Professional retraining guide

The MBTI personality test - Get to know yourself better to be yourself

Have you ever taken the time to take a personality test? To get to know yourself?

Getting to know yourself is a life's work... and from time to time, an introspection allows you to put things straight: Who am I? What are my character traits? What is my true temperament? What are my values?

Developing a better knowledge of oneself makes it easier to show one's personality and needs to others, especially at work. This contributes to personal balance and better fulfillment.

The 13 mbti personalities test is often used for personal development by coaching organizations and to prepare professional reconversions. So we wanted to tell you about it :)

What is the MBTI ?

For the record, MBTI stands for Myers & Briggs Type Indicator. This personality inventory was invented by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter in the United States in the early 20th century. Noticing that her daughter and her future husband, Clarence Myers, had very different personalities and ways of functioning, Katharine undertook research to understand the different temperaments.

And then when the psychologist Carl G. Jung published "Psychological types". In 1921, Katharine found similarities with her own typologies, while being aware that Jung's theories were more complete. With her daughter, they wanted to make this work on psychological functions accessible to as many people as possible and created a questionnaire.

The MBTI instrument, first published in 1962, has since been regularly updated. Among the existing psychometric tests, it is one of the most widely used, notably by psychologists to determine the personality of their patients and to detect possible personality disorders, and by recruiters in the context of professional personality tests and skills assessments.


How does the MBTI personality test work ?

  • A personality test of 60 questions
  • Which allows you to determine 16 psychological personalities
  • Your result is a combination of 4 letters, which represents one of the 16 profiles

The 4 letters correspond to 4 cognitive functions or behavioral preferences:

[E] or [I]
Are you an extrovert or an introvert ?
How do you recharge your batteries?
➙ Surrounded by other people [E] or alone with yourself [I]

[S] or [N]
Sensation or Intuition
How do you process information ?
By your physical [S] or intuitive [N] senses

[T] or [F]
Thinking = Thought or Feeling = Feeling
How do you make your decisions ?
➙ Conscientious, you think before you act [T] or by feeling [F]

[J] ou [P]
Judgment or Perception
How do you take action ?
➙ In a planned [J] or improvised way, taking opportunities that come your way [P].

Why take a personality test? 

Understand and express your personality

The MBTI is a very good tool for self-knowledge and self-assertion. It allows you to better understand how you function, what your strengths, qualities and weaknesses are.

In the context of a new professional project, undertaking an introspection through a tool like the MBTI also allows you to better define your project.

Understanding others to be happy at work

We all have "preferences" that influence our way of processing information, expressing our emotions, communicating, our leadership style...

In a team composed of different personalities, these typological preferences can lead to dysfunctions that degrade the work atmosphere.

Explore the personalities that are different from yours. Maybe you will recognize some of your colleagues' personalities and understand how:

  • Better adapt to their emotions
  • Understand their character and personality

Improving one's relationship with others is a factor of fulfillment and well-being at work.

Where to find the MBTI questionnaire? 

 👉 Take the test here online and free of charge

 ⌛ Duration: 10-15 minutes

 💡 Our advice: Answer spontaneously and authentically :)

The 16 personalities: which job to impact according to my MBTI profile ?

Architect / INTJ

Imaginative and strategic thinkers, with a plan for everything. They are very rational, turning every challenge into an opportunity and following through on their goals.

Strengths & weaknesses of the Architect profile

  • Rational
  • Independent
  • Determined
  • Curious
  • Original
  • Arrogant
  • Ignores emotions (their own and those of others)
  • Review
  • Combative
  • Socially

Examples of careers with an Architect profile impact

Highly intellectual, hard-working and efficient, they love challenges. Here are some jobs that may suit them :

Logician /INTP

Innovative inventors with an eternal thirst for knowledge. They analyze everything: the data as well as the people around them, in a perpetual quest for truth.

Strengths & weaknesses of the Logistician profile

  • Analytical
  • Very imaginative
  • Open-minded
  • Curious
  • Objective
  • Disconnected, often in thought
  • Insensitive
  • Dissatisfied
  • Impatient
  • Perfectionist: which can discourage them from making a decision

Examples of careers with an impact of the Logicist profile

For the most part, they are looking for reliability and the building of stable, long-term careers. The professions that correspond to them are :

Commander / ENTJ

Leaders, imaginative with a strong character, who always find or create a way to achieve their goals. Very rational and driven by efficiency.

Strengths & weaknesses of the Commander profile

  • Efficient
  • Energetic
  • Self-confident
  • Strategic thinker
  • Charismatic and inspiring
  • Stubborn and dominant
  • Intolerant
  • Impatient
  • Arrogant
  • Poor emotional management
  • Cold and ruthless

Examples of career impact of the Commander profile

Jobs with responsibilities and where they can exercise their leadership fulfills them.

Innovator / ENTP

Astute, curious, highly rational thinkers, eager for intellectual challenges.

Strengths & weaknesses of the Innovator profile 

  • Well-informed
  • Quick thinkers
  • Original: able to formulate bold new ideas
  • Brainstormers
  • Charismatic
  • Energetic
  • The argumentative side: which can be annoying for personalities who like consensus
  • Insensitive
  • Intolerant
  • May have difficulty concentrating
  • Dislikes practical execution: have a loss of interest when creativity is no longer in the picture, which can be a problem when completing projects.

Examples of careers with impact from the Innovator profile

The most pleasant work environments are those that give them freedom. Very curious, full of ideas and rational, here are some jobs that correspond to them :


Lawyer / INFJ

Idealists, calm.

Strengths & weaknesses of the Lawyer profile

  • Creative, thinking outside the box
  • Perceptive: ability to understand people's true motivations and needs
  • Strong convictions and values
  • Passionate: search for meaning, need for big dreams
  • Altruistic
  • Sensitive to criticism
  • Reluctant to open up: this can create distance in their relationships
  • Perfectionist
  • Avoids the ordinary: which can make it difficult to achieve their dreams
  • Prone to exhaustion

Examples of careers with impact of the profile Lawyer

For these profiles, the best thing is to have a job that corresponds to their values and brings them independence. They like to direct their energy towards others.

Mediator / INFP

Idealists, dreamers, altruists, who wholeheartedly devote their energy to causes aligned with their convictions, aiming to make the world a better place.

Strengths & weaknesses of the Mediator profile

  • Empathetic
  • Generous: likes to succeed at the expense of others
  • Open-minded
  • Creative and dreamy
  • Passionate
  • Idealist
  • Unrealistic
  • Isolated
  • Focused
  • Emotionally vulnerable
  • Dissatisfied
  • Self-critical

Examples of career impact of the Mediator profile

Stressful and competitive environments are not for them. They need a job that both challenges their creativity and helps others.

Protagonist / ENFJ

Charismatic and inspiring leaders who are able to fascinate their audience.

Protagonist profile strengths & weaknesses

  • Receptive to the opinions of others
  • Reliable
  • Passionate
  • Altruistic
  • Charismatic
  • Irrealistic
  • Idealist
  • Condescending
  • Intense
  • Too empathetic

Examples of impact careers from the Protagonist profile

Wherever they work, their main mission is to improve people's lives. They also enjoy a challenge.

Inspirateur / ENFP 

Free spirits, enthusiastic, creative and sociable.

Strengths & weaknesses of the Inspirer profile

  • Curious
  • Perceptive: sensitive to the moods and feelings of others
  • Enthusiastic
  • Excellent communicator
  • Festive
  • In a good mood
  • Wants to please others: may compromise on things that matter to them.
  • Unfocused: discipline difficult to maintain over the long term
  • Disorganized
  • Overly accommodating
  • Restless
  • Overly optimistic: may lead them to make naive decisions

Exemples de carriĂšre Ă  impact du profil Inspirateur


Logistician / ISTJ

Pragmatic, interested in facts and statistics.

Strengths & weaknesses of the Logistician profile

  • Dedicated
  • Honest and direct
  • Loyal
  • Calm
  • Concerned about order and rules
  • A jack of all trades: eager to learn
  • Stubborn
  • Insensitive: their honesty can hurt others
  • Always by the book: unstructured environments paralyze them
  • Judgmental: very attached to facts, can judge opinions
  • Blame themselves a lot

Examples of careers with an impact of the Logistician profile

Conservative, logisticians need stability and clear societal roles in an organization. Here are a few jobs that fit the bill :

Defender / ISFJ

Protective, dedicated, warm.

Strengths & weaknesses of the Defender profile

  • Support for others
  • Reliable
  • Observant
  • Enthusiastic
  • Hardworking
  • Too humble
  • Takes things personally
  • Suppresses feelings
  • Overcommitted
  • Reluctant to change
  • Too altruistic

Examples of career impact of the Defender profile

Altruistic, they are very committed to their work and generous with people. They can work in professions such as :

Director / ESTJ

Efficient at managing things and people. They also have strong convictions.

Strengths & weaknesses of the Director profile

  • Dedicated
  • Willing
  • Direct and honest
  • Loyal
  • Creates order and rules
  • Organizer
  • Inflexible and Stubborn
  • Uncomfortable with unconventional situations
  • Judgmental
  • Overly focused on social status: caught up in the expectations of others, they struggle to meet their needs
  • Difficulty relaxing
  • Difficulty expressing emotions

Examples of career impact of the Director profile

In the workplace, managers like stability and reliability. They can work for an organization for many years and are quite comfortable in a highly regulated environment. They are comfortable in the following jobs :

Consul / ESFJ

Caring, sociable and popular.

Consul profile strengths & weaknesses

  • Practicality
  • Sense of duty and responsibility
  • Loyal
  • Sensitive and warm
  • Good at connecting with others
  • Concerned about their social status: may limit their creativity and openness
  • Inflexible
  • Reluctant to innovate, improvise
  • Vulnerable to criticism
  • Too needy: need to hear and see appreciation

Examples of Consul profile impact careers

Often work best in environments with clear and predictable hierarchies and tasks. The corresponding jobs can be :

Virtuoso / ISTP

Experimenters, pragmatists.

Strengths & weaknesses of the Virtuoso profile

  • Optimistic and energetic
  • Creative
  • Spontaneous and rational
  • Can prioritize
  • Very good in crisis situations
  • Relaxed
  • Stubborn
  • Insensitive
  • Private and reserved
  • Bored easily
  • Does not like commitment
  • Risky behaviour

Examples of Virtuoso profile impact careers

They are fascinated by the way things work and are great assets to organizations.

Adventurer / ISFP

Flexible and charming artists. Always willing to try new things.

Strengths & weaknesses of the Adventurer profile

  • Charming
  • Sensitive to others
  • Imaginative
  • Passionate
  • Curious
  • Artistic
  • Very independent
  • Unpredictable
  • Stressed
  • Too competitive
  • Fluctuating self-esteem

Examples of Adventurer profile impact careers

Creative freedom in work is very important to Adventurers, who like to do jobs like :

Contractor / ESTP

Astute, energetic and insightful people who love progress.

The strengths and weaknesses of the Entrepreneur profile

  • Bold
  • Rational and practical
  • Original
  • Perceptive: notice when things change and when they should change
  • Direct
  • Sociable
  • Insensitive
  • Impatient
  • Risk prone
  • Unstructured
  • May miss the big picture
  • Defiant

Examples of careers with an entrepreneurial impact

With their ability to take action and their strong social intelligence, here are the jobs that correspond to them:

Entertainer / ESFP

Spontaneous, energetic and enthusiastic.

Strengths & weaknesses of the Entertainer profile

  • Bold
  • Original
  • Aesthetic: creative in their words and actions
  • Practical
  • Observant
  • Socially excellent
  • Sensitive
  • Averse to conflict
  • Easily annoyed
  • Poor planner
  • Not focused

Examples of impact careers from the Entertainer profile

Other examples of personality tests

As a test of self-knowledge, there are also :


A test to know yourself and find your professional and personal balance thanks to the combination of 4 dimensions:

  • what you like to do
  • what you are good at
  • what the world needs
  • what you are paid to do

Your Ikigai is the common point(s) between the 4.

Process Com

Professional personality test that identifies 6 personality profiles and provides tools to facilitate exchanges between people in communication situations.


Character test that assumes that the most common personality traits can be listed under 5 dimensions:

  • Openness to experience
  • Awareness
  • Extraversion
  • Agreeableness
  • Neuroticism

O-C-E-A-N, to better memorize it.

To go further

👉[DOSSIER] Succeeding in your professional reconversion

👉Take a skills assessment

👉Ikigai, discover the job that suits you and that the world needs

👉Making a CV for a professional reconversion

👉The cover letter for a reconversion in the impact

👉32 jobs that are recruiting for a career change in impact

Taking action

👉 Find a positive impact job

👉 Training for the ecological and social transition professions