Career Ideas for Green Personalities
Do you love the work you do? Does your work embody who you are?
These aren’t particularly difficult questions, but in my experience as a coach and a True Colors Facilitator, there are a lot of unhappy people working in jobs that don’t align with the things that matter to them most. That is to say, their work does not embody who they really are.
In fact, some statistics go so far as to suggest that 80% of people in the workplace don’t like the work they are doing. Now, given that the average person spends more time at work than they do with their families, that statistic is staggering, wouldn’t you agree?
Let’s face it, life’s way too short to spend it doing work that leaves you feeling unfulfilled. So if you have a job that is draining the life out of you, what’s stopping you from doing something about it?
I’ve learned that there are typically two reasons people don’t take action, either they tell themselves they can’t or someone else has told them they can’t. Whichever is true for you, its worth re-examining.
There’s a great quote by Nigel Marsh that sums this all up.
“There are thousands and thousands of people out there living lives of quiet, screaming desperation who work long hard hours, at jobs they hate to enable them to buy things they don’t need to impress people they don’t like.”
If Nigel’s quote resonates with you, and you are open to rethinking your situation, here’s a quick recap of the strengths and strongest abilities that embody the True Colors Green personality type.
The True Colors Green Personality at work
In the workplace you are conceptual and an independent thinker. For you, work is play. You are drawn to constant challenge and like to develop models, explore ideas or build systems to satisfy your need to deal with the innovative. you bring well thought out ideas to your team. Competence is of key importance to you. You love to analyze and solve problems. You are a conceptual, global and abstract thinker and can push the team toward excellence and perfection.
If you are a team Leader you keep your eyes open to new possibilities and innovations and therefore support research and development efforts. You like creating new models that you can turn over to your teammates for completion and follow through.
You are resourceful and visionary, you help the team set a strategic direction. You present challenging goals that stretch your teammates and you bring ingenuity and logic to the process.
Your leadership style offers your team a strategically centered approach that identifies the ways and means to achieve a well defined goal. Your motto is “Knowledge is Power.”
So whether you are just starting out in your search for the perfect job or career, or you are currently employed and not loving it, there’s no time like the present to look at your options. To help get the ball rolling, here’s a list 30 careers that are suited to the True Colors Green Personality type.
Gillian Andries is a Life and Career Coach with Bottomline Coaching and Consulting and a True Colors Facilitator. Learn more about True Colors Workshops then contact me to discuss your specific needs.