How to Choose the Best Career Path, According To Your Personality Type?
Do you find yourself miserable in your nine-to-five job? Or maybe you feel like the right path for you is to quit your day job for your side hustle (that’s what you want, right?). If your current career isn’t a fit for your particular personality, even a dream job can feel like a real nightmare.
This is why your Myers-Briggs personality type can help out to pick what sort of job will make you the happiest. (Not sure which is your type yet? Read this then loop back here.)
If you’re still searching for the right career or are looking for a change, here are some interesting ideas to think about before you reach out to recruiters.
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You appreciate: routine, structure, familiarity
Kind and patient, ISFJ type often opt in caretaking roles like nurse or teacher. You like setting a structure you can follow. You also have the quiet persistence and detailed nature necessary to carry out your own business plan, whether it’s catering or consulting in a field you enjoy.
You appreciate: caretaking, structure, leadership
ESFJs really like to take leadership positions—but also give credit to others. This plus your attention to detail and organisation skills (whether it’s dinner for a group of friends or a company related outing) lends to careers like school principal, nonprofit director or HR manager. You like to have a determined role and clear structure, and often excel at promotion and conflict resolution in an office setting.
You appreciate: routine, organization, independence
ISTJs are dependable and enjoy having their defined place within a system. You are a good team player or leader if necessary but you also like working independently. You appreciate good, efficient work! Ultimate career paths include accounting, IT and finance. Some of you might also be attracted to careers that involve research and history, such as professor or scientist.
You appreciate: leadership, efficiency, logic
In any office or team, the ESTJ is typically running the show. (Get it, boss babe!) You might not dream up a company’s vision, but you are certainly the one implementing it. ESTJs excel anywhere they can step in as team leader, in careers like finance, consulting, business and detective or police work.
You appreciate: flexibility, aesthetics, excitement
ESFPs are typically referred to as performers because they’re always involved into environments where they can express themselves. You can’t sit still and stay mum; you have an eye for aesthetics and are very sociable. You may be attracted to work as a hairstylist, performer, teacher or comedian, especially if you can work in unique environments or have flexible hours.
You appreciate: technical complexity, logic, independence
ISTPs excel when they have a defined role and are given space to execute it effectively, because they like to do things solo. You do well with data and analytics, following logical paths, and would excel as an engineer. You are also very practical and down to earth, and may do well in professions like surgeons, craftsman and mechanics.
You appreciate: spontaneity, excitement, evolving problems
The ESTP type are sharp and courageous. You like exciting environments where there’s never a dull moment. Although you are comfortable being part of an organisation but you prefer to be independent in thought and action. You would excel at careers that challenge you and are dynamic like entrepreneur, sales representative, firefighter, surgeon, engineer.
You appreciate: flexibility, creativity, independence
Of all the personality types, ISFPs are the one who need the most space to be creative and live an independent life. You don’t like jobs where you have to follow a nine-to-five schedule or play by rules or follow strict company policies. You like being your own boss. You have fine taste, which helps you excel in jobs like artist, photographer, creative director or fashion stylist. As long as you’re able to think abstractly and apply your unique skill set, you’ll be happy.
You appreciate: leadership, innovative, novelty
ENFPs are naturally born leaders and excel when they’re put in visionary roles. You are both empathic and active, which makes you a great to be involved with in a non-profit, public relations or entrepreneurship. You are natural go getter, which is why you feel comfortable in leadership positions with a lot of flexibility.
You appreciate: independence, creativity, versatile
INFPs aim in life is to do meaningful tasks, regardless if they’re part of an organisation or they’re creating something on their own. You’re typically creative with good writing and research skills, which is why you’d do well as a writer, scientist or artist. You are methodical and quite practical and work well in a system, like in HR or social work.
You appreciate: harmony, creativity, leadership
Actors by nature you’re someone who capture the attention the moment you enter a room. ENFJs are dynamic leaders, who know exactly how to guide a group but at the same time work independently toward a humanitarian goal. Lots of ENFJs are happy to work in fields like therapy, acting, consulting and even politics. Good fit for you are professions that allows you to use your empathy and powers of persuasion.
You appreciate: welfare, insight, problems solving
Even though INFJs are considered as reserved personalities, they’re brilliant and socially intelligent. You connect easily with others but remain distant in order to preserve your energy. You love complex problems but you prefer to work independently than as a group. INFJs do well as counsellors, doctors and teachers.
You appreciate: problem solving, independence, forward thinking
INTJs are masters in finding solutions to challenging problems; they are the usually masterminds of navigating systems. As such, you’ll excel at job where you can independently discover innovative ways to make the world a better place. Careers as a scientist, engineer or researcher are great fit for you.
You appreciate: logic, research, innovation
INTPs feel best when they work alone on interesting new challenges, often something created by themselves. You prefer to work on something entirely new, or research deeper insight than in a subject matter, than be part of a system that already established. Fields that involve a lot of theory, like physics or psychology, might intrigue you, as could logic-driven careers like engineering, chemistry, and even economics.
You appreciate: flexibility, connectedness, complex problems
Of all the types, ENTPs probably struggle the most when trying to find a career that really suits them. If you’re in this mindset, it’s probably because your current job isn’t evolving enough; you feel happy when solving new problems almost every day. You would do best in a career that’s both social and flexible because you like to have a balance between personal time and social energy to get inspired from. You would excel as an entrepreneur, journalist or doctor.
You appreciate: leadership, vision, insight
ENTJs have to be executing either their own vision or a vision they truly believe in, to be really happy and fulfilled. You do well in management roles, operating as the team leader or running your own business. You’re great at persuasion and very skilled at logical reasoning. ENTJs thrive in business and startups, as well as more traditional fields like finance and law.
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