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Myers-Briggs Predicts Your Career Success

According to a new study, your Myers-Briggs personality type (MBTI) could predict what your career path will look like. Yes, your chances of career success could depend on whether you’re an ENFJ or ISFP.

Not familiar with Myers-Briggs? The personality assessment traces the patterns in your behavior and assigns you to one of 16 personality types. It gives you a framework for understanding yourself and appreciating the differences in others. You can take the Myers-Briggs personality assessment here.

Over 25,000 people participated in the MBTI study and it broke down how people with different Myers-Briggs personality types fair when it comes to job satisfaction, performance and even average income. The study found that your personality type can make a huge impact on your career path.

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Study highlights:

  • Extroverts report higher job satisfaction than Introverts
  • Judgers earn more than Perceivers
  • Thinkers supervise more people on average than Feelers
  • Intuitives are more likely to be self-employed that Sensors

You can see the full study findings here.

 

Written by Deborah O'Donnell

Deborah O'Donnell is the President and Owner of Rodas Coaching, LLC, a Career and Life Coaching firm located in downtown Chicago. She works one-on-one with individuals, executives, and entrepreneurs, helping them gain clarity and align their passions and strengths to open doors to live inspired and balanced lives. Deborah provides career management consulting, which provides resume review, career coaching, and interview skill development.

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