Do What You Are

Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type

by Paul D. Tieger , Barbara Barron , Kelly Tieger

Number of pages: 432

Publisher: Little, Brown Spark

BBB Library: Personal Success

ISBN: 978-0316236737

About the Authors

Paul D. Tieger : Paul D. Tieger is a nationally recognised expert in Personality Type.


Barbara Barron : Barbara Barron made a career shift and now works as an advancement


Kelly Tieger : The daughter of two Personality Type experts and authors, Kelly Tieger


Editorial Review

The Summary of Do What You Are Discover the Perfect Career for You through the Secrets of Personality Type By: Paul D. Tieger, Barbara Barron, and Kelly Tieger leads readers step-by-step through the process of determining and verifying Personality Type. Then it identifies occupations that are popular with each Type, provides helpful case studies, and offers a rundown of each Type's work-related strengths and weaknesses. Focusing on each Type's strengths, Do What You Are uses workbook exercises to help readers customize their job search, ensuring the best results in the shortest period of time.  

Book Reviews

"This is one of the most popular career books in the world. It's easy to see why. Many have found great help from the concept of Personality Type, and Tieger and Barron are masters at explaining this approach to career choice. Highly recommended."

Lacking a fresh approach or a well-known author, this book will have an uphill battle against more established books on this subject, such as Paul D. Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger'sDo What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type. Still, a glowing cover endorsement by Richard Bolles, author ofWhat Color Is Your Parachute, along with planned radio and print campaigns may give it an initial boost.

The results of personality tests are more than just another label. They help you understand yourself (and others) better. Tieger, Tieger, and Barron will help you leverage one of the most famous tests,the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, to curate a list of careers that would best fit your personality. And trust me, having that list will make it a whole lot easier for you to narrow down your job search.

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Wisdom to Share

By unlocking the secrets of your personality type, you can find a truly fulfilling job that enhances the quality of your life.

Recognizing and understanding your personality type can change the way you see yourself—which in turn affects everything you do and every aspect of your life.

Despite the universal fantasies of winning the lottery, buying expensive cars and homes, and doing fascinating work with interesting people in exotic places, the sober reality is that most of us have to work, hard, for a long time.

There is no one “ideal job” to which everyone should aspire. But there is an ideal job for you.

To achieve career satisfaction, you need to figure out what your preferences are and then find a job that accommodates them.

Most of us are caught in a kind of psychological wrestling match, torn between what we think we can do, what we (or others) feel we ought to do, and what we think we want to do.

Most of us make our most important career decisions when we are least prepared to do so.

The decisions we make early in life set into motion a chain of events that will influence our entire lives.

Happily, “finding yourself” does not require a guru, a lot of money, or any period of experimentation.

By making a conscious effort to discover the “real you,” you can learn how to focus your natural strengths and inclinations into a career you can love for as long as you choose to work.