Explore Your Personality Type in Tableau

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Explore Your Personality Type in Tableau

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:

waffle chart for personality types in Tableau

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:

comparison waffle chart in Tableau

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.

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Hadley Reuter

Data Analytics Intern
Explore Your Personality Type in Tableau I have always been interested in personality types. They are helpful in giving clues into how people think and behave. So, I wanted to ...

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