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Your Course and Career Options Based on Your MBTI Personality Type: Extroverts

Published by on Dec 22, 2020, 03:37 pm

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessments have seen a rise in popularity once again as a result of most of us being stuck inside. For those who are unfamiliar with the acronym, MBTI is a personality tool used by companies worldwide to determine the personality types of potential job candidates. The test will categorise you according to your preferences for each 4 areas of personality: Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I), Sensing (S) or Intuition (N), Thinking (T) or Feeling (F), and Judging (J) or Perceiving (P).

At the end of the assessment, you’ll be given a 4-letter word which describes your personality type. It’s widely believed that MBTI can help individuals realise their strengths and weaknesses, as well as working preferences. Therefore, it’s common to come across career recommendations for the 16 different personality types. Of course, no one is obliged to follow through. But if you’re struggling to decide which profession to pursue, there’s no harm in taking a look at the career options for your personality type!

Before that, let’s take the test first!

1. ENTJ (The Commander)

Career path: Entrepreneur, Lawyer, Business Administrator, University Professor, Politician, Doctor

Courses to take: Law, Business, Political Science, Medicine

ENTJs are natural leaders and concise communicators who desire high positions. They tend to strive towards their goals with relentless precision, which is why they can be counted on to get the job done right. Their confidence and strong sense of responsibility makes them strict on themselves and others, giving them the title ‘Commander’.

2. ENTP (The Debater)

Career path: Entrepreneur, Engineer, Actor, Lawyer, Programmer, Scientist, Consultant, Marketer

Courses to take: Business, Engineering, Performing Arts, Law, Computer Science, Marketing


Debaters are constantly on the lookout for opportunities to stretch their mental muscles. They love exercising their intellectual power and therefore thrive in positions that require a high level of thinking and problem solving. On top of that, their creative mind and excellent communication skills allow them to adapt to any profession they desire. So if you’re an ENTP, keep your options open!

3. ENFJ (The Protagonist)

Career path: Consultant, Social Worker, Counsellor, Teacher, Human Resources Administrator, Public Relations Specialist

Courses to take: Education, Human Resources Management, Communications, Counselling

ENFJs boast strong social skills and emotional intelligence. They have a passion for helping and nurturing others to be the best version of themselves, which is why they tend to go for jobs that deal with people. Protagonist types will prefer meaningful work that leave a long-lasting impact instead of short-term solutions.

4. ENFP (The Campaigner)

Career path: Journalist, Writer, Artist, Actor, Psychologist, Reporter, Counsellor, Musician

Courses to take: Journalism, Communications, Art, Performing Arts, Psychology, Counselling, Music

If there’s anything ENFP personality types hate, it would be being restricted. Campaigners embrace creativity and are always willing to try new things. They also love interacting with others and meeting new people. As a result, a career that allows them to practice their artistry while being around people is the most suitable for ENFPs.

5. ESTJ (The Executive)

Career path: Lawyer, Manager, Financial Officer, Auditor, Business Administrator, Sales Representative

Courses to take: Law, Business, Accountancy, Finance Management, Marketing

ESTJs are extremely well-organised and responsible individuals. In line with their title of ‘Executive’, they’re often assigned to positions that require them to be in charge as their precision and consistency makes them effective leaders. Executives have all the qualities to thrive in a corporate environment, which allows them to progress quickly in their careers.


6. ESFJ (The Consul)

Career path: Nurse, Nutritionist, Social Worker, Teacher, Child Care Provider, School Administrator, Counsellor

Courses to take: Nursing, Nutrition, Education, Counselling

Similar to ENFJs, the ESFJ personality type enjoy helping others. Rather than avoiding work environments which are monotonous, Consuls flourish in them. They are orderly and dependable, making them the perfect candidates for jobs that require looking after others. ESFJs need emotional feedback in order to feel satisfied with the work they’re doing.

7. ESTP (The Entrepreneur)

Career path: Actor, Sales Representative, Marketer, Entrepreneur, Paramedic, Producer, Athlete, Firefighter

Courses to take: Performing Arts, Marketing, Business, Paramedical Science, Communications, Sports Science


Entrepreneur types are incredibly active people. Whether it be acting or sports, entrepreneurs excel when there is a need to perform. They love new challenges and having control, therefore jobs with repetitive work are not something they should pursue. Competitive environments best suit this personality type.

8. ESFP (The Entertainer)

Career path: Event Planner, Tour Guide, Sales Representative, Designer, Performer, Actor

Courses to take: Communications, Public Relations, Tourism Management, Hospitality, Marketing, Design, Performing Arts

A penchant for stimulation and to please others, top that off with outstanding communication skills and you have yourself an entertainer. Just like Entrepreneurs, this personality type has a strong passion for performing. Besides being under the spotlight, they also appreciate opportunities that allow them to exercise their creativity and showcase their aesthetic sense.

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