Who can resist a personality quiz? “Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type” by Paul D. Tieger, Barbara Barron, and Kelly Tieger use this tool to help readers learn more about themselves. Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator as a guideline, you can thumb through these pages to figure out which job sectors could be most fulfilling for you. Through case studies of successful people who share similar characteristics, the Tiegers and Barron show the primary ingredients that someone with these same qualities should seek in a job.
Some readers may even discover why they have such a difficult time in a current job when their personalities turn out not to align with it. You could be sitting in a coveted corner office feeling unhappy because you are better off working the land in the countryside. Furthermore, the authors outline probable strengths and weaknesses and provide strategies to optimize your job search or get the most out of your current one. Knowing is half the battle: Once the text has highlighted your workplace shortcomings for you, then you can work to overcome them. Reading the other sections that do not apply to your type can help you to understand your coworkers, friends, and family members as well.
In this book, you will learn a lot about personality types according to the renowned Myers-Briggs assessment that can apply to work and life in general. The models break down into four dimensions, yielding 16 distinct personality types. The authors also reveal how your age can affect what you value most out of those aspects. This way, you can see how a career or lifestyle that you preferred in your youth may not feel like a good fit any longer. No matter where you are on your career path, this guide is invaluable.