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    Default is it only the NF who are very picky about job/career ?

    it seems to me that the NF are more picky about choosing job/career, since they are more Idealists than pragmatist & rationalistic.
    hence, the job-hopping constantly ?
    or even got bored if stays in one job?

    and it seems to me that ONLY the NF who kept spouting the word "PASSION, in what we do!" , that what otherwise might be misunderstood as 'spoiled, childish' by those more "normal" rational mainstream folks.
    'cuz for most normal folks, BIG Money >>>>>> Passion.

    even when running a business, an "NF" , it seems, can't just go abruptly or have this quick-opportunistic thinking to take ANY business to run!
    they have to evaluate the business , NOT ONLY in terms of if it would make big money/profits or not, but also: if they can be PASSIONATE / ENJOY at running it or not.

    is this true?
    can any NF relate in this one?
    could u possibly point-out what's any other reasons for this "picky" behavior (besides what I've mentioned above) ?

    and also,
    don't u guys think that this kind of perspective/attitude is what makes us sometimes soo 'difficult' to get a suitable job/career , or business?
    as compared to any more rational, logical folks?
    at least I do personally find it VERY difficult.
    i mean, i can't just simply like/love running my current furniture-factory family-business right now! i don't know why (don't ask me why), but I just can't ! (i would guess this is due to my NF nature, always looking for what I'll be really passionate/enjoy at doing! rather than only thinking 'Big-money/profits" )

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    Quote Originally Posted by niki View Post
    it seems to me that the NF are more picky about choosing job/career, since they are more Idealists than pragmatist & rationalistic.
    hence, the job-hopping constantly ?
    or even got bored if stays in one job?
    I didn't know what I wanted to study so I chose economics. So, I wasn't too picky. I have also been working in a same company for over 10 years. So I might be an exception even if I dream of going back to school to study something more meaningful.

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    I wish I can give you a counter example... but I would like work that I enjoyed doing over a junk load of money. Obviously I'm a darn NF. Right now I seriously have it in my head to finish my silly masters as soon as possible then switch over to trying something completely different.

    Besides all that you've mention... a theme that runs in my head is the need to utilize or at least explore potentials.

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    Hah. I have had mostly part time seasonal jobs for the last few years as I have been in college. I have declared three different majors so far, and I really worry about ever being happy in school or in THE REAL WORLD out there with my 9-5 jobs. My ISTJ father thinks I need to grow up, suck it up, and be a man!

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    No, they're not the only ones. I am VERY picky and i'm neither N nor F.
    But I stick with tech specialist until i've put away a small fortune, then i'll study something else, probably some kind of public relations.

    But my dream is to kill people in exotic places for a living. That is real ESTP romance

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    I doubt it's limited to NF's, but I think we do have the tendency to be picky.

    Personally, I struggle in jobs where I don't feel I have a purpose. Unfortunately, you don't have a purpose in most jobs. haha.

    I'm in the middle of a career change to teaching. Hopefully I can stick to that one...

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    I'm very picky about the kind of work and activities I do. Like other people said, I really want to do something I value and find rewarding. I'm currently in high school, so a solid 99% of work is value and reward-free. I struggle a lot with some work because its a large drain to put a lot of work into something you don't value that ultimately has no reward (unless you consider not failing and being shunned by your family a reward). My parents are ESTJ and ISFJ, so they value hard work for the sake of work itself, so its hard to get the message to them that I need work I value, and they sometimes don't take it seriously.

    I don't know what kind of job I could take where I would actually do a good job and get a lot of value out of it. I really want to be a street performer in the meantime

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourLocalJesus View Post
    But my dream is to kill people in exotic places for a living. That is real ESTP romance
    How charming. I heard Blackwater is recruiting..

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    That's odd... I think I would try to do any job that wasn't too strenuous and payed enough for me to get by (although I'd prefer one that was in a field I was interested in). I hope that doesn't mean I'm not an NF?

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    I've delayed getting on a good track in career by demanding too good fit.. I've held jobs to such levels of significance that wasn't really good at all. Actually, I still think that minor changes in my course structures in uni mean the world.. that a person who studies digital media will be completely another person than one who studies programming.. I'm trying to envision what it will be like in my probable workplace (or the work I'm able to secure for myself) whether I study this or that.. I know what school I'm going to graduate from, and it only took 11 years. Now add few years for graduation

    I think I'm becoming more of a pragmatist and less of a idealist concerning my career choices .. I am not getting any less of a job, just that I'm considering that I could choose from a great variety of jobs.. for some jobs, I would have to prepare more than for others, some jobs I can practically rule off.. but I think I've finally accepted that practical reality will have some part in determining what I'll do.

    If I choose a job, I will learn some specific things related to that job, something that I would not learn in another job. I can't be 100% sure that I'll get some exactly specific job, like a game programmer who uses exactly this and that programming language in a company who's profit is this and that, their games reaches so and so wide an audience, etc.. tho I've been silly enough to wish some exact scenario for myself.

    There's so much variables that I should rather learn as I go, rather than decide early and be disillusioned. One of the greatest job in the world for me, I thought, was to design new microprocessors for Intel. It is probably still extremely innovative work and presents the enormous challenge I want.. it's one of the hardest engineering tasks there is for a computer scientist, if not the hardest. Still, now the most interesting developments in the industry are not in that area, but rather in software and the development of algorithms.

    I've thought a lot about how I would feel in some job.. what kind of personalities is there.. well, procrastination hasn't been good to me, glad I'm over it.
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