I recently gave a speech at the GA Tech Alumni group. They are a wonderful group of people who are really committed to finding greater fulfillment in their careers. We talked about the analogy of painted versus stained wood that I normally use in my speeches. It’s about not letting your authenticity be painted over so to speak by a coat of paint, like paint over wood. Instead, imagine that you use stain instead to bring out, or enhance your authenticity and tap into it.
Tap into your natural talents and gifts to be more authentic in your work. As I’ve said before in previous posts, go with your personality type in a job, not against it. That’s an uphill battle not worth fighting when you can try to find another career direction that better suits you.