Relating your Personality to suitable Careers

Although you behave in different ways, depending upon the Circumstances you are in or the people you are with, you never - The less have a personality that remains identifiable. If this were not true, people would not be able to anticipate your reactions; the very fact that there are aspects of you which are predictable testifies to your personality. This is not to say that your personality will never change. It may well do so, especially if you make efforts to become aware of your potential and give yourself experiences which are developing. However, it seems practical to take your personality as it is now in order to see how it may relate more successfully to one career than another.

Imaginative
"High scorers are more sensitive and aware of people’s feelings. Emotional and often expressive. Make decisions with your heart rather than your head. Easily affected, hurt by criticism. Spend too much time on small things. Often discouraged and frustrated, but also intuitive and creative. Responsive to feelings and/or ideas."
Examples -
ARTIST AUTHOR (NON-TECHNICAL) DANCER DANCER DANCER FLORIST MUSIC THERAPIST
MUSICIAN SPEECH AND DRAMA TEACHER WINDOW DRESSER


Factual 
"High scorers tend to be factual and see things logically. They tendto be composed and have their ‘feet on the ground’. Like orderly, structured behaviour. Not easily distracted, do things in a controlled way. Objective and analytical, see the essential point. May miss subtle issues which bother others. Like information and facts."
Examples -
BARRISTER CAMERA PERSON CUSTOMS DIVER ESTATE AGENT MECHANIC PRISON OFFICER
TECHNICIAN TRAFFIC WARDEN


Deliberate
"High scorers are calm, stable and dependable. They are patient in waiting for things to take their time. Composed and unflustered by events. Take things as they come. The slow, deliberate approach allows people to depend upon you. Could appear dull or unresponsive. Predictable. Smug –the type who says, ‘I told you so’. Cope with pressure. Get things done in an orderly way."
Examples -
ADMINISTRATOR AMBULANCE CREW DRAUGHTS PERSON ERGONOMIST FIREMAN OSTEOPATH
RESTORER SECURITY OFFICER SURGEON THERAPIST WORK STUDY OFFICER

 

Spontaneous 
"High scorers are lively and impulsive. They like change andsituations which are fast moving and different. Often they find it difficult to stick to one thing or tofinish what they started. Amusing and enthusiastic, your excitement can infect others. You may be seen as lacking ‘depth’ as you chase from one thing to the next. Organization could be forgotten, though you might produce a great effect."
Examples -
ADVERTISING ASSISTANT BAR PERSON DANCER DEMONSTRATOR DRESSER HAIRDRESSER
MASSEUR OR MASSEUSE MODEL PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSISTANT RETAIL ASSISTANT


Passive 
"High scorers are mild and tend not to push themselves onto others.They tend to keep matters to themselves, giving way rather than arguing. Easy to get on with. Often good team members. Accommodating and not easily annoyed. May avoid saying what is on their mind. Avoid confrontation. Try hard to please. Cooperative, respectful and helpful."
Examples -
DIETICIAN DRESSMAKER ENGRAVER GAMEKEEPER GARDENER PATENTS EXAMINER
POTTER STORE KEEPER TECHNICAL AUTHOR


Assertive
"High scorers are assertive, even aggressive. May be dominant and stubborn. Seen as ‘pushy’. May talk loudly. Get the point across. Determined, sometimes risk taking, get what they want. Can ‘tread on toes’. May be seen as a ‘show off’ but also gain respect. May lose sight of how people are affected. Critical. Demanding. Take responsibility."
Examples -
ACTOR/ACTRESS BROKER CLUB MANAGER COURIER DRAMA TEACHER FASHION BUYER
HOTEL MANAGER NEGOTIATOR NEWS EDITOR REPORTER SALES AGENT
TRANSPORT MANAGER

 

Solitary 
"High-scorers feel they achieve best themselves. Self-reliant. Take initiative on their own. Show initiative. May be seen as either quiet or arrogant. ‘Outsider’ as an extreme. Work in own way. Can socialize but sometimes shy. Not at ease socially. Detached and purposeful. Make up own mind. Resourceful. Do not make ‘small talk’."
Examples -
ARCHAEOLOGIST CHIROPODIST CRAFTSPERSON DELIVERY PERSON FARM WORKER
INTERPRETER PHOTOGRAPHER PROGRAMMER SILVERSMITH TAXI DRIVER TRAIN DRIVER
WRITER


Gregarious 
"High scorers like lots of people around. Gregarious, fit in, not necessarily the leader. Seek company. Hate to be alone. Loyal and provide support. May be easily persuaded by the group out of need to be accepted. Change behaviour to fit in. Resolve differences between others. Participative, enjoy making decisions with others."
Examples -
AIRLINE CABIN CREW AUCTIONEER CLUB SECRETARY ENTERTAINMENT OFFICER
HOUSE PARENT PLAY LEADER PUBLICAN SAILOR SOLDIER TRAINER YOUTH WORKER

 

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