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    Hard to say. I would probably be considered one of those Jack-of-All-Trades mostly because I haven't dedicated myself to being the best [insert "specialist" title here.] For this reason, I just learn what I learn, and do what I do.

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    I am an INFJ who has some jack-of-all-trades abilities, but I guess in a way I am a generalist within specialized areas.

    In terms of work, I've mostly had office jobs, except for working in a bookshop and a library when I was younger. I have also done a fair amount of freelance writing but not so much in recent years. In the last few years I've worked in publishing/the arts, which is certainly my area of speciality. (That was after working in the airline industry, in office jobs, for several years, which was irrelevant to my training etc, but great for travel perks.) However, I currently have a job which requires a lot of different skills in different areas - publishing coordinator for an organisation which offers speech and drama qualifications. So I edit publications (which can be anything from writing/editing dry articles about changes in the educational landscape, to selecting poetry for anthologies, to adapting a scene from a novel into a dramatic duologue, etc), but also process sales orders, take calls and queries about publications etc. I had a job with a major publisher for a while (contract) which involved coordinating and overseeing a massive publishing schedule and coordinating all sorts of related aspects.

    So, a lot of my work has been in the writing/literary/arts field - but within that, I've done everything from selling books to shelving books to writing to editing to customer relations to scheduling to sales and even a bit of IT-related work...

    Don't know if that answers the question. I am definitely J, but not a very very strong J, I think - or less so than I used to be, probably partly due to a lot of fluctuating life circumstances. I am adaptable and generally easy going and I think I've been handed a lot of different things, or shown myself capable of jobs with a lot of variety, for those reasons.
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    i'd be a jack of all trades. i don't really dabble though, i like to achieve a definite competency level and then move on.

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    Definitely a jack-of-all-trades... Makes deciding on a major a real pain in the rear. For the most part I'm content with it... I can do most things on my own with little help.... And, uh, a little time. It's not too bad, I think I'd rather be a jack-of-all-trades and be fairly self-reliant than a specialist and miss out on some stuff.

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    I think I am more of a jack-of-all-trades, and I find that position to be more appealing to myself also.

    edit: Probably that's why I also chose business informatics instead of just informatics for study. Studying basically informatics and (business) economics.

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    Group jobs into categories and most people tend to specialize in specific areas (although having been at many jobs). Approximately 60% of my jobs since the 80’s (19) would fall into an analytical classification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoopy22 View Post
    Group jobs into categories and most people tend to specialize in specific areas (although having been at many jobs). Approximately 60% of my jobs since the 80’s (19) would fall into an analytical classification.
    There's an element of this in 'generalist' jobs, yeah. You can analytically classify many things--economic portfolios, DNA chains, psychological profiles--but you're still analytically classifying across the board.

    Now, if you're doing budgets, research, logistics, and management all at work and guitar, cooking, sewing, and rock climbing on the side.. there's a 'jack of all trades.'


    Me? I'd love to be good at lots of stuff. Polymaths rule.

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