Does Your Personality Type Predict Your Career Destiny?

Could your personality type affect how much money you'll earn, whether you're likely to become a leader, or even how much you like your job? Is it possible that your natural traits and tendencies are shaping your career path in ways you don't even realize?

If you've read a profile of your personality type, you've probably noticed that certain suggestions are made about your career path based on your type. ENTJs and ESTJs are usually described as ambitious natural leaders. ENTPs are invariably described as entrepreneurial. And other types, like ISFJs and ESFPs, are painted as devoted family members, not corporate killers.

But do these type stereotypes hold up to actual scientific study? Are ENTJs really more likely to be CEOs, while ISFJs keep the home fires burning? With the help of 25,759 volunteers, we decided to find out.

The infographic below summarizes our most interesting findings, but for all the nitty-gritty details, read the full report.


Michelle Fenske (not verified) says...

I would be interested to see the gender breakdown on this, given the low proportion of female INTJs (4 out of every 500 females) and the high proportion of stay at home parents that are female (98%). Could you please tell us for the female survey respondents, where does INTJ rank in likelihood of being a stay at home parent?

Guest (not verified) says...

I would like to know this too.

As a stay at home mum who is INTP I have made the decision to have children so while I am able to, financially, I will stay at home.  I am really struggling with wanting to rejoin the work force so will look at being self employed in the future (in what, I have no idea yet).