The team at BusinessInsider.com has created this large infograph outlining the best jobs for each one of the 16 personalities described in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test. Obviously, the list isn’t perfect, but it does provide some interesting insight into information that they claim “about 80% of the Fortune 500 and 89 of Fortune 100 companies use” to analyze their employees. For the infograph data, they teamed with one of the authors of Do What You Are, Paul Tieger, and applied the methodology of the book. You can see the whole chart here

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  1. Fascinated by the Myers-Briggs hating. I personally have found the Myers-Briggs a very helpful tool in helping me understand and appreciate these semi-binary distinctions in others.

    What I think both of these counter arguments fail to appreciate is that Jung, etc. agree that people are not to be pigeon holed and that almost everyone falls somewhere in a spectrum of different personality traits (for lack of better terminology). I don’t know where the disconnect is, but I find the ability to self assess and enter into conversations about where one lies on a spectrum of dispositions is actually rather helpful in connecting with and understanding others.

    And frankly, for those with great desire to eliminate the Myers-Briggs from common use, then the burden rests on the community of psychologists to replace it with a tool that is equally as helpful in aiding to help us assess features of our personality as they compare to others that is digestible and marketable to those of us who would rather not have to get a 4-8 year degree in order to understand ourselves and others.

    Until then, saying that something that is actually helpful to some of us is meaningless without giving a good solution to that is not helpful at best and simply antagonizing at worst.

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