How Much Do People with Your Personality Type Make?

These fascinating infographs, created based on a study from CareerAssessmentSite.com, show the average incomes of the 16 major personality types based on the Myers-Briggs Personality Test. Along with stats about how the four top-level categories breakdown into the overall population (Guardians make up the most, at 46.6% of the U.S., followed by Artisans (27%), Idealists (16.4%) and Rationalists (10.3%), the research also examined how the different personalities fared in terms of earnings. Far and away, the highest earning personality turned out to be extroverted, intuitive, thinking, and judgmental Rationalist, who had an average household income of more than $80,000 a year. You go can here to see more from the study, and here to take the personality test for yourself …

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Mayumi Gellada Amargo

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Mayumi Gellada Amargo commented…

INFP :) Funny. Because...I feel content with that.

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Ben

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Ben commented…

Notice that the baseline is $55k... if anyone makes that much, you have plenty of money, and really, you'd be rich compared to the rest of the world.

Aileen Yap

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Aileen Yap commented…

I was an ENTJ and now I'm an ENFJ but I never care much about money making..

Tanya Riches

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Tanya Riches commented…

I have to appear argumentative, given that's my weakness as an ENTP, and say that after reading the actual data, the group in this sample were not controlled for education. Thus, the ENTJ averages a Bachelor's Degree comparative to Associates Degrees for all the other groups. A Bachelor's degree is known to significantly improve income level. Also further education increases income too, so it's not really representative. We can't be sure that we're not just actually seeing the results of more educated ENTJs.

Probably what happened is that they had a group of people's data handy and took their stats and used them, but in order to research the variables of personality type and their impact on income, you would have to control for education.

Mayumi Gellada Amargo

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Mayumi Gellada Amargo commented…

INFP :) Funny. Because...I feel content with that.

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