Careers for your personality type

By: Vera Savany-Hughes

Have you ever wondered what type of job/career path/industry would make you feel the most fulfilled and where you could truly thrive, feel motivated, and give it your all – where you’ll feel you’re just using your strengths and being yourself 100%?

How awesome would that feel?

Well, here we go; let’s explore career possibilities that maybe you haven’t thought of before (or perhaps you have, and this solidifies your reason to finally go after that dream role and ultimately live your dream life). According to sources such as Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) charts and the book “Do What You Are,” here are lists of endless possibilities (and there are many more!) …

INFP (The Mediator)

- College Professor/Teacher

- Actor/Actress/Performer

- Musician/Composer

- Counselor

- Missionary

- Curator

ENFP (The Campaigner)

- Public Relations Specialist/Marketing Consultant

- Journalist

- Screenwriter

- Artist

- Special Education Teacher

- Career Counselor/Guidance Counselor

INTJ (The Architect)

- Scientist/Researcher

- Software Developer/Computer Programmer

- Information and Design Architect

- Database Administrator

- Academic Curriculum Designer

- Computer, Science, Math Professor

ENTJ (The Commander)


- Judge

- Business Consultant

- Sales Manager

- Politician

- Administrator

INTP (The Logician)

- Financial Analyst

- Lawyer

- Physicist

- Mathematician/Statistician

- Web Designer/Developer

- Logistician Planner

ENTP (The Debater)

- Market Researcher

- Venture Capitalist

- Strategic Planner

- HR Manager

- Producer

- City Planner

- Hotel Manager

ISTJ (The Logistician)

- Accountant

- Government Official

- Military Officer

- Auditor

- Business Analyst

- Physician

- Librarian

ESTJ (The Executive)

- Police Officer

- Bank Manager

- Prison Warden

- School Principal

- Judge

- Director

ISFJ (The Defender)

- Healthcare Administrator

- Nurse

- Healthcare Sales Rep

- Office Manager

- Bookkeeper

- Administrative Assistant

ESFJ (The Consul)

- Healthcare Specialist

- Education

- Social Service/Counseling

- Business Specialist

- Sales/Service Specialist

- Clerical

ISFP (The Adventurer)

- Artist/Painter

- Dancer

- Archeologist

- Beautician

- Chef

- Landscape Architect

ESFP (The Entertainer)

- Film Producer

- Travel Agent/Flight Attendant

- Event Planner

- Sales Representative

- Professional Entertainer

- Cosmetologist

ISTP (The Virtuoso)

- Carpenter

- Surveyor

- Mechanic

- Forester

- Photographer

- Jeweler

ESTP (The Entrepreneur)

- Pilot

- Pro Athlete

- General Contractor

- Stockbroker

- Building Inspector

- Real Estate Broker

INFJ (The Advocate)

- Psychologist

- Counselor

- Social Worker

- Mediator

- Human Resources

- Project Manager

ENFJ (The Protagonist)

- Public Relations Specialist

- Account Executive

- Social Media Manager

- Guidance Counselor

- Public Health Educator

- Nutritionist

Career Coaching involves assessments and support in creating/tailoring your unique MAP (Motivational Action Plan). Sometimes you need a career specialist and thinking partner to help you figure out your strengths so you can target your resume portfolio and learn how to communicate your value effectively and confidently.

Ultimately, to feel a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment in our careers, we must first identify where and how we thrive. If you are a career changer, you must know your current skillsets, what sets you apart (your differentiating factor), and what your transferrable skills are. The verbiage you used in your last interview will differ from the one you’ll use in your next one. So, first, write down a list of all your soft and hard skills and ask yourself, “Which of these make sense for where I am going next? How will I communicate to the hiring professional the value these skills will serve in the role I’m targeting?”

It's never too late to “reinvent” yourself and your career trajectory. Establishing some solid job search strategy along with pinpointing how you can be the solution for your next career role are a couple of ways that can help your job search feel a little less tedious and more of a journey.

If you’re interested in figuring out a little more about your career personality strengths and are looking for a change or need direction with your career path, schedule an initial 30-minute discovery call with Idaho Next Steps Coaching; visit our website at