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    I will say, I think that of all the NF's INFJ's are definitely the best-suited to engineering or other science or technical work. I think ENFJ's are probably the worst-suited [INFP's can masquerade as INTP's, ENFP's can go into Ne-brainstorming mode and might make good leaders and other social jobs/positions].

    For me, I like using/playing with technical equipment. We get to make things, and understand how they work. I'd rather read the upanishads or hike on a mountain now mind you, but if you gotta work [which almost everyone does] at least we get to play with cool stuff, get well-compensated for our time, and don't generally have customers yelling at us. On the other side, its definitely not personal [IME] and it definitely doesn't provide emotional fulfillment [IME], AND you gotta work with a lot of I_T_, NT, TJ personalities, and you'll probably be the only NF around at all.

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    ^really? tech always came easy to me. cars or computers, i believe Pink was a mechanic too. I was incharge of web designing at school and put up its first website back in 2000. was in top 5 video gamers n the city for 1999 and 1998. did well on math. and ofcourse tech support for family and friends, always the person to call in emergencies.

    was in compp science too for a while before deciding that my type would be wasted in it. not that i couldnt handle it, just that my type would be wasted in front of the comp 24/7

    this might sound a tad arrogant sorry for that its just how i thought back then and now too. and member of technet msdn ieee from 2004 onwards till now. officially testing windows vista/win 7/BDD/office 2010 TP.. so on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slumdogtrillionaire View Post
    ^really? tech always came easy to me. cars or computers, i believe Pink was a mechanic too. I was incharge of web designing at school and put up its first website back in 2000. was in top 5 video gamers n the city for 1999 and 1998. did well on math. and ofcourse tech support for family and friends, always the person to call in emergencies.

    was in compp science too for a while before deciding that my type would be wasted in it. not that i couldnt handle it, just that my type would be wasted in front of the comp 24/7

    this might sound a tad arrogant sorry for that its just how i thought back then and now too. and member of technet msdn ieee from 2004 onwards till now. officially testing windows vista/win 7/BDD/office 2010 TP.. so on.
    ENFJ's tend to inclined towards social things, and to a lesser extent things that aren't super-technical, or at least that is my understanding. My higher education background is physics, whereupon I met zero ENFJ's [1 ENFP, 1 INFJ, zero other INFP's]. I could see something like teaching math as far more interesting to an ENFJ. Also, physics grad school was very much spending lots of time on technical hard questions. Thank goodness I only had one of these profs, but I definitely heard second hand stories of things like "If your not doing homework everyday until midnight then you aren't REALLY studying physics", my prof literally said "You should spend every free minute of your life studying quantum mechanics, because that is what it takes to really understand it." Much research is done alone, staring at technical equipment, and then NTJ -social get togethers, which IME involved topics like "people are so stupid, they should all just die" and "life isn't worth living [person], so just kill yourself now". Hardly factors that an ENFJ would enjoy... BUt that is just my experience, and with physics, ymmv...

    In short, of what I've seen, much technical work is done alone, with technical equipment, and occasional social interaction with I_T_/NT/TJ types. I can't imagine any of those things serving as draws in general for ENFJ's... Now technical teamlead or customer interface, I could see that though

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    You're an INFJ. What are you doing as an engineer? Everybody knows that INFJs are born counselors Leave engineering to the ISTPs, INTPs, or INTJs.

    "Do as you're told! (unless told otherwise)"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sad Lounge View Post
    You're an INFJ. What are you doing as an engineer? Everybody knows that INFJs are born counselors Leave engineering to the ISTPs, INTPs, or INTJs.

    "Do as you're told! (unless told otherwise)"
    IME: [in order of frequency]INTJ, ISTJ, INTP, ENTJ, ENTP, ESTJ, ISTP,

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    I had the same thing happen with the project I was working on: as deadlines approached, procrastination skyrocketed and motivation hit an all time low. Although I can't say I've mastered this (here I am procrastinating again when I need to write a report up tonight ), I got through the last days of the project by dedicating the work to other people I know. For example, I knew my parents would be having a look at the final product during the exhibition day and I wanted to make them proud. I also wanted to make sure my project partner got the best mark possible. I'm not sure if this is an INFJ approach, but it seemed to work for me. I remember feeling pretty lousy during the project time, but there is light at the end of the tunnel

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamBede View Post
    I had the same thing happen with the project I was working on: as deadlines approached, procrastination skyrocketed and motivation hit an all time low. Although I can't say I've mastered this (here I am procrastinating again when I need to write a report up tonight ), I got through the last days of the project by dedicating the work to other people I know. For example, I knew my parents would be having a look at the final product during the exhibition day and I wanted to make them proud. I also wanted to make sure my project partner got the best mark possible. I'm not sure if this is an INFJ approach, but it seemed to work for me. I remember feeling pretty lousy during the project time, but there is light at the end of the tunnel
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyrielle View Post
    After you've plateau'd for a while, hitting that next uphill climb is always a trial of your willpower and dedication to your interest. But the good news is, when you come through this obstacle, you'll find you've learned something new and interesting.
    This makes sense Thanks. Lots of project work going on at the moment. I suppose that's what an engineering career is though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott N Denver View Post
    For me, I like using/playing with technical equipment. We get to make things, and understand how they work.
    *Nods* It all feels worthwhile when you go on a plant tour and see the 60m tall spray tower

    Ed: Or molten metal <--

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fife View Post
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