At times it might be hard to figure out what you want to do and what career is best for you. Talking about marketing, it is definitely not for everyone. Some people are more naturally suited for sales and marketing than others. And then there are some whose fear of rejection makes them completely unable to sell. But here is the question: is there a way to figure out who you should hire as salesman other than simple job interview? Well, this psychology site suggests there might be.
What they did is an unearthed one pretty amazing work that dates back to the beginning of twentieth century that describes the concept of five biological personality types, processed it, and came up with a completely interactive and free test that helps you figure out your predominant and secondary personality types. If you are interested you can find this test here: http://psychologia.co/career-test/
According to their data, the most suitable person for sales is the one who belongs to Alimentive type, sometimes called as Fat man. According to description, Alimentive people have highly developed digestive tract (therefore name “alimentive”, have pleasant personality and love luxury. Site offers quite good physical description of every type, including Alimentive and it seems like most of these people struggle with weight.
Having said that, people rarely belong to one pure type and usually have other personalities in one unique blend. Cerebral, for example, is terrible at sales but if combined with Alimentive he is a power house. This combination of types produces more self-made millionaires than any other combination. Not that it is impossible for others, but it’s the frequency.
Muscular type is not typically a salesman, but he might be a great public speaker. Now what if you are a mix of Alimentive and Muscular? You would definitely be good at marketing. Anyway, it’s a great and fun way to learn more about yourself and others. If you are a supervisor you might even rethink how you assign tasks to your subordinates by simply analyzing carefully how they look.
More career links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Career