In this exclusive article from Go Zambia Jobs you will learn:
- how to identify personality types
- why understanding personality types can be useful
- how you can discover your own personality type
Why does personality matter?
Identifying and understanding different personality types is extremely useful to develop a greater awareness of other people. It is also useful to develop an understanding of individuals motivations and how and why they act in certain ways.
Identifying and understanding your own personality can be extremely useful when looking for a job or career. Identifying your personality type can help you to develop a greater awareness of:
- what type of work and organisations would be most suitable for you
- what strengths and weaknesses your personality type exhibit
- what motivates your personality type
How were personality types developed?
The most widely used personality types were developed by Isabel Briggs Myers with the help of her mother, Katharine Briggs. They developed a theory of 16 personality types based on the theories of psychologist Carl Jung.
How can I discover my personality type?
Your personality type is calculated through information you provide in a personality questionnaire. You can take a FREE personality test and learn about 16 different personality types at:
Did you realise that Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King and Mother Theresa share the same personality type?
They are all believed to be “INFJ” personality type which is a very rare personality type, making up less than one percent of the population. Nonetheless people with this personality type leave their mark on the world. As “Diplomats” (NF), they have an inborn sense of idealism and morality, but what sets them apart is the accompanying “Judging” (J) trait – INFJs are not idle dreamers, but people capable of taking concrete steps to realize their goals and make a lasting positive impact.
Whatever your result, it is important to remember that your personality type is intended as a general indication of your character.
How do employers use personality questionnaires?
Some employers use personality questionnaires to determine what kind of personality a potential employee may have. This information can be used to determine how suitable an applicant would be for a role and particular organisation.
Why not share your views?
Did you take the personality questionnaire? If you did, what was your result and how accurate did you find the result?
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