Lesson 121: Translation and personality: a perfectionist with controlling here, and you?

Whenever I’m writing about a certain topic on my blog, I always research it. This month, researching translation and personality, has been particularly insightful. I managed to look at some of my strengths and weaknesses as a freelancer and start working on some elements that weren’t quite right. This weekend I came across an interesting article on Freelance Folder looking…

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Lesson 120: Personality and translation: navigating the profession between analysts, diplomats, sentinels and explorers.

Personality and translation is the topic for me this month. Following my last week’s post on introverts and extraverts, I wanted to explore the aspect of personalities a bit more. Based on MBTI, several tests and theories have developed underlining the dichotomies between four factors: extraversion/introversion, sensing/intuition, thinking/feeling, judging/perception. One of the theories that I find most interesting, as described…

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Lesson 119: Does your personality impact your translation career? Introverts and extroverts.

I like taking online personality tests, from the really silly ones on Buzzfeed (e.g. what house should you live in or what’s your hidden nationality), to a bit more serious ones, like http://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test. Most of the time it’s just pure fun and distraction from work, but the more I work, the more I’m convinced that our personalities do have an…

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