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1 (Using Personality Types to find) Careers and certifications in software quality that work for you. Rediscover Yourself June 18, 2009

2 What is the ideal Job? Ask the audience Suits you best: Decision making, dynamics, money, prestige, socializing, concentration, contribution. Takes into consideration all of you: Needs Desires Interests Skills Values Personality Satisfaction

3 Exercise Número Uno* Three testy testers test thirty test cases three times faster than thee. *That would be “Number One”

4 Exercise Número Uno (Part 2) Tres tristes testers trabajan tres atroces turnos de trescientas treinta horas por trimestre.

5 Rediscover Yourself! Traditional recruiting/career moves Skills Interest Feels good We focus on: What you can do What you think/others think you ought to do What you think you can do But something was missing

6 Exercise Number Two Think time: The one Wondering time (uh-oh) Where am I? Career Choices

7 Your Personality Who you are, why you can’t help it Personality Strengths & Weaknesses Natural inclinations The real you About personalities and situations

8 Personality Types: Myers-Briggs C. Jung, K. Briggs, I. Briggs Myers 4 Personality Preference Scales 16 Personality Types MBTI: Myers-Briggs Test Instrument People of the same type No better or worse types Not a predictor of intellect or success Helps discover what motivates and energizes you Helps you to make career and education choices that work for you

9 The 4 Dimensions The 4 Dimensions of Personality Type 1(E) Extraversion(I) Intraversion 2(S) Sensing(N) Intuition 3(T) Thinking(F) Feeling 4(J) Judging(P) Perceiving Continuum 8 Preferences Combined into 16 personality types

10 The 16 Types ISTJISFJINFJINTJ ISTPISFPINFPINTP ESTPESFPENFPENTP ESTJESFJENFJENTJ

11 Determining your personality type You can take the MBTI Work Online Read a book

12 Exercise # 3: What Type Are You? ______ ______ ______ ______ Disclaimer! Using your worksheet, try to find out what Personality Type you are (30 sec/each) Dimension 1: Extravert/Introvert Dimension 2: Sensor/Intuitive Dimension 3: Thinker/Feeler Dimension 4: Judger/Perceiver Time’s up!:

13 Exercise # 3: What Type Are You? ___E___ ___S___ ___F___ ___P___ Disclaimer! Using your worksheet, try to find out what Personality Type you are (30 sec/each) Dimension 1: Extravert/Introvert Dimension 2: Sensor/Intuitive Dimension 3: Thinker/Feeler Dimension 4: Judger/Perceiver Time’s up!:

14 Types, Careers & Certifications

15 Personality Type Mapping Quality ControlE | IS | NT | FJ | P TesterISTJ Developer/TesterISTJ Automation EngineerISTJ Test LeadENFP Test ManagerENTP Test DirectorENTP ConsultantINTP Quality Assurance Quality AnalystISFP Process EngineerISTP Auditor/InspectorISTP Quality ManagerENTJ Quality Director (CQO)ENTJ ConsultantINTP

16 Temperaments, Dominating Traits Traditionalists (SJ), 46% pop; High Responsibility, Stability, Hierarchy. + Practical, Organized, Systematic. - Long-range planning. Experiencers (SP), 27% pop; Autonomy, Variety and Action. + Agile at seizing opportunities - Not predictable. Idealists (NF), 16% pop; Understand and Connect, Non-Routinary + Bring out the best in others. - Decisions based on personal likes/dislikes. Conceptualizers (NT), 10% pop; Autonomy, Variety, Intellectual Stimulation. + Great innovators. - Can be too complex for others to understand.

17 Developing Your Abilities 4 Functions: Dominant, Auxiliary, 3 rd and 4 th. Birth to 6: Born with a blueprint. Not evident. 6 to 12: Dominant function starts to show. Patterns of behavior become clearer. 12 to 25: Strengthen auxiliary function to balance dominant function. 3 rd and 4 th functions fall into line (still undeveloped). 25 to 50: Develop 3 rd function; mid-life crisis. Time to reassess to change priorities! Later 4 th function develops. 50+: Drawn to use 4 th function more successfully. It requires concentration. This is your weakest function! Example for ESFP: 1. Sensing, 2. Feeling, 3. Thinking, 4. Intuition

18 Where to go from here? Self-Awareness Read about career profiles for your type Understand your strengths and potential weaknesses Create a personal career plan Making others aware and help them understand Apply MBTI to your team Apply MBTI to your customers Be aware of personality types with colleagues, superiors, customers. Social Networking

19 Thank You! And best of luck discovering the real you! This presentation and materials available at:

20 Sources Tieger, P., Barron, B. Do What You Are. 4 th Edition, 2007, New York, NY. Personality Type (here’s where you can take the free online mini- test)


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