Is Remote Working Right For Your Personality?

Is Remote Working Right For Your Personality?

Not all careers are for everyone. There are certain skill sets and personalities that are perfect for every job. The same is true with remote work. Wondering what personality traits can be ideal for remote working? Here are some:

 

Independent

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Independent

You will be working alone when remote working. You have to be independent to take care of your own needs. You should have the capability to do the tasks alone and without much supervision — your internet, your equipment, and, most importantly, your productivity. You are accountable for everything.

 

Self-Disciplined

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Self-Disciplined

Remote workers don’t have a boss looking at your every move. So you have to boss yourself around. 

The problem with new remote workers is that they tend to slack off because no one is watching them. 

At first, you may find it challenging to do so. You can use a tracker or a Pomodoro timer to help you gauge your productivity. Or use a planner for your tasks. 

The bottom line is you have to be self-disciplined enough to work on your hours. 

 

Structured and Organized

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Structured and Organized

And speaking of working hours, remote workers might have irregular working timetables. Most can work anytime they want. 

But you need to be structured and organized with the time you have. It’s common for remote workers to procrastinate until you don’t have enough time to finish your daily tasks. Structure your day with specific hours of working time. 

 

Proactive

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Proactive

Alongside being independent, you should be proactive with your career. Plan ahead. 

Anticipate what needs to be done to improve your team’s productivity. What are the tasks that things that need improvements? Your proactive can be the difference between a mediocre or a flourishing freelancing career.

 

Can Communicate Well

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Can Communicate Well

To foster good working relationships, you should know how to communicate your ideas well. The problem with remote working is that you don’t communicate face-to-face. You don’t see non-verbal cues. And people might misunderstand you. 

Communication is a crucial trait for every remote worker. By practicing proper communication, you can avoid these misunderstandings and head collaborative work effectively.

 

Personality Types Great for Remote Work

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Personality Types Great for Remote Work

As to personality types, the Myer-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) can be a way to find if you can be for remote work. The MBTI is a psychological test that is theorized by Carl Jung. He explains that people usually experience the world with the parameters: Sensation, Intuition, Feeling, and Thinking.

The results of the test will give you a combination of four letters that roughly represents your personality.

Take note, though, that human personalities are complicated. And this is pseudoscience. The results may not reflect your exact personality. But then, it can roughly give you an idea of what your personality might be. You can take the test here

Based on these combinations, the best MBTI personalities for remote working are:

If you check their profiles, these personalities can usually work alone well and don’t adhere to the norm. 

 

What If I Don’t have These Traits and Personalities_

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What If I Don’t Have These Traits and Personalities?

Remember that not having these qualities or specific personalities doesn’t hinder you from becoming a successful remote worker. 

Yes, these are advantages if you have them, but some of these traits can be learned along the way. Don’t get discouraged. The worst thing is being afraid to try and not knowing if you actually can do it. 

So go on and try out remote working. You’ll never know. It might be the best decision you’ll ever make in your life.

 

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