There are many factors that determine your success in your career. Things like experience, skill, education, etc. One of the most important, if not the most important factor that determines your success in your career is your personality. You will always find people gravitate towards individuals who have a magnetic personality. People with attractive personality go on to become leaders. They are always popular and tend to have many friends. Employers look for candidates who not only have the necessary skills and experience for the job but, also a person who has a dynamic personality. So, how can you turn your personality to work in your favour? The good thing about personality is that If you work on it then you can improve.
It is not possible for everyone to have the same kind of personality. Each person has both positive and negative aspects to their personalities. What you need to do is turn your positives into your strength and try and improve upon your negatives. If you cannot improve upon your negatives try and suppress those tendencies so that you don’t make a bad impression on people.
You should choose a job that would suit the kind of personality you have. For example, if you are a confident and ambitious person who loves to meet and interact with people then, you should consider in something like public relations.
If you choose a career that is compatible with your personality traits then, you can have a long and illustrious career. This will also ensure that you have a happy career as your job will be a great match for your natural attributes.
Also, many hire and promote based on certain key attributes. These usually include Emotional Quotient, good judgement, resilience, and mindset. Personality development help unlock these attributes within you.
Usually our natural instinct is to ignore the negative aspects of our personalities but, this can be counter-productive. It is important that we understand the negative side we have so that we can improve ourselves or suppress these qualities so that it doesn’t affect our lives negatively.
These toxic tendencies of ours can affect our relationships with other people and also hold back your career. Tendencies like being moody and irritable, sceptical, passive aggressive, narcissistic, narrow minded etc. should be red flagged.
These tendencies may become an obstacle in your career. For example, moody and irritability will hinder your ability to make decisions. A narcissistic person will have trouble making connections as he will be too self-centered. Such behavior will certainly become an obstacle to your career. These tendencies may act up if you are in stressful situations, which you will find yourself many times in life. That is why it is important to work on your negative attributes and keep them in check.