Your Personality

Your personality influences every part of your life, from the way you process information to the careers that are right for you.

Getting Started

As you prepare to visit the CDC, use the following questions to help you start thinking about your personality.

At the end of a long day, would you rather go out with a big group of friends or stay home and watch Netflix?

Extroverts are energized by being around other people, while introverts get their energy from spending time alone. Knowing whether you’re an extrovert or an introvert can help you find the type of work environment that’s right for you.

How do you process new information?

When you see an object, do you notice the details, or do you see the big picture? The way you take in information is an important element of your personality, and it can give you insight into which careers are best for you.

Do you make decisions with your head or your heart?

When you have to make an important decision, do you analyze the pros and cons of each option, or do you go with your gut? Understanding your decision-making style can help you choose a career that matches your personality.

Do you like classes that provide lots of structure, or do you prefer to have freedom to do your own thing?

Maybe you’re highly organized and crave structure, or maybe you’d rather just go with the flow. Figuring out the way in which you like to organize your outer world can go a long way toward helping you find the right career path.

Ready for the next step? Schedule a visit to the CDC to get started on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) assessment and learn how to find a career that’s right for your personality.

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Eric describes how the CDC helped him find a career path that's a great fit for his personality.

Your personality is just one of the dimensions of self that should guide your career exploration.