You could be good at what you do and not really like your job; or you can love your work but for some reason not be able to make much progress within the field. To find the ideal gig, you need to have the right mix of natural inclination toward the subject, intrinsic motivation for the cause, and a work structure and colleagues that mesh with your personality. Think about your reserved, Type A friend who landed her dream job working as a publicist for a fancy fashion brand, and ended up hating the chaotic nature of the business and constant rotation of networking events. Poor job placement happens to the best of us, but the Myers-Briggs personality assessment could be the key to avoiding falling for something that looks good on paper. The test has such a great rep that 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies have used it to help decide if someone is the right fit. Before you sign that contract, lock into your MBTI personality and scroll down to see what kind of career could set you up for success.

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1. INTJ 鈥淭he Architect鈥: You鈥檙e introverted, intuitive, and analytical. Any employer would be lucky to have you 鈥 so long as they get you. Although you can solve complex problems, think big-picture, and break down complicated issues, you鈥檙e not much of a people person. You have a hard time relating to those who aren鈥檛 at your level. Look for a job as a surgeon, writer, or investment banker, so you can go your own way without being questioned much.

2. INTP 鈥淭he Logician鈥: You tend to be a lone wolf and aren鈥檛 big on traditions or bureaucracy. You鈥檒l thrive most in a career where you can activate your brilliant, innovative mind to come up with ideas, then delegate the details to someone else. Go work at Apple or Google 鈥 or, heck, just start your own tech company.

3. ENTJ 鈥淭he Commander鈥: Oh, hey boss! You are all about people and getting them to work at their peak level. You鈥檙e a master problem solver and good at analyzing systems; you can spot inefficiencies and optimize how everything flows. Follow in the steps of Olivia Pope, or consider corporate consulting or social media managing.

4. ENTP 鈥淭he Debater鈥: You鈥檙e that rare bird who loves change and risk. Nothing really scares you, and people trust you to lead them in the right direction. You love working with others, especially those in high positions who can recognize your genius and get you closer to the top 鈥 and that鈥檚 not a bad thing. You鈥檇 make a kickass creative director, headhunter, politician, or urban planner.

5. INFJ 鈥淭he Counselor鈥: Although you鈥檙e low-key and prefer to work behind the scenes, you鈥檙e empathetic and good with people. You are driven by a strong moral compass and happiest when you鈥檙e achieving for the good of others. You鈥檒l do well in health care jobs, as well as other areas where you鈥檙e working one-on-one with people, such as interior design, counseling, and sustainability.

6. INFP 鈥淭he Mediator鈥: You鈥檙e an idealist to the core. You make decisions based on what you feel is right and want to work toward causes that you find meaningful. People love your sunny outlook, but if you spread yourself too thin you鈥檒l run out of fumes, so leadership roles aren鈥檛 ideal. Your ability to dream is perfectly suited for a life as a novelist or artist, a midwife, or even a career counselor.

7. ENFJ 鈥淭he Protagonist鈥: You are the best kind of boss. You recognize people鈥檚 strengths and want to help them excel. You鈥檙e optimistic, enthusiastic, and good at solving problems, which makes your the perfect cheerleader in any situation. People are drawn to you, and you hardly ever have a problem expressing yourself, so anything that requires sales or a high degree of networking is right up your alley. Start your own company or become a life coach.

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8. ENFP 鈥淭he Campaigner鈥: Hyper-creative and energetic, you love to use your imagination to help others and like to be involved in projects that call for innovative solutions. Monotony is the death of you; you鈥檇 rather set your own schedule, and you deflate when your creativity is stifled. You see possibilities in any situation, so you would make a great journalist, conservationist, brand strategist, or teacher.

9. ISTJ 鈥淭he Logistician鈥: Reliability is your middle name. If you say you鈥檙e going to get something done, you do it鈥 and find the best way to get it done well and efficiently. You like to create detailed plans of action and stick to them, and you take deadlines seriously. You鈥檇 thrive in detail-oriented gigs such as a data scientist, mobile developer, or CFO.

10. ISFJ 鈥淭he Defender鈥: You鈥檙e all about helping others, so long as you don鈥檛 have to be front-and-center. In an ideal work world, you know exactly what is expected of you, and you have the resources needed to get your job done well. If you can help others through your efforts, even better! You鈥檇 make a good dentist, director of influencer marketing, or nurse.

11. ESTJ 鈥淭he Executive鈥: You have no problem making decisions, and you evaluate everything through a realistic lens. Although you have little tolerance for laziness and disorganization, people you manage like that you work just as hard as the rest of the team (if not harder) and communicate plans and expectations clearly. Look for a job within an organization with a clear path to the top, like at a prestigious law firm or advertising agency or within the sales team at a major corporation.

12. ESFJ 鈥淭he Consul鈥: Nothing motivates you more than helping others. You like to work within organizations with clear goals and procedures. Once you鈥檙e there, you鈥檒l use your interpersonal skills and knack for details to fine-tune processes and make life better for everyone. Ideal jobs include social worker, HR director for a startup, or corporate nutritionist.

13. ISTP 鈥淭he Virtuoso鈥: You鈥檙e all action, little talk. Your greatest joy is to know you鈥檝e mastered your craft, and you prefer to work with your hands to build tangible masterpieces. Office life terrifies you; you鈥檇 prefer a high-risk physical job over being chained to a desk. You鈥檇 be the ideal candidate for an agrarian job like farming or beekeeping, working with your hands as an athletic trainer, or starting your own accessories line.

14. ISFP 鈥淭he Adventurer鈥: Your work needs to have meaning, and though you are driven to use your creative talents in the field, you need to see tangible results. Social environment and aesthetics are important to you, so your workplace needs to be beautiful and everyone needs to vibe. You make a great fashion designer, shopkeeper, or travel photographer.

15. ESTP 鈥淭he Entrepreneur鈥: High-energy settings excite you. And because you鈥檙e pragmatic and decisive, you thrive in a crisis. You鈥檙e willing to try new things, so long as they makes sense. As far as you鈥檙e concerned, work should be fun and a little unpredictable. If you don鈥檛 have to sit still, you鈥檙e good. No one could ask for a better influencer or brand manager, firefighter, or coach.

16. ESFP 鈥淭he Entertainer鈥: As an entertainer who鈥檚 personable and gregarious, you have an artistic streak 鈥 but at work, you excel most when you are of service to others and can see tangible results for your efforts, rather than actually entertaining. You like social, active environments where people work together on of-the-minute campaigns. Go for a job as a producer at a branded content agency, environmental scientist, political strategist, or set designer.

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