Is Your Job A Good Match For Your Personality?
While we can learn how to do just about anything, personality factors play a prominent role in determining what we do best most easily. In the 1950’s, Oregon Research Institute’s Lewis Goldberg created “The Big Five” personality model. Mindtools.com says his work remains relevant. I agree.
The model measures five key dimensions of personality:
- Openness or your desire for knowledge and new experiences.
- Conscientiousness, the level of care and diligence you demonstrate.
- Extraversion and introversion speak to how sociable you are.
- Agreeableness looks at how well you get along with others.
- And natural reactions is all about your level of emotional stability.
When our personality – our natural gifts, preferences and tendencies – is aligned with the requirements of our work, we shine and enjoy what we do.