19 years ago I paid for a career test, MAPP just to see

19 years ago I paid for a career test, MAPP just to see. Things I expect like priest/rabbi/minister, coach, kindergarten teacher, therapist, etc came up but this is the only test that really nailed it: middle school teacher, special education (working with gifted kids, probably on the spectrum or with physical or emotional or learning issues). I knew it wasn’t something I’d be doing but I _could_ and that was enough.
 
Just now, 19 years later, I decided to look at the “Occupational Outlook” thing to see what it said about attributes needed for such a job – a roundabout way to assess my personality in a different way:
 
work styles
Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others’ needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.See more occupations related to this work style.
Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.See more occupations related to this work style.
Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.See more occupations related to this work style.
Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.See more occupations related to this work style.
Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.See more occupations related to this work style.
Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.See more occupations related to this work style.
Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.See more occupations related to this work style.
Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.See more occupations related to this work style.
Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.See more occupations related to this work style.
Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.See more occupations related to this work style.
Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.See more occupations related to this work style.
Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.See more occupations related to this work style.
Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.See more occupations related to this work style.
Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.See more occupations related to this work style.
Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.See more occupations related to this work style.
Independence — Job requires developing one’s own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
 
work values
Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.See more occupations related to this work value.
Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.See more occupations related to this work value.
Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
 
interests
Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
 
Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

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