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    Career Decision Making Case Study: Matt

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    This 3 page paper discusses a case provided by the student. The case is about a 60-year-old man who is dissatisfied with his job. The results of the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers-Briggs are presented and discussed. The theories of Tiedeman and Super are also used for the analysis. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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    to whom the challenge is the motive and once achieved, the job is no longer of any interest. It sounds like he is a personality that has to be constantly  stimulated with new things. Matts highest General Occupational Theme scales on the Strong Interest Inventory were social, artistic and investigative. The social work environment would include such occupations as  social worker, counselor, teacher. The artistic work environment is one where people emphasize creatively. Some occupations in this environment would conclude visual and performing arts, even a physician falls under  the artistic umbrella. The investigative work environment is one where problem solving and intellectual pursuits would take place. Examples include certain fields of science and different kinds of technicians. Matts  Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment revealed a type INFJ. This combination is comprised of Introverted intuitives, Extraverted feeling, Introverted Thinking, Extraverted Sensing (external) (Team Technology, 2005). This type of personality is  very internal, focused on their own thoughts and emotions. They use their imagination constructively searching for new ideas, new possibilities, new insights. Considering Matt within Tiedemans Eight Stages of Psychosocial  Development, we find Matt has conflicts in the following stages: * Trust vs Mistrust (Brotherton, n.d.): It would not seem that Matt trusts his work environment to provide sufficient challenge  to keep him interested * Ego Identity vs. Role Confusion: Ego identity requires a feeling of congruence in the different aspects of ones life (Brotherton, n.d.), which is not  a part of Matts life. * Generativity vs. Stagnation (Brotherton, n.d.): Matt may be disconnected with his daily routines but he is seeking help, which is a positive step  * Integrity vs. Despair (Brotherton, n.d.): Matt may not be completely disillusioned with all of life but he is certainly unhappy with his present circumstances (Brotherton, n.d.). Donald 

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