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What’s Your Type of Career?: Find Your Perfect Career by Using Your Personality Type, Second Edition

Book Description

According to Richard Bolles, best-selling author of What Color is Your Parachute? this is the most helpful book [he has] ever read about using ’type’ in the workplace. Donna Dunning’s knowledge of type popularized by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator(R) tool is encyclopedic.A The simple truth is that to be happy and successful in your work, you need a career that not only matches your interest but also fits your personality type. In this practical, approachable book-full of checklists and exercises-Donna Dunning helps you find the career thaṯs right for you on all levels. Fully updated with new career options, this second edition holds up to the promise delivered by this useful book for more than a decade.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Chapter One: Introduction
    1. It All Starts with You
    2. Taking Advantage of Your Natural Way of Working
    3. How This Book Can Help You Find Your Perfect Career Path
    4. How to Use This Book
  7. Chapter Two: Introduction to Personality Type
    1. Extraversion and Introversion
    2. Sensing and Intuition
    3. Thinking and Feeling
    4. Judging and Perceiving
    5. Introduction to the Eight Ways of Working
    6. What Is Your Way of Working?
  8. Chapter Three: Responders: Act and Adapt (ESFP & ESTP)
    1. Responders at Work
    2. Key for Me
    3. Minimizing Work Stress for Responders
    4. Career and Life Development Strategies for Responders
    5. Key for Me
    6. How Responders Find Balance
    7. Balancing Responding with Compassion (ESFP)
    8. Key for Me
    9. Balancing Responding with Logic (ESTP)
    10. Key for Me
  9. Chapter Four: Explorers: Innovate and Initiate (ENFP & ENTP)
    1. Explorers at Work
    2. Key for Me
    3. Minimizing Work Stress for Explorers
    4. Career and Life Development Strategies for Explorers
    5. Key for Me
    6. How Explorers Find Balance
    7. Balancing Exploring with Compassion (ENFP)
    8. Key for Me
    9. Balancing Exploring with Logic (ENTP)
    10. Key for Me
  10. Chapter Five: Expeditors: Direct and Decide (ESTJ & ENTJ)
    1. Expeditors at Work
    2. Key for Me
    3. Minimizing Work Stress for Expeditors
    4. Career and Life Development Strategies for Expeditors
    5. Key for Me
    6. How Expeditors Find Balance
    7. Balancing Expediting with Practicality (ESTJ)
    8. Key for Me
    9. Balancing Expediting with Insight (ENTJ)
    10. Key for Me
  11. Chapter Six: Contributors: Communicate and Cooperate (ESFJ & ENFJ)
    1. Contributors at Work
    2. Key for Me
    3. Minimizing Work Stress for Contributors
    4. Career and Life Development Strategies for Contributors
    5. Key for Me
    6. How Contributors Find Balance
    7. Balancing Contributing with Practicality (ESFJ)
    8. Key for Me
    9. Balancing Contributing with Insight (ENFJ)
    10. Key for Me
  12. Chapter Seven: Assimilators: Specialize and Stabilize (ISFJ & ISTJ)
    1. Assimilators at Work
    2. Key for Me
    3. Minimizing Work Stress for Assimilators
    4. Career and Life Development Strategies for Assimilators
    5. Key for Me
    6. How Assimilators Find Balance
    7. Balancing Assimilating with Compassion (ISFJ)
    8. Key for Me
    9. Balancing Assimilating with Logic (ISTJ)
    10. Key for Me
  13. Chapter Eight: Visionaries: Interpret and Implement (INFJ & INTJ)
    1. Visionaries at Work
    2. Key for Me
    3. Minimizing Work Stress for Visionaries
    4. Career and Life Development Strategies for Visionaries
    5. Key for Me
    6. How Visionaries Find Balance
    7. Balancing Visioning with Compassion (INFJ)
    8. Key for Me
    9. Balancing Visioning with Logic (INTJ)
    10. Key for Me
  14. Chapter Nine: Analyzers: Examine and Evaluate (ISTP & INTP)
    1. Analyzers at Work
    2. Key for Me
    3. Minimizing Work Stress for Analyzers
    4. Career and Life Development Strategies for Analyzers
    5. Key for Me
    6. How Analyzers Find Balance
    7. Balancing Analyzing with Practicality (ISTP)
    8. Key for Me
    9. Balancing Analyzing with Insight (INTP)
    10. Key for Me
  15. Chapter Ten: Enchancers: Care and Connect (ISFP & INFP)
    1. Enhancers at Work
    2. Key for Me
    3. Minimizing Work Stress for Enhancers
    4. Career and Life Development Strategies for Enhancers
    5. Key for Me
    6. How Enhancers Find Balance
    7. Balancing Enhancing with Practicality (ISFP)
    8. Key for Me
    9. Balancing Enhancing with Insight (INFP)
    10. Key for Me
  16. Chapter Eleven: Taking Stock
    1. Common Self-Assessment Pitfalls
    2. Use What You Already Know
    3. Key for Me
    4. Skills
    5. Key for Me
    6. Occupational Interests
    7. Key for Me
    8. Values
    9. Key for Me
    10. Lifestyle and Constraints
    11. Key for Me
    12. Self-Assessment Summary
    13. Self-Assessment Summary: Key for Me
  17. Chapter Twelve: Shaping Your Career
    1. Generate Work Options
    2. Key for Me
    3. Do Your Research
    4. Key for Me
    5. Make a Decision
    6. Decision-Making Factors
    7. Key for Me
    8. Take Action
    9. Key for Me
    10. Final Tips for Career Success
  18. References
  19. Index