What are the Best Jobs for Your Myers-Briggs Type?

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Do you know your Myers-Briggs personality type?

They’re configured into 4-letter formulas like “INTJ” or “ENFP” to indicate one of the 16 personality types defined by 8 characteristics:

  • Extroversion or Introversion
  • Sensing or Intuitive
  • Feeling or Thinking
  • Judging or Perceiving

Knowing your Myers-Briggs personality type can provide you insight into your strengths/weaknesses but also provide clues into what the best jobs for you could be.

If you don’t know your Myers-Briggs personality type just yet, go ahead and take this free no registration required Myers-Briggs test here. There are no wrong answers, just answer honestly.

When you know your Myers-Briggs type, see below on what the best matching jobs for you could be!

Note: The jobs listed represent a starting point. Not all jobs for each type are listed. Use these lists to help find your dream job! 

ESTJ – “Executive”

Type: ESTJs are excellent administrators and are great at managing tasks and people. The ideal work environment for an ESTJ would have a clear set of expectations and an organized authority structure.

Jobs: Chef, Sales Engineer, Budget Analyst, Hotel Manager, Office Manager, Auditor, Attorney, Real Estate Agent, Police Officer, Project Manager, Physician, Dentist, Sales Manager, General Contractor, Restaurant Owner, Insurance Adjuster and similar.

ISTJ – “Logistician” or “Inspector”

Type: ISTJs are dependable and meticulous and take deadlines very seriously. The ideal work environment for an ISTJ is quiet, organized, and structured, with well-established rules and regulations that are clearly adhered to by all.

Jobs: Accountant, Loan Officer, Personal Financial Advisor, Postal Service Worker, Systems Administrator, Civil Engineer, Electrical Technician, Biological Technician, Mechanic, Baker, Woodworker, Medical Assistant, Web Developer and similar.

ESFJ – “Consul” or “The Provider”

Type: ESFJs put their interpersonal skills to work and tune into the needs of others. It’s important to the ESFJ to do work accordant to their values in addition to working with others that are supportive and cooperative.

Jobs: Teacher, Nurse, Event Coordinator, Hotel Manager, Social Worker, Medical Assistant, Optometrist, Caterer, Real Estate Agent, Pediatrician, Court Reporter, HR Manager, Public Relations Manager, Insurance Manager and similar.

ISFJ – “Defender” or “Protector”

Type: ISFJs are motivated to help others in a practical, organized way driven by their core personal values. This often includes upholding tradition, taking care of others, and working hard. They want to feel fulfilled from work but not necessarily feel thrown into the spotlight.

Jobs: Social Worker, Dentist, Personal Care Aide, Physician Assistant, Librarian, Teacher Assistant, Teller, Human Resources Specialist, Flight Attendant, Community Association Manager, Carpenter, Painter, Medical Appliance Technician and similar.

ESTP – “Entrepreneur” or “The Dynamo”

Type: ESTPs are problem solvers and are often able to quickly see a way out of difficult situations. They prefer a work environment that offers plenty of flexibility to solve problems on the spot and likes a job that is a bit unpredictable.

Jobs: Military Officer, Airline Pilot, Mechanic, Building Inspector, Chiropractor, Budget Analyst, Photographer, Stock Broker, Architect, Fitness Instructor, Bartender, Sales Manager, Firefighter, Property Manager, Civil Engineer and similar.

ISTP – “Virtuoso” or “The Craftsman”

Type: ISTPs enjoy mastering the tools of their trade whatever it may be. They prefer an active work environment and want to jump straight into gettings things done instead of planning and theorizing.

Jobs: Carpenter, Surveyor, Athletic Trainer, Economist, Photographer, Chef, Biologist, Geologist, Air Traffic Controller, Landscape Architect, Machinist, ER Physician, Database Administrator, Systems Analyst and similar.

ESFP – “Entertainer” 

Type: ESFPs often have an artistic streak and are good at solving practical, people-centered problems. They prefer an active, social work environment, with the ability to be free and spontaneous.

Jobs: Elementary Teacher, Dietician, Florist, Animal Trainer, Musician, Artist, Flight Attendant, Nurse, Veterinary Assistant, Pediatrician, Public Relations Manager, Corporate Trainer, Receptionist, Fashion Designer, Interior Designer and similar.

ISFP – “Adventurer” or “The Composer” 

Type: ISFPs want to feel engaged in their work with the ability to express themselves or participate in causes they care about. They prefer keeping a low profile and like a courteous, cooperative work environment where they can work quietly, with support when they need it.

Jobs: Graphic Designer, Cosmetologist, Artist, Landscape Architect, Carpenter, Massage Therapist, Pharmacist, Office Manager, Botanist, Preschool Teacher, Social Worker, Translator, Retail Manager, Bookkeeper and similar.

ENTJ – “Commander” or “The Composer” 

Type: ENTJs enjoy solving difficult problems and naturally see opportunities to improve systems, and want to lead teams to carry out their vision. An ideal work environment values competence and logical thinking.

Jobs: Financial Manager, Loan Officer, Actuary, Insurance Underwriter, Purchasing Manager or Buyer, Real Estate Appraiser, Administrative Services Manager; Convention Planner, Tax Examiner, Statistician and similar.

INTJ – “Architect” or “Mastermind” 

Type: INTJs enjoy creating and implementing innovative solutions to analytical problems. They thrive in understanding complex ideas and figuring out how they can improve the way things work. The idea work environment is logical, efficient, structured, and analytical.

Jobs: Accountant, Budget Analyst, Loan Officer, Management Consultant, Market Research Analyst, Tax Examiner, Financial Manager, Top Executive, Architect; Historian, Art Director, Surgeon, Computer Programmer and similar.

ENFJ- “Protagonist” or “The Teacher” 

Type: ENFJs are forward-thinking and people-centered. They enjoy helping other people become better at what they do. The ideal work environment has a clear humanitarian mission and an emphasis on constructive action.

Jobs: Community Service Manager, Teacher, Author, Public Relations Specialist, Training or Development Manager, Actor, Producer, Child Care Worker; Legal Mediator, Health Services Manager, Promotions Manager and similar.

INFJ- “Advocate” or “The Counselor” 

Type: INFJs are dedicated, helpful and focused on bettering the human condition. They’ll gain the most satisfaction where they can turn their ideas into reality, creating constructive change for other people.

Jobs: Psychiatrist, Nutritionist, Counselor, Social Worker, HR Manager, Food Scientist, Teacher, Librarian, Writer, Graphic Designer, Animator, Environmental Attorney; Social Scientist, Speech Pathologist, Public Health Educator and similar.

ENTP – “Debator” or “The Visionary” 

Type: ENTPs often enjoy work that demands continual improvement in their knowledge and skills as they like to be the expert. They take an entrepreneurial approach to work and like an environment that is intellectually challenging without being rigid.

Jobs: Executive, Marketing Manager, Attorney, Financial Planner, Architect, Creative Director, Environmental Scientist, Market Researcher, Urban Planner, Real Estate Agent, HR Recruiter, Stockbroker, Political Scientist and similar.

INTP – “Logician” 

Type: INTPs thirst for knowledge and have motivation to solve complex problems in an original, innovative way. They prefer to focus on creating the idea and to leave the tedious details of implementation to someone else.

Jobs: Computer Network Architect, Web Developer, Aerospace Engineer, Landscape Architect, Mechanical Engineer, Database Administrator, Economist, Chemist, Zoologist; Labor Relations Specialist, Mathematician or similar.

ENFP – “Campaigner” or “The Champion” 

Type: ENFPs find motivation by using their creativity to express themselves and benefit others. They enjoy taking on creative or people-centered problems that often call for an imaginative and original solution.

Jobs: Dancer, Choreographer, Music Director, Producer, Travel Agent, Skincare Specialist, Waiter/Waitress, Interpreter, Sociologist, Fundraiser, Sales Manager, Social Manager; Community Manager, Teacher and similar.

INFP – “Mediator” or “The Healer” 

Type: INFPs are guided by their principles and will look to honor, beauty, morality, and virtue when making decisions. They’re motivated by vision and inspiration and prefer to engage in projects and causes that feel important to them.

Jobs: Graphic Designer, Mental Health Counselor, Career Counselor, Teacher, Artist, Librarian, Chiropractor, Writer, Midwife, Occupational Therapist, Genetic Counselor; Multimedia Artist, Audiologist, Physical Therapist and similar