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

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.