Thanks for all of your support. This is such a nice place to visit and express ideas.
I've taken the Myers-Briggs personality test, the Kiersey Personality Sorter test, and many others on the internet for years. I most often get INFP (sometimes INFJ). Interestingly enough, SO is an INFP as well.
I'd love to hear what your personality test results are!! Post them in your blogs or here in the comments field if you have a chance.
I've been looking up ideal INFP careers this morning and found several interesting websites. If you know what your type is, here's an extensive careers link: Ball State University's personality type & careers page.
There's also a Jung Type Descriptions page that tells you what you're like and what careers would be good and not so good for you, based on your type.
I found this site fascinating as well: Murray State Myers-Briggs information page. The descriptions are very detailed.
I found a few lines from the last website interesting:
- People with INFP preferences have a great deal of warmth, but may not show it until they know a person well. They keep their warm side inside, like a fur-lined coat. DEFINITELY - is that why I've made no friends at my current job?
- They stick to their ideals with passionate conviction. I'm not going to sell my ethics for a $5 book!
- They want their work to contribute to something that matters to them--human understanding, happiness, or health. They want to have a purpose beyond their paycheck, no matter how big the check. although if the check is big, I'm not going to complain!
-In the long haul, what INFPs choose as a career must serve their own idealism. If it doesn't, they can become restless and stressed and their work can become sloppy and counterproductive. restless - CHECK! stressed - CHECK!
According to all of these websites, I'm on the right path with my job search. My "favored careers" are all things I'm interested in. I just have to pick something new and run with it, I guess! What to choose...that is the question.