Determining the right career for yourself is not just about your qualifications and skills; your personality type plays a significant role as well. Are your decisions driven by logical reasoning or emotions? This question can help you identify your personality traits as either ‘Thinking’ or ‘Feeling,’ and subsequently, find a career that suits you best. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the differences between these two personality types and the career paths that align with each.

The ‘Thinking’ Personality Type: 

Individuals embodying the ‘Thinking’ personality trait are characterised by their reliance on logical reasoning in their decision-making process. They possess a unique ability to connect causes to effects, making them adept at analysing situations objectively and impartially.

Their preference for focusing on facts, accuracy, and logic sets them apart.

Key attributes of ‘Thinking’ individuals include: 

  1. Exceptional critical thinking skills, allowing them to identify flaws in ideas and excel in debates and negotiations.
  2. A penchant for problem-solving when facing personal or work-related challenges.
  3. A knack for engaging in logical discussions, though they can appreciate emotions if they align with logic.

Given these attributes, ‘Thinking’ individuals often excel in careers that demand rational and systematic thinking. Some suitable career options for them include:

  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Business
  • Law
  • Computer Science
  • Sales Management
  • Software Development
  • School Administration


The ‘Feeling’ Personality Type: 

Individuals with a ‘Feeling’ personality type are known for their warmth and empathy. They place a strong emphasis on others’ feelings and human values, needs, and harmony. Unlike

‘Thinking’ types, they may lean towards emotionally motivated responses over purely objective decision-making.

Key attributes of ‘Feeling’ individuals include: 

Compassion, tolerance, care, empathy, nurturing, and helpfulness.

A keen observance of others’ emotional needs.

A commitment to considering others’ emotions in dialogues and striving for agreements that satisfy everyone involved.

‘Feeling’ individuals often find success and fulfilment in roles that allow them to nurture and care for others or express their emotions through art. Some suitable career options for them include:

  • Teaching
  • Art
  • Psychology
  • Medicine (e.g. Doctor or Paediatrician)
  • Veterinary
  • Social Work
  • Writing


Understanding your personality type, whether ‘Thinking’ or ‘Feeling,’ can be a valuable compass in guiding your career choices. It is important to recognise that there is no one- size-fits-all approach to success, and both personality types bring unique strengths to the table. Ultimately, by finding a career that aligns with your personality, you can enhance your chances of not only succeeding but also finding genuine satisfaction in your professional journey.

This article was written by Gehad Mursi one of our partner coaches. Gehad is a certified counsellor and coach with a passion for helping individuals reach their full potential. She uses both her areas of expertise to help clients overcome their life challenges and reach their goals. You can learn more and get in touch via her profile page.