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This is a discussion on A job you can STAND within the INFP Forum - The Idealists forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; Originally Posted by Duder142 This seems to be the biggest infp complex....a career. Nothing really sounds appealing enough for us ...

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    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by Duder142 View Post
    This seems to be the biggest infp complex....a career. Nothing really sounds appealing enough for us to pursue.
    Hey sorry, but I've got to disagree. I'm an INFP and I'm almost positive I want to be a high school teacher, (though I'm open to the idea of elementary too - I love people, but especially kids). I've had wonderful examples of what a difference the right teacher can make, and I think I'd love using my ability to explain things, think creatively, and understand other people to help people grow.

    Now, of course, teaching probably isn't right for all INFPs but have you considered typing ideal careers for an INFP into google? It gave me 36,000 results, here's one:INFP: The Healer | PersonalityDesk, and another: Meyers Briggs Personality Tests Identify Personality Types for Different Jobs., and one more: Career Test Center - Discover your ideal career. Maybe you can find something on one of these lists? Hope this helps and don't give up just yet, you still might find some job you love!
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    INFP - The Idealists


    Quote Originally Posted by abg613 View Post
    Hey sorry, but I've got to disagree. I'm an INFP and I'm almost positive I want to be a high school teacher, (though I'm open to the idea of elementary too - I love people, but especially kids). I've had wonderful examples of what a difference the right teacher can make, and I think I'd love using my ability to explain things, think creatively, and understand other people to help people grow.

    Now, of course, teaching probably isn't right for all INFPs but have you considered typing ideal careers for an INFP into google? It gave me 36,000 results, here's one:INFP: The Healer | PersonalityDesk, and another: Meyers Briggs Personality Tests Identify Personality Types for Different Jobs., and one more: Career Test Center - Discover your ideal career. Maybe you can find something on one of these lists? Hope this helps and don't give up just yet, you still might find some job you love!

    Yep, I've typed in careers for infp's about 300 times throughout the last four years. Granted, some of those jobs probably would be suitable, but with really no experience in any of those fields, obtaining a job in one is proving to be difficult. I have been applying to junior copywriter/editor/proofreader positions for the last year with no responses. You're lucky and I am envious of that you know you want to be a teacher, I hope you succeed and wish you luck!
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Am looking into Medical coding/billing/transcription. Can make your own hours if you work at home, and not have to deal with too many people. I really liked working at a library and am considering a career as a librarian. I am working as a child caregiver at the moment. I love my job, but I hate where I work and having to be at work for nine hours (one-hour lunch break... blegh)... so I've got emotional highs and lows and kind of consider myself addicted to my job. That probably is not appealing to most people, but it works for me.
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    ISFJ - The Nurturers

    Quote Originally Posted by prettyhowtown View Post
    Am looking into Medical coding/billing/transcription. Can make your own hours if you work at home, and not have to deal with too many people. I really liked working at a library and am considering a career as a librarian. I am working as a child caregiver at the moment. I love my job, but I hate where I work and having to be at work for nine hours (one-hour lunch break... blegh)... so I've got emotional highs and lows and kind of consider myself addicted to my job. That probably is not appealing to most people, but it works for me.
    If you want you can go through our website for any suggestions. I think it will help you well.

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    INFP - The Idealists

    I've learned with myself that I'm simply just lousy at working. I get up too late in the morning, I rush through my duties and spend the entire day thinking about what I'm gonna do once I get home. But if I have a job where a lot of people depend on me, I'm motivated to show up early, do a proper (if not better than proper) job and actually enjoy being at the workplace. The more work-load, the better, actually. Being a cleaner at a hospital was a good job, though stressful. The job might not seem important, but in fact a poorly cleaned hospital is one of the most common causes of death.

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    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by Duder142 View Post
    This seems to be the biggest infp complex....a career. Nothing really sounds appealing enough for us to pursue.
    ./nod!

    I'm facing that right now myself.

    I currently do web design/e-commerce work from home, but I've found myself questioning lately if I want to be doing it in the long term. I'm not bad at it, and if I devoted more time to developing my skills I could make a decent living from doing it... but I've found myself pondering if it's still what I want to be doing in 20 years time. I suppose I don't want to look back on my life in 20 years time and regret not considering other options when they would of made a difference.

    I'm starting to come to the conclusion that no matter what I end up doing I'll probably always have a voice in my head asking "Could I be doing something else?". Maybe that's just something that's part of our psychological makeup.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    I just wrote an entire blog post about how to figure out the right thing to do: Figuring Out What You Should Be Doing

    As for me, I love my company. I program for a very large company but my branch is 30 people who I like and respect. I have a great boss and co-workers. I think that's the most important thing. If you don't like your responsibilities, you can always find a way to get different responsibilities if you have a good boss.

    But if the people your work with are hostile or just plain ignore you then you'll never really get anywhere with the job or company.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Sometimes INFP job/career suggestions have some interesting ideas. For example, "religious leader." Where do I apply for that, and what's the pay (and where does the money come from)? I found nothing on monster.com...
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by Aero View Post
    Sometimes INFP job/career suggestions have some interesting ideas. For example, "religious leader." Where do I apply for that, and what's the pay (and where does the money come from)? I found nothing on monster.com...
    depends on what sort... if it's a regular priest, probably not much. if you're the next L. Ron Hubbard, well... *cough*
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    INFP - The Idealists

    I've said this before..only because I went through the whole hell of finding a job that was okay with my values, allowed me to support myself, and be creative at the same time. Social Work is very INFP. You might not think so from the whole 'social' aspect of it...but it is. Feel free to PM me. I went through the whole "omfg what am I going to do with my life crisis" a few years ago and I know how much it sucks.


 
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