Can an INTP make a good CEO

This is the best job for you based on your personality type

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When thinking about your career, it is important to consider your personality. Do you like to work in a team or do you prefer to work alone? Are you charismatic or a little more reserved?

According to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), one of the most popular personality tests, there are 16 personality types. People are classified according to eight characteristics: extraversion (E) or introversion (I), sensitivity (S = sensoring) or intuition (N = INtuition), feeling (F = feeling) or thinking (T = thinking), judgment (J = Judging) or perceiving (P = Perceiving).

To find out more about finding the right job to match your personality, we used two different infographics, our own and one from the Career Assessment website, and we spoke to Leah Lambert, a career coach at Relaunch Me is working.

While the MBTI personality test is controversial, it is still very popular in today's business world. However, the professions listed are not intended to be definitive, but serve as an aid to understanding how certain professions attract a certain type of people and vice versa.

INTJs might be best suited as microbiologists.

The personality traits of the INTJ types (introversion, intuition, thinking, judgment) include being imaginative and strategic. INTJ may have studied biochemistry, law, or architecture at university. Microbiology is a perfect fit for this personality type as it involves working single-handedly.

"An introvert tends to get his energy out of himself and can find that dealing with people on a daily basis is terribly exhausting," Lambert told INSIDER. "Although you have learned to work quite successfully with others, you could lose energy at the end of the day."

An ENTJ could make a good lawyer.

ENTJ (Extraversion, Intuition, Thinking, Judging) personality types are bold and gain energy by spending time with others. They are leaders and have great imaginations. The lawyer profession is a good fit for this personality type because it is all about problem solving and leadership. These people can also be driven by statistics, logic, and reason.

ENTP could become detail-oriented reporters.

This personality type (extraversion, intuition, thinking, perceiving) is characteristic of being smart, curious and intellectual. They bring the characteristics of thinkers, but also of extroverts into balance. A reporter is a perfect fit for ENTP because he is both detail-oriented and imaginative. A person who identifies with this personality type could have studied arts and entertainment or information technology at university. ENTP are motivated to find new solutions.

ESFP can be good bartenders or charismatic entertainers.

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ESFP personality types (extraversion, sensitivity, feeling, perceiving) it is important to be entertainer or to be the center of attention. They could become great bartenders or actors because they are spontaneous, energetic, and enthusiastic. An ESFP personality type can become restless in an isolating environment, such as sitting in a cubicle.

"Extroverts can have difficulties in an environment that is very quiet or does not offer enough interaction with other people," explains Lambert to INSIDER. "For example, you can start your own business from home to meet the needs of the family, but then find that working from home is very demotivating."

INFJ might be best vets.

The MBTI test identifies these personality types (introversion, intuition, feeling, judging) as calm, mystical and inspiring. INFJ are idealists. The profession of veterinarian is a good fit for this personality type as he can work independently and in an organized environment.

INTP could make great university professors.

People classified as INTP (introversion, intuition, thinking, perceiving) are innovative, curious, and philosophical thinkers and are often compared to people like Albert Einstein. A college professor's career is a good fit for this personality type as it is an unconventional environment with room to work on creative ideas. INTP may have studied chemistry, economics, or physics at university.

ESTPs could do well as military officers.

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The traits of an ESTP personality type (extraversion, sensitivity, thinking, perception) are those of people who seek tension - astute and risky. They are smart, energetic, and great leaders. ESTPs are good military officers because they are about being practical and working well with others to solve problems.

INFP can become good artists.

This personality type (introversion, intuition, feeling, perceiving) makes decisions based on feelings and values. They are helpers. INFP have personable and friendly qualities. The artist profession fits this personality type perfectly because it allows him to express his individuality to others. Lambert explains that people with “helper” qualities are usually very relational.

"They [INFP] work best when they are in a supportive, harmonious environment where people are friendly and helpful," Lambert explains to INSIDER. "They are also very satisfied with helping people or giving back to society in a positive way."

When thinking about a future career, it is important to consider both your personality and skills. Leah makes it clear that a helper who chooses a career based on their skills may find themselves in a competitive environment where the focus is on achieving goals rather than actually helping.

ISFPs could become small business owners.

The characteristics of ISFP (introversion, sensitivity, feeling, perception) are like those of a chameleon. You are flexible, charming and ready to discover new things. These people are able to perform tasks across many different functions, just like a small business owner.

“There are certain jobs that require a certain amount of flexibility with regard to certain personality traits,” says Lambert. "An example of this could be a single business owner who needs to be able to perform many functions across their organization, which requires a whole range of skills and strengths."

“A small business owner can be an introvert who loves to work from home and stay at the kitchen table without interruptions,” continues Lambert. "But on the flip side, these people need to develop more extroverted qualities in order to market their business and generate income."

A person with ENFJ traits could make a good PR specialist.

ENFJ personality types (extraversion, intuition, feeling, judging) are inspirational and charismatic. You focus on ideas and big concepts. People who embody this personality type could become good PR experts because they dream big and think bigger.

ISTP could become police officers.

This personality type (introversion, sensitivity, thinking, perceiving) is courageous, practical and skillful. ISTPs are reserved but not withdrawn as they are responsive and looking for practical solutions. The job of the police officer fits this personality type very well because he can act in situations without much planning.

"It is important to consider the types of work tasks in which your natural strengths are optimally used, what type of work environment motivates you the most and what type of organization you would like to work for," Lambert told INSIDER.

An ESTJ is a great way to become a chef.

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ESTJ (Extraversion, Sensitivity, Thinking, Judging) Personality types are organized and picky. ESTJ act as leaders and typically have traditional values. You are happy to take the lead and have an orderly system, such as a project manager, restaurant manager or chef.

ENFP could become good restaurateurs.

ENFP (extraversion, intuition, feeling, perceiving) are enthusiastic, creative and sociable people. They are imaginative and great conversationalists. Famous ENFP types, according to the MBTI test, are Ellen DeGeneres, Walt Disney, and Mark Twain. A restaurant business is a good fit for this personality type as it is a demanding job and not a routine.

As an ESFJ you could become a nurse.

ESFJ (Extraversion, Sensitivity, Feeling, Judging) are popular, caring, and sociable. We agree that the nursing profession is well suited for this personality type, as you have to be sensitive to the needs of others. ESFJ could have studied psychology, criminal law, or history.

ISFJ could make good kindergarten teachers.

ISFJ's personality traits (introversion, sensitivity, feeling, judgment) are warm and engaging. They are seen as defenders or protectors as they aim to protect others. An educator is a good fit with ISFJ because it is about caring for others. ISFJ is the most common personality type in the United States population, according to the MBTI test.

An ISTJ is well suited to becoming an auditor.

ISTJ (Introversion, Sensitivity, Thinking, Judging) are introverted people, but they know where they belong in life and enjoy being part of organizations or groups, according to Truity.com. The job of auditor is a perfect fit for ISTJ because it's about being practical and reliable - they want to do things right.

This text was translated from English by Franziska Heck.