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What Your College Major Should Be, Based on Your Myers–Briggs Personality Type

Chances are, you’ve heard of the 16 different Myer-Briggs Personality Types, but if not, the short of it is that there’s a test that analyzes your personality in four different catergories: Extraversion (E) vs. Introversion (I), Sensing (S) vs. Intuition (N), Thinking (T) vs. Feeling (F), and Judging (J) vs. Perceiving (P.) From there, everyone gets a combination of letters that will give them one of the sixteen types. 

No matter what type you get, it can guide you towards the right choices to make for a variety of situations. After all, there are certain things that could be better for those with specific personality aspects – much like Astrology – such as your relationships or your career choices. If you’re unsure of what to major in, find out your personality type and see what’s in store!

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INTJ — Economics 

INTJ’s, “The Architect,” are known for being imaginative and strategic thinkers that have a plan for everything. They have a tendency to be rational and ambitious, never backing down from a challenge. As an economics major, you’ll be forced to think analytically, make decisions and debate your opinions. Being able to form thoughts strategically goes hand-in-hand with being able to think analytically. A major in economics is perfect for an INTJ because of how well they’re able to get their thoughts across! 

INTP — Engineering 

INTP’s, “The Logician,” are one of the rarest personality types. They make up only three percent of the population, per the MBTI website. It seems like the wheels of an INTP’s brain are always moving. They’re constantly thinking of ideas or new ways to solve things. Along with that, they like to figure out how things work. That could be a great advantage for an engineering major, because you’re constantly going to have to be building things or taking things apart, considering you’ll probably be doing many hands-on projects! 

ENTJ — Liberal Arts 

ENTJ’s, “The Commander,” are people that thrive off of success and accomplishment. They’ll do whatever it takes to accomplish their goals and dreams. They enjoy taking control of every aspect of their life, are strong-willed and are typically inspiring to others. With strengths like those, ENTJ’s would be perfect as an art majors. They also have the ability to work very efficiently as well, given how many projects that art majors are given. Pursue a major in liberal arts and let your creativity run wild!

ENTP — Business 

ENTP’s, “The Debater,” are the most logical of all the signs. Just like their name, they never back down from a challenge and give their all in everything that they do. They enjoy finding unique ways to do things! As a business major, you’ll need to take marketing classes. While in marketing classes, you may have to be able to convince others to purchase from or invest in you. That’s where having the ability to think creatively and uniquely comes in. You’re going to compete against your classmates. Not only that, but it will be beneficial to you when the time comes for you to go out and get a career where you will have to go up against hundreds of other people. ENTP’s have the potential to be exceptional and a major in business will be the beginning of that! 

INFJ — Psychology 

INFJ’s, “The Advocate,” are the rarest of all the personality types, making up only two percent of the population. Not only that, but there are also some iconic celebrities that share this type as well, including Carrie Fisher and Nicole Kidman. From what I’ve gathered and from being an INFJ myself, I’d say that they have an innate need to do the right thing. From there, I’m sure you can see why a psychology major works well for this type. As a psychology major, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about other people and what makes them who they are. Because INFJ’s are all about others, majoring in psychology allows you to dive in deeper!

INFP — History 

INFP’s, “The Mediator” are driven by their compassion. They’re constantly looking for ways to change the world. What’s a better way to change the world than by looking at what the world has gone through? Not only that, but history classes allow you to see how we have progressed to where we are now! Overall, you can help to make the world a better place by majoring in history! 

ENFJ — Education 

ENFJ’s, “The Protagonist,” would thrive if they were to major in education. They’re passionate, charismatic and an all-around “people person.” By majoring in education, you have the potential to influence those around you in a way that you would have not been able to before!

ENFP — Journalism 

ENFP’s, “The Campaigner,” are creative social butterflies! You have a knack for being excellent communicators. Therefore, you’d be perfect as a journalism major! Having the ability to communicate with others and do it well make the perfect candidate for a comforting interviewer. That’ll be an absolute wonderful benefit to being a journalism major, allowing you to get good quality interviews for your articles! 

ISTJ — Accounting 

ISTJ’s, “The Logistician,” are people that you can always count on. That’s especially a good thing, considering the fact that they make up most of the population. After all, who doesn’t need more people to count on? As someone who is trustworthy, you may even get people to trust you with their money. They also put their all into everything they do, which will be great with all of the classes you have to take as an accounting major. 

ISFJ — Film 

ISFJ’s, “The Defender,” are warm people that care about everything in their lives. They’re very analytical and quite the perfectionist, always paying attention to the little things in life. With an eye for details, you can put that to good use by analyzing some of the best films and pieces of media people have ever seen! 

ESTJ — Music 

ESTJ’s, “The Executive,” help to keep the other types focused and centered on whatever it is they have going on in their lives. They’re typically honest and dedicated people, always having a good idea of what’s right and wrong. They’re loyal and always keep their promises to those around them. Much like music, ISTJ’s are always there for you no matter what mood you’re in, which is what makes that major so perfect for them! 

ESFJ — Fashion 

ESFJ’s, “The Consul,” are outgoing individuals that constantly have the backs of their loved ones, always giving their unwavering support. While they’re sensitive, they also have the ability to connect with others in a way that I’ve never seen with anyone else. Along with that, they are extremely organized and have an amazing work ethic.  As a fashion major, that’ll work out well, because you’ll be working alongside as well as competing against many others.

ISTP — Sociology 

ISTP’s, “The Virtuoso,” are truly one of a kind. They’re all about exploring the world around around them and want to learn anything and everything about the people in their lives. As a sociology major, there truly is nothing more perfect! You’ll be able to learn all about how people work as a group, and many things that you may not have known before!

ISFP — Communications 

ISFP’s, “The Adventurer,” tend to live outside of the box. Much like their name, they’re very adventurous, always looking for something new to do. They’re very spontaneous individuals, and even those closest to them can’t seem to predict what they’re going to do next. As the most impulsive of all the signs, a communications major will be perfect for you because you’ll be able to find a way to communicate all of those thoughts that come to you in an articulate way. 

ESTP — Public Health 

ESTP’s, “The Entrepreneur,” always seem to catch people’s attention when they walk into a room. They’re extremely passionate people and aren’t afraid to go after what they really want in life. Keeping those things in mind, a public health major will allow ESTP’s to bring others together, along with the community around them. 

ESFP — Dance 

ESFP’s, “The Entertainer,” truly treat the world as though it’s a stage! They’re vibrant, exciting and irresistible to those around them. With that being the case, there is no better major than dance, where they show off everything that they are in the most creative way possible!

Now, overall, it’s up to you to choose what path you want to go down. However, if you’re confused and need some guidance, find out your MBTI type and you could possibly find a perfect fit that you hadn’t thought of before!

Born and raised in Arizona, Kayleigh Shaw is a Her Campus National Writer. She mainly writes for the Culture section, primarily focused on the latest entertainment news, but will occasionally write about life and career, giving advice to a wide array of readers. Outside of Her Campus, Kayleigh was also a part of Rod Pulido’s Street Team for his debut novel, Chasing Pacquiao and completed social media challenges to promote the book. She also hopes to one day write for Screen Rant and Comic Book Resources. where she will continue to use her love of all things pop culture to her advantage. She also graduated from Glendale Community College in May 2022 with an Associate's Degree in English. When Kayleigh's not working on journalism pieces, she can be found writing poems and short stories, reading, watching TikToks, listening to their favorite podcasts, listening and dancing to Sabrina Carpenter and Taylor Swift, watching movies and TV shows on Netflix and Hulu (while crying over fictional characters and relationships.) She would live in a library and avoid the rest of the world if she could. She also drinks coffee like a Gilmore and often goes down rabbit holes researching their hyper fixations.