Best Jobs for Your Personality Type

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Best Jobs for Your Personality Type

Many job placement companies and career counseling centers will factor in a person’s Myers-Briggs personality type when finding them the perfect job. Find your type and find a job that fits your specific disposition. (1,2)


These types are good work horses, as they get things done. They see every detail of a plan and aren’t afraid to spend extra hours at the office or take on extra work. To compensate, they seek out jobs with high rewards.

Nickname: The Duty Fulfillers

Prevalence: 8.5%

Perfect careers: Business administrator, police officer, lawyer


These are the defenders of our society. They seek out jobs in which they can feel accomplished and important, as well as helpful.

Nickname: The Guardians

Prevalence: 13%

Perfect careers: Military officer, teacher, sales representative


Like the ESTJs, these types are supportive, but in a much more nurturing, caring way. They feel things intensely and like to help others through difficult situations.

Nickname: The Nurturers

Prevalence: 7%

Perfect careers: Interior decorator, social worker, childcare


Full of empathy, ESFJs seek employment in places where they can connect with their client, student or patient. A high amount of these types are in the nursing and teaching fields.

Nickname: The Caregivers

Prevalence: 12%

Perfect careers: Nurse, counselor, teacher


These types look at a problem from absolutely every angle. They like to problem-solve and believe there are multiple ways of finding solutions.

Nickname: The Mechanics

Prevalence: 6%

Perfect careers: Forensic pathologist, computer programmer, engineer


ESTPs are the “go-getters” of the personality types. They are high-energy and enjoy friendly competition. They work well in fast-paced environments that are challenging and rewarding.

Nickname: The Doers

Prevalence: 10%

Perfect careers: Marketing, paramedic, athlete


ESFPs crave the spotlight. They are very creative and thus stay away from jobs that require strict routines or office work. They like to travel, to design and to express themselves.

Nickname: The Performers

Prevalence: 11%

Perfect careers: Artist, fashion designer, consultant


Like ESFPs, ISFPs are creative, though in a much more introverted way. They tend to choose jobs that require imagination and originality, but they’d much rather work in solitude.

Nickname: The Artists

Prevalence: 6%

Perfect careers: Musician, photographer, veterinarian


Born leaders, ENTJs are risk-takers with sharp wits. They can make firm decisions and never feel regret. They are best in charge of large accounts, corporations or business decisions.

Nickname: The Executives

Prevalence: 4%

Perfect careers: Corporate executive, entrepreneur, judge


These types are the thinkers. They can solve complex problems and enjoy doing so. Most are in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) field.

Nickname: The Scientists

Prevalence: 1.5%

Perfect careers: Scientist, engineer, corporate strategist


ENTPs like to solve potential problems, and they are often looking toward the future. They connect well with people and they like to work in teams on complex issues.

Nickname: The Visionaries

Prevalence: 4.5%

Perfect careers: Psychologist, actor, systems analyst


Like The Scientists, INTPs do well in STEM fields. But they also enjoy scripted public speaking and teaching, as they enjoy sharing what they find with others.

Nickname: The Thinkers

Prevalence: 2.5%

Perfect careers: University professor, mathematician, forensic research


ENFJs enjoy doing volunteer work and helping others. They are also good at organization and do well planning events and parties.

Nickname: The Givers

Prevalence: 4%

Perfect careers: Clergy, events coordinator, writer


ESTJs are The Guardians, but INFJs are a bit more prone to choose careers that offer small victories. They don’t want to save the planet, they just want to make the world better one person at a time.

Nickname: The Protectors

Prevalence: 1%

Perfect careers: Chiropractor, early childhood development, dentist


These types like to be surrounded by other creative types. They thrive on others’ energies and enjoy being a part of creative, political or social movements. They’re also perfect leaders with great communication skills.

Nickname: The Inspirers

Prevalence: 7%

Perfect careers: Politician, television reporter, writer


INFPs can be perfectionists, but this usually benefits them in their careers. They see only one solution per problem but work very hard to reach that solution.

Nickname: The Idealists

Prevalence: 2%

Perfect careers: Psychiatrist, social worker, teacher

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