Career Development Services Career Counselors believe that skilled and professional workers need to know their Personality Type so that they can understand themselves and others in their personal life and the work place.
It's NOT for everyone, but it does help in the career development and job search process.
One of the best personality type assessments is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, but if you want take a similar assessment, you may find the following websites interesting;
Abbreviated personality type assessment from Humanmetrics: www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes1.htm
If you are interested in learning about all 16 personality types: http://www.truity.com/view/types
To learn more about personality type, there are well-written descriptions here: http://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/
The four temperaments are explained on the Keirsey website: www.keirsey.com