What college major does your personality match?

Be aware that although personality is related to choice of major, there are many other factors that can influence whether you should choose a particular major or not! Obviously your interests, your strengths, your previous experience, and your future plans will all influence whether you should choose a specific major. Also, note that these predictions are based on information that MyPersonality has collected about what majors people with various personalities choose, and there is no guarantee that the particular personality styles that actually choose a major will be the ones who will be good at it!

Based solely on your personality trait scores, the closest college majors for your personality (out of 60 majors and "undecided"), ranked from closest to least close, are:

Similarity RankingMajorOpenness AverageConscientiousness AverageExtraversion AverageAgreeableness AverageNeuroticism Average
Your ScoresAverageLowAverageLowLow
1HistoryAverageLowLowLowLow
2EngineeringAverageLowLowAverageVery Low
3ArchitectureAverageAverageAverageAverageLow
4Liberal ArtsAverageLowAverageAverageAverage
5Computer ScienceAverageLowVery LowAverageLow
6MedicineAverageAverageAverageAverageAverage
7MathematicsAverageAverageLowLowLow
8Culinary ArtsLowLowAverageLowAverage
9Computer EngineeringAverageAverageLowHighVery Low
10AnthropologyHighLowLowAverageAverage
11Mechanical EngineeringAverageAverageLowAverageVery Low
12International RelationsHighAverageAverageVery LowLow
13Electrical EngineeringAverageAverageLowAverageVery Low
14Chemical EngineeringLowAverageLowLowLow
15Information TechnologyLowAverageVery LowLowVery Low
16MusicHighVery LowAverageHighAverage
17PsychologyHighAverageAverageHighAverage
18PhotographyHighLowLowAverageHigh
19ChemistryAverageAverageLowAverageAverage
20Political ScienceHighAverageHighVery LowAverage
21JournalismHighAverageHighAverageAverage
22Civil EngineeringLowHighAverageAverageVery Low
23SociologyAverageAverageAverageHighHigh
24BiologyAverageHighAverageAverageAverage
25LawAverageAverageHighVery LowAverage
26EnglishVery HighLowLowAverageAverage
27CommunicationHighAverageVery HighAverageAverage
28Biological SciencesLowAverageLowHighLow
29UndecidedAverageVery LowAverageAverageHigh
30BiochemistryAverageHighLowLowAverage
31Graphic DesignHighLowLowLowHigh
32EconomicsAverageHighLowVery LowAverage
33Secondary EducationAverageAverageAverageAverageHigh
34English LiteratureVery HighLowLowAverageHigh
35ArtVery HighVery LowLowAverageHigh
36PhysicsHighLowVery LowAverageVery Low
37TheatreVery HighVery LowHighAverageAverage
38Interior DesignHighAverageAverageHighHigh
39PhilosophyVery HighVery LowLowVery LowVery Low
40ManagementLowHighAverageLowAverage
41CosmetologyLowLowVery HighAverageHigh
42Music EducationHighAverageAverageHighHigh
43BusinessLowHighHighAverageAverage
44General StudiesAverageHighAverageVery HighAverage
45CommunicationsAverageAverageVery HighAverageHigh
46International BusinessAverageHighVery HighAverageAverage
47EducationAverageHighHighHighHigh
48PharmacyLowVery HighAverageHighLow
49MarketingAverageHighVery HighLowHigh
50Business AdministrationLowVery HighAverageAverageAverage
51AccountingVery LowHighAverageAverageAverage
52FinanceLowVery HighHighAverageLow
53Public RelationsAverageHighVery HighAverageHigh
54Business ManagementLowVery HighHighAverageAverage
55Criminal JusticeVery LowHighHighLowHigh
56Massage TherapyHighAverageHighVery HighHigh
57Early Childhood EducationLowAverageAverageHighVery High
58NursingLowHighHighHighHigh
59Special EducationLowHighAverageVery HighHigh
60Social WorkAverageHighAverageVery HighHigh
61Elementary EducationVery LowHighHighVery HighHigh

Openness

Openness to Experience describes a dimension of personality that distinguishes imaginative, creative people from down-to-earth, conventional people.

Conscientiousness

Conscientiousness concerns the way in which we control, regulate, and direct our impulses. It distinguishes flexible but sometimes disorganised people from more organised but sometimes perfectionist or pedantic people.

Extraversion

Extraversion (also extroversion) is marked by pronounced engagement with the external world, versus being comfortable with your own company.

Agreeableness

Agreeableness reflects individual differences in concern with cooperation and social harmony. It distinguishes people who prefer competition versus those who prefer co-operation.

Neuroticism

Neuroticism, also known inversely as Emotional Stability, refers to the tendency to experience negative emotions. It distinguishes people who generally feel relaxed but at extremes be described as "emotionally flat" from those who are more in touch with their emotions but consequently sometimes feel stressed and anxious.

Extraversion vs. Introversion

People with a preference for Extraversion draw energy from action: they tend to act, then reflect, then act further. If they are inactive, their level of energy and motivation tends to decline. Conversely, those whose preference is Introversion become less energized as they act: they prefer to reflect, then act, then reflect again. People with Introversion preferences need time out to reflect in order to rebuild energy. The Introvert's flow is directed inward toward concepts and ideas and the Extravert's is directed outward towards people and objects. There are several contrasting characteristics between Extraverts and Introverts: Extraverts desire breadth and are action-oriented, while introverts seek depth and are thought-oriented.

Intuition vs. Sensing

Sensing and iNtuition are the information-gathering (Perceiving) functions. They describe how new information is understood and interpreted. Individuals who prefer Sensing are more likely to trust information that is in the present, tangible and concrete: that is, information that can be understood by the five senses. They tend to distrust hunches that seem to come out of nowhere. They prefer to look for details and facts. For them, the meaning is in the data. On the other hand, those who prefer iNtuition tend to trust information that is more abstract or theoretical, that can be associated with other information (either remembered or discovered by seeking a wider context or pattern). They may be more interested in future possibilities. They tend to trust those flashes of insight that seem to bubble up from the unconscious mind. The meaning is in how the data relates to the pattern or theory.

Thinking vs. Feeling

hinking and Feeling are the decision-making (Judging) functions. The Thinking and Feeling functions are both used to make rational decisions, based on the data received from their information-gathering functions (Sensing or iNtuition). Those who prefer Feeling tend to come to decisions by associating or empathizing with the situation, looking at it 'from the inside' and weighing the situation to achieve, on balance, the greatest harmony, consensus and fit, considering the needs of the people involved. Those who prefer Thinking tend to decide things from a more detached standpoint, measuring the decision by what seems reasonable, logical, causal, consistent and matching a given set of rules.

Judging vs. Perceiving

Types with a preference for Judging show the world their preferred Judging function (Thinking vs. Feeling). So TJ types tend to appear to the world as logical, and FJ types as empathetic. Judging types prefer to have matters settled. Those types ending in P show the world their preferred Perceiving function (Sensing vs. iNtuition). So SP types tend to appear to the world as concrete and NP types as abstract. Perceiving types prefer to keep decisions open.

What the Raw Percentage means

This is your raw score out of 100. Scores higher than 50 percent are not necessarily above average. Your raw percentages are compared to other users' raw percentages, and then the comparative percentiles are given in the description below.