How to Find a Job that Fits Your Personality – You Don’t Want To Get It Wrong!

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Its a proven fact that the majority of Americans are stuck in a job they don’t like.

Being in a job that doesn’t suit your personality type is a little bit like being in prison for a crime that you didn’t commit.

Let’s face it, we weren’t all made the same way.

Our uniqueness is what makes us individuals, and each of us has strengths and weakness, likes and dislikes, etc. that allows us to succeed more at certain tasks than at others.

For this reason, and to avoid being imprisoned in a job that becomes like a jail cell, it’s important for you to recognize your personality type to know what do you feel more comfortable doing.

Job Personality Types:

According to the Myers-Briggs indicator, an indicator used extensively in psychology, there are 16 different personality types. Here is each personality types along with the jobs that best suit it:

Personality Type #1: ESTJ (also known as “the guardians” or the “supervisors”)

ESTJs are those people who can lead other easily. They are usually very conservative and have values.

Thus, they make up very loyal employees. They can’t stand inefficiency and lousy behavior. They work hard and won’t ever procrastinate anything.

Jobs/careers for ESTJs:

  • Judges
  • Teachers
  • Project Managers
  • Lawyers
  • Police officers
  • Business managers

Personality Type #2: ISTJ (also known as “the duty fillers” or the “productive realists”)

ISTJs care mostly about completing their tasks. They work very hard.

They are very logical and don’t like change unless they see there’s a reason for it.

They love facts and information, they also dislike abstract matters and only like to delve into what’s pragmatical.

Jobs/careers for ISTJs:

  • Accountants
  • Systems Engineers
  • Governmental employees
  • Doctors
  • Detectives
  • Business managers
  • Dentists

Personality Type #3: ESFJ (also known as “the care givers” or “caring providers”)

ESFJs are people who live in the present.

They receive gratification from giving to others and love traditional values.

They can tend to put other people’s needs over their own and like security and peace.

Jobs/careers for ESFJs:

  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Religious work
  • Sales representatives
  • Teachers
  • Home Economics
  • Assistants
  • Social Work

Personality Type #4: ISFJ (also known as “the nurturers” or “sensible helpers”)

ISFJ’s are very service oriented. They dislike conflict and are always aware of other people’s emotions.

They are down to earth and look at practical ways to help people.

Jobs/careers for ISFJs:

  • Nurses
  • Secretaries
  • Assistants
  • Social workers
  • Child care
  • Counselors
  • Shopkeepers

Personality Type #5: ESTP (also known as “the doers” or “troubleshooters”)

ESTPs are extroverted and have excellent people skills.

They like to be noticed and aren’t afraid to take risks. Don’t like planning and are very creative and spontaneous.

Jobs/careers for ESTPs:

  • Sales people
  • Police
  • Jobs in marketing
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Customer Service Reps

Personality Type #6: ISTP (also known as “the mechanics” or “adaptable technicians”)

ISTPs take responsibility for their actions. They like to work on projects and complete them on time.

They are results-oriented and don’t have problem with getting the “job done” themselves.

Jobs/careers for ISTPs:

  • Mechanics
  • Athletes
  • Pilots
  • Operational jobs
  • Police
  • Detectives

Personality Type #7: ESFP (also known as “the performers” or “entertainers”)

ESFPs are spontaneous and can easily come up with ideas to have fun.

They can’t stand routine and do well at arts and sports.

Jobs/careers for ESFPs:

  • Artists
  • Athletes
  • Performers
  • Fashion designers
  • Photographers
  • Event organizers

Personality Type #8: ISFP (also known as “the artists” or “artisans”)

ISFPs have a high spatial intelligence. Like to take things calmly and live in the present moment.

They are highly creative and don’t conform to the standards.

Jobs/careers for ISFPs:

  • Artists
  • Psychologists
  • Musicians
  • Designers
  • Counselors
  • Veterinarian

Personality Type #9: ENTJ (also known as “the executives” or “directors”)

ENTJs can come up with plans but can also execute those plans perfectly.

They have high self-esteem and can make decisions quickly. They are natural born leaders.

Jobs/careers for ENTJs:

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business managers
  • Lawyers
  • Judges
  • Professors
  • CEOs

Personality Type #10: INTJ (also known as “the scientists” or “masterminds”)

INTJs are extremely intelligent.

They can come up with intricate theories very easily.

They can see the big picture and have a high regard for their own opinions. They like to work alone.

Jobs/careers for INTJs:

  • Professors
  • Scientists
  • Lawyers
  • Judges
  • Doctors
  • Systems Engineers
  • Surgeons

Personality Type #11: ENTP (also known as “the inventors” or “visionaries”)

ENTPs are creative and can easily come up with ideas. They have lots of energy and can motivate others.

They don’t like being controlled nor routine tasks.

Jobs/careers for ENTPs:

  • Professors
  • Psychologists
  • Actors
  • Engineers
  • Real Estate Agents
  • Scientists
  • Lawyers
  • Judges
  • Doctors
  • Systems Engineers
  • Surgeons

Personality Type #12: INTP (also known as “the thinkers”)

INTPs want to know the truth of the matter. They love delving into theories and abstract concepts.

They live in their own minds and prefer to work alone.

Jobs/careers for INTPs:

  • Professors
  • Mathematicians
  • Technical writers
  • Research
  • Strategic planners
  • Scientists
  • Lawyers
  • Systems Engineers
  • Psychiatrists

Personality Type #13: ENFJ (also known as “the guides”, or the “givers”)

ENFJ’s have people’s skills. They like to help others and are usually highly organized.

They dislike conflict and criticism to a great extent. They are honest people.

Jobs/careers for ENFJs:

  • Psychologists
  • Teachers
  • Social worker
  • Religious positions
  • HR positions
  • Sales people
  • Events organizers
  • Writers

Type #14: ENFP (also known as “the inspirers”, or the “advocates”)

ENFPs also like other people’s appreciation. They are highly intuitive and often put other’s need over their own needs.

They like planning and thinking about the future.

Jobs/careers for ENFPs:

  • Psychologists
  • Artists
  • Teachers
  • Writers
  • Diplomat
  • Actors
  • Politicians
  • PR specialist
  • Journalists

Personality Type #15: INFJ (also known as “the protectors”, or the “counselors”)

INFJ’s like to develop meaningful relationships with other people.

They always have a meaning in their lives and know what is it that they want to achieve in the future.

They are 50% intuition and 50% rationality.

Jobs/careers for INFJs:

  • Psychologists
  • Therapists
  • Pediatricians
  • Customer relationships rep
  • Health care practitioners
  • Child care

Personality Type #16: INFP (also known as “the individualists”, or the “idealists”)

INFPs have strong values. They are laid back and sensitive.

They are both loyal to people and organizations they work in.

They like to be original and prefer to work alone. They excel at writing.

Jobs/careers for INFPs:

  • Writers
  • Psychiatrists
  • Musicians
  • Librarian
  • Graphic designer

Note that a study made in the University of Wollongong in Australia showed that it was possible to change certain aspects of your personality with 10 weeks of coaching and motivation from your part.

In this respect, don’t feel you are caged into your current personality – or the job that fits it, provided you really want to change.

Job Personality Test

To find out your personality type here is a great test that will tell you. Best of all you don’t need to enter your email address or register, just make your choices, put in your age and sex and you will get the answer.

What personality type are you? I was an INTJ.

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