All Extroverts Should be Flight Attendants?

All Extroverts Should be Flight Attendants?

If you’re in that stressful period of your life where you’re trying to decide what career path to take, you’re probably familiar with online assessments, whether it be for personality, career, hobby, or everything in between. Looking for answers is not uncommon when your future is unknown.

If you’re seeking out assessments, you won’t have to look long or hard. It seems everyone on the internet has an opinion about who or what you should be. Looking for amusement can be harmless, but it’s important to take these “test results” with a grain of salt. Just because Buzzfeed tells you that you’re destined to be a flight attendant, doesn’t mean that you should sign up for training right away. Being an extrovert will help on your path to becoming a flight attendant because you will need to talk to people all day long, but an education will be the determining factor in whether or not you know how to perform CPR on a passenger while being a flight attendant.

With all that being said, if you’re looking for some guidance, these tests can be helpful. But it’s important that you have a reliable source and you won’t let it completely determine your future. No one knows you better than you do. In this blog, we’ll outline a few important things to keep in mind while you search for answers.

Personality Tests

We’ve all heard the saying, “Be yourself, everyone else is taken.” So why do we want to be placed in a category with millions of other people? According to Psychology Today, there are a few reasons why people enjoy personality tests. We take them because we want to learn something new about ourselves, we like the idea of belonging to a group, and we like a simple way of understanding people.

For example, you’ve surely heard people talk about astrological signs as an excuse for their actions. We appreciate the idea of understanding ourselves and others, even if we don’t know them well, because we can fit them into a category, of sorts, in our mind. Personality tests can be great for discovering new strengths and weaknesses. If you find that you thrive in introverted settings, you will know that you need to work on putting yourself out there (if you choose to). With all this newfound information, people often let it determine what they are/aren’t capable of. This is not what the test is designed for, and can often lead people in the wrong direction. The best thing you can do for yourself is to use the information from the personality tests as constructive criticism, and subject to change.

If you’re looking to take a personality test, you should take one that you know is reliable and scientifically based. Some well-known and well-liked tests are the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Test, Big Five personality test, and the Enneagram test.

Career Assessments

Much like personality tests, career assessments can be general and aren’t always the most reliable. A lot of career assessments are based on personality tests, and they will often coincide with each other. Much like the personality tests, career tests will highlight strengths and weaknesses, specifically related to a job environment. If you don’t do well with pressure, it will most likely recommend that you stay away from high pace jobs like public relations or stock trading.
Career assessment tests can also confirm or deny any pre-existing thoughts about what you might be good at before you take the test. If you’re interested in taking a career assessment test, we recommend: O*NET Interest Profiler (administered by the United States Department of Labor), or the Holland Code Career Test.

At Miles Smart Tutoring, we understand that you might want to seek out answers. We hope when you’re taking these tests, you treat the results as a learning experience rather than factual information. Trust yourself – you know your strengths and weaknesses better than anyone. If some of these weaknesses are academic, we can help. We want your dreams to come true and our tutors will do everything in their power to help you achieve that. For a free consultation, give us a Call at (813)-328-3036 or visit our website