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01-10-2008, 03:28 PM
With my husband now employed full-time I'm considering job hunting for something that suits my personality better than my current position. I always under-estimate my acquired skills and feel like my personality is my best selling point. Most of the jobs suggested for INTJs are professional, requiring more schooling than I have or can afford. What are some high-school diploma grade jobs for INTJs?
01-11-2008, 02:17 AM
Find something where you can work on projects or in a small team?
Working retail or with the general public was enough to drive me to the brink when I was younger. I can't help but build up a revolting sense of sheer hatred for people who are dumb. Thats what i would suggest.
01-11-2008, 07:39 AM
I would agree that jobs to avoid are "serving others" jobs. As an INTJ it would likely drive you insane.
Assuming you are an idea/creative person as are most INTJ's, I would look for a job where you work at least partly alone/independently, doing something creative/productive. Not knowing what your skills and interests are it's hard to be more specific than that. For example, if you know html and css you could do web page design.
01-11-2008, 08:48 AM
I worked for four years doing education at an aquarium, it was heavy contact with the public and that part was exhausting but it also involved a lot more variety and getting to learn new things than most non-degree-requiring jobs have. There were some other positions there that only required a diploma too, like taking care of the fish.
Ideally I only would have stuck with that job for a year and then found something without public contact that still allowed me to learn and have some variety... I never did, though. I admit I didn't throw myself into searching, just scanned the classifieds in the paper.
My opportunities opened up when I went back to college for the sciences... I've gotten a couple jobs now in labs or doing field work, which have been good for me.
01-11-2008, 04:15 PM
I don't mind working w/ the public so much because I can ignore the person and see only their issue or problem or question.
But something that was said reminded me that I had thought I'd be good at doing tours of museums or some such thing. I can remember things that interest me in great detail and don't have a problem w/ public speaking and I love to talk. In fact, I prefer to talk to a group to talking one-on-one. Hmm. We live in a small town, but surely there is something if I put some thought into it.
The ideas are flowing again. Thanks! Other suggestions are welcome!
01-25-2008, 01:46 PM
I would suggest speaking with a career coach that specializes in working with MBTI.
I hired one a few years back that I found in a listing in the back of the book titled WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE. She helped me make the decision to leave a dead-end admin job and go to grad school to get an M.Ed.
Additionally, a career counselor may be able to help you identify your strengths and the transferable skills you can emphasize in order to find a job that is more to your liking.
M. Ed. 2006
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