The Myers Briggs personality indicator has existed for a long time, and is used to assess the soft skills of workers and candidates in an organization even today. But have you ever wondered: of the 16 Myers Briggs personality types, how many are most likely to pick a career in business?
Lucky for you, in this review, we introduce you to the five most career-oriented MBTI personalities. Maybe you’ll find yours in there!
INTP – The Professor
INTPs are called professors because they are highly intelligent and know how to achieve set goals. They enjoy working their way through issues and coming up with brilliant theories to resolve problems. Many INTPs pursue careers in coaching, programming, and product development. They thrive in business settings because they can leverage their problem-solving skills more than most personality types. Despite their introversion, they are great at teaching others what they know.
Popular INTPs: Bill Gates, Doc Brown, Larry Page
ENTP – The Debater
Another common personality type you will find in business organizations is the ENTP, otherwise known as the debater. They are popularly called Devil’s Advocates because they are good conversationalists and can come up with convincing arguments that are hard to refute. This is because they have their way with words and can convince others about a topic even if they don’t believe in what they are saying or the subject matter. ENTPS are quick-witted, exceptional, and extroverted. One annoying element of this type is the tendency to be argumentative even when the occasion doesn’t call for it.
You will most likely find ENTPs in organizations’ marketing departments and policy-making arms. They enjoy freedom of thought and don’t do well in organizations with rigid systems. But if they have too much-uncontrolled chaos, they may cause chaos due to their inability to properly organize themselves. They also get bored easily and overestimate themselves.
Popular ENTPs: Steve Wozniak, Walt Disney, Jim Halpert, Irene Adler, Tyrion Lannister.
ESTJ – The Executive
If you are an ESTJ, you are more than likely to do well in business. ESTJs are conventional leaders with a traditional approach to entrepreneurship. They are good at managing different teams and delegating tasks to team members. ESTJs knows exactly what needs to be done and who can handle the tasks better. They have a clear vision about where the organization should go and have no problem setting deadlines for task completion. Many analysts believe that their ability to manage time effectively makes them the best for management roles.
ESTJ entrepreneurs are straightforward and goal getters. They are unafraid to tell others what they feel about something, hold themselves to a high standard, and expect others to do the same. There is always a time value to everything they do, so there’s hardly any time to play around. The longer they run an enterprise, the more structured it will be because they will lay down rules and other organizational structures to increase efficiency.
However, this personality type has its vulnerabilities as well. They are not visionaries and cling to the past and onto what worked before rather than looking into the future. They can hardly come up with revolutionary ideas and may be limited. They will rather rely on the current capacity they already possess instead of encouraging creativity.
ENTJ – The Commander
Then we have the ENTJs who are considered the big bosses of all personality types. You will be more extroverted, charismatic, and inspirational if you are an ENTJ. ENTJs are great at avoiding conflicts and have a way of using words to persuade others. They can make themselves heard in a crowd and are systematic problem solvers.
They rarely fail in their endeavors because they plan their steps and execute them according to plans they don’t deviate from. Before they take action, they evaluate the problem from different perspectives to have a plan B, C, and D in case plan A doesn’t yield the desired results. The Commander is a big picture guy rather than focusing on smaller parts of the plan. ENTJs are the visionaries in business because of their intellect and innovation. However, other employees find them intimidating and can be overly controlling and unapproachable. Another major downside is that they may suffer from a God-complex which can interfere with their drive to succeed.
Popular ENTPs: Steve Jobs
INTJ – The Architect
Last but not least is the Architect. INTJs go by other names like Mastermind because they are open-minded and analytical. They balance the big picture with the little details, allowing them to see things from different perspectives. They come up with complex solutions with ease where other types will struggle. Their main talent is formulating complex ideas and theories in the organization that other leaders won’t even think of. Their ability to absorb information is also unrivaled, making them walking encyclopedias.
Popular INTJs: Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Nikola Tesla, Walter White