The Best Careers for your Personality Type
Ever wondered what your personality type has to do with your chosen career? ALOT. Are you an introvert or an extrovert? A thinker or a feeler? All these things make up your personality type – and have a huge effect on what career path is right for you. I took the myers-briggs test and it so happens I’m an INTP. I think its pretty accurate both in the personality assessment and the career types suited to my personality.
The famous myers-briggs test was designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. These personality preferences were developed by Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers from theories proposed by Carl Gustav Jung, and first published in his 1921 book “Psychological Types”. Jung theorized that there are four principal psychological functions by which we experience the world: sensation, intuition, feeling, and thinking. One of these four functions is dominant most of the time.
The original developers of the personality inventory were Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers. After extensively studying the work of Jung, they turned their interest in human behavior into a devotion to turn the theory of psychological types to practical use.
This infographic created by Truity Psychometrics, a provider of online personality and career assessments, matches personality types to the careers that best suit them. The infographic breaks down 16 different four-letter personality types that dissect how different people make decisions and understand the world.
If you’re an introverted and creative INFP, you might be best suited for a career as an author or librarian. Meanwhile, strategic and extroverted ENTJs are a better fit in the boardroom as executives or the operating room as physicians.
Check out the infographic below to see what careers best utilize the skills specific to your personality type, and let us know if there are any dream jobs we’ve missed.