I just ran across this Compass Lite app yesterday and thought it was kind of fun– much more fun than the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator. A local company called Woofound is piloting software at UMBC and Towson U that matches personalities with possible careers. They’ve released a “Lite” version that you can access on Facebook: try this link.
It asks you to basically look at a series of images that correspond to different environments, work styles, and interests, and you just click “me” or “not me.” I tried it … and it gave me these possible career fields: art history, architecture, philosophy, professor of forestry (as well as several other kinds of professor, but I thought this was the most interesting one), social science researcher …. interestingly, the word “literature” never appeared! What could this mean?? Have I been living a lie? Should I seek a truer calling? (OK, OK, I won’t get hysterical. A lot of the careers they suggested for me actually sounded quite appealing!) Anyway, it was fun. If you try it, post a reply with the fields that came up for you! –JLC