Have you ever had to take a personality compatibility test for a prospective employer? Are compatibility tests really important to the employment process?
While taking personality tests for a new job might be tedious, tests like the Myers Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment can really help a company to see if you are the right fit. Not only do companies benefit, but these tests can also help you figure out if your personality and natural preferences will make it easy and comfortable to flourish in a particular work environment.
Employers will be impressed if you know and understand your personality type. Not only for the benefit of employers, but the results of your assessment will give you some much-needed insight on yourself. If you are made aware of your type, you can then come to understand how you can adjust to make yourself work in any workplace
No personality type is an indicator that you won’t succeed. Rather, your personality type is an indicator of how natural things may come to you and how much you may be within or outside your comfort range.
Myers-Briggs® personality types
There are sixteen possible Myers-Briggs® personality types which help to illuminate your natural preferences, referred to by four abbreviated letters.
- Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I)
- Sensing (S) or Intuition (N)
- Thinking (T) or Feeling (F)
- Judging (J) or Perceiving (P)
Recognizing how your personality reacts to the culture of a specific workplace can guide you in the right direction — the direction where you can be the most successful and satisfied at your job.
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Mona Abdel-Halim is the co-founder of Resunate.com, the world’s only search engine optimizing resume builder. Resunate has recently partnered with Myers-Briggs® to give users the option to take the assessment online and feed their results into its engine, enabling Resunate to provide personal insight into how well you fit to any job.