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FROM CHAPTER THREE: "WHAT MAKES YOU TICK?":
(Note: this excerpt is taken from someone's personalized ebook. The content of your book would be personalized from your own responses to the FPYC questionnaire which you can begin at the top of this page.)
"...What makes you tick?
“The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no
recipe for living that suits all cases."
Congratulations, you're an ESFS!
This four letter definition represents your FPYC Temperament Type. The Future Proof Your Career (FPYC) Type Indicator System presents your individual make-up in the context of the modern day work market, and helps you to arrive at a clear understanding of your Authentic Direction.
The system is based on the work of Swiss psychologist Carl Jung, who developed the theory that individuals each had a psychological type. He believed that there were two basic kinds of "functions" which humans used in their lives: how we take in information (using our senses or our intuition), and how we make decisions (using objective logic, or subjective criteria).
Jung’s work has subsequently been developed by many researchers, most notably the mother and daughter team of Katherine Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers, who developed the very well known Myers Briggs Type Indicator.
Your FPYC Type is one of 16 temperament types, which are all based on four variables, namely how you:
• interact with the world – as an Introvert or Extrovert. (You’re an Extrovert.)
• take in and process information – as a Sensor or Intuitor. (You’re a Sensor.)
• make decisions – as a Thinker or Feeler. (You’re a Feeler.)
• feel about structure versus spontaneity – a Structured or Unstructured Type. (You’re a Structured Type.)
Hence your four letter combination – ESFS.
We are all a mixture of these functions, but most of us tend one way or another on each of them. For example in some situations you may be extroverted, while in another you are introverted.
However, more often than not you tend to behave as an extrovert. This means that you tend to derive energy from external sources, through contact and interaction with other people
Why is it important to know your temperament type?
The last thing you want - in the demanding work environments of the knowledge age - is to be stuck in a role that is not suited to your temperament.
It’s like using a tool for something that it’s not designed for. Have you ever tried to use a knife when you couldn’t find a screwdriver? Firstly, it doesn’t do a very good job, and secondly it ends up ruining the knife.
People are similar. When they do what they are not designed to do, they don’t perform very well and eventually they break. For example, someone who likes to work by themselves, and to a schedule, will find it very stressful working with others in a disorganized environment.
That’s why an understanding or your temperment type is another crucial pre-requisite to understanding your Authentic Direction."
Reference: Free career match personality test
For more information on Authentic Direction: How to Find Your Life's Purpose and Ideal Career, complete the questionnaire beginning at the top of this page.