I work at a university in the PRC as a language tutor to Chinese students of English. For the last eight years I've been here and there inside China, mostly unis, sometimes private, and yeah, I know, if you could pick a job for an INTJ, this wouldn't be it. I can plan lessons all I like, but the real role of an EFL teacher is to motivate, and these days I'm like, wah? Me? I supply enthusiasm? Students take part in activities I plan and exercise their skills because I supply enthusiasm? I do? Me?
I'm tired of being the motivator. I like the students. I like talking to them. I plan lessons for them based on what I think they need. But I'm not a people person; I'm a theory person. My particular skill is in collecting new information--lots of it--and discovering and speaking about the key elements and all the while synthesizing plans of action. And someone else follows the plan. Someone else supplies the energy. It'd be pretty cool if I could find something in China.
Know anyone that sounds like me? What are they happy doing? Where are they now?
I love my students. I just don't want to work for them anymore.