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What's Your Personality Type? Is there a MBA Type??

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What's Your Personality Type? Is there a MBA Type?? [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2008, 12:02
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Take the Test and check out the careers for your personality. Do they match up which your MBA goals? Not sure what your major will be if, no "when" you get accepted? (Think Positive People!!) I am just curious if many of us share the same personality types. A friend of mine in a grad program focusing on HR said many companies use this to place people. My BF also said his company gave the test to all the employees.

http://www.personalitytype.com/quiz.html

My Type: ESFJ
Current Career: Brand Manager in fashion (Manage Creative to Production)
Future Career: Marketing Consultant servicing small business/start-ups

Great careers for ESFJs

Real estate agent
Personal fitness trainer
Veterinarian
Special education teacher
Retail owner
Credit counselor
Employee assistance counselor
Exercise physiologist
Registered nurse
Home health worker
Merchandise planner/buyer
Massage therapist
Athletic coach
Food service / lodging owner
Travel agent

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Re: What's Your Personality Type? Is there a MBA Type?? [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2008, 12:48
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Re: What's Your Personality Type? Is there a MBA Type?? [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2008, 12:58
INTP, took the myers-brigg at work a couple years ago

Here are just a few popular and often satisfying careers for people whose Personality Type is INTP.

* Computer software designer/developer
* Venture capitalist
* Legal mediator
* Financial analyst
* Economist
* College professor: philosophy, economics
* Musician
* Intellectual property attorney
* Web site designer
* Investigator
* Strategic planner
* Neurologist
* Pharmaceutical researcher
* Network integration specialist
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Re: What's Your Personality Type? Is there a MBA Type?? [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2008, 12:58
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Re: What's Your Personality Type? Is there a MBA Type?? [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2008, 13:03
ESTP

Emergency medical technician
Sports merchandise sales
Stockbroker
Corrections officer
Exercise physiologist
Insurance agent
Civil engineer
Entrepreneur
Marine biologist
Private investigator
Tour agent
Professional athlete / coach
General contractor
Developer of electronic games
Real estate developer

Good thing I'm not looking to be an I-Banker!!!

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Re: What's Your Personality Type? Is there a MBA Type?? [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2008, 13:05
ENFJ - the things I've done so far in my life are bolded :)

Counseling
Psychology
Social Work
Education
Public Health
Physician
Science/Technical
Science

Computer Programming
Management
Fashion Merchandising
Politics
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Re: What's Your Personality Type? Is there a MBA Type?? [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2008, 13:07
I'm an INTJ. Although I think I am only slightly more introverted than extroverted. I did this test during my introspection process before writing my essays :)
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Re: What's Your Personality Type? Is there a MBA Type?? [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2008, 13:12
ENTP

Entrepreneur
Investment banker
Venture capitalist
Outplacement consultant
Management / marketing consultant
Copywriter
Radio/TV talk show host
Political manager
Real estate developer
Actor
Strategic planner
University / college president
Motivational speaker
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Advertising creative director
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Re: What's Your Personality Type? Is there a MBA Type?? [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2008, 14:48
INTJ -- short for super anal retentive LOL
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Re: What's Your Personality Type? Is there a MBA Type?? [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2008, 16:28
INTJ, holla
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Re: What's Your Personality Type? Is there a MBA Type?? [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2008, 17:06
I'm a schizo... :P

I've taken the Myers-Briggs quite a few times, and every time I get a different result, except for the "N" part. Everything else is right smack in the middle, so it can go either way...

so technically I'm E/I, N, F/T, J/P

But I like to be ENFP or ENFJ :)
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Re: What's Your Personality Type? Is there a MBA Type?? [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2008, 07:46
Lots of I's here! I am not surprised. I always notice most people I meet at MBA events are soo shy, and dont like small talk. I am naturally drawn to the marketing students who seem to be more up beat...and then you have the loud drinker from banking/accounting lol who will talk to anyone.

I went to Baruch last night...lots of I's.

I don't feel like I would be a fit there.

The only school I felt was a fit was Kellogg and NYU.
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Re: What's Your Personality Type? Is there a MBA Type?? [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2008, 11:50
ENTP here

# Entrepreneur
# Investment banker
# Venture capitalist
# Outplacement consultant
# Management / marketing consultant
# Copywriter
# Radio/TV talk show host
# Political manager
# Real estate developer
# Actor
# Strategic planner
# University / college president
# Motivational speaker
# Internet marketer
# Advertising creative director
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Re: What's Your Personality Type? Is there a MBA Type?? [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2008, 12:00
ENFJ:
I guess now my girlfriend will have to believe that I am a nice, caring, and sensitive guy :-D

I am surprised that so many people here are I's; I guess I have been fallaciously associating leadership (drive) with being an extrovert. I would think that most people pursuing MBA would be more extrovert...I guess I am wrong (as always); anyways, I never claimed to be very smart (just good looking)... 8-)
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Re: What's Your Personality Type? Is there a MBA Type?? [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2008, 12:08
I might be wrong but here is my take on that.

Most Extroverts are better at talking their way through situations and moving up career wise without the MBA, and the MBA is proof that hey, I can BS, but I'm smart too. At least the ones I know. Actually, lol, thats how I went from design to brand management, many of my Introvert friends are hoping they can switch to brand management with the help of school. Most Introverts go to school looking to get help with networking, communicating, and getting in the door, they are deeper thinkers so they get through the course work with no problem. Not saying one is better than the other at all. But extroverts can sometimes talk themselves out of opportunities also, cause we can be too open.

Check out the book Do What You Are for a much lol better explaination.
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Re: What's Your Personality Type? Is there a MBA Type?? [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2008, 12:17
"extroverts can sometimes talk themselves out of opportunities also, cause we can be too open."

Nitty...couldn't agree more with you on this point. I have lost count of how many times I have acted too smart for my own good and lost out on some excellent opportunities by not shutting up. By the same token, most of my success in professional life can be attributed to my BS skills :-D

I was a marketing major and now I work in internal consulting...I guess this is some truth to this test
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Re: What's Your Personality Type? Is there a MBA Type?? [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2008, 12:51
Thanks for sharing. I've been looking for an online free quiz like this for my boyfriend as he is a bit lost on what to do next. He does not intend to get an MBA, but this will be of enormous help!

I am the one applying to business school so I couldn't help but take the test myself. Interestingly, the career prospects the quiz identified fit very well with where I have been and where I want to go. Good to know!

My profile: ENTJ

Chief Executive Officer - Long-term goal (hopefully!)

Network integration specialist

Management consultant - Post MBA goal

Politician/political manager

Franchise owner

Corporate finance attorney

Personnel financial planner

Real estate developer

Marketing executive - Current role is in this area

Intellectual property attorney

Investment consultant/planner

Economic analyst

Chemical engineer

Educational consultant

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Re: What's Your Personality Type? Is there a MBA Type?? [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2008, 13:50
ENTP :)
(Extravert, Intuitive, Thinker, Perceiver)

Entrepreneur -> one day...
Investment banker -> interesting job but my wife won't like it :lol:
Venture capitalist
Outplacement consultant
Management / marketing consultant -> I'd love it!
Copywriter
Radio/TV talk show host
Political manager
Real estate developer
Actor -> That would be cool :)
Strategic planner
University / college president
Motivational speaker
Internet marketer
Advertising creative director
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Re: What's Your Personality Type? Is there a MBA Type?? [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2008, 02:18
ISFP

# Primary care physician
# Occupational therapist
# Designer: interior / landscape
# Massage therapist
# Customer service representative
# Fashion designer
# Chef
# Paralegal
# Surveyor
# Registered Nurse
# Dental hygienist
# Travel agent / tour operator
# Home health worker
# Medical assistant
# Alcohol and drug addiction counselor

WTF!?!? :shock:
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Re: What's Your Personality Type? Is there a MBA Type?? [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2008, 03:28
ENTJs.

Great careers for ENTJs


Here are just a few popular and often satisfying careers for people whose Personality Type is ENTJ.

* Chief Executive Officer
* Network integration specialist
* Management consultant
->where I want to go
* Politician/political manager
* Franchise owner
* Corporate finance attorney
* Personnel financial planner
* Real estate developer
* Marketing executive
->where I have been
* Intellectual property attorney
* Investment consultant/planner
* Economic analyst
* Chemical engineer
* Educational consultant
* Judge


Feels like a horoscope. It's so general, there is always some truth. (sorry to be so critical, I hate to be categorized by a mere test. I'd say my personality is a little more complex)
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