Do What You Are 3rd Ed.

Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type

Barbara Barron-Tieger, Paul D. Tieger

Publisher: Little, Brown, 2001, 386 pages

ISBN: 0-316-88065-5

Keywords: Type Theory, Human Resources

Last modified: Feb. 19, 2011, 5:03 p.m.

Unlock the secrets of personality type — how you process information, make decisions, and interact with the world around you — and discover the career that is right for you.

Do What You Are has already helped more than half a million people find truly satisfying work. After helping you discover your Personality Type, it provides real-life case studies of people who share your Type and introduces you to the key ingredients your work must have for it to truly fulfilling. Whether you're a recent college graduate, job seeker, or mid-life career switcher, this lively guide will help you discover the right career for you. Using workbook exercises and explaining specific job-search strategies, Do What You Are lists occupations that are popular with your Type and offers a rundown of your work-related strengths and weaknesses. It also shows, step by step, how to use your unique strengths to customize your job search, ensuring the best results in the shortest period of time.

  • Read This First
  • Part One: Unlocking the Secrets of Personality Type
    1. Suit Yourself
      The Secrets of Career Satisfaction
    2. Just Who Do You Think You Are?
      Discovering Your Personality Type
    3. Mirror, Mirror
      Verifying Your Personality Type
  • Part Two: The "Formula" for Career Satisfaction
    1. What a Character!
      The Four Different Temperements
    2. Who's on First?
      Identifying Your Innate Strengths
    3. The Way You Do the Things You Do
      Which Strengths You Share and Which You Use Privately
    4. Aged to Perfection
      Developing Your Abilities Over Time
  • Part Three: Getting to work
    1. ENFJ
      "The Public Relations Specialist"
    2. INFJ
      "Catalysts for Positive Change"
    3. ENFP
      "Anything's Possible"
    4. INFP
      "Still Waters Run Deep"
    5. ENTJ
      "Everything's Fine — I'm in Charge"
    6. INTJ
      "Competence + Independence = Perfection"
    7. ENTP
      "Life's Entrepreneurs"
    8. INTP
      "Ingenious Problem Solvers"
    9. ESTJ
      "Taking Care of Business"
    10. ISTJ
      "Take Your Time and Do It Right"
    11. ESFJ
      "What Can I Do for You?"
    12. ISFJ
      "On My Honor, to Do My Duty …"
    13. ESTP
      "Let's Get Busy!"
    14. ISTP
      "Doing the Best I Can with What I've Got"
    15. ESFP
      "Don't Worry — Be Happy!"
    16. ISFP
      "It's the Thought That Counts"
    17. Putting It All Together
      Creating Your Personal Career Plan
    18. For Career Professionals Only
  • Some Final Thougths and Resources


Do What You Are

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Mediocre **** (4 out of 10)

Last modified: Feb. 18, 2011, 1:22 a.m.

A book that describes the MBTI types, and from that tries to be a career counsellor.

I've read worse books, but you would probably not miss much by skipping it.


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