How to Find a Job That Suits You Most

Morgan McKinley April 14, 2016 2 mins read

The famous psychologist Maslow once said, "What a man can be, he must be. He must be true to his own nature." People need to "listen to their inner voice" and "choose thing that suits them", in order to attain self-realization. Conversely, people feel uneasy and frustrated when their talent cannot be developed or brought into full play, so career choice and development is a crucial part of personal development. Then how do you find a job that suits you most?

Psychologists believe that personality is an important consideration in making career decisions. A person's unique qualities include not only his character, but also abilities, motivations and interests, values, and so on. According to psychologists, there are intrinsic motivations and extrinsic motivations. Expectations of parents and incomes are extrinsic motivations, that is, a person accepts a job for some external reasons.

If a person chooses a job because he likes the activities and the way he works, then he is driven by intrinsic motivations. That is to say, he accepts a job because of the job itself. Confucius said, "In the pursuit of knowledge, curiosity is more important than knowledge itself, and interest is even more important than pure curiosity." People driven by intrinsic motivations have a true interest in knowledge and in the job they do.

Career-related personalities, interests and other capacities influence each other, but they are not completely consistent. Clear orientation and a right career path require an overall consideration. The most important thing is to think about your motives and interests. On the one hand, personalities and occupations are not rigidly corresponded, and if you choose a job you are interested in, you might have to develop certain capabilities. On the other hand, if you insist on looking for a job beyond your reach, you have to come to accept reality through introspection and psychological assistance.

As the old saying goes, "There are three hundred and sixty trades, and every trade has its master." Most of those masters can get rich material and spiritual rewards, so we have to reflect on our values ​​and life experiences, to find a job that suits us most.

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