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    Senior Member prplchknz's Avatar
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    I'm not an INFJ but my room mate who as far as I can tell is in an INFJ but sometimes I suspect she might be an ISFJ loves her job she works at the gap in the lingerie section, but she loves fashion. She got offended when I told her fashion was crap, which I think it is. I think she wants to minor in fashion merchandising she already double majoring for musical theatre and cultural studies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ofugur View Post
    what subject and what level do you teach? you sound rather dispassionate about teaching -- may i ask what made you decide to take that path in the first place?
    I'm actually not dispassionate at all about teaching. I love my job and think it's really important. However, when you're in the thick of it (such as April 3rd, when I also was kind of in the middle of personal drama), it can be a really exhausting job full of paperwork and minutia and a whole lot of people-bullshit. But it's also a job where you can be really creative and develop great relationships and make a real difference in people's lives.

    I chose teaching because... well, it just made sense for me. I decided to do it when I was about seventeen and ended up getting a full scholarship to college for it. I've thought about doing other things, but teaching is a pretty good fit.

    Edit: I teach 9-12 English.
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    I worked at UPS store - hated it.
    I worked at the Attorney Generals Office - I hated it
    I work at Starbucks - It's alright, not bad, but sometimes it gets to me.
    I'd prefer to work in the health dept, which is where I'm going to end up after college. Something about Kinesiology interests me. I definitely have to be at a job where I'm always doing something, not always so repetitive, yet not so routine at the same time.

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    Ooh and I forgot to add that she also tutors violin, I think she likes that.
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    My dad owns his own business and I work for him. I do office work mostly, and other odd jobs and errands. When things are slow I help my mom out around the house more, or just enjoy having extra time to hang out. I'm not getting rich this way, but feel like I'm earning my keep and my smallish salary, and everyone is happy with the arrangement so I guess it's cool.

    As for liking the work, I actually find bookkeeping rather uncongenial, but I like the flexibility of the schedule and being part of the family team, so there are compensations to not being crazy about what I do. I've contemplated a change of direction and have tried some other things, but so far nothing has stuck.
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    Well, I am not an INFJ, but I LOVE my job.

    No, really. That wasn't facetious. I seriously do.

    <--- For all those who hate their jobs because that really blows the wind right out of Madagascar. Know what I mean?
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    Hello All,

    I have recently discovered I am an INFJ and have been very restless and unsatified when it comes to jobs, both now and in the past.

    I started work 16 in a superstore and stayed there for 6 years and eventually got depressed because of the mind-numbing daily grind! After 3 months off work I became a library assistant (all those books-heaven!) and stayed for 2 years, but could only get part time hours so had to leave. I have been in my current administrator's job for nearly a year and have been bored stupid and am getting quite depressed again. My boss is lovely but I find the endless data incredibly tedious and am stuck in an office on my own with no windows!! I couldn't really care about my work which I find soul-destroying and makes it very hard to stay motivated.

    Writing does seem to be a strength of the typical INFJ doesn't it? I always wrote stories and poetry as a child and academically was strongest at English.

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    I must say I have been very fortunate in the career department (I suspect to the same degree as I have been unfortunate in the love department).

    First career as a documentary producer/director/writer/shooter/whatever lasted 20+ years...eventually the company I was with folded and I had the opportunity to make a switch rather than move to one of the coasts.

    For the past 10+ years I've been with the U.S. EPA doing graphic design, producing (drat, I thought I'd outrun that), and assorted other communications work with communities, states, tribes. It's been fun to be in the middle of issues with some really great people rather than reporting/observing from the outside.

    I ride a big double-decker train to downtown Dallas everyday.

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    In chronological order

    I worked at the same grocery store for 7 years during school - liked the variety of tasks until I became a cashier. Loved working in the pharmacy especially the camaraderie I had with my co-workers - but the job (routine) itself soon became drudgery.

    I have worked as an English teacher in Japan - liked the job disliked being isolated way out in the sticks. Loved working with all the students (Jr. High/elementary) and enjoyed the freedom I had in creating curriculum. But I did NOT like it being the (insert my name here) show. I was always teaching new things - I love change in my routine.

    I worked at Starbucks as a shift manager for 4 months until I found a better job. Loved the free drinks and the fun times working with people. HATED it when things got busy.

    I have worked as a Japanese translator for a company here in the states. I got to use my Japanese everyday so that was nice. However on a whole, the job was not challenging, interesting, and showed no signs of it turning into something I could suffer through for very long.

    Currently I'm unemployed.

    In hopes of finding something I can do that will fit my personality and help me grow as a person I've been researching INFJs for the past week and came across this site. Definitely glad I found it.

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    I'm a freelance musician and i love the content of my work, but the financial instability is a huge problem. I especially enjoy teaching one-on-one, but lessons don't provide much income. I attempted to start a master's in counseling which i loved parts of and felt a natural ability/inclination to work individually to help sort out complex issues of the mind. I think that career still has some potential even though i had to drop out due to personal reasons at that time in my life.

    So for my own self and in relation to some of the INFJ profiles, the focus on helping others grow either through counseling or teaching, the one-on-one work instead of dealing with groups of people, and the challenge of needing to see the world through the eyes of the other person using empathy all seem consistent with what could make an INFJ feel fulfilled.
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