According to typelogic.com:
"A major concern for INTPs is the haunting sense of impending failure. They spend considerable time second-guessing themselves."
Since graduating from college about a year ago and coming into the "real world," I have had a ridiculously horrendous and difficult time finding a job. Yes, the job market sucks, but I seem to suck at finding a job, too. Every once in a while I'll land an interview, get excited, and then within about 20 minutes of being notified, I'll proceed to freak out and get anxious about the possibility of me hating the job and potentially being miserable and then go to bed thinking meh..I don't really want the job anyway. Seems like all of the interviewers can smell half-heartedness from miles away and then-whaddaya know-I am passed over in favor of Mr./Ms. ENTJ. I have spent the last year and a half second-guessing all of my career moves (I have spent most of the last year in my room, on my computer, agonizing about making a decision)..
Econ consultant..econ professor? Professor....of something. No, screw that. PhD Philosophy! Well..then I'll just end up with mounds of debt..but that's ok, I can just bartend in the meantime. Bartend? LOL. no way. Ok, lawyer..I can probably kill the LSATs..language, logic and words FTW! On second thought, ew..I'd have to deal with people all day, every day. Statistician..yes, that'll work..I can just sit at my desk and analyze data all day, thereby minimizing awkward workplace interaction, avoid trying to "be a leader," etc. Then again...I'm not that good at math.
I'm just wondering if there are other like-minded folks out there who have dealt with/are dealing with a similar issue and, if there are, hoping you'll share your experience. Or, if you have actually made a decision about what you want to do, how did you go about doing it?