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    Quote Originally Posted by Sytpg View Post
    Yes, I'm pretty much aware of my options when it comes to game development. But you just hit the nail there - "if that is where your interests truly are" - I think it is, but I'm so lazy and it's such a demanding career path that I don't know if I'm cut out for it. It asks you to be the kind of person ENFPs aren't - obey your superiors, do a lot of extra hours, work in a freaking cubicle for hours on end, be very very focused (procrastination is not an option) etc etc
    so i looked into the screen writing thing only to find that most are actaully ENTJs ....

    anyways, in highschool my ENTP friend and I created these stock piles of amazing ideas in notepad files etc... Im not nearly as good at being creative without being able to bounce ideas of someone like him. Thus, I write a lot less now then before

    I do write some stuff now...the problem is the nuts n bolts. I get really excited about the beginning scenes, the really funny climax scenes..... and then i get as far as an outline for the rest, ust dry of ideas.

    this is why my best "bit" that i could ever do on the spot for just about anything was parody movie trailors...they require entire movie ideas, yet you dont have to write the middle 3rd .

    I used to think I could do anything, but as time goes by, I'm realizing I don't actually excel at anything, and am too much of a philosopher/bullshitter and not enough of a go-getter... :S
    as you say, I always look at jobs and on the surface see how i could excel, only to look at the grind and see that I would always be lacking in some way.

    1. I too feel like im too much a bullshitter philosopher in my spare time.

    2. This leads to nothing ever really getting done! I desperately want a job that actaully creates something! I want to be able to hear it, see it, eat it, play it, drive it, talk to it, present it, carry it, etc ... I dont want to just be some guy who does paper work or makes money through organized gambling (most of the business world of speculating)

    3. Combining number 1 and 2, I often feel like everything of value has already been created so its pointless. That great philosophy paper i write in my spare time on something I THINK is radical? then i go look it up and find that someone else already wrote about it...usaully more concise and better than me too..

    3.a So this simply extends to every other "great idea" i ever have about songs, movies, products etc...



    I think ENFPs were born to be court jesters or salon philosophers... not sure what else we actaully have a comparative advantage for. This is ultimatly the problem:

    example: ENTJ can be just as creative as ENFP, yet the ENTJ has the comparative advantage in getting shit done.

    How does this leave the ENFP in a world where everyone has to specializer and be some sort of comparative advantage????

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    I work doing voice overs and in the dark and fascinating adult industry. I love the diversity of the work and the lack of constraint with what I do.
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    The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it. If I had to live my life again I'd make all the same mistakes - only sooner.


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    I'm not an ENFP, but I am married to one. His main thing-sales. it doesn't matter what it is, he can sell it. We joke that if it's a job he's done it. He even spent two years as a minister. We've been married for 10 years and in that time he has had nine jobs. One was his own business that he owned...all of them revolved around some type of sales.

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    I know an ENFP who is a acting teacher/actor and works with both adults and children. He's great with kids, great with ideas, great with playing around, creating a very supportive and creative atmosphere, etc. Following through on ideas and finishing projects? ... not his strong suit.
    "All that you've loved is all you own." Tom Waits

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    I am a puppeteer ... and perform with the same basic show since 35 years !!!

    I like this job because each audience, stage and In the daytime of sperformance is different .... and this type of show is a way of communicating for me .

    Weather, I work on a project combining puppetry (support )and formation to business world...( team building and corporate )

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    I sell pot. It puts my networking skills to good use, and I really enjoy the coming & going company. Also, I can have a difficult time answering to superiors. (epecially if I believe them to be inferior, which is often the case in the corporate world, am I right people?) So it's good to be able to make my own hours, and MOST importantly, I get to be the provider of smiles- which is what every ENFP wants most, I think. I would like to become a psychotherapist as well, but there are some other things I need to hash out first.


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    I've been having a hard time trying to decide what I want to do as well! I'm in college right now, studying ASL (American Sign Language), and have started my interpreting internship...it's very challenging and ever-changing! Sometimes I don't know until the 'day of' what I'll be doing next--and you can work as a freelance interpreter, choosing hours and days that work for you! It's a hard start, but I'm starting to see the light at the end of my education tunnel!

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    I'm true to my type..looking back on a scattered career.

    Education: Social science, psychology and computer science. Then worked as a social worker, programmer (which I hated, too much details!!), business analyst, recruiter, coach..and now thinking about becoming a teacher/lecturer. Dreaming of working with MBTI fulltime and live in many different countries before I retire..

    I guess the HR-area is something that is suitable for most ENFP:s..since we're good at intuitively perceive people and their inner motives?

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    Previous jobs: Starbucks barista (was terrible at operating espresso machines, often felt very emotionally disengaged from my hands/what i was doing), and adhoc academic tutor.

    Presently: second year med student, getting increasingly resentful of all that..um, science..stuff.

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    Being a young, virile male ENFP, I've considered a tryst in the adult film industry as well. However, as much fun as it may be, most producers in the adult hotspots (LA, Miami) are total assfaces, and will not be fun to work for. i.e. "Quit f***ing ad libbing!" can be heard on a blooper reel. There's some flexibility, but you have to do too many things that you will think are stupid or disingenuous, and we all know how hard it is to do something you don't believe in. If you were to follow that path, do it on your own time, your own way. You'll actually have to follow through with the red tape in setting up your own business, but it may be what you want after all. The dream is a lot nicer than the reality of it, though. It only takes one actress crying after a shoot to make you reconsider what you're doing and tear it all down. (Yes, I mean "actress." Many of the girls in the industry are not truly enjoying themselves, no matter how much they try to force it.)

    Also, you'll find that game programming will eventually become mundane when you realize that there's no long-term reward in what you're producing. The best options are to create an educational game or an RPG. The RPG is actually a great way to use your natural skills. You get to create an involving storyline while giving the player enough freedom to take it at their own pace. You can throw in as many side-stories and supporting characters as you want, while keeping the theme of the game in line with your values. I've had many great ideas for game development, and they all end up working best within the RPG concept.

    If you choose to go into game development, it would be best to take the role of designer and developer. You MUST have a staff that will focus on the minutia of the process. It's fun to create a world for your characters to roam freely within, design their dress and decide their individual talents. But, when it comes to rendering the characters and the world they live in, leave it to someone who knows how to get it done. Keep control of forming the dialogue, though! You will have the best ideas, and should use a good TJ to bounce them off of until you work them into a physical manuscript.

    If you are athletically adept, try out for basketball or see if you have the arm for being a quarterback, or the resilience for being a catcher. The intuition and perception we ENFPs have is essential for seeing how a play will develop on the court or field, and we can quickly become a team leader if we build their faith in our ability to see plays unfold. And, if you choose to try catching, being able to feel the attitude of the batter will help you immensely in keeping him off balance. If I worked out more and could withstand the strain of crouching for 3 hours, I would do it without a second thought. But, there again lies the lack of follow-through. You have to be completely dedicated to your sport, and willing to push yourself harder than you ever imagined to be able to compete in a (semi)professional atmosphere. It is the ultimate challenge, though: challenging yourself to full potential.

    If you have a scientific mind at all (as I've noticed many ENFPs mention Engineering or Systems Analysis) you should try to get into a job where you can travel and work on-site to help businesses or facilities with a technical problem. I'm not talking IT, here, where you have to sit in an office and read syslogs all day. A technical repair job could be fun if you work on a specialized system or product, something that produces unpredictable results when it fails. The challenge of finding the cause of such a problem is a serious thrill. However, interaction with your clients or a work crew to keep you company is vital to prevent you from going insane.

    And, DO NOT work for an ISFJ, or every decision you make will be wrong. I made that mistake already.

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