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MBTI: Find your ideal career

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a widely used personality assessment that can help you understand your strengths, preferences, and potential areas for growth. Identifying your unique personality traits and preferences, the MBTI can be useful for finding a career that is a good fit for you.

MBTI identifies four different dimensions of personality:

Extraversion (E) vs. Introversion (I),
Sensing (S) vs. Intuition (N),
Thinking (T) vs. Feeling (F), and
Judging (J) vs. Perceiving (P).

Each person’s personality type is represented by a combination of these four dimensions, and this combination will help you understand your strengths, preferences, and potential areas for growth.

Once you know your personality type, you can start using it to explore career options that may be a good fit for you. You can research specific job titles and industries that matches your personality type, and seek out opportunities to learn more about potential careers.

Here are a few tips for using the MBTI in your career search:

1- Research Job Titles & Industries

Identify all jobs that may be a good fit for your personality type. Look for job titles or industries that align with your strengths and preferences as identified by the MBTI.


For example,
Personalities suited to be doctors usually exhibit Thinking (T) traits, and are said to be more detail-orientated making them better at diagnosing and treating complex medical conditions. Other careers Thinking-orientated individuals include Software Developers, Attorneys, and Writers.


On the other hand, a career in marketing where creativity is constantly required to generate new campaign ideas, these individuals are Intuitive (N), as it has a strong correlation with creativity. Other careers suited for Intuitive individuals include Project Managers, Creative Directors, and Inventors.


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2- Seek out opportunities


Learn more about potential careers as a student. Nearing the completion of college, it is best to choose a degree that would enable you to have a career that you have interest in.


Attend job fairs, networking events, or informational interviews to learn more about specific careers or industries that interest you.


In fact, AUG hosts such events nearly every month. Just in December we hosted the largest career fair in Malaysia with over 100 institutions from 8 different countries across. So stay tuned for our latest educational event!

3- Speak to a professional

Consider working with a career counselor or coach who is familiar with MBTI. A trained professional can help you understand your personality type in depth and identify career options that may be a good fit for you.


Personality alone cannot be the only factor for a career as there are others that are equally if not more important such as:

  1. Choice of college subject combinations
  2. Choice of degree

Involvement in extra-curricular activities

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