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    What is your career?

    How much do you like your career?

    What do you not like about your career?

    What are your strengths and weaknesses in that job?

    Have you had other jobs that you liked or didn't like? If so, what is it that you liked or didn't like about them?

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    I am aware that I'm not a typical INTJ in many ways, but this is a good thread to help get rolling, so:

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    INTJs

    What is your career?
    Student - studying Music, English and possibly German next year.

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    How much do you like your career?
    I have mixed feelings about it. On the one hand, I don't enjoy being at university for a hundred reasons - for example I'm restless for an actual job and the opportunity to hear my work performed. On the other hand, I realise that I need more experience and training. However, I am not learning much at all due to the way the courses are being taught, which is a problem. It is more geared up for NFPs.

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    What do you not like about your career?
    As I am not actively in the workforce, I can't really comment here.

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    What are your strengths and weaknesses in that job?
    Poor discipline, I suffer from chronic depression, have perfectionist issues and tend to procrastinate. This makes it very hard for me to complete any work that I start. My strengths are mainly that I can create new ideas with ease and have zero competition in the style of music I compose. As well as that, I am composing music that lots of people enjoy listening to, so if I can sort out my issues I am likely to be a lot more successful than my peers.

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    Have you had other jobs that you liked or didn't like? If so, what is it that you liked or didn't like about them?
    Yes. I didn't enjoy studying health science in my first year. I found the rote learning very difficult and the courses way too intense and unfulfilling.

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    What is your career? I have a bachelors degree in Health Information Management. I'm a Registered Health Information Technician as well as a Certified Coding Specialist. I do medical coding and analysis remotely for a large health care system, specifically for outpatient surgical centers.

    How much do you like your career? I like it very much. I love the freedom of working from home and this is why I don't feel a great tug to go on to more administrative positions, though I'm qualified to do so.

    What do you not like about your career? The schooling never really ends.

    What are your strengths and weaknesses in that job? I'm a very good coder, this is why I'm at the highest level for my job. I'm also able to handle other HIM tasks and I'm very reliable. Weaknesses are probably my preference for not having much contact with colleagues has likely decreased my networking skills and the benefits of better networking. *I* don't see it as an issue but it is, as far as a career advancement or job change is concerned.

    Have you had other jobs that you liked or didn't like? If so, what is it that you liked or didn't like about them? I worked for a large internet and cable provider for 6 years. I did internet technical support. Eventually I did more sr. tasks and less customer support but by the time I left, I was <this> close to needing meds and the majority of my co-workers were already on them.
    I like to rock n' roll all night and *part* of every day. I usually have errands... I can only rock from like 1-3.

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    INTJs

    What is your career?
    Academic.

    How much do you like your career?
    I love the work content tremendously. There are a lot of problems with the institution, though. Lots of mixed messages (e.g. it purports to value good teaching, but our job security is almost exclusively tied to research publications, so the more time spent on service or student work, the less likely it is that you'll have enough career capital to earn or maintain a desirable position. Also, exploitation of non-tenure track faculty who sometimes teach on multiple campuses and make poverty wages).

    What do you not like about your career?
    The lifestyle. There is no such thing as a day off (this is actually double-edged--I do grocery shopping at low-use hours while everyone else is at work, but it also means working on evenings & weekends) and you can't choose where you wish to live. Geography matters when your loved ones live far away and there are zero jobs there.
    It's also super duper annoying when people who work standard hours find out you did a personal errand at a standard work hour, and they think this represents the airy-fairy academy. They do not see that we are responding to students at any given hour from our smartphones, or that we go into the lab in nontraditional hours while they're legitimately off work, or that we are doing service work on some evenings, etc.

    What are your strengths and weaknesses in that job?
    Strength: seeing the world as it actually will exist in X future years; taking the risk to stand outside the traditional bounds and go through the growing pains early enough that I will be well-positioned while most are still grinding hard at a dying form of academia.

    Weakness: Compared to some of the xSxJs who work within established frameworks and replicate, replicate, replicate, my road is usually slower. I'm also not as efficient at switching tasks as some of the other types. I like immersion work and exploring until I've mastered something. The upshot is that I've almost always done something legitimately new so I earn respect from more senior colleagues as a newbie.

    Have you had other jobs that you liked or didn't like? If so, what is it that you liked or didn't like about them?
    Yes. I didn't like waitressing. Compared to the ExFx types I was less skilled. It drained me more, too.
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    *Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason once accepted, despite your changing moods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Usehername View Post
    It's also super duper annoying when people who work standard hours find out you did a personal errand at a standard work hour, and they think this represents the airy-fairy academy.
    I know this feeling well. My husband too, since he works from home. Except when he travels. They don't take into account he may be arriving at 10pm for a meeting at 8 the next morning, blah blah blah. I work from home, and give up some benefits of being in an office for the flexibility of picking my kids up at school or getting them to the doctor or dentist during work hours because I can, and do, make that up in the evening. I also start working around 6am.
    I like to rock n' roll all night and *part* of every day. I usually have errands... I can only rock from like 1-3.

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    Telecommunication Engineering.. Suits me a lot.
    I generally love all kinds of informations and jobs.
    I just want to learn everything and do my job well.
    I can take pleasure in doing almost anything.
    Imagine this is the best thing you've ever read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    INTJs

    What is your career?
    How much do you like your career?
    What do you not like about your career?
    What are your strengths and weaknesses in that job?
    Have you had other jobs that you liked or didn't like? If so, what is it that you liked or didn't like about them?
    Flight attendant.
    I once loved it immensely but it has become routine now, the shine has worn off. Even so I love shift work and the fact I am never in the office. I enjoy the autonomy given to us and of course all the locations that we visit. I love living out of a suitcase, it suits the gypsy in me.
    Boredom is the biggest danger in this job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chthonic View Post
    Flight attendant.
    Seriously?

    Are you sure you are an INTJ?

    I am just surprised that an INTJ would ever go into this as a job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    Seriously?

    Are you sure you are an INTJ?

    I am just surprised that an INTJ would ever go into this as a job.
    I'm as INTJ as they come. I didn't consciously plan it, one thing lead to another and I found myself in a uniform before I blinked. Then once I was there I found out, I liked it, and I was good at it.

    If it makes any difference I am currently seeking to move into publishing, applying for a job as we speak actually.

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    my hb is an INTJ and he is a producer for TV. He is extremely suited for his job, which requires seeing the bigger picture, wrangling people, negotiating costs and planning. It is a high-stress career that is also creative, which takes advantage of his strengths of logic, planning and being able to actively learn from past experiences.

    I think he likes his job very much except that TV tends to be youth-oriented and visually dependent, meaning, if you look old(er), you automatically have two strikes against you. It's not a great feeling to have a shelf life.

    Originally he liked the travel that comes with TV shoots. Now he's not so into it but the trips are short enough that they are fine. He needs his alone time to decompress afterwards which can be tough when you're expected to hang out with the crew and client. He dislikes working with flaky or irresponsible people or clients who want a lot for no money. Or change their minds at the last minute. But he is very buttoned up and asks for decisions well beforehand and is not shy to say 'if you don't provide me with X, we won't make the air date'. (The job is not for people pleasers!)

    Already mentioned his strengths. I guess his weaknesses might be he is not loosey goosey about ANYTHING. Meaning he cannot 'roll with it' and propose anything hypothetical and pie in the sky, unless it's at an intro meeting when he's asked to ballpark different scenarios. He is incredibly realistic. I think it makes him very good for the job as well, but he becomes extremely frustrated when working with loosey goosey creative people who have a vague idea of what they want to do and haven't worked out any specifics.

    This is what he's always done. I think anything involving logistics are up his alley, though directly 'managing people' would be more stressful because he can be very direct. He's better at 'managing a project'.

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