Is your personality type influencing your career? Take a look at some common career patterns shared by personality types and see what may be in store for you.
The infographic below, based on Truity’s recent study, helps you understand how your personality type impacts salary potential, job satisfaction, likelihood you will take on managerial or entrepreneurial roles and more.
Here’s the deal, there are exceptions to every rule. This data doesn’t mean you have the wrong aspirations or are pursuing the wrong career choice. You may be the outlier- one of the few who has found a way to succeed where others of the same type or style haven’t. If you are honest with yourself, you’ll probably agree that the findings are on track.
- ENTJs lead the pack when it comes to income earned and average supervisees.
- INFPs were the type most likely to stay at home with their children.
- ISFPs were the least likely to hold a managerial role.
- ENTPs found themselves self employed more than other types.
- INTPs were the least likely to be satisfied with their jobs.
Infographic compiled by Truity, developer of the TypeFinder® personality type assessment and other scientifically validated, user-friendly personality assessments.
What Will You Do With This Information?
If you are exploring new opportunities, this can serve as a general guideline or a validation that you’re on the right track. It may also point out a reason why you are frustrated or disappointed. For example, if you are an ISFP and struggle in your role managing people, you aren’t alone. This may not be the best fit for your type.
More About Self Assessment
Self assessment is an important part of job search and career mobility. You need to be aware of your strengths, motivators, and weaknesses! Are you?
I know self assessment is painful, but it is worth every ounce of effort to have a realistic self perception. When you know who you are, you’ll communicate your message more clearly. You’ll be attracted to the right type of opportunities.
I’m not saying your career path will become crystal clear. Career change is not an exact science. For most people a career path is not always linear or evident. The path you take may zig and zag, run up and down, and stall. And sometimes, magically, that occupation you knew nothing about appears. There’s a bit of fate involved in your journey.
Here’s more on career decision-making and self assessment:
Choosing A Career Can Be Overwhelming
Decision Making…Does it come from the head or the heart?
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.