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What are the most suitable careers for MBTI personalities?

You must have heard about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) test, or what is commonly known as the “sixteen personality test”. The MBTI personalities are identified according to these eight traits:

  • Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I)

  • Observant (S) or Intuitive (N)

  • Feeling (F) or Thinking (T)

  • Judging (J) or Prospecting (P)

We have gathered some common characteristics of the sixteen personalities and listed the most suitable career paths that they should consider.

Debater ENTP (Extraverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Prospecting)

ENTPs are intelligent and very knowledgeable which is why they often question others and engage in debates. ENTPs enjoy problem-solving and being stimulated by challenges, hence mundane work life with repetitive tasks won’t really suit them. The most suitable careers for them are those that allow room for innovation and fresh ideas.

Suitable careers for ENTP:

  • Psychologist

  • Lawyer

  • Attorney

  • Creative Director

  • Detective

  • Actor

Logician INTP (Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Prospecting)

INTPs are known for their unique way of thinking. They are often fascinated by the ways of life and spend a lot of time exploring and understanding the mysteries in life. They are highly creative and have a great desire to solve challenges, which thus makes them a great problem-solver especially in the workplace.

Suitable careers for INTP:

  • Web Developer

  • Producer

  • Computer Network Analyst

  • Scientist

  • Writer

  • Statistician

Commander ENTJ (Extraverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging)

ENTJs are natural born leaders. They have the charisma and confidence to lead a team and often enjoy the authority. They approach problems in the most rational way and are able to efficiently find solutions for their problems.

Suitable careers for ENTJ:

  • Judge

  • Project Manager

  • Public Relations Specialists

  • Reporter

  • Financial Analyst

  • Accountant

Logistician ISTJ (Introverted, observant, Thinking, Judging)

ISTJs are often serious, responsible, reliable, and hard-working. They are detail-oriented and think critically before making decisions. A structured and orderly workplace is often appreciated by the ISTJs.

Suitable careers for ISTJ:

  • Dentist

  • Certified Public Accountant

  • Supply Chain Manager

  • Business analyst

Protagonist ENFJ (Extraverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging)

ENFJs love to be with people. They are outgoing, highly ethical, and possess strong principles. In the workplace, leadership comes naturally to ENFJs as they are understanding of other people’s needs. They are passionate about making the world a better place.

Suitable careers for ENFJ:

  • Guidance Counselor

  • Sales Manager

  • HR director

  • Public Relations Manager

  • Child Care Worker

Advocate INFJ (Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging)

The INFJs are often realists who view the world from a deep perspective. They are insightful, creative, sympathetic, and could easily read people’s thoughts and feelings. The INFJs will experience great satisfaction if their work has made the world a better place

Suitable careers for INFJ:

  • Clinical Psychologist

  • Curator

  • Dentist

  • Editor

  • Graphic Designer

Adventurer ISFP (Introverted, Observant, Feelings, Prospecting)

ISFPs are one of the more extroverted introverts. They tend to be curious and spontaneous when approaching life, they love experiencing new things, having control over their lives and working according to their own time and target. They prefer forming good rapport with people around them rather than having confrontation and arguments.

Suitable careers for ISFP:

  • Social worker

  • Social Media Manager

  • Artist

  • Chef

  • Fashion Designer

  • Interior Designer

Virtuoso ISTP (Introverted, Observant, Thinking, Prospecting)

The ISTP personality type displays both logical reasoning and spontaneity. They are great problem-solvers at the workplace, thus many ISTPs are good at analytical tasks. The ISTPs work with a multitude of resources stored in their heads to reach logical conclusions.

Suitable careers for ISTP:

  • Technician

  • Engineer

  • Inspector

  • Engineer

  • Construction Inspector

Performer ESFP (Extraverted, Observant, Feelings, Prospecting)

ESFPs are adventurers who truly love their lives. They are world-learners who gain knowledge through experiences and the environment around them. ESFPs enjoy being on stage and interacting with others as they are generally fun and energetic.

Suitable careers for ESFP:

  • Event planner

  • Professional entertainer

  • Cosmetologist

  • Tour Guide

  • Barista

Consul ESFJ (Extraverted, Observant, Feeling, Judging)

ESFJs love to be with people and bring joy to others, they are born to be Socialites. ESFJs are good at teamwork and they have the ability to maintain social order at the workplace. As group facilitators, they make sure that everyone plays their role in order to get given projects done faster and more efficiently.

Suitable careers for ESFJ:

  • Office Manager

  • Museum Curator

  • Psychologist

  • Kindergarten Teacher

  • Secretary

Architect INTJ (Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging)

The INTJ personality type is usually quiet, reserved, and interested in theories. Planning and strategizing is their area of strengths. A strong balance of intuitive thinking and practical reasoning characterize them as problem solvers.

Suitable careers for INTJ:

  • Electronics Engineers

  • Anesthesiologist

  • Biochemist

  • Computer Programmer

  • Teacher

Champion ENFP (Extraversion, Intuitive, Feeling, Prospecting)

ENFPs are courageous, inventive, and creative. They are born to be people-lovers and could always find excitement and joy in life. ENFPs who work in teams in a casual setting are more likely to fulfill their true potential. In their career selection, passion will take precedence over money.

Suitable careers for ENFP:

  • Bartender

  • Counselling Psychologist

  • Reporter

  • Musician

  • Social Worker

Doer ESTP (Extraverted, Observant, Thinking, Prospecting)

STPs are energetic and live each day to the fullest. They process logical thinking and can find solutions to a problem by thinking out-of-the-box. ESTPs are opportunity seekers who are devoted to what they are doing, so they are likely to succeed.

Suitable careers for ESTP:

  • Firefighter

  • Paramedic

  • Project Coordinator

  • Construction Supervisors

  • Freight Handler

Nurturer ISFJ (Introverted, Observant, Feelings, Judging)

ISFJs are warm-hearted, compassionate, reliable, and full of empathy. They are able to take good care of others emotionally. ISFJs hold strong ethical values and will strictly conduct their duties. As a result of their dedication and determination, they are highly efficient at work.

Suitable careers for ISFJ:

  • Accountant

  • Administrative manager

  • Elementary teacher

  • Bank teller

  • Nutritionists

Idealist INFP (Introverted, Intuitive, Feelings, Prospecting)

INFPs make decisions based on their morals and personal values. They like to keep things to themselves and often get lost in thoughts. INFPs could also easily understand other people’s feelings. As great nurturers, they want their careers to benefit both themselves and others.

Suitable careers for INFP:

  • Copywriter

  • HR Manager

  • Physical Therapist

  • Mental Health Professional

  • Artist

Supervisor ESTJ (Extraverted, Observant, Thinking, Judging)

ESTJs are judicial, organized, disciplined, and dedicated to doing the right thing. At the workplace, the ESTJs are often in a leadership position as they are good at leading others to follow guidelines.

Suitable careers for ESTJ:

  • Auditor

  • Judge

  • Coach

  • Criminal Investigator

  • Hotel manager

  • Personal Financial advisor

Comment to tell us what is your MBTI and the career you are pursuing!

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