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Your Ideal Major According to Your MBTI Personality

Your Ideal Major According to Your MBTI Personality

 

If you’ve never heard of an MBTI type before, you’re missing out. It stands for Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and it can tell you a lot about your personality and gives you some ideas about what you might be best at. The test asks you to rate on a scale of agree to disagree each of the statements to determine your personality type. There are 16 types in all and some are rarer than others. If you do not know your personality type, you can take the test here. After taking the test, you will be assigned a four-letter MBTI score like the ones down below. The first letter represents either extroversion (E) or introversion (I), depending on where you focus your attention. Then, it looks at the way you take in information, either sensing (S) or intuition (N). The third letter in your result represents the way you make decisions, thinking (T) or feeling (F). The last letter represents how you deal with the world around you, judging (J) or perceiving (P).

 

Now obviously this should not be how you pick a major. You should think about majoring in something that will make you happy, or something that you can see yourself doing for a long time. Still, it’s fun to see if your major suits your personality types, or what some suggestions are if you are still undeclared. Without further ado:

 

1. INTJ: 

While you seem to project a coldness to those who don’t know you, this is untrue. This misconception about you comes from your ability to be objective and factual, your greatest strengths. You can tend to be objective with everything but yourself, as you often set your expectations way too high. Your need to achieve means that you would do well in any major or career. Some options that would fit well are english, political science, and finance.

 

2. ENTJ: 

While you may sometimes come off as abrasive, it is just your need for efficiency shining through. This is actually one of your greatest strengths. People look up to your strong determination. You would do well in finance, computer science, and political science majors.

 

3. INTP: 

Solving problems is your skill. You can quickly figure out what is wrong and come up with solutions to fix it. You are curious and wonder how to solve problems in the world. You crave efficient solutions and achieve them through logical and analytical thinking. Majors that suit you best are engineering, political science, and architecture.

 

4. ENTP: 

You are not afraid of challenges, in fact, you excel at solving them. You were born to lead because you have your eyes on the whole picture. This guides you to make the right decisions. Your spontaneity hates the restrictions of rigid schedules, so you avoid them. You would do best in acting, engineering, management, or business majors.

 

5. INFJ: 

This is the rarest MBTI type. You seek to bring out the best in people and inspire those around you to do better. Your empathy is unparalleled and everyone around you can see it. People radiate to you and see you as someone they can trust. Your reputation for solving problems and kind-heartedness make psychology, education, or social work good options to major in.

 

6. ENFJ: 

You rule with empathy and your values. These guide all your decisions. You are outgoing and value your relationships with others. Your strength as a leader comes from your ability to see different perspectives and communicate with others. You would do well in psychology, social work, journalism, or public health majors.

 

7. INFP: 

You crave meaning in your life. You need a major that leads to a life of purpose. You are a great source of inspiration and always seek new insights and possibilities. Your curiosity is your source of strength. Majors that would suit you might be; environmental science, visual arts, and history.

 

8. ENFP: 

You see the meaning in what everyone else overlooks. Your optimism and enthusiasm are a beacon to those around you. It’s no wonder that people look to you for leadership. You never cease to inspire others and give them confidence. You would do well with human resources, business administration, or acting majors.

 

9. ISTJ: 

You are likely reserved and quiet, but always get your stuff done. You can see the potential problems and navigate around them. You don’t mind responsibility because you are organized and make logical decisions. Some majors that would suit you could be computer science, accounting, or business.

 

10. ESTJ: 

Organization and planning are the name of your game. Loyalty is a very important quality to you and you look for that in others. You are a great leader because you know how to delegate. More than that, you know how to hold everyone responsible for their roles. Majors that suit your type are economics, law, pharmacy, and business.

 

11. ISFJ: 

You are someone who can be counted on, and seen as reliable. When making decisions you think most about the impact your choices will make on others. You enjoy work that is based on details or facts. Your objective skills make you best suited for a major in accounting, visual design, architecture, nursing, or education.

 

12. ESFJ: 

You are positive and welcoming and surround yourself with others who radiate that same energy. People come to you for support and advice. You excel in this area and people know it. Majors that are best for you are; education, nursing, and real estate. 

 

13. ISTP: 

Your skill lies in finding logical solutions to problems both quickly and effectively, but you struggle to connect with others emotionally. Your decision-making style is more detached, which can be a great strength for different majors. These decisions are not made from emotion, but using logic pulled from the facts. The best majors for you would be; engineering, computer science, or forensic science.

 

14. ESTP: 

You need to be engaged with your surroundings. You make informed decisions by using facts and data. Your ability to take charge is one of your greatest strengths. When things are under your control, they run more smoothly. By coming up with new and novel solutions, you are adept at solving problems. Potential majors for you are; business, engineering, and construction management.

 

15. ISFP: 

Like an onion, you have many layers. To those who don’t know you, you seem shy and reserved. For those who are fortunate to see under the layers, they get to see you shine. The real you is unique and adventurous. You are unwilling to let life pass you by. You have a fine eye for beauty and can find it anywhere. Make sure to turn that search for beauty inward as you can often become self-critical and doubt yourself. The majors you are best suited for are; graphic design, culinary studies, architect, and english. 

 

16. ESFP: 

You are very hands-on and creative. You love to learn new things and further your knowledge. You are very outgoing and people see that. They often come to you for insight because of your ability to offer new perspectives and empathize with others. You would do well in education, social work, or nursing majors.

Samantha Dietel

Providence '23

Samantha Dietel is a junior Psychology and Elementary/Special Ed double major and is senior editor for the Providence chapter of HC. She loves to stay involved on campus and is a choreographer for Dance Club, participates in Active Minds, Education Club, PAWS, PC Pals, volunteers with Inspiring Minds, and is a member of the Psi Chi honor society. As a local near Providence, she enjoys guiding her friends around the city and showing them what it has to offer. Samantha also enjoys reading, spending time with friends, and a good binge-watch.
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