Ep65: What job is suitable for me? Personality matters.

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In this episode, Mei Phing discusses the story of a client who was struggling to find a suitable job realized that his personality, specifically taking things too personally, was the root cause of his unhappiness at work. Self-awareness and understanding one’s personality are crucial for career success.



00:00 πŸŽ™οΈ Client struggled to find a suitable job despite seeking advice from multiple sources.

02:45 πŸŽ™οΈ Personality assessment revealed that the client took things too personally, impacting his work.

05:20 πŸŽ™οΈ Self-awareness and understanding personality are essential for career growth.

07:10 πŸŽ™οΈ Client recognized the need to reflect on how his personality trait affected his career.

09:30 πŸŽ™οΈ Coaching sessions focused on leveraging strengths and developing self-awareness.

11:15 πŸŽ™οΈ Understanding personalities and dynamics is a key coaching approach for career development.

13:25 πŸŽ™οΈ Self-awareness is crucial for identifying and addressing the root causes of career challenges.


Key Insights

πŸ’‘ Self-awareness is the foundation for personal and professional growth. Understanding one’s personality helps identify strengths and areas for improvement.

πŸ’‘ Taking things too personally can hinder career success. Developing objectivity and setting boundaries is essential for effective decision-making and healthy relationships at work.

πŸ’‘ Traditional career advice may focus on checklists and strategies without addressing the underlying personality traits that impact job satisfaction.

πŸ’‘ Coaching sessions that prioritize self-awareness and understanding personalities can lead to significant breakthroughs and positive career transformations.

πŸ’‘ Leveraging strengths and finding ways to navigate challenges based on personality traits can lead to more fulfilling and successful careers.

πŸ’‘ Different personality types require tailored coaching approaches. Feelers and thinkers may need different strategies to optimize their work performance.

πŸ’‘ Self-awareness and understanding personality not only impact careers but also personal lives, highlighting the importance of holistic development.



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