Unfortunately, not every personality type will work well with every company. It’s important to know what your personality type is, so you can figure out which jobs would be best for you.
The most common way to figure out your personality type is through the Myers-Briggs personality test. There are 16 different personality types, based upon a combination of four different categories:
1. Introversion (focuses more on the inner world) vs. Extroversion (focuses more on the outer world),
2. Sensing (focuses on basic information as it’s taken in) vs. Intuition (interpreting and adding to the information as it’s taken in),
3. Thinking (uses logic more in decision making) vs. Feeling (focuses more on people and special circumstances in decision making),
4. Judging (prefers to make decisions quickly) vs. Perceiving (prefers being open to new information).
Based on one’s individualized personality type, they may be better fit for a management position in a company, while someone with a different personality type may be better fit for a grounds keeping position.
Forbes writer, Ashley Stahl, breaks down each of the 16 personality types and their ideal careers in her article: What Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type Means for Your Career.
People with this personality type are practical, factual, organized, and logical. They’re great problem-solvers who thrive in careers that are heavy with facts, numbers, and data. They make excellent accountants, engineers, air traffic controllers, and security guards.
ISFJ’s are warm and sympathetic, but also detailed, organized, and thorough. They are natural protectors, so they tend to thrive as health care professionals or working with children, but because they are so detail-oriented, they also do well in positions that work closely with money, like bookkeeping.
Sensitive, creative, and intense. They thrive with language and symbols. They long for meaning in their careers, and because they are adept at reading people, they do best in the arts, medicine, education, and science.
Decisive, innovative, insightful, and logical. They’re able to apply their big-picture thinking along with their problem-solving skills, which makes them best-suited for work in very technical careers like architecture, science, and engineering.
People with this personality type are very hands-on and are analytical, practical, and exacting. They are natural troubleshooters and problem-solvers, so they do very well in careers with computers, electronics, and technology, but they also thrive in the outdoors so are well-suited for farming and ranching as well.
This personality type is gentle, adaptable, observant, and loyal. They’re sympathetic and reflective and love to help others, so they are natural born teachers, nurses, and coaches.
INFP’s are creative, empathic, and inquisitive. They’re natural helpers and are deeply caring. They tend to have excellent communication skills, so they make great writers, and they thrive in other artistic positions as well such as musicians, graphic designers, and in language arts.
Individuals with this personality type are intellectually curious but also analytical, objective, and conceptual. They thrive as architects and engineers, as well as in various scientific fields and in const