Personality, an Important Parameter to Succeed in Life

Personality, an Important Parameter to Succeed in Life

Learning about individual personality types, people gain accurate and invaluable insights about themselves and their career-related needs. This enables them to make the most informed, satisfying college and career decisions.

Personality Typing and Career Choice

Personality typing is the foundation of this program because people are happiest and most successful in jobs that allow them to use their greatest natural gifts. Personality typing is the best way to determine what those gifts are, and to pinpoint the occupations where people find the greatest opportunity for expression.

Overview of Personality Typing

Personality typing refers to a system for understanding human behaviour. It is based on the belief that there are 16 distinct personality types, and each person has one type that most accurately describes him or her.

Personality typing is based on the belief that people are born with a specific personality type, and their types do not change throughout life. Certainly people grow, develop and change as a result of their life experiences. And people develop a range of behaviours that are appropriate to given situations. This prompts them to act differently at parties and funerals. However, it is really people’s behaviours that change and not their personality types.

The model of personality typing is non-judgmental. There are no types that are better or worse, or healthier or sicker. Each type has its own inherent strengths and potential weaknesses. Personality typing does not predict intelligence. Instead it identifies important natural predispositions and tendencies.

The Four Dimensions of Personality Typing

The personality type model describes four basic aspects of human personality: how people interact with the world and where they direct their energy; the kind of information they naturally notice and remember; how they make decisions; and whether they prefer to live in more structured ways (making decisions) or more spontaneous ways (taking in information). These aspects of human personality are called dimensions because each one can be viewed as a continuum between opposite extremes, like this:

  • How people interact with the world and where they direct their energy
  • The kind of information people naturally notice and remember
  • How people make decisions
  • Whether people prefer to live in a more structured or spontaneous way

Everyone’s personality falls on one side or the other of the midpoint of each of these four scales

People use both sides of all four scales in their daily lives, but they have an inborn preference for one side or the other. A preferred way of operating is more comfortable, automatic, trustworthy and competent. Keep in mind that each scale is a continuum and people may fall close to the midpoint, indicating a less clear preference, or they can fall at the extreme ends, indicating a very clear preference.

Personality testing with EQ4C iPAS

  • EQ4C iPAS measures 35 personality traits and 16 types of personalities
  • Personality testing along with Aptitudes, Interest and skills, in iPAS, is the best synergistic approach and increases the accuracy.
  • iPAS is standardized and it is tested on thousands of students
  • iPAS has capacity to map more than 350 careers
  • iPAS Cronbach’s alpha score is .83 which proves its reliability and consistency