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Best Career Paths According To Your Myers Briggs Personality Type (Part 1)

Apr 30, 2018 | Blog, Job Searching

If you’re not yet familiar with the MBTI, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is an introspective self-report questionnaire that aims to identify how one perceives the world and makes decisions. After the test, they are identified as one out of the sixteen personality types based on their dominant, secondary, tertiary, and inferior cognitive functions.

MBTI allows people to explore their personality types and understand themselves further. They could also learn more about how their types are observed to interact with their environment, career, or relationships. It’s also used as a framework to understand the people around you better by reading about other types.

It’s important to note that no type is superior to other types. MBTI demonstrates the beauty of complexity, harmony, and nuance.

If you’ve yet to identify your personality type, you can take a free test here.

MBTI is popular in the business sector. The idea is that people can be more satisfied and successful if they choose a career that suits their personality types better. However, any personality type can be successful in any occupation. Each individual brings their own strengths, weakness, and talents on the table.

But it begs the question: what is the best career path for each Myers-Briggs personality type?

There isn’t one answer to this question — but there are prescriptions.

We hope to cover every personality type out there, but we don’t want to make a bottomless blog post. So, this subject would be divided into four parts.

Let’s start:

 

ENFJ

“Warm, empathetic, responsive, and responsible. Highly attuned to the emotions, needs, and motivations of others. Find potential in everyone, want to help others fulfill their potential. May act as catalysts for individual and group growth. Loyal, responsive to praise and criticism. Sociable, facilitate others in a group, and provide inspiring leadership.” – MyersBriggs.Org

Here’s a partial list of careers ideal ENFJs according to Truity.com:

BEST CAREER PATHS FOR ENFJ:

  • Advertising and Promotions Manager
  • Child Care Worker
  • College Administrator
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Dietitian or Nutritionist
  • Executive Assistant
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Medical or Health Services Manager
  • Meeting or Convention Planner
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Psychologist
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Receptionist
  • Sales Manager
  • School or Career Counselor
  • Social Worker
  • Sociologist
  • Teacher

 

ENTP

“Quick, ingenious, stimulating, alert, and outspoken. Resourceful in solving new and challenging problems. Adept at generating conceptual possibilities and then analyzing them strategically. Good at reading other people. Bored by routine, will seldom do the same thing the same way, apt to turn to one new interest after another.” – MyersBriggs.Org

Here’s a partial list of careers ideal ENTPs according to Truity.com:

BEST CAREER PATHS FOR ENTP:

  • Ad Account Executive
  • Architect
  • Art Director
  • Creative Director
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Executive
  • Financial Planner
  • HR Recruiter
  • Management Consultant
  • Market Researcher
  • Marketing Manager
  • Organizational Psychologist
  • Property Manager
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Social Scientist
  • Stockbroker
  • Urban Planner

 

ISFJ

“Quiet, friendly, responsible, and conscientious. Committed and steady in meeting their obligations. Thorough, painstaking, and accurate. Loyal, considerate, notice and remember specifics about people who are important to them, concerned with how others feel. Strive to create an orderly and harmonious environment at work and at home.” – MyersBriggs.Org

Here’s a partial list of careers ideal ISFJs according to Truity.com:

BEST CAREER PATHS FOR ISFJ:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Counselor
  • Court Reporter
  • Credit Counselor
  • Customer Service Rep
  • Dentist
  • Electrician
  • Family Physician
  • Food Scientist
  • Interior Designer
  • Librarian
  • Medical Assistant
  • Nurse
  • Office Manager
  • Paralegal
  • Physician Assistant
  • Real Estate Appraiser
  • Religious Educator
  • Social Worker
  • Teacher
  • Tech Support Specialist
  • Veterinarian

 

ESTJ

“Practical, realistic, matter-of-fact. Decisive, quickly move to implement decisions. Organize projects and people to get things done, focus on getting results in the most efficient way possible. Take care of routine details. Have a clear set of logical standards, systematically follow them and want others to also. Forceful in implementing their plans.” – MyersBriggs.Org

Here’s a partial list of careers ideal ESTJs according to Truity.com:

BEST CAREER PATHS FOR ESTJ:

  • Stockbroker
  • Sales Manager
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Hotel Manager
  • Credit Analyst
  • Budget Analyst
  • Insurance Adjuster
  • Financial Counselor
  • Project Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Public Administrator
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Military Officer
  • Chef
  • Paralegal
  • Judge
  • Auditor
  • Property Manager
  • Pharmacist
  • Dentist
  • Civil Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Real Estate Appraiser
  • Cost Estimator
  • Building Inspector
  • Factory Supervisor
  • General Contractor
  • Funeral Director

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