When you are desperate and in pain, you’re not in your most resourceful state. You’ll just try to stop feeling so bad, as quickly as possible, and won’t be able to see all the possibilities that lay in front of you.
Any career decision you make in a state like that, will probably also be one that you’ll later regret.
There are many personality tests out there to help you gain a better understanding of yourself. And since knowing who you are is key to career happiness, you’ll benefit tremendously from using them.
The thing with personality tests is that each one uses a different language, they look at you from a slightly different perspective, giving you a different type information about who you are, and what’s more important in my opinion,* some of those* tests will resonate with you and others won’t.
The problem with relying on just one personality test is that it limits you too much. You can miss relevant information and it can even be counterproductive.
When you were a child you knew exactly what you loved to do.
Back then, if you had a typical, regular childhood, you could easily get lost in any activity that drew your attention. You could explore any path that fascinated you. For some time, you could be, well… just YOU.
It wasn’t a conscious choice based on what would make us happy. Instead, a mixture of chance, false expectations, pressure from our parents, unrealistic dreams and pure misinformation led many of us into a career path of frustration and disappointment.
No wonder then that around 30 or 40, after we’ve spent some time dealing with the hard reality of a soulless job, we come to the conclusion that what we are doing it’s no longer enough.
We feel that something important is missing. And that dissatisfaction it’s Continue reading →