Career Reflections & Self Assessment

Started my onsite sessions with LHH today. The session today is about uncovering our skills, values, interests, and personal characteristics by doing some self assessments. First, we played the Talent Sort cards by picking 10 tasks that we enjoy doing. There are different colors attached to each task. Out of the 10 tasks i picked, there are 2 yellow (People), 2 red (Idea), 3 green (Things) and 3 blue (Data), which mean i am slightly more things and data-oriented. The black cards list the type of occupations that are suitable for each color scheme, which i wasn’t surprised to see my current profession listed under Data Occupation 🙂

We also did the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) test. This was definitely not my first time doing this test, and my result this time was ISTJ – Introvert, Sensing, Thinking, Judging. I can’t remember the results i got previously, but Introvert is for sure, and so i did this test online again, and what i got was ISFJ, similar except T (Thinking) was replaced by F (Feeling).

What were written under the Career Path for ISFJ personalities were so true, at least for me 🙂

However, ISFJs are unlikely to actively seek out managerial positions, and are still more unlikely to brag about their accomplishments. ISFJ personalities prefer to be rewarded by seeing first-hand the positive impact of their efforts, and will remain enthusiastic simply knowing that what they do is genuinely appreciated by the people they care for. This makes them natural counselors, technical support, and interior designers, where they are able to help others one-on-one without having to worry about corporate politics.

Strong, well-developed institutions alongside like-minded friends are attractive workplaces for people with the ISFJ personality type, and careers as nurses, elementary school teachers and social and religious workers are attractive options. Sometimes the desire to help others is enough in itself – it’s not uncommon to find ISFJs volunteering and helping the community at shelters, food banks and their children’s schools. ISFJs are warm, service-oriented people, and hardly anyone is more welcome in these (and many, many other) roles.


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