Do we have different personalities at the workplace?

By Stride Ahead

Psychologists use different assessments to measure personality for varied reasons. Each assessment has its own purpose of existence and popularity. In a clinical setting, a psychologist might use an assessment to check personality traits of an individual which are measured on a continuum showing high or low level of traits. Other assessments may show bipolar traits of personality. Hence, psychometricians came up with specific assessments having particular reason and to be used for relevant purposes and setups viz, clinical, workplace, understanding personality in general, relationships, etc.

This points to the need of using an assessment tool which is specific to career and hence we term the result of this assessment as “career personality”

So, does that mean that “do we have different personalities at our workplace?”

No, we do not have different personalities at work but simply have the sum of our personality traits put together. OK! Let me make this simple for you.

Personality assessments which show results on a continuum tell us our personality traits. An individual possesses a combination of different traits which together makes them a personality type. Career personality is that type which helps us to check which careers suit our personality type. In simple words, career personality is the collection of traits which is correlated to different career clusters.

Career personality is indispensable while determining our careers. It helps us understand how the career we choose is in-sync with our personality. 

Personality is a major part of us and imagine if we are asked to do a job which does not match our personality type, viz, even if you have a MBA degree in marketing but are an introvert by nature, you would never really enjoy your work. On the contrary, if you were aware about your personality type in advance, you would have chosen an MBA in some other field instead of marketing which will align with your personality type.

Personality type is a combination of different personality traits which interact with each other and their interaction decides which career is best suited for you. 

Why is it important to determine our career personality?

  1. An average person works for 90,000 hours in his/her lifetime. What if we do work which is just not aligned with who we are as a person? The result is 90,000 hours of work dissatisfaction and lack of happiness. And in order to avoid that, why not give a simple assessment to just check what our career personality is and decide our career field.

  2. Career personality determines your strengths and weaknesses. It will help you to nurture yourself to your chosen career. You can work on your weaknesses and leverage your strengths by getting to know your career personality. 

  3. The way companies try to find culture fit employees, you can find culture fit jobs too. That is possible once you know your career personality which in a way will help you to search for a suitable job and won’t be a misfit. 

  4. Once your personality is aligned with your career, you will have higher job performance at work and will also improve your job satisfaction. This will save you from the career rut. 

  5. Each career personality type has varied career clusters in sync. Once you know about your own type, you will be able to make informed decisions about your career. 

It is never too late to determine your career personality. Each career cluster has several career options to choose your best career fit from. Take our assessment to check your career personality. 

We at Stride Ahead have our own  “Strideahead Persona Classifier” exclusively for you to check your career personality type. 

Click on https://tests.strideahead.in/test/T1626197738947026 to take our assessment.

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