Many experts think that personality plays as important a role as interests and skills in determining the kinds of jobs people gravitate toward. The logic is simple: The greater the match between your occupation and your personality, the greater life and career satisfaction you will have. Your career personality determines such things as whether you enjoy working indoors or outdoors, with people or with information, or making money or making art (although those two don’t have to be exclusive). The assessment that follows can help you identify your career personality and the core career and life themes associated with it.
The Career Personality Inventory contains a series of words that describe various personality traits that you may or may not have. Read each word listed to decide whether the word describes you. If it does describe you, circle the word in the column. If it does not describe you, do not circle the word—simply move to the next word.
Take your time responding, but be sure to respond to every word listed. This is not a test, so there are no right or wrong answers.