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    Oh God, I hate doing the dishes. I'd rather wash a public toilet... with my tongue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angell_m View Post
    Oh God, I hate doing the dishes. I'd rather wash a public toilet... with my tongue.
    Agreed, but laundry is worse! :steam:

    Sometimes I just buy more clothes rather than wash 'em.

    Ugh, I can't believe I just admitted that.

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    Oh, I'll do laundry. I got my washing machine, where I throw everything that's colored in at 40 degrees celsius (military teaches us awesome things).. and then I do the same thing white clothes. Only problem is when I forget the clothes in there for a long time and they end up rotting :X THAT's when I need to buy new clothes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angell_m View Post
    Only problem is when I forget the clothes in there for a long time and they end up rotting :X THAT's when I need to buy new clothes.
    LOL. Yeah, I actually set alarms on my laptop to remind me to get the clothes out of the dryer just before they are dry, cuz then I don't have to iron them. (Another yucky mundane task.)

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    This was stolen from the old INFP GC (not sure where it came from originally), but thought I'd post in here in case it was helpful for INFPs looking for career ideas.


    Occupational Ranking for INFP (Revised 2004)
    1. Fine Artist
    2. Physician: Psychiatry
    3. Counselor: Runaway Youth
    4. Architect
    5. Editor or Reporter
    6. Research Assistant
    7. Counselor: Suicide or Crisis
    8. Journalist
    9. Psychologist*
    10. Religious Educator, all denominations
    11. Social Scientist*
    12. Writer or Journalist*
    13. Laboratory Technologist
    14. Consultant: Education
    15. Counselor: School
    16. Clinical Laboratory Technologist or Technician
    17. Therapist: Physical
    18. Teacher: Art, Drama, or Music
    19. Carpenter
    20. Counselor
    21. Restaurant Worker: Table Setting, Cleaning
    22. Social Worker
    23. Media Specialist
    24. Counselor: Rehabilitation
    25. Counselor: Vocational or Educational
    26. Actor
    27. Research Worker
    28. Teacher: English
    29. Cook
    30. Scientist: Biology
    31. Librarian
    32. Teaching Assistant
    33. Speech Pathologist
    34. Artist or Entertainer*
    35. Employment Development Specialist
    36. Nursing: Public Health
    37. Musician or Composer
    38. Certified Psycho-dramatist
    39. Teacher: Reading
    40. Secretary: Executive or Administrative Assistant
    41. Engineer: Aeronautical
    42. Chain, Rod, or Ax Worker; Surveying
    43. Designer
    44. Doctor of Medicine
    45. Teacher: Foreign Language in Junior or Senior High School
    46. Waiter or Waitress
    47. Protestant Minister
    48. Clergy, all denominations (except priests)
    49. Attorney: Administrator, non-practicing
    50. Roman Catholic Priest
    51. Priest or Monk
    52. Health Technologist or Technician*
    53. Administrator: Educationally Related
    54. Clerical or Kindred Worker*
    55. Office Machine Operator*
    56. Guard or Watch Keeper
    57. Food Service Worker*
    58. Teacher: University
    59. Sister in Roman Catholic Religious Order
    60. Nursing: Registered Nurse
    61. Dietitian or Nutritionist
    62. Teacher: Junior College
    63. Teacher: Pre-school
    64. Receptionist
    65. Secretary*
    66. Radiologic Technologist or Technician
    67. Consultant: Management Analyst
    68. Administrator: Student Personnel
    69. Operative: Specialized*
    70. Naval Electronic Technician
    71. Health Care Therapist*
    72. Medical Assistant
    73. Lifeguard, Attendant: Recreation or Amusement
    74. Nurse*
    75. Laborer*
    76. Computer Programmer
    77. Cleaning Service*
    78. Secretary: Medical
    79. Nursing: Aide, Orderly, or Attendant
    80. Electrician
    81. Teacher*
    82. Specialized Protestant Minister
    83. Brother in Roman Catholic Religious Order
    84. Teacher: Speech Pathology or Therapy
    85. Private Household Worker*
    86. Therapist: Occupational
    87. Administrator: Health
    88. Nursing: Educator
    89. Manager: Office
    90. Air Force Officer or Enlistee
    91. Photographer
    92. Mechanic*
    93. Teacher Aide
    94. Dental Hygienist
    95. Lawyer
    96. Religious Worker, all denominations*
    97. Rabbi
    98. Engineer: Mechanical
    99. Physician: Family Practice, General Practice
    100. Administrator: Colleges or Technical Institutes
    101. Nursing: Critical Care Nurse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seymour View Post
    38. Certified Psycho-dramatist
    Isn't that every INFP's occupation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mask Manifest View Post
    Isn't that every INFP's occupation?
    Hah! Only in the theater of their own minds!

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    man, I was all gonna be like "Look, NO engineers!" but then I saw 41 and 98. I thought Air Force was interesting. Still no "physicist" though

    I'm glad to know that it said medical technologist though... Oh, and I love monk as well...
    Too bad people won't pay you to be buddhist monk-like though, or buddhist monk for that matter

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    Anything that involves working at your own pace, not have to work with so many people, and something with a creative outlet seems pretty ideal.

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    Well there is no reason an INFP can't be and engineer or a physicist-- I happen to be very good at physics and I love advanced math (not arithmetic-- I always forget my times tables). As an INFP I don't think that we just have to be in "human care-taking" type things unless that is what we like. My kids and some volunteer work I do does involve stuff like that but not my career.

    I work in computer science working mostly with knowledge management and computers that work on human language. There are tons of opportunities to work at your own pace and be creative and do research. I also used to be a manager and was very successful because I can help people figure out their strengths and be inspired to work. My mother was also and INFP and she was a mathematician then a stay at home mom and later a math teacher. Sometimes my work stresses me out because there are so many INTJs/ISTJs/INTPs in computer science but I can usually get them to relax once I know them. I also make good money which is important to me to take care of my kids and be generous with helping people.

    I could never be a nurse or other type of physical caretaker --that level of detail oriented physical responsibility for a person stresses me out -- I always figured you needed a fair amount of "S" to be a nurse. Writing is not my favorite for me either because I'm so big picture/not detail oriented--I can never get rid of all the typos or organize things in the literal way that "T" people want. (I would love to be a poet though).

    I also don't like Psychology because I feel like it pigeon-holes people in a way that doesn't really reflect what is happening with people personalities. Trying to apply science to the mystery of the human mind really bothers me.

    I guess what I'm saying is INFPs can have all kinds of different talents and interests and abilities we are all F and have strong values but not the same values as each other. For me it's been a matter of finding my own niche and the INFP intuition and flexibility have been a big help to do that.

    On the other hand I would like to be a Catholic Priest or a Knight if that were an option for a modern female! My hero as a child was Joan of Arc...

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