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05-15-2008, 02:55 AM
so i just graduated and took the mb test once when i was in school and yesterday. i have no doubt that i'm an intj as most of the traits do apply to me. however, i do not like maths and sciences. in business school i was horrible at math. i was good however at my major (marketing) because i instantly saw what the end product was. i was also a good writer. is there any career advice/tips you guys can give me? a few of my ideal jobs: film director/actor, journalism, interior design, designer, lawyer, entrepreneur, president.
05-15-2008, 08:29 AM
I looked up your public profile and didn't get much help there. So off the cuff I always suggest to those with an education to go with your strengths not always your desires, gain the knowledge of the job experience then dump it all for your own business.
In choosing to start your own business some will tell you to go with something you like, I found through trail and error this is not always the best choice.
Choose something that you can learn well and deal with on a daily basis. A chief while great in the kitchen will not always manage a restaraunt well. With the exception of Gordon Ramsey and a few notable others.
If it's your passion do not turn it into a job you will end up hating it and will quickly loose interest in it to the detrament of you business.
Always when you can work for yourself, You will still work hard maybe harder but will be more content with the results because they will be yours.
05-15-2008, 10:37 AM
The best bet is to explore the overlap between your strengths and your interests. If you can find something that you are both: (a) kickass at doing and (b) passionate about, you have a winner.
05-16-2008, 02:07 PM
There are areas in journalism where an INTx can succeed, but I would suggest avoiding basic beat/community reporting. I'm an editor and I can tell you that introverts can have serious problems making the necessary social connections to thrive as a reporter. I don't want to say you have to be energized and inspired by interactions with other people, but those tend to be the reporters who do the best.
But there's also room for science, tech, health, and investigative reporting, which depends on people who can absorb, explain and navigate very complex issues. NTs can do very well in that area regardless of whether they're introvert or an extrovert.
Internally, graphic design in the media is a great place for INTJs if you like that sort of thing. Very idea-oriented, producing tangible results.
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