Career Satisfaction Secret: Know Your Personality Type

By Paul Tieger

Carrer Satisfaction Secret

Secret of finding a satisfying career

You may be surprised to learn that everyone is born with one of sixteen different Personality Types. And although all individuals are unique, people of the same "type" are remarkably similar in important ways. Find out how knowing your personality type can help you find the perfect career for you.

"Because your type reflects your essence"

Personality Type is not new. It's been recognized for more than fifty years as one of the best ways of understanding people. In fact, Type is used daily by 89% of the Fortune 100 Companies to help employees be more productive and successful.
I’m Paul Tieger, author of Do What You Are, which was the first book to recognize the key role Type plays in helping people make more satisfying career choices and be more successful in their work. Since it was first published in 1992, I’ve helped over a million people harness the power of Personality Type.

Why is Type so critical to this process?

Because your Type reflects your essence – your inborn core values and key talents. When your job is a good fit for your Type, it energizes you; you look forward to going to work and are much more likely to succeed. But the opposite is also true: when your job is not a good fit, your work drains your energy, makes you prone to burnout and you’re much less likely to be successful.
So type can not only help you identify the right job, it can also help you succeed in the job search by capitalizing on your natural strengths. This is so important because generic advice seldom works for people whose personality types are very different from each other.
For example, "networking" is generally considered the essential activity recommended by career professionals. However, while Extraverts are typically energized by and enjoy this process, most Introverts find it draining, daunting and deflating. There are other strategies which work better for them. In reality, career advice that might be perfect for one person may be perfectly wrong for another.