If you’re unsure what kind of career is right for you, it may be worth considering your personality type. You’ll need to complete a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator questionnaire to find out if you lean towards extroversion (E) or introversion (I), sensing (S) or intuition (I), thinking (T) or feeling (F), and judging (J) or perceiving (P). Then, match your personality type to potential careers that work for your qualities and character traits. Here are a few examples.
1. Supervisor (ESTJ)
Methodical and direct, you like work that requires you to follow a set process. Since you’re also an excellent leader, you may thrive as a judge, real estate agent, or financial officer.
2. Doer (ESTP)
As someone who dislikes routine, you need to find a career where you will constantly be tackling new problems. Consider becoming a paramedic, creative director, or project manager.
3. Provider (ESFJ)
It’s important for you to have a job where you can be with others, particularly in an organizing role. You may like to pursue a career as an office manager, technical support specialist, or museum curator.
4. Performer (ESFP)
You love socializing and being the centre of attention. You’re likely to thrive in jobs including as a tour guide, entertainer, or sales rep.
5. Commander (ENTJ)
Your top skills include noticing where processes could be improved and making good decisions without second guessing yourself. These attributes could serve you well as a public relations specialist, business administrator, or astronomer.
6. Visionary (ENTP)
Work will leave you unsatisfied unless it’s constantly changing. Find the mental stimulation you crave by working as an attorney, systems analyst, or copywriter.
7. Giver (ENFJ)
As someone who is principled and empathetic, you should consider a career as an art director, human resources professional, or guidance counsellor.
8. Champion (ENFP)
When you’re unable to do things your own way, you feel frustrated. In addition, since you’re driven by goals, the ideal careers for your personality include editor, reporter, and personal trainer.
9. Inspector (ISTJ)
Reserved and quiet, you’ll do best in a job where you need to stay organized and follow the rules. Ideal careers for you include supply chain manager, business analyst, or dentist.
10. Craftsman (ISTP)
Uniquely, you’re able to combine logic with spontaneity. Put your qualities to good use by becoming an engineer, construction worker, or forensic scientist.
11. Nurturer (ISFJ)
You’re happiest when you’re able to give back and you enjoy cooperation. These traits combined with your strong work ethic mean you could see success as an elementary teacher, research analyst, or bank teller.
12. Composer (ISFP)
You know how to make the most of any situation and you’re always seeking new adventures. Your fun and approachable personality could mean a career as an occupational therapist, social media manager, or veterinarian would be ideal for you.
13. Mastermind (INTJ)
Unlike many personality types, you’re perfectly happy being alone, especially when solving problems. Great careers for you include financial advisor, musician, and marketing manager.
14. Thinker (INTP)
It’s common for people with this personality type to be logical, creative, and intelligent. Put these traits to good use by becoming a biomedical engineer, web developer, or professor.
15. Counsellor (INFJ)
You’re creative and have big ambitions. The best jobs for you are stimulating and require empathy. Consider a career as a psychologist, writer, or scientist.
16. Idealist (INFP)
Using your imagination to solve new problems is important to you. Potential career options to fit your character traits include mental health professional, photographer, and physical therapist.
Whatever career path you ultimately decide to pursue, you’ll need to study hard at university. Ottawa student housing at THEO will provide you with a furnished apartment (including a desk and chair in your bedroom), extra-fast WiFi, and a dedicated study station. Book an onsite visit to check out the apartments and other amenities.