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

Published by Afterschool.my on Dec 28, 2020, 10:19 am

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).

It’s totally 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. INTJ (The Architect)

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Career path: Engineer, Marketing Strategist, Project Manager, Financial Analyst, Architect, Computer Programmer, Writer

Courses to take: Engineering, Marketing, Finance, Architecture, Computer Science, Journalism

INTJs are meticulous individuals who prefer work that involves planning and strategizing. They strive to find meaning in the work they do, which is why they dislike simple and boring tasks. Architects prefer making use of their strengths and problem-solving, leading them to influential roles in organizations. 

2. INTP (The Logician)

Career path: Mathematician, Engineer, Business Analyst, Corporate Strategist, Researcher, Physicist, Lawyer, Writer

Courses to take: Mathematics, Engineering, Business, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Law, Journalism

INTPs are said to be the most logical out of all the personality types. Due to their high standards, they’re constantly looking to improve themselves. Logicians tend to be adept at technical matters, such as analysing and finding patterns. This, on top of their insightful and intelligent ideas, makes them effective problem-solvers.

3. INFJ (The Advocate)

Career path: Counsellor, Psychologist, Teacher, Writer, Social Worker, Healthcare Worker, Artist, Musician

Courses to take: Counselling, Psychology, Education, Journalism, Health Science, Art, Music

Advocates appreciate work that are in line with their personal values. They can thrive in many fields, but the problem is picking between them. A suggestion for this personality type is to look for hybrid careers, which are jobs that combine two different professions into one e.g. architectural journalism.

4. INFP (The Mediator)

Career path: Writer, Musician, Actor, Dancer, Human Resources Manager, Teacher, Physical Therapist

Courses to take: Journalism, Music, Performing Arts, HR Management, Education, Physical Therapy

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INFPs are idealistic individuals who seek personal fulfilment in their jobs. They’re incredibly patient and love putting others interests before their own. Their empathetic and caring personality makes them a perfect fit for any role, though they tend to lean towards creative professions that allow them to express their sentiments.

5. ISTJ (The Logistician)

Career path: Accountant, Auditor, Lawyer, Business Analyst, Business Administrator, Financial Manager, Engineer

Courses to take: Accounting, Law, Business, Finance, Engineering

If there’s anything Logisticians value, it would be a long-term career. This personality type appreciates stability in both their professional and personal life. Due to their impeccable organisational skills, they enjoy working with facts and data and have a keen eye for detail.

6. ISFJ (The Defender)

Career path: Nurse, Dentist, Interior Designer, Counsellor, Teacher, Social Worker, Customer Service Representative

Courses to take: Nursing, Dentistry, Interior Design, Counselling, Education

Though introverted, ISFJs’ kindliness allows them to form meaningful relationships with others. Their meticulousness and reliability make them excellent employees who are always exceeding the expectations placed on them. Defenders tend to feel a greater sense of satisfaction from the work they do than others.

7. ISTP (The Virtuoso)

Career path: Engineer, Pilot, Paramedic, Systems Analyst, Athlete, Forensic Scientist, Police Officer

Courses to take: Engineering, Aviation, Paramedical Science, Computer Science, Sports Science, Forensic Science

Virtuosos are naturally curious beings who love hands-on tasks. Their unpredictable personality and desire for freedom rule office jobs out of the question. ISTP personality types prefer professions that keep their adrenaline pumping, therefore jobs that involve crisis response are a good fit for them.

8. ISFP (The Adventurer)

Career path: Artist, Musician, Photographer, Designer, Social Worker, Veterinarian, Psychologist, Counsellor

Courses to take: Art, Music, Photography, Design, Veterinary Medicine, Psychology, Counselling

ISFPs are described as spontaneous and friendly individuals. They love exercising their creativity which is why art related fields are where their passion lies. Adventurers tend to be short-sighted, thus they don’t like pursuing careers that require long-term planning. They live in the moment and only desire to be true to themselves.

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