Career choices reflect who you are and what you love to do. Choosing the right career can make or break us. It can mean the difference between exciting challenging days and one long drag waiting for days off.
While money is certainly important (just ask anyone on minimum wage), deciding on a career because it pays well can be a nightmare.
How do you choose when you have no experience of actually doing the work? How do you know whether you might like bowling or painting if you have never done it? Many people spend years training and studying for a job only to find it doesn’t suit them.
Introvert – Intuiting – Feeling -Judging
INFJs look for meaning and connection in ideas, relationships, and things. They want to understand what motivates people. They focus on creating a meaningful vision for the greater good. They then want to implement it in organized and decisive ways. That is they are doers as well as dreamers. Continue reading
Extrovert – Sensing – Thinking – Perceiving
ESTPs are nothing if not realistic. They are keen observers of the world and rely heavily on their senses to tell them how things are. This makes them very practical, down to earth and present. They like material comforts and experiences. Because they accept things as they are, they are tolerant and open-minded. Continue reading
Introvert – Sensing – Thinking – Perceiving
ISTPs like to observe and then act. They have a “no nonsense” kind of realism. They are good at dealing with lots of data and practical solution oriented problems. Efficiency and economy of effort is important. They don’t act until it is necessary to do so. Continue reading
Introvert – Intuiting – Thinking – Perceiving
INTPs appear quiet, reserved and detached on the outside. On the inside, however they have a rich inner absorbing and analytical life. This can make them oblivious to what is going on around them. They can get lost in time. They are skeptical, innovative, critical, deep and original thinkers – they want logical explanations for everything they find interesting. Continue reading
Introvert – Sensing – Feeling – Judging
ISFJs are quiet, friendly, responsible, and conscientious. They are very loyal and considerate to the few important people in their lives. They enjoy harmony and order at work and home. They have a strong need to be of service, help people and meet their obligations in personal and practical ways. Continue reading
Introvert – Sensing – Feeling – Perceiving
ISFPs are quiet, friendly, action oriented, and caring. They enjoy and experience the present moment. They need their own time and space. Personal values are important and used to make decisions. They are good and sensitive listeners and avoid conflict. Continue reading
ISTJ’s tend to be quiet, practical, logical and organized. They find success by being thorough, practical, realistic, responsible and dependable. Logic and orderliness are high priorities in all areas of life. This is the hall monitor pattern and is great for making tough logical decisions such as being an umpire. Continue reading
Sensing Intuiting is when we gather information from our environment, using our senses (Sensing) to attend to the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and sensations we perceive. We then process this information, to make meaning of it (Intuiting), to decide whether it is threatening or valuable.
The Introvert Extrovert MBTI scale relates to how we get and renew our energy. It is not about shy and gregarious/talkative behavior. Do you get your energy from your inner or outer world?
We often describe timid and sociable behavior as being introvert or extrovert. Jung’s conception was whether someone recharged energy by being with people or by spending time alone, especially when stressed. It is whether we prefer the inner or outer world.
The Judging Perceiving scale relates to how we adapt to life. It is about the kind and level of control we seek to gain. It is not about judgment as criticism.