Please read on to see what kind of personality you are and what jobs suit your personality type best.
The 16 personality types
Remember this is not an exact science, and no particular combination is right or wrong. But to keep you thinking, overleaf are some typical features of each personality type. See how well you feel the description against your letter combination applies to you. After each description, you will also find a selection of jobs and career fields to which people in this group are often attracted. Don’t worry if you don’t fancy any of the jobs and employment fields in the list that follows your letter combination – it’s only there to give you some ideas.
Introvert, Sensor, Thinker, Perceiver
ISTPs tend to be logical, independent, objective and flexible. They are cool onlookers who can act quickly to find workable
solutions when problems arise. They like the challenge of sifting through large amounts of information. ISTPs work in a wide variety of fields,
including the public services and engineering. They usually make good technicians and mechanics.
Introvert, Sensor, Thinker, Judger
ISTJs are precise, quiet, realistic, honest and careful. They decide what needs to be done and work towards their goals without
being put off. They are dependable and don’t always change. They tend to keep their feeling to themselves unless asked – at which
point, however, they tend not to mince their words:
Extravert, Sensor, Thinker, Perceiver
ESTPs tend to be practical, adventurous, talkative and fun-loving. They prefer to act energetically to solve problems, and are
bored by long explanations. They are friendly and well liked. ESTPs have a natural desire to beat the competition, and can be highly successful
Extravert, Sensor, Thinker, Judger
ESTJs ensure things get done – they are usually energetic, outspoken, friendly and productive. They are efficient
organizers and like to create order. They often have traditional views and are opinionated and honest. ESTJs enjoy getting together with
like-minded people and feeling they belong in the group.
Introvert, Sensor, Feeler, Judger
ISFJs are dependable, conscientious, organized and decisive. They are cautious and gentle, and work tirelessly for others. They
prefer a stable, predictable environment. They do like to feel they are needed, and sometimes find it hard to delegate in case others don’t
do the job properly.
Introvert, Sensor, Feeler, Perceiver
ISFP types are friendly, down to earth, kind, thoughtful and faithful. They have a quiet sense of humour and might prefer to
follow rather than lead. They tend to be modest about their own abilities, avoid arguments and like to work in their own time in their own space.
They are often attracted to jobs involving serving others
Extravert, Sensor, Feeler, Perceiver
ESFPs tend to be playful, curious, talkative and even impulsive. They are good company and love to meet new people and go to new
places. They are also good at helping others adapt to new situations. They have common sense and are realistic. Occupations for this group are
often service related, but also include performance.
Jobs and career fields popular with ESFPs:
Extravert, Sensor, Feeler, Judger
ESFJs like to put others at ease and tend to be friendly, talkative and always on the go. They are good at identifying problems,
and they work and plat energetically. They can get upset or wounded at times, but make natural hosts, paying attention to the smallest details to
make people feel welcome.
Introvert, intuitive, Feeler, Judger
INFJs are usually reserved and polite- independent, thoughtful people who bring an individual flair to their work, usually with a
clear personal vision of what is best. They are productive and original and seek meaning in ideas and relationships. They like to champion people
who need help, but choose their friends carefully.
Introvert, Intuitive, Feeler, Perceiver
INFPs are quiet, kind and sensitive. They are curious, original and quick to see possibilities and the good in others. They take
a lot on but usually get it done – putting a personal stamp on all they do. Doing good deeds gives them quiet satisfactions.
Extravert, Intuitive, Feeler, Perceiver
ENFPs are outward-looking, friendly and talkative, and have the ability to inspire others. Their enthusiasm can be infectious and
they never tire of coming up with new ways of doing things. They sometime benefit form encouragement, but are adaptable, with good people skills,
which they often use to help others.
Extravert, Intuitive, Feeler, Judger
ENFJs tend to be friendly, sensible and organized. They are decisive and form strong opinions. They are great persuaders,
communicate well and are tuned in to other people’s needs and emotions. They are productive and love to help others. ENFJs are attracted to
career in the caring professions.
Introvert, intuitive, Thinker, Judger
INTJs often like to work on their own, working up plans and coming up with theories and then testing them in real life. They are
organized and have good long-range vision. They are self-confident, with a tireless ability to keep improving things, but without letting their
imagination override their reliability. INTJs also have a smattering of disregard for authority.
Introvert, Intuitive, Thinker, Perceiver
INTPs are quiet non-conformists who are open to new ideas. They are interested in understanding thinks through exploring and
analyzing how the world works. They are analytical, thoughtful, detached and easy-going, though they are not usually party animals. Jobs veer
towards the creative, the mathematical and working in the built environment.
Extravert, Intuitive, Thinker, Perceiver
ENTPs bring enthusiasm and imagination to new projects and are generally friendly, outgoing, humorous and unpredictable. They
like change and dislike routine. They enjoy debating issues and are good in reading others – a skill they often employ in their choices of
Extravert, Intuitive, Thinker, Judger
ENTJs are logical and friendly but strong-willed and often outspoken. They make demands on themselves and others, and are natural
leasers with long-range vision. They like debate and discussion, and enjoy adding to their store of knowledge.