Personality can be defined as your natural way of working. Some of us prefer working quietly alone, others like to interact with many people. Many of us appreciate detail and exactitude, while others prefer to see the big picture. Choosing a career simply because it's currently “hot” or because it pays well overlooks the basic question of “can you do this job successfully?”
Understanding your own natural way of working has another benefit. It not only helps you to appreciate your own uniqueness, but to understand and work with the unique styles of your co-workers. In the team-oriented environment of business, relationships are the basic building blocks of work. A good understanding of work styles will help you to communicate well with co-workers and managers.
Here are some personality assessments. Please note that all of the assessments listed offer free reports and tools. We do not recommend that you pay for additional reports or services.
- Meyers Briggs Type Indicator.
- Truity provides a number of different personality assessements.