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The Princeton Review Career Quiz is an introduction to how you need to know yourself before you can find that career that you really love. It's free and quick (only 24 "choose A or B" questions), but it will give you an idea of the concepts. Once you understand the basics, you can move on to a detailed survey for career assessment that is even more specific.
There are two concepts you should understand as you take the quiz. The first general concept is that your behavior can be seen in two parts:"normal" when things are going well, and "stressed" when they are not. Because you are (everyone is!) unique, there is no predicting what stressed behaviors you will exhibit based on your normal behavior, or vice versa. They may be the same, but often are not. The second concept is that there are two types of motivators: "interests", things you like, and "needs", what you need from your environment and people around you to be productive. If your needs aren't met, then you exhibit your particular stressed behaviors.
Further, each of the four behavioral categories (interests, usual, needs, stress) can be generalized as one of four colors. So a person's interests can be any of the four colors. There are four categories, and each category can be any one of four colors. For example, you could have red "interests" and a blue "style" and green "needs." The Princeton Review Career Quiz gives you the colors of your "style" and "interests," the motivator categories require the more detailed survey.
After you complete The Princeton Review Career Quiz we will show you careers that match the "style" and "interest" colors you created. The colors have particular meanings:
The Performance Profile Survey is far superior to other instruments used for similar purposes. Of the many reasons why it's better, three are most notable:
Self-awareness is certainly a major part of the foundation of success and happiness. Your ability to secure a job--and ultimately a career--in which you will thrive depends on how well you can match yourself with the opportunities available. There are four behavioral dimensions presented in the Performance Profile--Interests, Style, Needs, and Stress Behaviors. These can provide a strong basis for you to better understand yourself. The four dimensions will also give you a framework within which you can examine potential work environments to see if they are right for you.