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    INTJ - The Scientists

    Careers for INFJ


    Careers for INFJ Personality Types




    Whether you're a young adult trying to find your place in the world, or a not-so-young adult trying to find out if you're moving along the right path, it's important to understand yourself and the personality traits which will impact your likeliness to succeed or fail at various careers. It's equally important to understand what is really important to you. When armed with an understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, and an awareness of what you truly value, you are in an excellent position to pick a career which you will find rewarding.

    INFJs generally have the following traits:



    • Intuitively understand people and situations
    • Idealistic
    • Highly principled
    • Complex and deep
    • Natural leaders
    • Sensitive and compassionate towards people
    • Service-oriented
    • Future-oriented
    • Value deep, authentic relationships
    • Reserved about expressing their true selves
    • Dislike dealing with details unless they enhance or promote their vision
    • Constantly seeking meaning and purpose in everything
    • Creative and visionary
    • Intense and tightly-wound
    • Can work logically and rationally - use their intuition to understand the goal and work backwards towards it


    The INFJ is a special individual who needs more out of a career than a job. They need to feel as if everything they do in their lives is in sync with their strong value systems - with what they believe to be right. Accordingly, the INFJ should choose a career in which they're able to live their daily lives in accordance with their deeply-held principles, and which supports them in their life quest to be doing something meaningful. Since INFJs have such strong value systems, and persistent intuitive visions which lend them a sense of "knowing", they do best in positions in which they are leaders, rather than followers. Although they can happily follow individuals who are leading in a direction which the INFJ fully supports, they will very unhappy following in any other situation.



    The following list of professions is built on our impressions of careers which would be especially suitable for an INFJ. It is meant to be a starting place, rather than an exhaustive list. There are no guarantees that any or all of the careers listed here would be appropriate for you, or that your best career match is among those listed.





    Possible Career Paths for the INFJ:
    Clergy / Religious Work
    Teachers
    Medical Doctors / Dentists
    Alternative Health Care Practitioners, i.e. Chiropractor, Reflexologist
    Psychologists
    Psychiatrists
    Counselors and Social Workers
    Musicians and Artists
    Photographers
    Child Care / Early Childhood Development



    Source:
    http://www.personalitypage.com/



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    INFJ - The Protectors


    They need to feel as if everything they do in their lives is in sync with their strong value systems - with what they believe to be right. Accordingly, the INFJ should choose a career in which they're able to live their daily lives in accordance with their deeply-held principles, and which supports them in their life quest to be doing something meaningful. Since INFJs have such strong value systems, and persistent intuitive visions which lend them a sense of "knowing", they do best in positions in which they are leaders, rather than followers.
    So very true! I chose holistic health care. Prior career was in the animal medical field.

    Lovely little article indeed <3
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    Quote Originally Posted by Ningsta Kitty View Post
    So very true! I chose holistic health care. Prior career was in the animal medical field.

    Lovely little article indeed <3
    Looks like INJs tend to work best if they are the leaders rather than the followers. So true!

    Congrats on your interesting field :)
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    INFJ - The Protectors

    Never really sure what is seen as 'INFJness' and individual passions at times when psychologist and educational support roles interest me... becomes hard to know if this more the case since MBTI understanding or siimply a product of more educational opportunity exposures as a former University student.
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    INFJ - The Protectors

    I'm studying nursing right now and hopefully one day either becoming a professor (I want to teach medical ethics or how to change nursing pedagogy to make it more open for men and women) or a doctor.

    So I guess it's sort of in line with what that was saying :p.
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    INFJ - The Protectors

    This is a great website, I have read through all of the types, multiple times. In order to learn about myself, and about other in my life.
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    INFJ - The Protectors

    Oh yay! These were already on my 'possibilities list'
    ...

    Now I gotta choose!

    .....AUGH!
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    INFJ - The Protectors

    @HAL 9000

    My advice is to choose something then forget all your other options to maximize your potential. For example, when I chose to compose music, I still wanted to write. This resulted in mediocre music and abysmal writing. So I gave up writing... And so far, my music's been getting stellar at a pretty high speed. It's not the best but it's like a hundred times better than before.

    ... Good luck deciding on your side though
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    INFJ - The Protectors

    First post in these formus ever. It's actaully funny, I considered lots of the options in the career list! I ended up choosing industrial design, which isn't that far from art. I can related to this article very much. I remember I got talks about other careers and some promised a bright future for me, but they did not share my view of life... it was all progress, progress, progress and no human part to them. I remember being near depression when I was in the decision process.

    About being a leader... I can be a leader, but I've seen I'm not the type of leader who will go shouting in big crowds. I'm kind of a silent leader who plans the whole strategy and tries to give everyone the fair amount of work.
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    INFJ - The Protectors

    You forgot the most important infj career!! Superheros!! were the protectors right?! why not be the protectors of the world?
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