|Test Your Temperament
Employers and prospective
employees want to know what kind of job a
potential employee is suited for. Are there programs that
help employers select the "right person" for the "right
Obviously there are, and we all have come
across them. Whether it is an IQ test, a temperament test
or a specific skill evaluation for a narrowly defined job
or academic evaluation, at one stage or another in our
life, we have done them.
Knowing your temperament helps in your
search for a career or job. Though it serves primarily as
a guide, rather than giving fixed answer.
Temperament is almost analogous to "culture" in
terms of influence. If You are of certain culture,
then you will tend to feel most comfortable in your
culture, and you can operate well in that
culture. This does not mean that you cannot be happy
and prosperous living in a culture that isn't your
original culture. The same is true with your career
or job, you can find happiness and satisfaction in many
careers or jobs that are not "natural" ones for
your temperament. On the other hand, if you aren't
happy or you don't think you are as effective as you
could be in your current situation, then it would be
useful in examining the match between your temperament
and your current job or career.
A good resource for examining your
interests, job, and career is the book What Color
is Your Parachute (available from amazon.com -
see the links on the right).
Although, it does not directly deal with Temperament
Theory, it is probably the best guide and resource for
career and job hunters.
You can take the Keirsey Temperament
Sorter Test, available in different languages by clicking
on the Link. It includes an instant free evaluation. For
a more thorough evaluation you would have to purchase one
of the books. They are all highly recommended.
©David Mark Kersey