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Playing at Work: Myers-Briggs and the Perfect Fit

by Susan Rintoul


As I write, I am gazing out the window of my office which overlooks the Parksville park. The sun is shining, a red kite is dancing on the breeze, my clients and co-workers are happy and I get to share my passion with you, doing work that is filled with possibilities and potential.


I get to play at work!


Now this might not seem like play to you but I like to engage in quiet, creative moments like this and I am most at peace in my environment when there is harmony. I am service oriented, idealistic and intuitively understand people and situations, which makes employment consulting an ideal match for me.


These characteristics and the way they fit so well with my work are clearly outlined and confirmed in my Myers-Briggs Type: INFJ (Introversion, iNtuition, Feeling, Judging). The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) assessment is designed to sort preferences by focusing on observable behavior patterns that make up the personality. MBTI provides a framework for how you perceive the world and make decisions. This knowledge can be powerful when you are picking, changing or developing a career.


This assessment tool can:

  • help find the fit for your personality so that you too can play at work;
  • increase awareness of your learning style so you can better benefit from career-related education;
  • increase your self-awareness to effectively manage career challenges; and
  • assist you in your job search, both in marketing yourself and in evaluating potential opportunities.


Would you like to play at work? What would play look like? What makes it engaging and effortless? What makes the day go by so quickly you are surprised it’s time to clock out?


Not sure? Complete the Finding the Fit with Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment to gain understanding about your personality and determine areas of work you are most likely to enjoy.


Susan Rintoul is Myers-Briggs® Certified and a Certified Career Development Practitioner and Employment Consultant at The Career Centre in Parksville, BC.

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