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What Effect Does Personality Type Have on Your Career?

In the workplace, your personality affects how you interact with your colleagues, managers, and clients, but new research compiled by Truity suggests it may also have an impact on your earnings potential, your career trajectory, and your job satisfaction.

So how much can your personality influence your career and what factors are generally responsible for this impact on earning potential?

Which categories do you come under?

  • Extrovert Vs. Introvert: Extroverts generally enjoy work more than introverts, reporting job satisfaction as 3.77 out of 5, compared to just 3.39 among introverts.
  • Thinkers Vs. Feelers: Thinkers are more likely to be in management roles than feelers and have been found to supervise an average of 3.78 employees, compared to just 3.22 for feelers.
  • Sensor Vs. Intuitive: Intuitive types are 52% more likely to be self-employed than sensors.
  • Judger Vs. Perceiver: Judgers are generally higher earners than perceivers, earning an average of $46,571, compared to $36,332 for perceivers.

Personalities can be broken down into 16 types:

  • INTJ: Imaginative and strategic thinkers, who are good at planning.
  • INTP: Innovative inventors with a thirst for knowledge.
  • ENTJ: Confident and imaginative leaders.
  • ENTP: Smart and curious individuals, who love an intellectual debate or challenge.
  • INFJ: Quiet but inspiring.
  • INFP: Considerate and always willing to help a good cause.
  • ENFJ: Inspiring leaders who are good at captivating their audience.
  • ENFP: Enthusiastic, creative and sociable individuals who boost the mood of those around them.
  • ISTJ: Practical and can always be relied on.
  • ISFJ: Dedicated and willing to defend those they care about.
  • ESTJ: Good at managing projects or people.
  • ESFJ: Caring, sociable and popular individuals, who are eager to help others out.
  • ISTP: Experimenters, who can master all tools.
  • ISFP: Creative types, who are always up for trying something new.
  • ESTP: Energetic and perceptive individuals who like to take risks.
  • ESFP: Full on enthusiasm, keeping life fun and interesting.

Learn more about the influence of personality type on careers below. Does your personality type match your results?   ​