Personality Types And Career Success

Every office is made up of different personalities with different strengths and weaknesses. For HR professionals, understanding these personalities is a key component of building successful teams, providing opportunities for advancement, and making other important personnel decisions.

But what role does personality actually play in a person’s professional development? Are some personalities more likely to be satisfied at work than others? Which personality types are more likely to lead more employees?

New data from the infographic below — compiled by Truity, developer of the TypeFinder® personality type assessment and other scientifically validated, user-friendly personality assessments — offers answers to these questions and more.

Some of the most interesting findings about personality type in the workplace include:

  • INFJs showed one of the smallest gender-wage gaps, with female INFJs earning 87 percent of what male INFJs earn.
  • ESTJ man were the highest earners of all type/gender groups at $75k.
  • ESFJs had the highest job satisfaction rating of all types.
  • ENFPs showed one of the largest gender-wage gaps, with female ENFPs earning just 72 percent of what make ENFPs earn.

Check out the full infographic to learn more about all the personality types in your office:

What do you think? Does personality type affect success and job satisfaction in your office?

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