Understanding personality type: How it relates to job satisfaction
In the sixth article of her series, Anita Houghton explains how your overall personality type can dictate what you enjoy and what youre good at in work
- By: Anita Houghton
If you have worked through the preceding articles1–4 you should have an idea of your personal preferences and be ready to look at your overall type.
Although the different preferences have been laid out separately up to now, in reality they exist as part of a whole type, and their expression depends on how they interact with the other preferences. There are several approaches to clarifying type, the first of which is to look at the type table and read the brief descriptions of the types that contain the preferences you have identified. So if you think you prefer extraversion, intuition, thinking, and perceiving, check ENTP, plus the types that are close to it. If you are not quite sure about extraversion, for example, you might like to check out INTP as well, or if you think youre borderline between thinking and feeling, then check ENFP.
A second method of