Are you an INFJ personality type?
If so, does your career support your very unique motivations, strengths, and preferences as an INFJ?
People often choose their careers for reasons that have little to do with their personality type.
Sometimes their parents push them in a particular direction.
Many of us choose a career path because of the financial potential.
And some of us just land in a career because it was the first thing that became available after graduation.
That’s what happened to me, and as an INFJ myself, taking a job in retail public relations when I graduated from college wasn’t a bad move, but it wasn’t the best.
There were parts of the job I loved (writing, creative thinking, brainstorming in small groups), and other parts I hated (public speaking, the competitive environment of the retail world).
While some INFJs get lucky and are able to find a career in something they love, too many don’t love what they do. Some people actually dread going to work.
Someone may dislike their career for many reasons, such as low pay, a bad boss, no ability to grow, long hours, lack of benefits, and stress. But personality type plays a huge role in job satisfaction.
This is especially true for INFJs who seek more meaning from their careers than other personality types.
The Myers-Briggs Personality Test places people in one of sixteen personality types, with INFJ being one of them. INFJ stands for introversion (I), intuition (N), feeling (F), and judging (J), describing the preferences of this personality type.