As I mentioned before, I love taking those bogus online tests. When both our kids were in the midst of filling out college applications nine or so years ago, we came across a “what career path is best for you” test. First Lawyerboy took it. It claimed he should be judge or magistrate. Wild, huh? Sciencegirl’s said she should be a brick layer or brick builder – a mason. Ummmm, not even close. But the funniest one was that I should be an iron worker or leather worker, as in a “leather-shoe repair person”. Now I know I’ve admitted I like the smell of glue, but leather just has never been my thing. Nor has iron.
One of the things it mentions is that I could be a Marine Biologist – me and George! And the description is incredibly accurate of me BP (Before Prozac), but you’d never know it from what I show on the outside now. Yes, I, Sarah Berardi, MD, PhD, Google University, used to be incredibly shy, quiet and have blow-in-the paper-bag panic attacks before a corporate function or a PTA meeting. And believe it or not, I still don’t like to work with people. I generally don’t care for them. I like to work alone. Do you?
This description is a generalisation. If it rings true, you’ve found your career type.
You would be very happy in a career that utilised your level-headedness, and allowed you to work mainly on your own. You want a career that allows you to stimulate your senses and your mind, without having to be involved with lots of people. Some careers that would be perfect for you are:
- Medical Technician
- Marine Biologist
- Graphic Designer
- Online Content Developer
- Computer Security
- Computer Programmer
- Technical Writer
- Systems Analyst
You like working and being alone. You like to avoid attention at all costs. You tend to keep to yourself, and not interact much with the people around you. You enjoy spending time with a few a close friends. You like to listen to others, but don’t like sharing much about yourself. You are very quiet and private.
- OK, this is a lot wrong – I clearly share about myself.
You are very practical, and only act after thinking things through. You don’t like being forced to answer quickly. You have to evaluate the situation completely. You make decisions based on what you can verify with your senses.
– Richtig. (I speak German.)
You like to be involved deeply in one or two special projects. You like to be behind the scenes. You are very logical and fair. You feel you should be honest with others at all costs.
- Unequivocably true. I am the queen of honesty, to a fault.
You trust what is certain. You only like new ideas if they can be practically applied to the situation. You value what is real. You use your common sense. You like to utilise the skills you have instead of learning new ones. You are very specific and detailed when writing or talking to others. You follow directions well. You like things to be laid out for you to do instead of working them out for yourself. You like decisions to be made. You don’t like things to be left in limbo. You like to know what you are getting into before you commit to something.
- Too long of a paragraph to figure out. I’ve lost interest.
You like to focus on the here and now. You enjoy completing projects. It is important for you to achieve and succeed. Therefore, you believe in working hard and playing later. You like to set goals and work towards them.
Finding a career that is right for you isn’t always an easy thing. However, if you secure a job that is suited to your personality type you will enjoy going to work, feel great about yourself, feel appreciated and look forward to what’s ahead.
- Does lying in bed count as a career?
This test was adapted from C. G. Jung’s famous personality types.
Read more: What career will suit your personality? | iVillage UK http://www.ivillage.co.uk/what-career-will-suit-your-personality/121527#ixzz1dvd2Gkgu
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