User Tag List

Page 6 of 7 FirstFirst ... 4567 LastLast
Results 51 to 60 of 62

Thread: How are you not like your type, in career choice and talents?

  1. #51
    Junior Member Array SurrealisticSlumbers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    MBTI
    INFP
    Enneagram
    5w4
    Posts
    26

    Default

    Well, according to the very intriguing "Portrait of an INFP" on PersonalityPage.com, I am - supposedly - totally unaware of "mundane details of life maintenance." Now, that might apply to those who have been coddled in life, or who have a significant other/family member that simply takes care of the day-to-day stuff... just doesn't apply to me personally. As much as they're drudgery, routine tasks have to get done. I have always paid bills on time, done chores around the house, and held down a variety of service-sector jobs to support myself. In this economy, I wonder how anyone of any type could be clueless about such things, as part of "growing up" is learning how to manage such aspects of life. My dad informed me, upon opening a credit card account for me at age 16, that it was my responsibility to save my receipts and make sure I could pay the bill when it came every month. Not that I was a materialistic teenager or a wild spender by any stretch of the imagination... didn't even have my driver's license at that age to go out with friends regularly and shop, etc. He just had a "tough love" parenting philosophy and wanted me to be accountable for my life. When I began drinking, he remarked that if I ever got arrested for drunk driving, he wouldn't be the one to post my bail or pay my fines/court costs. So, maybe if I had been raised in a more permissive environment, I wouldn't have become as self-sufficient. I guess most people of my type are accused of being lazy or ditzy, and this unfortunately carries over to the arena of life skills and real-world responsibilities.

    Also, I'm not really the rabid perfectionist that this Personality Page website makes INFPs out to be. I like doing things "the right way" and I take pride in my work, but not neurotically so. I am not the "Type A" personality like my sister, who was the valedictorian of her class and took part in the school play every year in high school, as well as (briefly) cheerleading. Sure, I like folding laundry neatly, having neat handwriting, and keeping my surroundings tidy and semi-organized, but that's about as far as these perfectionistic traits go.

    And contrary to the picture painted by this website and others, I can get very engrossed in details as an INFP. Yeah, ultimately it's about the big picture, but I don't shy away from meticulous research, either in academic pursuits or for my own personal satisfaction. I don't mind keeping accurate records, doing data entry, or maintaining databases on the job. My employer knows that he can count on me to do these things, while simultaneously commenting that I am "way out there."

    I noticed on the same webpage that suggested career paths included counseling, psychology, and mediation, all of which would likely make me uncomfortable. (Admittedly, on days when I am particularly down and out, I entertain thoughts of becoming an "intuitive counselor," based on the fact that I allegedly give good tarot readings.) I personally believe psychology to be a pseudoscience and that most mental illnesses have been artificially concocted by the medical community and drug companies... Also suggested were careers as a writer or musician - both of which I do already (thought it doesn't pay the bills!) - so I guess I ...sort of ... fit the typical INFP in my career aspirations.
    Likes lumi liked this post

  2. #52
    Senior Member Array Carpe Vinum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    MBTI
    ENTJ
    Enneagram
    826 sx/sp
    Socionics
    LIE Te
    Posts
    175

    Default

    ENTJs are often perceived as the poster children for anger management issues. I'm much more stoic.

    I'm not a CEO or corporate manager (another ENTJ stereotype), but I do gravitate toward leadership roles.

    My profession is teaching, which is a career match for ENTJs according to some sources. However, they usually recommend teaching math or science, or becoming a principal. My background is in English and Physical Education, and I work as an athletic coach. I have the qualifications to do administrative work and may pursue it at some point in the future, but for right now I'm happy teaching and prefer leading in other ways.

    I have strong Se, so my hobbies are xSTP-ish: snowboarding, running, riding motorcycles, etc. Anything that gets me active and outdoors. I also love mechanics and weightlifting.
    Last edited by Carpe Vinum; 02-17-2017 at 11:09 PM.

  3. #53
    the scrivener Array agentwashington's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    MBTI
    SiFi
    Enneagram
    7w6 sx
    Socionics
    SLI Te
    Posts
    400

    Default

    ISTJ underachiever is go
    "I'm sorry, did something about my actions indicate that I expect to survive?" - Agent Washington
    “There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”
    ― Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

    AgentWashington, The Gentle Spirit
    <There's No Reds And Blues>
    Level 110 Mage. Specs: 7w6 4w5 9w1 sx/sp

  4. #54
    Parody Parrot Array meowington's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Enneagram
    631 sp
    Socionics
    EII Ni
    Posts
    1,032

    Default

    I'm supposed to analyze people, not computers (ICT manager). But at least computers do what I tell them to.
    “Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.“ ~ Schopenhauer

  5. #55
    Junior Member Array Asame's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    MBTI
    INFP
    Posts
    10

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SurrealisticSlumbers View Post
    suggested career paths - mediation


  6. #56
    Wandering Crow Array Krim13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    MBTI
    xNTP
    Enneagram
    359 sx
    Posts
    1,084

    Default

    5 Ways to annoy an INTJ annoys ME too

    Interrupt Them-
    I am usually on a specific train of thought and if it's interrupted I'll likely forget it.

    Surprise Them-
    I hate it when people arrive unannounced or are too spontaneous. It annoys the heck out of me, and I need them to let me know ahead of time so I can prep. Barging in on me when I'm in the middle of something is also a peeve. I'm in my mode, bugger off

    Engage in Smalltalk-
    Dear God, no one cares.

    Emotionally Manipulate Them-
    Well, who doesn't?

    Interfere with Their Alone Time-
    I'm in my zone, leave me to my deep thoughts and ponderings. Likely to decipher the meaning of the universe, and why it is 42.

    5 Ways To Annoy An INTJ - Psychology Junkie
    "A life that lives without doing anything is the same as a slow death." - Lelouch Vi Britannia

    Alignment: True Neutral/Chaotic Neutral (Rational Neutral - Rebel Neutral)

  7. #57
    I'll think about it... Array Gentleman Jack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    MBTI
    ESTP
    Enneagram
    874 sx/sp
    Socionics
    SLE Se
    Posts
    1,083

    Default

    I'll tell you when I find one I stay with for more than a year, so I guess so far I don't break stereotype. But I don't really care. There's so much to see...
    Respectfully yours, Gentleman Jack.
    I am the cat who walks by himself, and all places are alike to me...

    'Tis a sweet poison, take it into your deepest depths...
    🌞= ♓
    🌜= ♓
    ↗ = ♌
    8w7/7w6/4w5 "The Messenger"
    Nobody knows anybody. Not that well.
    If I'd known we were gonna cast our feelings into words, I'd've memorized the Song of Solomon.
    Likes thepink-cloakedninja liked this post

  8. #58
    I See the Real You Array thepink-cloakedninja's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    MBTI
    ESFJ
    Enneagram
    295
    Socionics
    EII Ne
    Posts
    321

    Default

    I'm really good at science.
    I don't belong here
    Not in this atmosphere
    Goodbye ... Goodbye ... Goodbye!


    "Listening looks easy, but it's not simple. Every head is a world." - Cuban proverb

  9. #59
    Junior Member Array Asame's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    MBTI
    INFP
    Posts
    10

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by thepink-cloakedninja View Post
    I'm really good at science.
    I can see INFPs enjoying science, but mainly through the big picture aspect of science; I don't see INFPs being meticulous when handling science // data. I mean Te (Extraverted thinking) is our inferior function so data probably not our strong point.

    @thepink-cloakedninja What is a sciencey INFP like?

  10. #60
    Member Array Littleclaypot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Enneagram
    1w9
    Socionics
    Ell Fi
    Posts
    55

    Default

    I'm an extremely introverted INFJ and I'm a teacher. It's rough sometimes because I'm around rooms full of people all day long, and when I get home I'm just so emotionally drained.. yet I do feel like it's the best possible choice I could have made in terms of career. It's extremely fulfilling in so many ways. Understand that people are complex and more than just a personality "type."
    Likes meowington liked this post

Page 6 of 7 FirstFirst ... 4567 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. [SP] SP, How Are You NOT Like Your Type Description?
    By SquirrelTao in forum The SP Arthouse (ESFP, ISFP, ESTP, ISTP)
    Replies: 100
    Last Post: 01-08-2017, 07:16 PM
  2. [SJ] SJ, How Are You NOT Like Your Type Description?
    By SquirrelTao in forum The SJ Guardhouse (ESFJ, ISFJ, ESTJ, ISTJ)
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 06-03-2016, 04:45 PM
  3. [MBTItm] NF, How Are You NOT Like Your Type Description?
    By SquirrelTao in forum The NF Idyllic (ENFP, INFP, ENFJ, INFJ)
    Replies: 95
    Last Post: 01-22-2016, 09:17 PM
  4. [NT] NT, How Are You NOT Like Your Type Description?
    By SquirrelTao in forum The NT Rationale (ENTP, INTP, ENTJ, INTJ)
    Replies: 78
    Last Post: 09-27-2008, 05:05 PM
  5. How did you find out your type?
    By Economica in forum Myers-Briggs and Jungian Cognitive Functions
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 06-15-2007, 03:14 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •