introverted,
analytical, perfectionist, and strategically driven personality traits.
Career ideas: Computer occupations, technical fields, and legal
5. The Craftsman: Troubleshooter, independent,
adaptable, value stability, attentive to details, and logical personality
traits. These individuals are good with their hands and enjoy working with
others to solve problems.
Career ideas: Technicians, law enforcement, criminal justice,
agriculture, military, mechanics, comedians, and aviators.
6. The Composer: Cheerful, flexible, spontaneous,
quiet, friendly, supportive, loyal, nonjudgmental, modest, and sensitive
personality traits. Such individuals are sensitive to color, texture, and tone.
Career ideas: Artist, interior designers, wedding planners,
musicians, healthcare workers, and business.
7. The Healer: Imaginative, pursue truth &
meaning, optimistic, caring, ethical, compassionate, self-expressive, and
sensitive personality traits.
Career ideas: Counselors, coaches, therapists, writers, and
8. The Architect: Philosophical, analytical, explore
concepts, innovative, independent, and nontraditional personality traits. These
individuals may come off as unconventional, as may offend with their precise
speech and communication style. Many enjoy activities like meditation, hiking,
writing, and computers.
Career ideas: engineers, technicians, scientists, architects,
writers, and computer experts.
9. The Dynamo: energetic, practical, active, silly,
and playful personality traits. These individuals are very energetic, funny,
Career ideas: Sales representatives, marketing, brokers, business
owners, aviators, and racecar drivers.
10. The Performer: Entertainers, spontaneous,
centered, enthusiastic, and playful personality traits. These individuals enjoy
the pleasures of food, nature, animal and people.
Career ideas: Chefs, teachers, actors, musicians, and childcare
11. The Champion: Innovative, creative, passionate,
warm, energetic, unconventional, skillfulness with language, changeable, and
self-expressive personality traits. The champion is often bored by repetition,
explaining the wide range of friends and experiences.
Career Ideas: Writers, composers, musicians, counselors,
educators, and artist.
12. The Visionary: Curious, open-minded,
influential, lack patience, re-inventors, friendly, confident, creative, and
charming personality traits.
Career Ideas: Travel guides, stewardess, writers, educators,
artists, also careers in science and technology.
13. The Supervisor: Hardworking, traditional,
orderly, logical, conventional, and practical personality traits. Such
individuals value ground rules, and like to be in control of things.
Career Ideas: Bankers, managers, administrators, financial
executives, business owners, and other leadership positions.
14. The Provider: Giving, sensitive, dedicated to
helping others, loyal, strong moral character, and caring personality traits.
Routine and organization are highly welcomed by these individuals.
Career Ideas: Charity organizer, positions in religious
affiliations, teachers, nurses & other healthcare professions, and
15. The Teacher: Good communicators,charismatic,
idealist, persuasive, focused, optimistic, forward thinking, storytellers, and
compassionate personality traits.
Career Ideas: Educators, social workers, gourmet chefs, event
planners, artists, and tour guides.
16. The Commander: Ambitious,strategic, problem
solver, solution oriented, objective, blunt, decisive, and assertive
personality traits. These individuals are focused on results having clear
Career Ideas: Managers, supervisors, administrators, business
owners, and other leadership positions.
The key to finding an
occupation that suits your personality is to first have a thorough understanding
of your preferences and character traits. This requires introspection and time,
but prevents the dread of entering a career path that doesn’t express your
strengths and talents. People who report high work satisfaction are often those
who “love what they do”. Take some time today to see which personality type
best describes you. It may be that you connect with multiple types of
characters, which is an advantage for more options in job-fulfilling