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Careerfitter is an online work personality career test.

Utilizing psychological research to assess your personality specifically when you are working to uncover the list of careers that fit you best as well as insights into your work personality strengths, weaknesses, and preferences.

Helping millions of people, companies, and schools for over 20 years.

4 dimensions that contribute to the foundation of a personality at work

Energy, Perceptions, Decisions Style, and Planning Style

Within these dimensions are 8 characteristics of your work personality.  These characteristics are all equally valuable assets that combine in a synergistic way to uniquely create your work personality. 

Outgoing and Sociable

Reserved and Introspective

Idealistic and Theoretical

Factual and Realistic

Objective and Analytical

Empathetic and Sentimental

Structured and Decisive

Flexible and Spontaneous

Your combination of these characteristics

You have varying degrees of each of these personality characteristics.  It is the unique combination of these characteristics that combine to create the persona of who you most comfortably are when you are working.  

Understanding the common qualities present in a personality when these characteristics are similarly combined allows us to create a profile of a personality.

Our career test research has incorporated the work personality profiles of career professionals.  Our algorithms process and analyze your answers against career personality profiles to match you to a career profile.

Visual Example of characteristic combination for Scientist.

Example of visual characteristic combination for Artists.

Career test personality widget:

(user slide slider up or down for each of the 8 characteristics, causing 8 semi-transparent colored circles to individually expand or contract into a larger circle called “Work personality”.  

The semi-transparent colored circles are allowed to overlap.  When the user stops sliding the sliders, a career title appears with a representative picture of a career professional that fits that combination of the 8 characteristics.)

Our career test helps determine the many dimensions of your personality when you are working.

What is included in the Full Career Report 

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Let’s look at the 8 characteristics of a work personality in detail

Outgoing and Sociable

One aspect of your occupation should consider how much interaction with others you require to stay energized. If you are extremely outgoing and sociable then computer programming or technical writing maybe 2 jobs you want to avoid. If you’re a person that looks forward to working in groups and frequently talking to other friends and strangers you should search for occupations that Foster these types of energy-producing interactions. This does not mean you don’t need to like alone-time it’s just that your usual preference or tendency to be productive and involves being with or around others.

Reserved and Introspective

If you are extremely reserved and introspective then sales and public relations maybe 2 jobs you want to avoid. If you are a person who looks forward to working alone and having little interaction with clients friends and strangers, you should search for occupations that foster these types of energy-producing environments. This does not mean you don’t need or occasionally like interaction with others. Your usual preference or tendency involves spending more time alone or with few than with many others.

Idealistic and Theoretical

This aspect of your work personality considers how you perceive the world around you. Simply the idealistic personality does not stop considering what information their 5 senses are telling them until they have had time to ask and answer questions like:

What are all the possibilities here? How does all of this relate to the big picture? What is the deeper meaning of all this?

If you are extremely idealistic and theoretical then being an accountant or working on an assembly line maybe 2 jobs you want to avoid. If you are a person that enjoys the deeper meaning of an occupation then you should look for a job that fosters and takes advantage of your creative “all things are possible” thinking. To some degree, you should probably position yourself to do something that involves some variety of creativity and problem-solving. This does not mean that you will not have to focus on the here and now or take care of everyday business but doing too much of the same thing can be devastating for the “future possibilities” thinker.

Factual and Realistic

This characteristic is related to how you perceive the world around you. Simply the factual personality is inclined to believe and trust what their 5 senses tell them. If you are extremely factual and realistic then working as an artist or songwriter could be 2 jobs you want to avoid. If you are a person that is more likely to be literal and concrete than imaginative and figurative then you should look for a job that fosters and takes advantage of your ability to yield tangible results. This does not mean that you will not have to use your imagination or creativity to be successful but spending too much time in fantasy land might cause more frustrating then fulfillment for you.

Objective and Analytical

This characteristic is connected to how you make decisions.  Simply, the analytical personality is inclined to make decisions based more on what seems logical. If you’re extremely objective and analytical then working as a social worker or minister could be 2 jobs you want to avoid. If you are a person that is more detached and impartial then you should look for a job that fosters and takes advantage of your ability to be straightforward and composed. This does not mean that you will be unyielding or insensitive to the thoughts of others but your strength comes in making credible decisions based on the most convincing information.

Empathetic and Sentimental

This characteristic is also connected to how you make decisions. Simply the sentimental personality is inclined to make decisions based more on what seems kind-hearted. If you are extremely empathic and sentimental then working as an Iris agent or trial lawyer could be 2 jobs you want to avoid. If you’re a person that is more sacrificing and accommodating then you should look for a job that fosters and takes advantage of your ability to be compassionate and understanding. This does not mean that you are unable to be firm and just but your strength comes in realizing how your decisions will affect others.

Structured and Decisive

This characteristic is connected to how you manage your life. Simply the structured personality is inclined to thrive in an environment that is more planned and controlled if you are extremely structured and decisive than working as a creative consultant or art director could be 2 jobs you want to avoid if you’re a person that likes closure and being deliberate then you should look for a job that fosters and takes advantage of your natural ability to meet deadlines and stay focused on the task before you. This does not mean that you cannot be flexible and spontaneous but your strength comes from sticking to fundamentals, keeping order and following through.

Flexible and Spontaneous

This work personality characteristic affects how you manage your life. The flexible personality is inclined to thrive in an environment that is more impulsive and unstructured. If you are extremely flexible and spontaneous then working as a bank examiner or bookkeeper maybe 2 jobs you want to avoid. If you are a person who likes going with the flow and keeping your options open then you should look for a job that fosters and takes advantage of your natural desire to be adaptable and operate outside the strict deadlines. This does not mean that you are incapable or unwilling to meet deadlines and live in an orderly manner but your strength comes from living outside the constant boundaries of structure schedules and demanding decision-making process.

Narrowing down your list of suggested careers

What if your desires do not match the careers that fit you best after completing your career test?

CareerFitter shows you all the jobs that fit your work personality regardless of your existing desires.

We as humans change over time. Your values and desires will evolve as you go through life.  CareerFitter believes it is good to show you all that you could be and let you narrow down the list. 

If you are told you should be a doctor but you hate the sight of blood… this is a good reason to narrow down your list of suggested careers taking into consideration desires that will also affect your choice.

Some desired factors that can impact your career choice:

Environment desires – I like to work outside.  I like to travel.

Aversions – I hate the sight of blood

Perhaps one of your suggested careers is you could be a good plumber but you are a germaphobe.

Financial Alignment – Being a janitor fits me but I’d like to be a billionaire

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