You've got personality. Let it guide you to the right business.

You've got personality. Let it guide you to the right business.

You may have a passion for entrepreneurship, but if you don’t take core personality traits into account, your new venture could be destined for failure. Your personality traits will help you select the best industry and that will help you weather adversity during start-up process, according to business psychologist.

Here are common personality types and their best business bets.

Not content in an office in front of a computer or working solo from home, you’ll be happiest out among clients and colleagues. You’d likely flourish in sales, teaching, consulting businesses that require interaction. Consider any business that involves networking, marketing, and interaction

  • Real estate sales
  • Catering
  • Management or executive recruiting
  • Public relations or marketing
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    Is working from the privacy of home your dream scenario? Then an e-business or online business is your ideal option – and you don’t need to be technologically sophisticated to get online business going. But you need to be a good decision-maker, self-sufficient and able to play multiple roles.

  • Information marketing
  • Online store
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Blogging
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    You feel best when helping others. Many entrepreneurs who don’t have strictly “nurturing” businesses are satisfied with nurturing and mentoring employees, but nurturers sometimes allow themselves to be taken advantage of, so balance the nurturing with toughness and authority.

  • Massage or spa
  • Restaurant
  • Transportation services
  • Courier services
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    Night owls do well in home-based businesses, independent consultant roles, call center and business process outsourcing services allowing them to work when they’re most productive, normally in the wee hours.

  • Call centers
  • Security service
  • Food stalls and stores operating or catering late-shift operations
  • Secretarial or administrative support services
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    Unpredictable income and uncertainties about the future will be stressful. Especially these trying times of financial crisis. Try making a gradual transition from full-time employment to entrepreneurship, and focus on low-risk ventures. Consider businesses that will lessen your anxiety.

  • Yoga school
  • Gym and aerobics center
  • Manufacturer or marketer of stress-reducing products
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    You’re best-suited to fast-paced, challenging and constantly changing activities. Businesses that require physical exertion and travel are also a goot match for you. But stay away from solo work-at-home options.

  • Adventure-travel coordinator
  • Personal trainer
  • Telemarketer
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