I have always been interested in personality types. They are helpful in giving clues into how people think and behave. So, I wanted to build a dashboard to allow people to explore how they compare to others who have taken the Myers Briggs Personality Test. Then, I wanted to take it a step further and allow people to get some ideas of what types of work/careers would possibly be good fits for them. I used random survey data from 8000 people who have taken the test to form the following dashboard.
Determining the Data Display
At first, I had this grand idea to make a waffle chart to display how each personality type compares to the whole population. I had this picture in my mind of how easy it would be for the user to see 100 small people icons in gray like this:
Then, they’d be able to highlight their personality type, and the number that corresponded to that type percentage in the population would be highlighted in color. In the example below, 40% of the population would share this particular personality type:
However, after spending time learning about waffle charts, I decided to go in a different direction. It turns out that a tree map tells the user the exact same information in a much simpler layout. Always preferring simplicity, I determined that the less complicated technique for displaying percentage-of-population data was the one for me.
Find Your Personality Type
You can find my viz on Tableau Public or download it as a file. I’ve provided a link to the personality test in the viz, so you can dig deeper once you know your results. Give it a try, and let us know what you think! I hope it helps you learn more about yourself and maybe even gives you some insight into potential career paths for you to explore.