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How Personality Type affects Your Career

Personality type hais a key factor for career guidance tests.

It may even have define your career choice. In our opinion, most ENTJs prefer leadership roles and managing work projects.

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But how, specifically, once you land that job you got by taking account of your personality, does it change where you go on the corporate ladder?

We all know one person who loves the job, or just hates upper management politics, or doesn’t want to deal with people, and turns down promotion after promotion to stay where they are. I’m also willing to bet you have had a boss that was a brilliant problem solver who got promoted to the point where he couldn’t actually work on the problems, and is now completely useless. Just because someone made a great start in their career, doesn’t mean they’re equally suited to a senior position in the same field.  

Maybe you are in a situation like this, trying to figure out how to get promoted in a way that keeps you using your personality authentically, so you can keep on being successful. Unfortunately, to be successful you have to understand not only your personality type, but the way it will interact with the people around you.

If you’re one of the lucky few who is maxing out in their chosen career (this especially goes for people who don’t like leadership roles like myself) then think about what new position above yourself you can create; what responsibility you want and how that would help the company. Look at larger companies and what roles they have built into their structure for people like yourself; not all high paid people are good with leadership and people, not by a long shot. 

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We all know one person who loves the job, or just hates upper management politics, or doesn’t want to deal with people, and turns down promotion after promotion to stay where they are.    Maybe you are in a situation like this, trying to figure out how to get promoted in a way that keeps you using your personality authentically, so you can keep on being successful. Unfortunately, to be successful you have to understand not only your personality type, but the way it will interact with the people around you.

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10 personality tips to help your Study Skills

  1. Find your best time to study. 
  2. Keep to a routine. Work in the same place at the same time each day. Also, make sure you have everything you need before you start.
  3. Work to your strengths. Schedule challenging tasks for when you are most alert. Routine ones for when you’re tired.
  4. Don’t waste time. Skim and scan before reading something in-depth.
  5. Avoid distractions. Switch emails and social media off to prevent your mind wandering !
  6. Regularly review your notes. Edit out what you don’t need. Ask yourself, how does it relate to what I already know.
  7. Vary how you to take notes – For example, use Mind Maps and diagrams to generate ideas.
  8. Be critical. Maintain a critical and analytical approach at all times!
  9. Plan your work. So, produce a detailed plan first.
  10. Understand different styles.

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Personality type career mismatches

Your personality type does not just affect the way you think and act, but it also influences others’ perceptions of you. Think back to that boss who got promoted into uselessness; he probably felt that his potential was being wasted in his position, and even if he never said a word about that, the idea rubbed off. We know that the way others perceive us is something we pick up on and mold ourselves to, both consciously and subconsciously.  

This isn’t a complicated idea, but it is a critical one. Your personality type and any misperceptions others have about it are likely to self perpetuate and drive your career. It’s a feedback loop, regardless of whether or not it’s positive or negative; if you’re unhappy with your job and others know it, you’re likely to become more unhappy about your job. If your personality type doesn’t fit your job, you’re likely to be unhappy about your job (and your coworkers are likely to wish you had a different job!).

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So while it is critical to career success to find a job that matches your personality traits, it’s not just because you will have an easier time completing tasks. No, it’s also because it will overall make you a happier, more positively perceived person, which will wrap back around into positive feelings about work and an easier time completing tasks. 

The idea becomes doubly true once you start moving up the ladder. Anyone you have authority over is twice as susceptible to this sort of thing because they’re instinctively taking cues off you. This is why you can guess what department somebody is from just by their attitude toward the company. 

Personality type promotions

To get to the optimal place for you, you want to know what jobs you can and can’t do, before you accept the movement. This goes for official, salary-changing promotions, and for emails titled “can you take on responsibility for project x?” It goes for sideways movement inside the company and it goes for applying for new jobs using the credentials from the last one.

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Numerical Reasoning book reviews

Buy this book to pass!

Brilliant book. Read it from cover to cover. Don’t skip the chapters. I know it can seem patronising, the way he breaks it down, but I’d recommend reading it through.

Brilliantly practical and informative

Very clear layout to follow, questions advance over the …

Very clear layout to follow, questions advance over the chapters and it sets a steady pace. This book helped me immensely to get all the practice I needed within 3 days.

A really useful book 

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Another really useful book by Rob!

I heartily recommend.

Five Stars

Great book and pretty hard numerical exercises.

Useful, informative and good value

A very user-friendly and easy to read guide. Really focuses your mind on brushing up on your Maths skills. The author explains clearly how you can prepare to give your best for a test. Very useful and highly recommended.

Five Stars

Great book, tons of info and test to help you understand.

Great to get some practical help on how to succeed … at this stage of selection. I will recommend to anyone who needs to get through a numerical reasoning test.

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Passing Verbal Reasoning book reviews

Brilliantly practical advice

The recaps at the end of every chapter are great for a quick overview before test day. D

A MUST BUY for anyone attempting to pass any verbal reasoning test.

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An informative yet easy to read book which helped me get through graduate-level tests to the next stages of application. Would highly recommend.

Excellent sample tests and explanations

Passed the VRT for HMRC Legal Trainee Scheme this year after reading this book. Helpful.

Very useful and good practice.

Highly recommended.

Just what I needed to further my career. Now I’ve tried the tests I feel more confident.

Good quality and light reading!

An excellent guide to performing well in verbal reasoning tests.

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