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Leverage Your Skills

WHO are you? This is the important question you need to answer. Before you can ever hope to leverage your own abilities to help you succeed in life and in a job you need to self reflect and understand yourself first. Your personality will indicate what careers you will excel at the most which is why it is very important to understand yourself.

Utilizing the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) we can divide a person’s principle psychological functions into four distinct categories which each have two ends of a spectrum. It is of note that over 80% of the Fortune 500 Companies use the MBTI test in some way to vet potential employees. They are defined as follows:


Energy

Introvert - individuals prefer solitary activities and get exhausted by social interaction. They tend to be quite sensitive to external stimulation (e.g. sound, sight or smell) in general.

Extrovert - individuals prefer group activities and get energized by social interaction. They tend to be more enthusiastic and more easily excited than introverts.


Information Perception

Sensing - individuals are highly practical, pragmatic and down-to-earth. They tend to have strong habits and focus on what is happening or has already happened.

Intuitive - individuals are very imaginative, open-minded and curious. They prefer nov