Which Career is Right for Your MBTI Personality Type?

Choosing the right career is perhaps one of the biggest decisions of a person’s life. So, one shouldn’t take it lightly. A simple way to decide is by knowing which career is right for your MBTI personality type. What’s that, and how does it work? Read on to know.

What is MBTI Personality Type?

Myers–Briggs Type Indicator, abbreviated as MBTI, is a self-reported psychological assessment that sorts people into categories on the basis of how they make decisions and perceive the world. About two million people take this test every year.

This test was developed by Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother, Katharine Briggs, during World War II to help women enter the industrial workforce decide what kinds of jobs they are best suited for. The test builds on the personality theories of Dr. Carl Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist who shared these via his book, Psychological Types.

How Does It work?

To find the personality types, a person who is taking the test need to choose one trait that they identify with the most across four categories that are known as dichotomy and scale. They are Sensing (S) or Intuition (N), Judging (J) or Perceiving (P), Thinking (T) or Feeling (F), and Introversion (I) or Extraversion (E). The result of the test is four letters wherein one letter is taken from each category and then coded smartly. For instance, ENFP can be used for extraversion, intuition, perceiving, or feeling.

16 MBTI Personality Types

There are 16 MBTI personality types. Each combination of traits leads to different weaknesses, strengths, ways of interacting with others, and different ways of perceiving the world. They are listed right here.

INFJ - The Advocate        INFP - The Mediator       INTJ - The Architect     INTP - The Thinker

ISTJ - The Inspector         ISTP - The Crafter            ISFJ - The Protector    ISFP - The Artist

ENFP - The Champion     ENFJ - The Giver              ENTP - The Debater    ENTJ - The Commander

ESTP - The Persuader      ESTJ - The Director          ESFP - The Performer   ESFJ - The Caregiver

How Can You Find the MBTI Personality Type?


You can look at the four categories, decide which extremes you identify with, and obtain a four-letter code. Then you can search for your personality type online by deciphering the meaning of your code.

Take the Online Test

You can also visit MBTIonline.com and take the test. It will cost you a few dollars, but the test results will be more accurate. You can also visit free online providers of the test and take a non-official test where several statements will present you, and you have to agree or disagree with them.

Choose a Professional

You can also choose to hire a professional wherein a certified professional will connect with you and take the assessment. They will also provide one-on-one feedback to share the results with you.

You can also find certified MBTI professionals in your area to administer the test through the MBTI Master Practitioner Referral Network.




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