Figuring out what type of work is for you, starts with knowing yourself. For this there are many exercises and tests, with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) being one of the popular ones.
MBTI is a personality type test. It looks at 16 different personality types, based on four categories:
- Where do you focus your attention on? Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I).
- How do you obtain information? Sensing (S) or Intuition (N).
- How do you make decisions? Thinking (T) or Feeling (F).
- How do you deal with the outside world? Judging (J) or Perceiving (P).
The test gives you a 4 letter combination, representing your preferences. This may give you more understanding of who you are and also how you deal with others and with situations. MBTI is therefore also a popular tool within team building, to better understand each other within a team.