January 30, 2015

Can Your Personality Determine Your Career Path? [Infographic]

YouOne of the most well-known personality assessments available, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) has long been a staple of the business world. Companies use the MBTI to screen candidates, onboard new hires, and develop their employees.

A lot of controversy surrounds this particular test: our own Michael Moffa took it to task back in 2011, and last year, CPP, Inc., the exclusive publisher of the MBTI, spoke to us about what it believes is the test’s proper role in business contexts.

Whatever your feelings on the MBTI, you can’t deny that it’s quite popular, and plenty of people value its results in some capacity. Personality and career test provider Truity certainly places stock in the MBTI: the company’s TypeFinder personality-type assessments are based on the underlying theory and structure of the MBTI.

Truity is one of the companies that believes the MBTI can help people find their ideal career paths. “You can’t deny who you are, but you can find a career that suits your nature,” the company writes in the introduction to its new infographic, “The Best Careers for Your Personality Type.”

For example: are you the type of person who likes to use “logical systems to produce tangible results”? If so, you may be a pragmatist who would excel as a chef or a police officer — depending on the specific type of pragmatist you are. For a more in-depth look at how your personality type could help you ascertain the most rewarding career path for yourself, check out the full infographic:

Infographic, Courtesy Truity

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Matthew Kosinski is the managing editor of Recruiter.com.