Careers you should be doing based on your personality




Personality plays a major role in career assessment and has been used for decades in career planning and other programs that help people identify and select the right path for them. In a nutshell, the personality guide lets you know how you act, think in a work environment which is useful in career selection.

Let’s dig in the careers that are best for you according to your personality type!


  • ISFJ

ISFJs are good at caretaking roles because they are patient, thoughtful and kind. A role of teachers and nurses is perfect for them. They tend to follow a system. At the same time, they are perfect nature required to carry out consulting, catering and such business plans.


  • ESFJ

ESFJs love to lead and promote welfare as well. Their organizational skills and attention to details are phenomenal. If you are an ESFJ, you are likely to enjoy a career as HR coordinator, counselor, non-profit director or principal. You also often excel in conflict resolution, participation, and promotion at an office.


  • ISTJ

ISTJs enjoy their place in a system. They are capable, dependable because even though they can work independently, they are great team players. You just want an efficient work. Career paths include administration, IT, finance and accounting. Others that involve history and research as a professor or scientist are also excellent options.


  • ESTJ

ESTJs run the show undoubtedly. You are the one who implements things the most and can excel anywhere you want to. Careers like detective, police work consulting, business or finance are perfect for you.


  • ESFP

ESFPs are known as performers and are drawn to environments where it’s easier to express themselves. You like engaging others naturally and have an eye for aesthetics. Non-traditional environment careers like a performer, teacher, hairstylist, designer or comedian suits you the most.


  • ISTP

ISTPs love to have their space for execution once they know their role. They are highly practical and do well with analytics, configuring stats, data into how they work. ISTPs tend to excel in occupations like an engineer, carpentry, mechanics and surgery.


  • ESTP

ESTPs are quick on their feet, courageous and sharp. They tend to fit in environments that are never dull. You prefer to be independent regarding actions and thoughts.  Careers like entrepreneur, paramedic, surgeon, engineer, firefighter and such which requires challenges are great for you.


  • ISFP

ISFPs need the most space compared to other types. They like to be creative and can’t stand a 9 to 5 schedule or even abide by the rules. You are your own boss and work as a photographer, creative director, artist, designer or stylists that have skills make you happy.


  • ENFP

ENFPs have their own vision and are born leaders. You like dreams that can turn into reality and have the ability to take actions. You can be a good force in the entrepreneurial endeavor and non-profit, public relations.


  • INFP

INFPs have good skills in creativity, research, and writing. You do well as a professor, scientist, writer, or artist. Owing to your practical skills, non-profit work, social work or HR is good as well.


  • ENFJ

Natural-born are dynamic leaders. They know exactly how to capture an audience and work towards an interpersonal goal. ENFJs are drawn towards directing, consulting, therapy, coaching, politics, acting or such professions that require empathy, persuasion, and charisma.


  • INFJ

INFJs are socially intelligent and a bit introverted. You like challenging problems and work out their solutions. You do well as counselors, researchers, doctors, occupational therapists, and teachers.


  • INTJ

INTJs are the masterminds of solving complex problems. You are happy to be in a place to discover new things. Careers as an architect, writer, scientist, and engineer hold potential.


  • INTP

INTPs like to innovate and work alone. Theory and logic- driven careers intrigue you the most. This includes engineering, medicine, chemistry, physics or psychology, and economics.


  • ENTP

ENTPs find it really hard to find a career path. You value new problems and challenges every day. You would do well as a journalist, researcher, doctor, entrepreneur, or engineer.


  • ENTJ

ENTJs execute their own vision and thrive in running a business, management roles or running a team as a point person. You’re great at logical and reasoning and thrive in fields like sales, law, finance, and business.


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INFJ here.
After graduating highschool, my intended career goal was to become a social worker. Getting through the math and science courses required for an AA however, had me dropping out of community college by the second semester. Neither subject is particularly easy for me but more so, I was thoroughly frustrated and disgusted by having to pass courses in studies I believed to be of little importance in my chosen field. After floundering around for a few years in jobs I only cared about as financial means, I enrolled in a Zoology school which promised job placement after the year course. It was a total crock of shit but it did get my foot in the door at a Veterinary clinic, first as a kennel attendant and eventually (and for 7 years after) as an emergency vet assistant.
After our clinic was bought out by a corporate company and it became apparent we were now far more monetarily driven as opposed to operating with compassion, that job lost a lot of its appeal.
About that time, I began dating a man who’s brother managed a nightclub and he called one night desperately needing an extra cocktailer. I had no previous experience nor desire to work in bars but agreed to “doing my best this ONE night”. Long story less long, I’ve been bartending since (not in the nightclub scenes however) and after 10 years now, couldn’t imagine any other career.
Yes, it demands a lot of my energy and there are some days I couldn’t tell you how I do it. But I do it and I do it well. I have good repoir with customers, I connect with all types that find their way into my bar- young, old, regulars, strangers, male, female, obnoxious, shy, flirtatious, weird, well-dressed and kinda scuzzy looking.
And yes, most of them are shocked to hear that my personal life is a very quiet one with few (if any) close friends, that I rarely go out on my nights off, that I avoid social events. I present as an extrovert while I’m on the clock. I seem outgoing, vivacious, personable- and I’m hilarious! And those things are true of me, I suppose. I don’t feel I’m “forcing” myself to be that person for the sake of a paycheck. But, it’s only true of me for the length of my shift and occasionally (though rarely my suggestion) when coerced into an evening out or to attend some other social event outside of work. Once home (sometimes after a daring escape), I want nothing more and fight like fire for it, to be left alone in silence.
I assume that bartending does offer me the opportunity to talk with people on a deeper level as many are comfortable opening up after a few beers and because I am an easy person to talk to (so I hear). It’s a truer human connection than I’d have working as an office clerk or whatever people do without an AA or a clear career goal and life passion. I learn a lot and I give a lot while pouring booze and I can make full-time money in half the time which means more time to sit in solitude and wonder how I made it out in the world yet another day.

October 20, 2019