I took this Jung personality-type quiz, and got the result Introvert-iNtuitive-Feeler-Perceiver. The more I read about this personality-type, the more I feel like it’s spot on for me.
There are plenty of websites that explain these personality-types, and I was surprised that there are even many sites that are dedicated to INFP specifically (like INFP Central). From these sites, I am getting a clearer picture of myself and why I am unhappy in my current job. Many of the descriptions talk about caring more about cooperation and people than other personality-types. INFPs need their job to mean something. I related to this post that lists possible INFP careers in its opening paragraph about assuming that, if you are INFP, you likely hate your job. I felt similar to the author when he mentioned making a quick choice in college to pursue Computer Science, and how that bit him in the ass.
I didn’t even necessarily make a quick choice in college; I think I just let my math ability and growing number of math credits lead the way. This was probably a big mistake.
Anywho, I feel like I am finding some direction, which is wonderful and new to me. I’ve started noting industries I might like, and as of today, companies that sound nice. At this point, I am still a bit all over the place thinking about jobs related to HR, B&Bs, boutique stores, research, event planning, or ornithology. After reading more into INFPs, I realized I should focus on nonprofit companies; these could give me a feeling of worth and they offer a wide variety of positions and departments.