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    Default NFs and Satisfying Careers

    you heard me, NFs.

    satisfying professions - i say career or profession, not job, cause i don't know any NF who's able to just do their job and come home and detach from it. we are what we do.

    do you have a satisfying career? what makes it satisfying?

    what jobs have been unsatisfying? what makes them unsatisfying?

    what do you think will be satisfying, if you have future aspirations?

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    Satisfying careers....helping people...for me that's as a coach, group facilitator in an organizational context.

    Stuff I don't like...work that takes my energy away...anything that involves too much detail, anything that ignores the human side things and focuses on data and dollars. My worst nightmare....data entry and financial reporting.

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    stuff i dont like : mindless 8 hour shifts..., stupid work drama ( just to create drama and a conversation for coffee breaks), jobs where i dont feel needed
    stuff i enjoyed: coaching, talking to people at a boathouse all day ( i didnt even care that it was at 4:30 am-1:30 pm, 6 days a week) it rocked!
    future aspirations: helping people through something or just adding on volunteering.
    - I want to be a musician but its tough, and actually go out and start singing in bars and shows.... instead of the compppputtterrr and or painting i love painting.

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    NFP's with a Realist edge

    Computer science, software design, programming, systems analyst
    Landscape architecture
    Architect
    Engineer (although often preferred by judging types)
    Archeology, archeologist
    Veterinarian
    Medical assistant, laboratory technician
    Forestry, parks, recreation; park ranger
    Environmental scientist, geology

    NFP's with an Investigative edge

    Biology, neuroscience
    Researcher, research assistant, scholar
    Social sciences (sociology, psychology, anthropology, political science, geography, history)
    Librarian, library sciences
    Investigative journalist, reporter, editor
    Physician, doctor of medicine, psychiatry, pathology, internal medicine, ophthalmology
    Philosopher, theology, theologian, linguist
    Critic, art, film
    Humanities, philosophy, critical theory
    Public health, health sciences
    Physician, doctor: neurology, psychiatry, internal medicine, etc

    NFP's with an Artistic edge

    Dance
    Actor
    Musician
    Interior design
    Graphic / website design
    Creative media producer
    Painter, sculptor
    Photography, photographer
    Poet, creative writer, playwright, dramatist, screen writer

    NFP's with a Social edge

    College professor
    Life coach
    Translator
    Physical, occupational, respiratory therapist; optometrist
    Audiology, optometry
    Massage therapist, yoga instructor, acupuncture, osteopathy, homeopathy
    Nurse, nurse practitioner
    Mediator, diplomat, peace studies
    Minister, pastor, rabbi, priest, monk, nun
    Psychologist (clinical or counseling), psychiatrist
    Counselor, social worker
    Dietician, nutritionist
    Teacher, English, drama, art, music, foreign language
    Human resources
    Speech language pathologist

    NFP's with an Enterprising edge
    Entrepreneur, nonprofit
    Marketing, advertising
    Consultant, educational

    NFJ's with a Realist edge

    Computer science, software design, systems analyst
    Urban planning
    Dental hygienist, medical assistant, laboratory technician
    Engineering
    Physicist, chemist, astronomer
    Architect
    Archeologist
    Veterinarian, veterinary medicine
    Forestry, parks and recreation
    Environmental scientist, geologist, geographer

    NFJ's with an Investigative edge

    Biologist, neuroscientist
    Lawyer, attorney
    Economist
    Philosopher, theologian
    Health sciences, public health
    Sociologist, political scientist, historian
    Information / library scientist, librarian
    Researcher or research assistant
    Critic, art, film
    Physician, doctor: neurologist, psychiatrist, pathologist, internist, ophthalmologist, radiologist
    Non-fiction writer
    Pharmacist

    NFJ's with an Artistic edge

    Playwright, dramatist
    Curator
    Dancer
    Graphic / website designer
    Musician
    Interior designer
    Photography, photographer
    Painter / sculptor
    Novelist, poet, editor, creative writer
    Actor
    Film producer / director

    NFJ's with a Social edge

    College professor
    Therapist, occupational, physical, respiratory
    Optometrist, audiologist, speech language pathologist
    Dietician
    Life coach
    Health educator
    Nurse, nurse practitioner
    Osteopath, chiropractor, homeopath, naturopath
    Psychologist, clinical, counseling
    Social worker, counselor
    Teacher (all varieties)
    Priest, pastor, rabbi, monk, nun, minister

    NFJ's with an Enterprising edge

    Consultant
    Marketing / advertising
    Entrepreneur
    Manager / executive
    Organizational psychologist

    Conventional

    Administrator, school principal, superintendent
    Human resources
    Technical writer, proofreader
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    ^ wow that's awesome huxley!!

    Quote Originally Posted by dukkha View Post
    My worst nightmare....data entry and financial reporting.
    me. too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Omission1234 View Post
    stuff i enjoyed: coaching, talking to people at a boathouse all day ( i didnt even care that it was at 4:30 am-1:30 pm, 6 days a week) it rocked!
    future aspirations: helping people through something or just adding on volunteering.
    - I want to be a musician but its tough, and actually go out and start singing in bars and shows.... instead of the compppputtterrr and or painting i love painting.
    haha i would LOVE a 4:30-1:30 shift! have the whole afternoon to myself!

    good lucking with being a musician, i think that's awesome!!

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    do you have a satisfying career? what makes it satisfying?

    Nope sure don't! Not at the moment.

    The best job I have ever had was working as a Production Assistant for a motion picture film company/advertising agency. I got to do a lot of creative things, it was so much fun to mess around on Photoshop for 80% of the day <3!


    what jobs have been unsatisfying? what makes them unsatisfying?

    I worked at a Contract Research Organization as a Clinical Research Assistant, which sucked ass....the environment was not a healthy one, plus the training wasn't good at all. There was a ton of scientific data involved, not my forte!!!! What was I thinking taking that job....

    I also worked in Beverly Hills doing Merchandising, catering to rude old rich bitches lol. Annnnnoying!!!!!

    Grrrrr, people should treat people how they want to be treated....


    what do you think will be satisfying, if you have future aspirations?

    Being my own boss . Owning my own business would be ideal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skylights View Post
    do you have a satisfying career? what makes it satisfying?
    Currently I am about 40% satisfied. I have been told that I am doing some good work here. ( ) So for now, I am just focusing on doing the best that I can with where I am at!

    what jobs have been unsatisfying? what makes them unsatisfying?
    I did food service in college.... soooo nasty!! I hate weird smells.... I hate weird food getting stuck in weird places.... ISH.

    I also hate office jobs where I am stuck in a cubicle doing mundane tasks. It's like the 8th circle of hell for me.

    what do you think will be satisfying, if you have future aspirations?
    I want to be a writer.

    I want to get my PsyD degree so that I could counsel people one on one and help change their lives around.

    I want to be an artist/designer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparrow View Post
    do you have a satisfying career? what makes it satisfying?

    Nope sure don't! Not at the moment.

    The best job I have ever had was working as a Production Assistant for a motion picture film company/advertising agency. I got to do a lot of creative things, it was so much fun to mess around on Photoshop for 80% of the day <3!


    what jobs have been unsatisfying? what makes them unsatisfying?

    I worked at a Contract Research Organization as a Clinical Research Assistant, which sucked ass....the environment was not a healthy one, plus the training wasn't good at all. There was a ton of scientific data involved, not my forte!!!! What was I thinking taking that job....

    I also worked in Beverly Hills doing Merchandising, catering to rude old rich bitches lol. Annnnnoying!!!!!

    Grrrrr, people should treat people how they want to be treated....


    what do you think will be satisfying, if you have future aspirations?

    Being my own boss . Owning my own business would be ideal.
    hahah i enjoyed that "catering to rude old rich bitches" hahaha i would not be able to do that for long either haha.

    ooo business you should do it ! I have so much appreciation for people who can start thier own business and business ideas, its awesome and definitely the way to long term happiness in my opinion.

    - for people not in your own business who enjoy it, sorry and im not saying that certain types of work are better. just personally for myself thats how i see it.

    skylights: it was sweettt because there arent too many issues at 4:30 am outside and i did have my afternoons to play guitar and jam sooo it was awesome and my boss was a laugh and we drank alot of coffee haha and thanks for the sweett words of encouragement This summer hopefully ill make a little few steps in the right direction

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