Albert Camus famously said, "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Since, along with the arrival of the brilliant colors, it is also for many people a great time to begin new initiatives, we felt that this would be the perfect time of year to mention some of the helpful self-discovery tools that are available on the Internet.
The Motivational Appraisal of Personal Potential offers a wealth of information for those considering a career change. It provides a detailed analysis of the types of jobs you’re best suited for, and with over 900 jobs in its database, it offers a wide range of options for career exploration. Additionally, it generates a written report with very specific information about your temperament, motivations, and interests.
Emotional intelligence is considered the “sum” of how you respond emotionally to others. In essence, the more self-aware, sensitive, and empathetic you are, the higher your emotional intelligence score. If you’ve ever wondered how you fare compared to the average person—and want tips on how to become more emotionally intelligent—try this free quiz offered by the Institute for Health and Human Potential.
Discovering more about how you relate to the world can be useful in not just your personal life but also in your career. You may learn about potential careers worth considering, understand how to better cope with your challenges, and get a greater idea of your strengths. And just maybe, you’ll be able to figure out why you can’t get along with that one coworker who’s always agitating you…