The best jobs for your personality type

Technology Eye | Oct. 10, 2016

America's biggest companies have been operating on the assumption for decades that certain personalities correspond to certain jobs, and one of the main tools they've used is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality test.

It assigns people one of 16 personality types based on how they measure themselves against four criteria — it's the test where you can find out if you're an ESTJ or an ISTP. According to statistics from a few years ago, around 80% of Fortune 500 companies use the test , as does the world's largest hedge fund .

To determine five of the best jobs for every personality, we consulted one of the most popular personality guides based on the Myers-Briggs system, " Do What You Are ," which has sold more than 1 million copies over its five editions, and spoke with one of its authors, Paul Tieger . (Note: The book is not affiliated with the Myers & Briggs Foundation , the company that manages the official MBTI test.)

The job lists aren't meant to be definitive, but rather serve as a fun way to see how certain occupations attract a particular kind of person.

Figure out which type suits you best, and then check out the charts below.

SOURCE: World Economic Forum

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