The Best Jobs for All 16 Myers-Briggs Personality Types in One Infographic

Does your current job fit your personality?

I’ve always been fascinated by the intersection of personality and career. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality test is a widely known tool used in the business arena for helping you find the “right” career. Today about 80% of the Fortune 500 and 89 of Fortune 100 companies use it to analyze the personalities of employees, in an effort to find them in the right roles and help them succeed.

Truity Psychometrics, a thought-leader in online personality and career assessments, and the developer of the TypeFinder personality type assessment, created this interesting infographic with the details of the four dimensions of personality type coupled with great recommendations for ideal career types.


Infographic via Truity

Question: I’m an ENFJ! What’s your MBTI type and your ideal job?


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  • ESTJ…I’m an Operations Manager in my current position. This isn’t all that far off from a General Manager.

  • Lauren

    INTJ. Researcher, specifically history/art/culture.

  • Steven Tessler

    ISFJ form me. I took the test awhile back and it was different. I took it last night and got this. I’ll have to take it when I’m more alert.

    Love the graph!! I’ve always wanted to be a K-2 teacher! That part is correct!!

  • Sam Cooke

    I love this! What a great way to “ball park” career pathing decisions. Definitely sharing. Thanks!

  • ISTJ – and ideal job is project/operations manager.

  • ENFP. I’ve never seen these job recommendations for my type, interesting suggestions, I’ve not gone anywhere nears what this chart says.. yet..

    • Mark Stinton

      I am an ENFP too. I taught Kindergarten and Elementary as well as recreational therapy, so it seems accurate to me!

  • ENFP/ENTP for me 🙂
    Thanks Paul, great infographic!

  • Sarah Cait

    Hi Paul! I’m an INTP who prefers the humanities to science/math/engineering, but I’ve noticed career suggestions for my type never suit me. I love to analyze as much as the next INTP, but I’d much prefer literary or linguistic analysis. I’m I really so unusual that humanities are so rarely reflected in the INTP path suggestions?

    • Lori

      No Sarah, I’m an INTP and I love being a nurse. It is possible to be a “relational” INTP! I also love linguistics and “connecting” with people. Would love to do disaster relief, translation, etc. etc.. . . everyone is an individual. . . stay true to your passions and who you are. The Myers Briggs doesn’t show everything!

      • Greg

        It’s possible neither of you are INTPs, but actually mistyped ENTPs.

      • Luis Humberto Molinar Márquez

        Hi! INTP here. I studied Philosophy and loved the analysis part, but hated the “people” part. Then my interests changed and I flew away to more creative fields; I’m still somewhere here and there at the same time, but having too many interests and seemingly not a single one passion that feels overwhelmingly true is a very hard thing to manage.

  • I’m an INTJ and work as a Senior Research Analyst for Institutional Research. Nailed it.

  • whoiamnow

    This is horse shit.

    • NH Enginerd

      This is a vulgar, inappropriate and unhelpful response. Please treat the opinions of others with respect and consideration, as others should treat yours. I hope you will either remove or replace this comment with something constructive, for example some specifics on what you disagree with. Personally, I am looking forward to reading the article with an open mind. NO TROLLS, PLEASE!

      • katie1205

        But it is ridiculous. I’m an INFJ, but I don’t let it define who I choose to be. I don’t use it as an excuse to not go out or not talk to people, etc. I chose my career path based on what I felt I was passionate about and although I can be quiet and introverted and empathetic, I am also extremely hard headed and a great leader when I feel the need to be. I think it’s extremely counter-productive to go the safe way and say “Well this quiz says I’m ABCD so I’m going to just accept that and go the way it says I should go”. People often use our own self-diagnosed psychological conditions to make excused for our behavior and that will never get any of them ahead.

        • Mark

          Myers-Briggs, career assessments, et al. are never the final answer; they are only a tool to be used to make a decision. In addition, any type of career determination tool is based on the analysis that “most people in this field are like this.” Most is never all and effect does not determine cause. People should make their own decision based on who they are and what they value among the alternatives they have.

    • Dean

      These categorizations are intended to provide general guidance based on one’s tendencies. As individuals, understand that we may not always fit into the shape of the cookie-cuttier template.

    • Graham Nicholls

      This is utter horse shit. Dangerous horse shit. I’m an ISTP. I happen to have an IQ of between 140 and 150 depending on the scale. I have had a successful career in IT – at times as a software developer, others as a sysadmin, and latterly as a devops engineer. According to this simplistic drivel, I ought to work as a mechanic, carpenter, or perhaps as a police officer. I have won an award for a piece of software which I wrote, and have taught Unix and programming in the UK, US, Ireland , Germany, Sweden, and Belgium. Led by this _horse_ _shit_ , Iwould not have had this career- programming is for the N’s. So NH Enginerd, you are unhelpful and arrogant. I’m also intrigued that you seem to yet be “looking forward to reading the article…”. Who looks at the comments before reading an article? A troll.

  • Hannah

    IXFJ. I’m a writer, like my INFJ side, but the ISFJ jobs aren’t really for me. I love kids, but I don’t think I could teach kindergarten all day.

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  • steve

    Interesting Paul but I can’t help see the disconnect between your description of the personality type and the suggested role. For entp you have ‘inspired inventor’ then ‘reporter’!

    • Brett Holdeman

      Anymore, reporters are inventors, of slanted news stories…lol

  • Brett Holdeman

    I’m an INTP, and wish I’d majored in either mathematics or software/programming…darn the luck!

    • Intp. Degree in software. Hmm

    • Dave

      It’s never too late. I graduated from medical school, decided being a doctor was a pretty thankless job (especially for INTPs), and I’m going back to school for computer science.

      • seenable

        Holy dept

      • Nope Not

        This is so funny. I’m an INTP and went to nursing school and absolutely despised the career field, so am also going back for computer science!

  • Since the publisher of the MBTI says the MBTI does not predict job success do you think the MBTI will predict career success?

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  • I’m ENFJ, which according to this means I should be an “Inspiring Guide.” As a coach and blogger, I guess that works!

  • Paul, you should do a poll on how many female INTJs are in 30 Days of Hustle. Something like only .08% of the world population is female INTJ, but I’d guess there is an unusually high number in our group. We’re a rare breed! #includingme

  • Why not just use a Normative assessment to help plan a path to career success?

  • Fabulous.. I am an ENFJ/INFJ and am a writer and a marketer.. spot on!

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  • Kamil Aziz

    Im ISTJ and hate admin things. I like surgery though.

  • Katharine

    Ha! Last, but not least — INFP

    And am an author.
    And serve only one e-client, who is a librarian.
    And envy her, her job.


    • Katharine

      But, sometimes, I’m just really, really good at organizing huge affairs. Go figure.

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  • TR

    INTP, fairly consistently with multiple versions of the test taken over the last 8 years. I am currently an Operations Manager, and I hate it. I need to get back to a more strategic thinking and analysis role to find someplace I will be more fulfilled and motivated. I once worked in Product Management/Business Development, and found that to be the most fulfilling role I have played in my professional career. Thanks for validating what I was already feeling and helping me to target my search for the next career.

  • Shelby Nicholson

    I’m an INFJ, and I really am an INFJ!!!

  • tribbles

    INTP, majored in computer science with a minor in math – go figure.

  • Shadeslinger

    ISTJ. I am one of 2 office Supervisors.

  • Laura Porter

    I’m an ESFJ, and I’m a Conference Planner. So many details, so many people, so many concrete projects. Works well for me!

  • Paul, are you an ENFJ?

    I just took this for the first time and that’s me. Minister, ha!

  • Jay Quincy

    INTP here. Contrary to the commonly suggested career paths (always science… not that I don’t love science, but still…), I prefer creative fields. I’ve worked or dabbled in painting, illustration (traditional and digital media), comics, writing, music, video game development, sculpting… My problem is I can’t commit to anything. :’) (This can be a good thing but also very bad.)

    • Luis Humberto Molinar Márquez

      I understand your point and your “blessing/curse”. I’m also an INTP and although science and maths are nice, I’ve also entered that corridor with so many doors that is creation. I’m doing digital illustration, painting, sculpting and 3D modeling/texturing, as well as fictional writing. I’ve also been a musician, playing bass guitar in some bands in genres that range from experimental blues to black metal, and I’ve downloaded software to make video games, and I’ve being learning languages and a bunch of other stuff that interests me… The problem is exactly the same: with so many interests and so little time, it is very difficult to commit to anything for a long time without being distracted or losing momentum. Everytime I’m creating something in a specific field, I feel like I’m neglecting all of the other ones… And then there is the darker side, too: those other times when I don’t feel like doing any of those things I love but I feel the urge to learn something new instead, and question and over-analyze what I’ve been doing (and what I’ve stopped doing, too).

    • Judi Brown

      I’m a bordering INTJ / INTP with various interests, and I also have trouble committing to one direction. One of the many times I’ve taken the Myers-Briggs over my expansive life time, I came out INFJ/P. Overall, I’m a strong Intuitive and Introvert and mostly Thinker. In general – frustrating!

  • Cheska De Ocampo

    I am an INTJ but I’ve always wanted to delve into Corporate Communications. I wonder if I’ll be effective in that.

  • apexadam

    ESTJ. Don’t like the Chef Icon! LOL. I wear several hats in a non-profit but seem to get the most energy from giving advice or mediating conflict. Is that normal?

  • ENTJ. Although it seems my vocational direction has gone the way of ENFJ. Perhaps my T/F isn’t as one-sided?

  • Tosin

    INTP/INFP really strongly both. Poet/writer and engineering/math prof.
    Can’t cope with Js.

  • Natalie Rose Euley

    I’m an ENTP that works as a Software Developer. I sometimes test as INTJ, though, so this works

  • disqus_gewfYtjtS1

    INTP here.
    …Just noticed how rare I am. Except the I part(but only 2% leading…almost nothing)…I thought I think and value like most people, well…

  • cat

    as an enfp honestly i doubt i will be happy working in any of those suggested jobs they seem boring and predictable as hell dude