The personality types that make the most and least amount of money

Jacquelyn Smith

A lot of things determine how much money you make: your level of education, the job you choose to pursue, the company you work for, your hard skills, your performance, and your ability to negotiate.

But one thing you really have no control over that can affect your pay is your personality type.

According to the Myers-Brigg Type Indicator, which tests behavioral binaries, there are 16 distinctive personality types.

The Career Assessment Site created an infographic that shows, among other things, the average household income for each type.

People with the ENTJ (extroverted, intuitive, thinking, judging) type, who tend to be natural leaders, earn the most money, on average.

"They're typically short- and long-term planners who are able to read into data effectively, leading them to find patterns and creative solutions to problems," said Jonathan Bollag, an executive coach and founder of Career Assessment Site. "They put this information through a logic-based filter in order to make objective decisions. You then add their preference for extroversion — that translates to them having an easier time networking and communicating with large groups of people."

These personality preferences combine to create the potential for a person who stands out as an effective and efficient problem solver with a long-term vision.

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