Do you have an outgoing personality? Love to help others? Are you creative juices primed by being around other people and dammed by enforced seclusion? Would you consider communication with people to be more important than mastering technology? If so, then you should start considering taking full advantage of your strengths by looking for a career that speaks to your personality. Forget about trying to work your round character into the square hole of standardized education and labor. You will get more out of life by matching your personality to your career than by trying to force yourself to fit into an environment unsuitable for your talents just to make a little more money. But what kinds of career opportunities are suitable for your social personality?
You’ll never make a million dollars by becoming a teacher, but when it comes to the personality that thrives on human contact, you can’t find a much more rewarding career. The classroom instructor communicates daily with a variety of personalities and minds. The students alone would be enough to stimulate the social personality’s desire to both teach and learn from others, to laugh, feel profound emotional attachment at work and, don’t forget, to avoid the stultifying boredom of factory or office work. But social contacts also extend within the educational career to interaction with faculty, parents, volunteers and any outside experts you may look to deepen the learning experience found within your classroom.
Physical therapists almost demand the social personality in order to thrive . The physical therapist will, on a daily basis, come into contact with people who absolutely require the kind of outgoing disposition of the person with a highly developed social personality. Your positivity, desire to connect emotionally and enthusiasm that comes with being around others will, under the best circumstances, become as therapeutic as the activities designed to get patients walking, talking and moving again. If you consider yourself to have a social personality and also a desire to put your strengths to work where will they will do the most good, you owe it to yourself and to society to at least consider the possibility of becoming a physical therapist.
The job of counselor encompasses a great many specific needs. Whether you pursue the career of school counselor, marriage counselor, mental health counselor or vocational counselor, however, one thing remains the same: you will be dealing with people from all walks of life who are looking for someone genuinely concerned about their personal problems and interested in helping them solve those problems. Depending on the type of counselor you become, you may be working one-on-one or with large groups of people. Those with the social personality that is strongly driven by an actual need to help others improve the quality of their lives may find counseling to be the most rewarding way to exploit their most robust character traits.
What could be a better fit for some outgoing personalities than bridging the communication gap between those who do not speak the same language? If your social personality has led you to become fascinated by different cultures to the point of learning an entirely new language, then it would be almost crazy not to seek a job putting that combination of personality and skill to use. Interpreting jobs are based on the foundation of the desire to communicate with others that lies at the heart of the social personality. If you are naturally drawn to spending time with others, visiting new places and learning about societies outside your own, then a career as an interpreter is most definitely worth consideration. You may find yourself traveling to faraway countries or visiting out of the way of villages inhabited by insular ethnic communities.