Although our work is based on the autonomy of driving, our research indicates that an autonomy of job tasks will create a very different profile for the ideal job candidate in most sectors. It's clear that what makes a great warehouse worker today will not be the same tomorrow.
The things that make us human will come to the fore, and those that are quick to recognise that stand to gain an advantage over others, regardless of whether they're a job seeker, an employer or an agent.
Software and hardware can only go so far; without an emotional connection there's a limit to what can be achieved in business. History tells us that some of the greatest deals have been done over dinner between two people, usually aided by a glass or five.
So it stands to reason that, say in 20 years' time, we won't be sitting watching the telly all day while robots do the work. Yes, there'll be a huge shift in the labour market but we shouldn't assume that we'll all be kicking the ground, scratching around for things to do.
Some sectors will flourish, while others will become almost entirely autonomous. But we'll always need to thrive on the excitement of success, and savour the feeling that brings. That's why jobs for humans will always exist.
For this reason a candidates' attitude and persona will be as important as their skills and competences. After all, you can teach and train someone to be skilled in a task or job role but you cannot change their personality.
So, if this is the case what types of personality are there? How do you judge a persona and whether it's right for the role? Let's highlight personality traits and match them with future jobs. I've also shown the jobs that might be semi autonomous;
ISTJ: Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging
An ISTJ personality is generally someone who is practical and responsible. They rely on logical decision-making, accomplishing tasks in an orderly and organized fashion. ISTJ’s typically enjoy a neat and organised space, both at home and at work. They value traditions, loyalty and order, making it occasionally difficult for them to be flexible at times of change.
Best careers for ISTJ personalities;
Dentist (semi-autonomous / autonomous)
Property manager (semi-autonomous)
Software developer (semi-autonomous)
ISFJ: Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging
Conventional and grounded, ISFJs respect and strive to uphold established structures and create and maintain orderly environments. They have a strong work ethic that includes serving others and are dedicated to their duties. ISFJs are conscientious and methodical workers who are not satisfied until the job is done.
Best careers for ISFJ personalities;
Account manager (semi-autonomous)
Administrative manager (semi-autonomous)
Bank worker (semi-autonomous)
Customer service representative
Primary school teacher
Showroom designer (semi-autonomous)
INFJ: Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging
This is the rarest of all personality types. The INFJ type is highly insightful about people’s needs, motivations and concerns. INFJs often find value in relationships with others. While often artistic, creative and complex, INFJs are also deeply caring and gentle. Often referred to as an advocate, INFJs often find meaning in work that directly helps others.
Best careers for INFJ personalities;
Data management consultant (semi-autonomous)
INTJ: Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking Judging
The INTJ type is guided by reason and logic. They are driven by gaining and using knowledge. They are highly confident and seek to reform and improve the world around them. While self-confident, INTJs can be uncomfortable in large groups or among people they don’t know well. They prefer to discuss ideas and facts rather than engage in superficial small talk.
Best careers for INTJ personalities;
Business strategist (semi-autonomous)
ISTP: Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving
The ISTP personality type is typically quiet and observant. When a problem arises, they are tolerant, flexible and quick to find a solution. Organised and practical, the ISTP values data, logic and facts to understand issues. ISTPs often find meaningful work making and creating things, finding ways to make things work and learning along the way.
Best careers for ISTP personalities;
Airline pilot (semi-autonomous)
Investment banker (semi-autonomous)
ISFP: Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving
The ISFP personality type is usually friendly and quiet. They enjoy observing and taking in the environment around them. ISFP typically prefer autonomy, working in their own space and completing tasks on their own schedule. ISFPs highly value loyalty and commitment in their personal relationships. Harmony is also important to ISFPs, avoiding confrontation and keeping their opinions to themselves.
Best careers for ISFP personalities;
Social media manager
INFP: Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving
Because INFPs are highly curious, inquisitive and innovative individuals, they are usually optimistic in their world view and can be an inspiring team member. INFPs comprise just 2% of the population. They are highly creative, easily find connections in hidden patterns and enjoy abstract thinking.
Best careers for INFP personalities;
INTP: Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceiving
The INTP personality type tends to be quiet and contained. They enjoy abstract ideas, and deep thought about theories over interaction with others. INTPs desire logical answers to questions or problems that arise in their environment. Often skeptical and analytical, INTPs are great problem-solvers, helpful when certain business issues present themselves. They are often highly creative, intelligent and attentive.
Best careers for INTP personalities;
Biomedical engineer (semi-autonomous)
Sales engineer (semi-autonomous)
Web developer (semi-autonomous)
ESTP: Extraverted, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving
The ESTP personality type is often referred to as entrepreneurial. They are energetic, pragmatic and flexible. They eagerly search for fast results, often taking risks to come up with the best solutions. ESTPs often do before they think, fixing and adapting their processes as they go. ESTPs enjoy a fast-paced lifestyle by living “in the moment” and spending time around groups of people.
Best careers for ESTP personalities;
Sales manager (semi-autonomous)
ESFP: Extraverted, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving
Often seen as the entertainer, the ESFP personality type is outgoing, friendly and generous. They enjoy spending time around others, spreading excitement and joy both at home and at work. While practical and realistic in their work, they also value having fun achieving their goals. They are energetic and flexible, encouraging others along the way.
Best careers for ESFP personalities;
Event planner (semi-autonomous)
Tour guide (semi-autonomous)
ENFP: Extraverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving
The ENFP personality type can be powerful in many workplaces. The ENFP type is generally innovative, inspiring and often unafraid of taking risks. ENFPs make up approximately 8% of the general population and include more women than men. They are highly perceptive when understanding how individuals and groups function, making them natural leaders inside organizations. ENFPs seek excitement, enjoy abstract and experiential learning, and seek maximum potential in their career experiences and others.
Best careers for ENFP personalities;
Estate agent (semi-autonomous)
Sales representative (semi-autonomous)
Urban planner (semi-autonomous)
ENTP: Extraverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceiving
The ENTP personality is ideal for entrepreneurial thinking, whether ENTPs choose to own their own business or innovate within an organization. ENTPs often struggle to meet deadlines and find it difficult to work within hierarchies, which can restrict their innovative talents. ENTPs prefer to focus on the “big idea” and resist routine and repetitive tasks. Instead, they prefer highly conceptual work, problem-solving and leaving details to others.
Best careers for ENTP personalities;
ESTJ: Extraverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging
ESTJs make great executives, valuing tradition and order. Strong character traits are important to ESTJs who respect honesty and dedication both in themselves and others. ESTJs are practical decision-makers, looking for ways to quickly and effectively see results. Organized and logical, ESTJs are good at both creating and implementing plans. They do not shy away from difficult plans or decisions and work to bring others together toward a common purpose.
Best careers for ESTJ personalities;
Business development manager (semi-autonomous)
ESFJ: Extraverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging
ESFJs are serious and practical, committed to their responsibilities, and sensitive to the needs of others. They strive for harmony and are generous with their time, efforts, and emotions, and are eager to please—both at work and at home. ESFJs value loyalty and tradition and hold to a strict moral code. They typically enjoy their routines and maintain a regular schedule that allows them to stay organized and productive.
Best careers for ESFJ personalities;
Media planner (semi-autonomous)
Medical researcher (semi-autonomous)
ENFJ: Extraverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging
The ENFJ personality type is often charismatic, empathetic leaders. They are highly intuitive when it comes to other’s emotions, needs and motivations. ENFJs are often loyal and responsible, looking for ways to improve their team by leading with inspiration and responsiveness. ENFJs often look for opportunities where they can make the world better and can bring people together to make a difference.
Best careers for ENFJ personalities;
ENTJ: Extraverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging
Often referred to as “the commander,” ENTJs are natural leaders. The ENTJ personality type is often honest, ready to make quick decisions. They are quick to spot inefficiencies and develop ways to solve problems. ENTJs highly value goal-setting, organization and planning. They are charismatic and confident which helps them to rally a group behind a common goal. They sometimes tend to be seen as harsh by those around them, using their drive and rational thinking to achieve goals by whatever means necessary.
Best careers for ENTJ personalities;
Construction manager (semi-autonomous)
Insurance agent (semi-autonomous)
Mechanical engineer (semi-autonomous)
Project manager (semi-autonomous)
Public relations specialist
Of course these are just examples of future jobs in all sectors, but it's something that drivers could benefit from knowing in preparation for a driverless future. I wonder how many employers currently know the true personality, and therefore the future, of their drivers?..