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Your Personality Affects How Much Money You'll Make

Sorry, introverts.

We know that your education and your experience play a role in determining how much money you make each month, but a new study has found that your personality type can make or break your bank account too.

Related: What’s Your Makeup Personality?

A new report from Career Assessment Site uses the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality test – which sorts people into 16 personality types, based on whether you’re introverted or extroverted, intuitive or sensing, thinking or feeling, and perceptive or judgmental (take the Myers-Briggs here.) – to figure out which personality types earn the most money.

Related: How To Handle His Road Personality

Here’s an overview of the types:

Personality Types
Who came out on top?

ENTJ (extroverted, intuitive, thinking, and judgmental types) with more than $80,000 (about R900 000) household income. They’re also known for being honest, decisive, goal-oriented, and impulsive.

Income Infographic

Related: 5 Good Money Habits You Need to Adopt Now

The arty crowd, like shy and emotional INFPs (introverted, intuitive, feeling, perceptive) are the lowest earners, averaging around $60,000 (about R680 000).

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