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  1. #11
    eh cascadeco's Avatar
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    Oct 2007
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    Blah. :-)

    Degree in Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution
    -5-month volunteer job at Arches National Park
    -thought about going back to school
    -6-month environmental internship at a county government
    -Temp work
    -5-month temporary environmental education type job
    -Temp work
    -Fell into corporate job for 5.5 yrs because I was tired of temporary jobs and temping. Started in customer service (yuck), then my last 2 yrs was a Systems Analyst doing systems testing. Again thought about going back to school halfway through all of this.
    -Now unemployed and need to find a job again.

    My other INFJ friends -
    #1 Electrical Engineer for almost 10 yrs, but doesn't like it and is thinking of trying to get into med school
    #2 Has worked for a zoo for over 10 yrs, and is really making a name for herself now in the world conservation field
    #3 Accountant
    #4 Similar to me - numerous random jobs over his lifetime, but currently in systems testing
    "...On and on and on and on he strode, far out over the sands, singing wildly to the sea, crying to greet the advent of the life that had cried to him." - James Joyce

    My Photography and Watercolor Fine Art Prints!!! Cascade Colors Fine Art Prints

  2. #12
    Senior Member the state i am in's Avatar
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    Feb 2009
    5w4 sx/sp


    i majored in anthropology and religious studies, and since graduating ive just kicked around doing different things.

    ie moved to new cities, went to culinary school for a year, waiting tables, posturing around town, etc.

    i'm interested in music, the arts, and philosophy/social theory. i like when my friends in graduate school blow in and i realize how fast i am learning, albeit on my own. i have not formulated my big project, but nevertheless i AM working on something- i feel it in my bones.

    i'll probably either go back to school in a few years on a phd track in comp lit or cultural studies. or go to a music program at a community college. or go thru an mfa track in creative writing. these are if i feel the need to engage the structures present for collecting cultural capital, validation, etc, if that is a necessary step for me in the creative/productive process.

    if i could skip steps i'd consider becoming a chef. holistic healer feels like a comedy sketch, but nevertheless, Ni! how perfect.

  3. #13
    nevermore lane777's Avatar
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    Oct 2008
    4w5 sp/sx


    I'm starting my ASL (American Sign Language) studies this September.
    To die would be an awfully big adventure - Peter Pan

    INFJ ~ 4w5 sp/sx ~ RLOAI ~ Inclusion e/w=1/0 (Melancholy Compulsive) Control: e/w=0/6 (Supine) Affection: e/w=4/0 (Phlegmatic Melancholy)

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    Aug 2008
    9w1 sx/sp


    I studied Chemistry at university in the UK, eventually graduating with a BSc in Chemistry and a Masters in Analytical Chemistry.

    I've been working in analytical chemistry for major government laboratories ever since, in both London and Auckland, New Zealand. I started out analysing foodstuffs for nutrients and contaminants, but after a few years of trying, I finally I managed to move into my dream job in the Forensic Drugs team at the lab. That was over 17 years ago, and I am now a Senior Forensic Scientist in NZ.

    It's not all CSI, unfortunately, there is a great deal of paperwork and fine attention to detail involved, which can strain my weak Sensing functions to the limit. But overall, I'd say it's been a fantastic and interesting career. Sometimes, my Ni astounds me by accurately predicting the results of a complicated case before I've even opened the exhibits!

    I wish there were more INFJs in the sciences. According to Isabel Briggs-Myers, Intuition powered by Feeling can make for an outstanding scientist, providing the field of science is in line with the INFJs deeper values and purpose.

    Ideally I'd like to move on now, into a sort of counsellor/therapist/life-coach role. I do this all the time for my friends anyway, and have taken numerous courses and training in my own time to develop my counselling skills. However, I have yet to summon the courage to give up my secure, comfortable job for a leap into the uncertainties of working for myself.
    INFJ 9w1 sx/sp/so

    "A wizard is never late. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to." - Gandalf The Grey

    And if I only could,
    I'd make a deal with God,
    And I'd get him to swap our places,
    Be running up that road,
    Be running up that hill,
    With no problems.

    - Kate Bush

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    Senior Member mwv6r's Avatar
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    Nov 2008


    Undergrad -- doublemajored in English and Women's Studies

    After graduating, I worked for a year and a half as a reporter -- enjoyed the writing side of it, but got burnt out from the stress and hate mail (one interest group or another inevitably felt their side wasn't represented in an article)

    Then I worked as an elementary school teacher assistant for a year and a half and really enjoyed it -- as an NF, a meaningful career is important to me, and the warm, nurturing environment of an elementary school definitely appeals to my feeler side.

    Then I went back to get a masters in elementary education to become a teacher.

    I just graduated and am looking for a job in this frightful economy, lol! But I'm optimistic something will turn up...

    I think elementary education will be a good field for me long-term. I figure if I get burnt out with classroom teaching I could move into another specialty within elementary ed, like reading specialist, special ed, school librarian, etc.

    Oh yeah, and the summer breaks are AWESOME. Great for that quiet reflective time that us INFJs need to recharge ;o)

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    Aspie Idealist TaylorS's Avatar
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    Aug 2007
    972 so/sp
    EII Ni


    I'm a part-time student majoring in Biology, with minors in Psychology and History.

    I work at a daycare run by the local YWCA and volunteer at the local Rape and Abuse Crisis Center.
    Autistic INFP

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    ish red no longer *sad* nightning's Avatar
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    Apr 2007


    Masters student at the moment in Pharmacology.

    BSc in Pharmacology minor in Psyc

    Heading into web design afterwards... I know it's a major career change.
    My stuff (design & other junk) lives here:

  8. #18


    studied theatre, psychology, philosophy @ uni.
    working nightshifts intermittently in mental hospital in one of them.
    write plays fulltime.
    not much for financial stability, that's for sure.
    "It is only in folk tales, children's stories, and the journals of intellectual opinion that power is used wisely and well to destroy evil. The real world teaches very different lessons, and it takes willful and dedicated ignorance to fail to perceive them."

    - Noam Chomsky

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    Quote Originally Posted by lane777 View Post
    I'm starting my ASL (American Sign Language) studies this September.
    I have completely considered this just because.

    Sounds awesomely helpful.
    "The views of absolutists and purists everywhere should be noted in fierce detail, then meticulously and thoroughly printed onto my toilet paper ply."

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    Cat Wench ReadingRainbows's Avatar
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    Jan 2009
    6w7 sx/sp
    IEI Ni


    Right now I work Third Shift Stocking at a major retailer. I'm in the process of submitting my paperwork to community college to start a psych degree.
    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    St. Stephen took rocks and St. Sebastian took arrows. You only have to take some jerks on an internet forum. Nut up.

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