Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Myers Briggs Personality Test and How much should you be earning?

Many companies have now used the Myers Briggs Personality Test as the first round of elimination to search for suitable candidates. I remember the time when I had to do some sort of the Myers Briggs test for my current job. Applying for an Accountant position, it is a no brainer that they are looking for some sort of good organization, set-up and comfortable with numbers. If you are a creative type of person, then perhaps you might want to consider being an Accountant.

The Myers Briggs test are broken down into 4 main categories which is then further broken down into sub-categories. 

It is interesting to see that the ENTJ commands the highest household income amongst all other types. These are the types of people who are "Reformers" - Innovative, Leadership and Strategic being their main strengths. These are the people who are CEO in the company. They lead the entire team structure and have to be objective with their goals.

Maybe not surprisingly so, the "Idealist" are at the bottom of the foodchain in terms of their household income. These are the types of people who works for charitable and non-profit organization and  make the world a better life to live in.

So which personality do you belong?


  1. Hi B,

    Interesting post and the income study is done in the US?

    I am between a INTJ and INFJ. Curious to know what is yours?

    1. Hi HWW

      Like you, I am also an INTJ. I guess maybe our line of work is rather similar to each other ;)

  2. Hi B,

    I don't think personality is heavily influenced by the line of our work. More the other way round?

    INTJs are supposed to be rare and it seems to be really true that it's grossly over represented among PF bloggers.