Careers for Extroverts & Other Gregarious Types [Secure eReader]
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eBook by Jan Goldberg
eBook Category: Business
eBook Description: Careers for Extroverts and Other Gregarious Types lets career explorers look at the job market through the unique lens of their own interests. The book reveals dozens of ways to pursue a passion and make a living--including many little-known but delightful careers that will surprise readers.
eBook Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies/McGraw-Hill, Published: 2002
Fictionwise Release Date: September 2002
Man absolutely cannot live by himself. -- ERICH FROMM
In everyday language, the word extrovert refers to a sociable person who makes friends easily. The Swiss psychologist Carl G. Jung gave it a more technical definition by saying that extroversion meant "turning the interests and energies of the mind towards events, people and things of the outer world." In other words, extroverts are likely to be more focused on whatever is going on around them than on their own thoughts and feelings.
Are You an Extrovert?
He who lives only for himself is truly dead to others. -- PUBLILIUS SYRUS
Are you the kind of person who looks outside yourself? Do you want to follow a career that allows you to interact with others? If you're not sure, take the following quiz and you'll find out!
1. Do you usually enjoy a good rapport with others?
2. Do you have a sincere desire to please others?
3. Do you enjoy working in groups?
4. Do you like the idea of working with others for the common good?
5. Would you rather work in a crowded office than in an isolated lab?
6. Does it bother you if you are cut off from dealing with people?
7. Do you find it easy to relate to a variety of people -- even if you don't know them?
8. Do you feel rewarded when others are enriched by your actions?
9. Do you adapt easily to a flexible schedule, one that might include more than forty hours per week and nights and/or weekends?
10. Would you be able to travel if necessary?
11. Are you willing to continue to attend seminars, workshops, etc., to keep your skills sharp and perhaps improve on them?
In this book, the following careers are explored as some of the occupations that extroverts would do well to consider: careers in acting, careers in music and dance, careers in sales, careers in politics, careers in marketing and advertising, and careers in public relations and fund-raising. Though these are, by no means, the only possibilities for extroverts, they will afford you a long list of careers to consider.
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle. -- BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
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