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Your personality is one of the major factors that determines your future, whether you see it that way or not. Your friends, your relationship with your family, even your job is impacted by your personality. If you stop and think about it, you’ll understand how the way you view the world can affect the job for which you are best suited. Here are a few ways to make your own personality work for you!

Friendly Types

Are you a people person? If so, you might want a job where you interact with people on a regular basis. After all, you know you wouldn’t be happy sitting behind a desk and having to keep quiet. If you’re aware of your personality or a propensity to talk and chat with people you meet, you’ll be best suited to seek out jobs that will give you a chance to talk to people, help them with their problems, and make yourself happy.

Confrontational Types

Being a people person isn’t the only factor in getting a job. Do you know that you like the be competitive, to negotiate, or to close a deal? If so, you might want to pursue a job that allows you to express these parts of your personality. You might want to be a lawyer, for example, or work for a real estate company, where you’ll be persuading people to your side. You’ll be able to do what satisfies you and make a great living at the same time.

Introverted Types

On the other hand, you might want a job that allows you to work behind the scenes. These jobs are perfect for those who have technical know-how, but that don’t want to deal with customers or the day to day clients. From computer programming to stage management, these jobs allow you to make the most of your life without putting you in front of too many people.

Knowing your personality also means knowing your own strengths and weaknesses. Do you have a short temper? If so, you might not want to work at a daycare. Do you have trouble talking to new people? If that’s the case, then sales might not be the career for you. Once you know your weaknesses, you’ll be able to start eliminating those choices that just don’t fit your desires.

In fact, an honest assessment of your personality is one of the best ways for you to figure out how to have a better working future. Stop for a little while and think about what makes you happy and what makes you wish you could be anywhere else in the world. If you’re honest, you’ll be able to figure out ways that maximize your strengths and allow you to wake up to a job that gives you joy every day.

Eileen O’Shanassy is a freelance writer and blogger based out of Flagstaff, AZ. She writes on a variety of topics and loves to research and write. She enjoys baking, biking, and kayaking. Check out her Twitter @eileenoshanassy.

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