There are many paths to fame and fortune be it through freak accidents and experiences, or extraordinary abilities and accomplishments. Here is what each of the 16 Myers-Briggs types would likely become famous (or infamous) for.
As the face or spokesperson for a noble cause – INFJs are full of heart and courage that others may not realize until the INFJ finds a cause important enough for them to get behind. Their passion comes through when speaking about things that matter to them and they are able to rouse peoples emotions and communicate their message in way that others are receptive to. Their powerful feelings can make them very dynamic and animated speakers, which may earn them a lot of popularity and support from the public.
Famous INFJs: Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Theresa, Alanis Morissette, Jimmy Carter, Nicole Kidman, Morgan Freeman
By creating an iconic masterpiece of literature or some other form of art – INFPs are soulful individuals whose complex inner world is a fertile breeding ground of creativity. They are able to find the poetry and beauty in even the most mundane and inane things. Because of this, many INFPs are likely to be compelling as writers who can capture with words, the subtle tints and tones of the human experience. INFPs who pursue their creative interests have the potential to create the next great work of fiction like INFP authors J.K. Rowling or J.R.R. Tolkien.
Famous INFPs: William Shakespeare, Lisa Kudrow, J.R.R. Tolkien, Johnny Depp, Bjork, Tom Hiddleston, Alicia Keys
As the mastermind behind a visionary mission or enterprise – INTJs like the inimitable Elon Musk or Nikola Tesla are prime examples of the what the expansive vision and intensive work ethic that INTJ’s possess can do for the world. INTJs naturally cast their minds toward the future thinking about what could be and are brilliant enough to figure out a way to see it to fruition. It is no surprise that so many of the world’s inventors and scientists are INTJ.
Famous INTJs: Samantha Power, Colin Powell, Christopher Nolan, Elon Musk, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vladimir Putin, Michelle Obama, Freidrich Nietzsche
Pioneering a theory that becomes a breakthrough in our understanding of the universe – INTPs like Albert Einstein are a testament to the transcendent imagination that an INTP can possess and the brilliant insight that can come from all the daydreaming they do. Because INTPs tend to think obsessively about various things, playing with ideas and concepts and testing them in the laboratory of their mind. Over time, an exceptionally bright INTP may, in a sudden leap of intuition stumble upon a revelatory theory that could provide the key to unlocking new and unbelievable technological possibilities.
Famous INTPs: Bill Gates, Ellen Page, Kristen Stewart, Albert Einstein, Rene Descartes, Stanley Crouch, Blaise Pascal, Isaac Newton
As a bestselling author of self-improvement books – ENFJs recognize and appreciate the potential in other and people and they have the ability to inspire others to do what they didn’t think they could. Their optimism and idealistic perspective can serve as a powerful force for good in the world. ENFJs pay attention to and absorb many of the lessons life teaches them and they are able to share those insights in brilliant and inspiring ways especially through storytelling and metaphor.
Famous ENFJs: Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Ben Affleck, Sean Connery, Lucy Liu, Demi Lovato, Jennifer Lawrence
As a popular comedian or comedic actor – ENFPs are noted for their humor and sanguine temperament. Many comedians are likely to be ENFP including the late Robin Williams and Russell Brand. They are witty and fun to be around but there is also a lot of depth and substance behind their hi-jinks and tomfoolery. ENFPs are also very personable and charming which is likely to earn them popularity and success in the entertainment industry.
Famous ENFPs: Robert Downey Jr., Robin Williams, Drew Barrymore, Russell Brand, Quentin Tarantino, Meg Ryan, Kelly Clarkson
As a visionary entrepreneur and TV personality – ENTJs have a combination of creativity, ambition and charisma that allows them to get far in life and gain attention for it. Their restless and adventuresome spirit compels them to attempt many things and actually be somewhat successful at them. But most of their endeavors are but stepping stones towards a much larger objective. They may at some point acquire fame for any one of their accomplishments but it is likely to be just one of many others.
Famous ENTJs: Gordon Ramsay, Steve Jobs, Harrison Ford, Margaret Thatcher, Whoopi Goldberg, Jim Carrey, Franklin D. Roosevelt, David Petraeus
As the inventor of something that changes the world – Famous inventors such as the creator of the light bulb, Thomas Edison, are believed to be ENTP. But ENTPs may also exercise their inventive mind in showbiz and the music industry. They may create an ingenious new show that breaks all the rules or create a new genre of music. ENTPs are like idea factories and they can produce a multitude of interesting ideas to throw at the wall until something sticks. They may go through many trial and errors and fail and fail again but once they succeed it will all be worth it.
Famous ENTPs: Weird Al Yankovic, Adam Savage, Mark Twain, Sarah Silverman, Tom Hanks, Thomas Edison, Celine Deon, Sacha Baron Cohen
As a TV chef or author of a popular cookbook – ISFJs like to make others happy and to be really good at what they do. They may develop a high level of proficiency in whatever profession they choose and many ISFJs are likely to be drawn to careers in nursing, psychology or the culinary arts. Many of them may be excellent cooks who could gift the world with a cookbook sharing their tips and secrets for making gourmet magic.
Famous ISFJs: Vin Diesel, Halle Barry, Queen Elizabeth II, Beyonce, Kate Middleton, Anne Hathaway, Lance Riddick, Selena Gomez
As Nobel prize-winning scientist, mathematician or researcher – Many ISTJs are likely to be very academic and studious. They are diligent, hardworking and likely to be good with numbers which is why they are great for roles as accountants and mathematicians. These qualities put ISTJs in an advantageous position in the academic world and may allow them to accomplish substantial breakthroughs with discoveries that require mountains of painstaking statistical analysis and testing.
Famous ISTJs: Sting, Denzel Washington, Angela Merkel, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, George Washington, Condolezza Rice, George H.W. Bush
As a popular politician or TV show host – ESFJs are super friendly and dutiful. In leadership positions, they often display a desire to maximize the satisfaction and happiness of the people under them. In public office positions they may be appear like a flip-flopper because ESFJs tend to derive their values from their constituents and whatever happens to be most popular among them. They are people-pleasers and their desire to be liked may fuel their popularity as public figures.
Famous ESFJs: Bill Clinton, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Garner, Steve Harvey, Danny Glover, Jennifer Lopez, Sally Fields, Tyra Banks
As a high profile CEO or public office official – ESTJs are orderly pragmatists with strong leadership qualities. It is no secret that a preponderance of CEOs are ESTJ types and ESTJs are statistically the highest earning of all types in Myers-Briggs along with ENTJ. Additionally, ESTJs care about their public image and they are likely to cultivate one that earns them attention and respect for their achievements, prestige and influence.
Famous ESTJs: Sonia Sotomayor, John D. Rockefeller, Judge Judy, Frank Sinatra, James Monroe, Laura Linney, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Lyndon B. Johnson
For performing an extraordinary act of bravery or athletic feat – Not all ISTPs are super athletic or particularly valiant, and many of them live rather modest lives pursuing simple pleasures. As extraverted sensors however, they are not likely to be among the people who stand by idly in the midst of a crisis. They are likely to be a first responder and someone who can think quickly to devise a solution to a life or death ordeal. ISTPs are also the type likely to attempt breaking a world record like “most pushups performed in 60 minutes”.
Famous ISTPs: Clint Eastwood, Milla Jovovich, Olivia Wilde, Bear Grylls, Tom Cruise, Michael Jordan, Daniel Craig, Michelle Rodriguez,
As an iconic artist or musician – ISFPs are often creative and able to do amazing things musically and visually. They are artisans who beautify the world and make it a bit more interesting and stylish. They are likely to make a splash behind the scenes as a fashion designer, photographer or graphic artist. The really good looking ones may also enter the spotlight as a fashion model like their extraverted counterpart, ESFP. Either way, ISFPs are able to stand out with eccentric flair despite their rather laid back and subdued temperament.
Famous ISFPs: Kevin Costner, Avril Lavigne, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Lana Del Rey, Jessica Alba, Joss Stone
As a world renown performance artist or model – ESFPs love to perform and they light up the world with their enthusiasm and warmth. ESFPs are often physically attractive and enjoy being in the public eye. Their charismatic personality and physical talents allow them to them to command attention and make a lasting impression wherever they go. People love their energy and flair and their friendly fun-loving free-spirited persona makes them popular.
Famous ESFPs: Adele, Marilyn Monroe, Jamie Foxx, Jamie Oliver, Adam Lavine, Miley Cyrus, Steve Irwin, Serena Williams,
By succeeding in an extraordinary stunt or doing something controversial – ESTPs are attention-seeking thrill-seeking junkies and so it is not unlikely to find them in the spotlight for setting some astronomical, death-defying, unprecedented achievement like becoming the first man or woman to land on Mars, the highest paid athlete in history, or the creator of the fastest growing Youtube channel in history (ie. Logan Paul).
Famous ESTPs: Ernest Hemingway, Eddie Murphy, Madonna, Jack Nicholson, Bruce Willis, Michael J. Fox, Samuel L. Jackson, Nicolas Sarcozy
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