The Myers-Briggs personality tests are sometimes taken during psychology 101 or as part of an assessment to help you find a career. I’ve found a freebie available to you online, I just took it- what do you think?Myers-Briggs is a self-reporting test, so it’s not hard science – it’s more for “fun” but people tend to enjoy tests like these as they can be helpful tools to zero in on a career or occupation. Often these tests cost a fee, but I found a free one online you can use with your teens! After your teen does the test, they can look at Indeed.com’s career guide and pull up career / occupational suggestions that align with their personality types. All of these are free, but the test does close with an upsell for the $30 200-something page version. I didn’t buy it, so I can’t speak to the quality, but I’ll share a little of mine below. For good or for bad, it’s a match! <blush> There were a dozen pages in the free version.
- People with this personality type tend to see helping others as their purpose in life.
- Advocates find it easy to make connections with others.
- They have a talent for warm, sensitive language, speaking in human terms, rather than with pure logic and fact.
- Altruistic – These strengths are used for good. Advocates will not engage in any actions or promote beliefs just to benefit themselves.
- They have strong beliefs and take the actions that they do because they are trying to advance an idea that they truly believe will make the world a better place.
- Advocate personalities need to find meaning in their work and to know that they are helping and connecting with people.
- Advocates often pursue expressive careers such as writing, effective communicators that they are, and author many popular blogs, stories, and screenplays.
- The best way for Advocate personalities to achieve this is not to have to answer to others’ rules at all.
Here’s the test —> 16 Personalities – Free version
Tests like these are inaccurate on younger kids- younger kids are still mirroring the values and behaviors of influential adults.
Indeed.com wrote a career guide to match good career options for all 16 personality types according to the Myers-Briggs results – be sure to check out the full guide, but here’s a snapshot of 1 type:
ISTP: Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving
The ISTP personality type is typically quiet and observant. When a problem arises, they are tolerant, flexible, and quick to find a solution. Organized and practical, the ISTP values data, logic, and facts to understand issues. ISTPs often find meaningful work making and creating things, finding ways to make things work, and learning along the way.
Best Careers for ISTP Personalities:
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