Our personalities affect every facet of our lives, including the jobs for which we are best suited. So, it is vital to understand your personality and how it will impact on your career success.
Let us turn to a large-scale study of 16 personality types by Truity Psychometrics titled “Does Your Personality Type Predict Your Career Destiny?” [Click the preceding link to read in detail about the study.] Thousands of 12,000 people completed all or most of the research questionnaire for the online Truity study:
“Personality type assessments are one of the most commonly used tools in career planning. Extensive research, much of it based on the MBTI® assessment, has examined occupational trends among the 16 types, and studies have found clear differences in the occupations chosen by people of different personality types.”
“Our goal in this study was to objectively evaluate the assumptions that we make about the career paths of the 16 personality types. To this end, we aim to do a comprehensive analysis of various career outcomes among the 16 personality types and examine what differences, if any, exist between types.”
Here as an infographic look at the study results at Tech.co.
In theory, our earnings should rise as we acquire more experience in the workplace (and, hence, get older 🙂 ). In practice, is this true?
According to a recent study by CreditRepair.com,
“Wondering which demographics earn the most, or how your salary stacks up against others in your state? Using the U.S. Census Bureau’s figures, we broke down income data to find trends by age, race, gender, education, and region – and the results may reshape the way many look at earning potential in America.”
“The first myth to dispel is that wealth is reserved for those near the end of their careers, after they’ve climbed their way to the top of the corporate ladder. In reality, median incomes were highest for both men and women between 35 and 44 (with the 45–54 group running close behind) – reinforcing other research that shows men’s salary typically peaks at 48, while women’s tops out nearly a decade earlier at age 39.”
“It’s also around this time, however, that people are at their least content in life; people aged 40 to 59 are the most miserable on average. Nearly one-third of people in their 40s and 50s contemplate significant career changes that will give them better work-life balance, which may explain why the median income drops for the workforce at age 55 and older.”
Take a look at two infographics from CreditRepair.com and reach your own conclusions.