Do What You Are

Introduction

Of the many factors that contribute to a successful future, an understanding of Personality Type is among the most useful.

While interests and skills change during the course of a person's life, the one thing that does remain constant is an individual's Personality Type - the innate way each person naturally prefers to see the world and make decisions. And although all individuals are unique, people of the same type share enormous similarities in the kinds of academic subjects and careers they find interesting, and the kind of work they find satisfying.

By understanding the role Personality Type plays, people can gain important insights into their educational, career, and relationship needs. And because people of different types often communicate in very different ways, counselors and teachers can learn which strategies work most effectively with each individual student.

Understanding you, Adam
People like you are quiet, serious, and conscientious. You typically think before you speak, and are pretty cautious about jumping into new experiences. Since you are so private, you rarely share your feelings or reactions with people you don't know well. You need a good deal of time alone and while you enjoy the company of a small group of close friends, you are rarely the one to initiate getting together. You are also selective about your interests, usually preferring to study things in depth or participate in physical or hands-on activities. You are careful with facts, money, and possessions, and you may have an excellent memory for details. Practical and realistic, people describe you as matter-of-fact, polite, and responsible.

You are also a logical and organized person. Even in tense situations, you are usually able to remain calm and cool. Since you are most comfortable with a predictable routine and like to be prepared at all times, you don't usually like surprises or changes. You are skeptical about untested ideas and may get bored with too much theoretical discussion. Because you have strong opinions, you may sometimes act a bit controlling or inflexible. You like to be appreciated for your accomplishments, and may become angry when others make unfair or arbitrary decisions. Above all, you need to understand the logical reason for decisions since once you make up your mind, you may be reluctant to change it.

Note: Based on our assessment, your personality type is "ISTJ."

Your Strengths and Blindspots
Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. The key to finding the best path for all people is by using their natural strengths and becoming aware of their natural blindspots.

Your strengths may include:

  • Carefully and thoroughly researching school options.
  • Completing all requests for information carefully and accurately.
  • Patiently following instructions and guidelines.
  • Following through on all important details.
  • Making thoughtful, practical decisions.

Your blindspots may include:

  • Not considering choices not thought of before.
  • Focusing too much on the present, and not anticipating future needs and desires.
  • Not presenting yourself as a well-rounded, multi-dimensional person.
  • Not being excited and enthusiastic in conversations.
  • Not keeping an open mind, and being willing to consider new ideas.

For a career to be satisfying for you, it should:

  • Allow you to use your ability to remember and use important facts and details.
  • Involve providing a real product or service.
  • Give you plenty of quiet time to prepare, and do your work well.
  • Provide tangible results - something you can see at the end of the day.
  • Have clear objectives and expectations.
  • Have sufficient structure and clear lines of authority.
  • Make good use of your gift for logical analysis.
  • Have an environment that respects responsibility and hard work.

Your Preferred Learning Style:
While ALL individuals are unique, people of the same type often learn best in similar ways. The following summarizes what you need in order to maximize learning.

  • Plenty of time to process and review new information.
  • Provides real examples and stresses the practical application of the learning.
  • Provides clear expectations and explicit instructions.
  • Doesn't force public participation; allows you to work one-on-one or with small groups.
  • Gives you adequate time to practice and master new skills.
  • Rewards you for being responsible, thorough and accurate with facts.

Your Interpersonal Negotiating Style:
Everyone negotiates something with someone on almost a daily basis. Borrowing the family car, requesting more time to finish a research paper, deciding amongst friends which movie or restaurant to go to, etc. In college and in work "interpersonal negotiating" becomes substantially more significant. Here are your possible strengths and blindspots with this process:

Possible Strengths

  • Extremely attentive to details and accurate with facts
  • Organized, hardworking, prepared and efficient
  • Make thoughtful, practical decisions
  • Realistic expectations with regard to resources, process, etc.
  • Good power of concentration, single-minded and assertive

Possible Blindspots

  • May not be comfortable with new or untried methods; need concrete proof
  • May be particularly resistant to changing the ways things have been done in the past
  • May not read opponents well and may miss important information about what they are thinking
  • May have difficulty shifting gears or changing directions quickly
  • My be unable or unwilling to focus on future needs and implications of negotiations

Potential careers and majors for you to consider:
The careers listed below are all linked to your personality type and are organized by career cluster you have indicated most to least interested in. While there is never a guarantee, people of your type have indicated job satisfaction with these careers.

The Arts
(Very Interested) Architectural and Civil Drafters

  • Architectural Drafting
  • Drafting, General

Education & Training
(Pretty Interested) Archivists

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art, General
  • History, General
  • Museology/Museum Studies
  • Public/Applied History and Archival Administration

Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology

Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General

Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Business Computer Programming/Programmer
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Analysis
  • Mathematics and Computer Science

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Criminology
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Law Enforcement/Police Science

Economics Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Economics, General

Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering, General

History Teachers, Postsecondary

  • History, General

Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Home Economics Teacher Education (vocational)

Librarians

  • Educational/Instructional Media Design
  • Library Science/Librarianship

Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Library Science/Librarianship

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education

  • Education, General

Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Political Science, General

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education

  • Education, General

Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School

  • Education, General
  • Technical Teacher Education (vocational)
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School

  • Education, General
  • Technical Teacher Education (vocational)
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Government and Law
(Pretty Interested) Court Reporters

  • Court Reporter

Law Clerks

  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Legal Support Workers, All Other

  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Licensing Examiners and Inspectors

  • Aircraft Pilot and Navigator (Professional)
  • Law Enforcement/Police Science
  • Public Administration

Paralegals and Legal Assistants

  • Business, General
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Pre-law Studies

Postmasters and Mail Superintendents

  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Human Resources Management
  • Public Administration

Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents

  • Accounting

Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers

  • Pre-law Studies
  • Real Estate

Health Services
(Somewhat Interested) Anesthesiologists

  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Pre-medicine Studies

Audiologists

  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Pre-medicine Studies

Dental Assistants

  • Dental Assistant

Dental Laboratory Technicians

  • Dental Laboratory Technician

Dentists, All Other Specialists

  • Pre-dentistry Studies

Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors

  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Health System/Health Services Administration
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other

  • Pre-medicine Studies

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians

  • Biomedical Technology

Medical Assistants

  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Office Management

Nuclear Medicine Technologists

  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Technician
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technician

Occupational Health and Safety Technicians

  • Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

Opticians, Dispensing

  • Ophthalmic/Optometric Services

Optometrists

  • Optometric/Ophthalmicoratory Technician

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

  • Pre-dentistry Studies

Orthodontists

  • Pre-dentistry Studies

Pharmacists

  • Pharmacology, Human and Animal
  • Pharmacy (B.Pharm., Pharm.D.)
  • Pharmacy Administration and Pharmaceutics

Pharmacy Technicians

  • Pharmacy Technician/Assistant

Prosthodontists

  • Pre-dentistry Studies

Radiologic Technicians

  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Technician

Radiologic Technologists

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Health and Medical Laboratory Technologies
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Technician

Respiratory Therapy Technicians

  • Respiratory Therapy Technician

Surgical Technologists

  • Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary
  • Surgical/Operating Room Technician

Science & Scientific Research
(Somewhat Interested) Biological Scientists, All Other

  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology, General
  • Biostatistics

Biological Technicians

  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology Research
  • Dairy Science

Coroners

  • Biology, General
  • Biomedical Science
  • Pathology, Human and Animal

Geographers

  • Geography

Life Scientists, All Other

  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biomedical Technology
  • Biostatistics
  • Biotechnology Research

Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other

  • Biology, General
  • Biomedical Engineering-Related Technology/Technician
  • Social Sciences, General

Nuclear Equipment Operation Technicians

  • Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician
  • Nuclear/Nuclear Power Technology/Technician

Nuclear Monitoring Technicians

  • Health Physics/Radiologic Health
  • Nuclear/Nuclear Power Technology/Technician

Physical Scientists, All Other

  • Physical Sciences, General

Business, Management, & Finance
(Not Very Interested) Accountants

  • Accounting

Accountants and Auditors

  • Accounting

Actuaries

  • Accounting

Administrative Services Managers

  • Business Administration and Management, General

Appraisers, Real Estate

  • Real Estate

Auditors

  • Accounting
  • Business Computer Programming/Programmer
  • Business Systems Analysis and Design
  • Computer Programming
  • Management Information Systems and Business Data Processing, General

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, General

Budget Analysts

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Finance, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Finance

Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators

  • Accounting
  • Insurance and Risk Management

Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance

  • Finance, General
  • Insurance and Risk Management

Compensation and Benefits Managers

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Human Resources Management

Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation

  • Business Administration and Management, General

Computer and Information Systems Managers

  • Public Relations and Organizational Communications

Cost Estimators

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General

Credit Analysts

  • Banking and Financial Support Services
  • Finance, General

Financial Examiners

  • Finance, General

Financial Managers, Branch or Department

  • Accounting
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Planning

Financial Specialists, All Other

  • Accounting
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Finance, General

Gaming Managers

  • Business Administration and Management, General

General and Operations Managers

  • Food and Beverage/Restaurant Operations Manager
  • Food Services Technology
  • Foods and Nutrition Science
  • Institutional Food Services Administrator

Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage

  • Insurance Marketing Operations

Insurance Underwriters

  • Finance, General
  • Insurance and Risk Management

Logisticians

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Systems Analysis and Design
  • Logistics and Materials Management

Purchasing Managers

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Finance, General
  • Mathematics
  • Purchasing, Procurement and Contracts Management

Statisticians

  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Statistics
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Mathematics

Tax Preparers

  • Banking and Financial Support Services
  • Finance, General
  • International Finance

Treasurers and Controllers

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Systems Analysis and Design
  • Finance, General

Computer Sciences & Technology
(Not Very Interested) Computer and Information Scientists, Research

  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Programming
  • Information Sciences and Systems

Computer Hardware Engineers

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Information Sciences and Systems

Computer Programmers

  • Business Computer Programming/Programmer
  • Computer Programming
  • Management Information Systems and Business Data Processing, General

Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software

  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science

Computer Specialists, All Other

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

Computer Support Specialists

  • Computer Maintenance Technology/Technician
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Information Sciences and Systems
  • Management Information Systems and Business Data Processing, General

Computer Systems Analysts

  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science

Database Administrators

  • Business Computer Programming/Programmer
  • Business Systems Analysis and Design
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Programming
  • Information Sciences and Systems
  • Management Information Systems and Business Data Processing, General

Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers

  • Computer Engineering

Web Administrators

  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science

Engineering
(Not Very Interested) Biomedical Engineers

  • Biomedical Engineering-Related Technology/Technician
  • Biomedical Science

Chemical Engineers

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Polymer/Plastics Engineering
  • Textile Sciences and Engineering

Civil Engineering Technicians

  • Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Construction/Building Technology/Technician
  • Interior Architecture

Civil Engineers

  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Engineering, General

Electrical Engineers

  • Electrical, Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Textile Sciences and Engineering

Electronics Engineers, Except Computer

  • Electrical, Electronics and Communication Engineering

Materials Engineers

  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Science

Mechanical Engineers

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Solar Technology/Technician
  • Textile Sciences and Engineering

Nuclear Engineers

  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering

Product Safety Engineers

  • Engineering, General

The Environment
(Not Very Interested) Environmental Compliance Inspectors

  • Agricultural and Food Products Processing Operations and Management
  • Agricultural Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling
  • Environmental and Pollution Control Technology/Technician
  • Food Sciences and Technology
  • Plant Protection (Pest Management)
  • Plant Sciences, General

Environmental Engineering Technicians

  • Environmental and Pollution Control Technology/Technician

Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health

  • Environmental and Pollution Control Technology/Technician
  • Environmental Science/Studies

Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health

  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Science/Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering

Fish and Game Wardens

  • Fish/Game Management
  • Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
  • Natural Resources Law Enforcement and Protective Services
  • Wildlife and Wildlands Management

Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors

  • Fire Science/Firefighting
  • Fire Services Administration
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy

Natural Sciences Managers

  • Environmental Science/Studies
  • Natural Resources Conservation, General
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Natural Sciences

COLLEGE MASCOT MATCH UP

Campbell University

Year established :1887

Type of school :university, private (nonprofit)

Programs :4-year undergraduate, graduate school

Religious affiliation :yes, Baptist

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Year established :1789

Type of school :university, public

Programs :4-year undergraduate, graduate school

Religious affiliation :no

Wingate University

Year established :1896

Type of school :university, private (nonprofit)

Programs :4-year undergraduate, graduate school

Religious affiliation :no

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