While I figured out by myself what I want for a career change back in 2006, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) personality test taken a year after confirmed my choice. It also introduced me to definitions of Extrovert and Introvert from a perspective I really resonate with. These led me to the book Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type, which helped me better understand my personality type and my career choice.
Since I love personality tests, two years ago I bought the book StrengthsFinder 2.0 and got overwhelmed with all those 34 types. The book comes with a one-time code* to access the online test and, triggered by a facebook discussion, I did the test today. 🙂 To my surprise, the website report doesn’t only reveal my most important 5 strengths but also suggests the actions to take accordingly, and what other personality types I could associate with for best results. A real eye opener! Why it took me so long to take this test?!
Do you know your strengths? If yes, how often do you use them and delegate the other tasks? If not, what’s your action to discover them? 🙂
My strengths are Connectedness, Relator, Ideation, Maximizer, Futuristic. What are yours?
*If you’re interested in StrengthsFinder 2.0, buy it new since the access code is for one user only. I heard that if you buy the Kindle version, your code is emailed to you right away so you don’t need to read all the book if you just want to take the test to find your strengths. 🙂