your personality type and the choices you've made

belen

O.G.
Jan 15, 2006
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Based on Myers-Briggs Personality Type, I am a ISJP ( introvert, Sensor, Thinker, Judger ). Learning this had not only helped me land a career that is fulfilling and satisfying but also made me see other people in different light. I'm curious to know how has your personality impacted your career and the choices you've made. If you want to learn more about personality types, I came across these sites:

http://www.personalitytype.com/quiz.asp

http://www.ship.edu/~cgboeree/jung.html
 

Dani

Member
Feb 3, 2006
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Interesting!

I took the first one, and I'm an "ENFP" ( extrovert, intuitive, feeler perciever.) The description is pretty accurate! I wonder how it will play into my actual jov decisions when I make them...

[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]People of this type tend to be: enthusiastic, talkative, and outgoing; clever, curious, and playful; deeply caring, sensitive, and gentle; highly innovative, creative, optimistic, and unique; adaptable and resourceful but sometimes disorganized.

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! I took the quiz imbedded within the second article, and came out with the same results!! haha wow, I was skeptical.
 

Danica

Member
Feb 5, 2006
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the forest dim
Here I am...

(Introvert, Intuitive, Feeler, Perceiver)[FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif][/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]People of this type tend to be: quiet, reserved, and kind; deeply passionate, sensitive, and easily hurt; loving and dedicated to those close to them; creative, original, and imaginative; curious and flexible in small matters; nonconforming.[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The most important thing to INFPs is their deeply held beliefs and living in harmony with their values[/FONT]
 

Cristina

Member
Oct 23, 2005
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South Florida
ESFJ
(Extravert, Sensor, Feeler, Judger)
People of this type tend to be: active, friendly, and energetic; outgoing, affectionate, and talkative; concerned about others and careful to be polite and cooperative; realistic, literal, and conscientious; highly sensitive and easily hurt; organized, responsible, and conventional.
The most important thing to ESFJs is their relationships and helping people in real, and practical ways.

This describes me pretty accurately :amuse:

Some career suggestions from the Web site:
  • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Real estate agent
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  • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Personal fitness trainer
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  • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Veterinarian
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  • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Special education teacher
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  • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Retail owner
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  • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Credit counselor
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  • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Employee assistance counselor
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  • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Exercise physiologist
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  • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Registered nurse
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  • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Home health worker
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  • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Merchandise planner/buyer
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  • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Massage therapist
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  • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Athletic coach
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  • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Food service / lodging owner
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  • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Travel agent[/FONT]
Ack, retail owner! I worked enough retail :wacko: Being a special ed. teacher would be interesting, probably very rewarding :biggrin:
 

BalenciagaLove

Plisse Me!
Feb 4, 2006
5,181
8
SF Bay Area
I am ENTJ. People of this type tend to be: friendly, strong willed, and outspoken; honest, logical and demanding of selves and others; driven to demonstrate competence; creative with a global perspective; decisive, organized, and efficient.

Here are mine:

Chief Executive Officer
Network integration specialist
Management consultant
Politician/political manager
Franchise owner
Corporate finance attorney
Personnel financial planner
Real estate developer
Marketing executive
Intellectual property attorney
Investment consultant/planner
Economic analyst
Chemical engineer
Educational consultant
Judge

I am going for a complete career change here in about a year, so this is kind of interesting, especially since I was thinking of going into finance. I don't know about that bout of politics though. I would probably find that too sleazy.

People at work jokingly refer to me as the slave driver and about how I crack the whip with not just my subordinates but my seniors also.... It's kind of weird to read the above. I wonder how accurate this stuff is.
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bluekit

CC x DY
O.G.
Jan 16, 2006
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Based on the first link, I'm a INTJ
Introvert, Intuitive, Thinker, Judger.

Best suited as a:

  • Intellectual property attorney
  • News analyst
  • Design engineer
  • Biomedical researcher
  • Network integration specialist
  • Software developer
  • Psychiatrist
  • Cardiologist
  • Freelancer writer
  • Inventor
  • Media planner
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Webmaster
  • Architect
  • Desktop publishing specialist
:idea:

to get along with me....
Be an attentive and respectful listener.
  • Appreciate my competency and creativity.
  • Give me plenty of privacy and time alone for me to pursue my interests in depth.
  • Try not to pressure me to share my feelings before I'm ready.
  • Be honest and direct about what you need.
  • Above all - respect my independence and need to live my life according to my own standards
very very interesting ;)
 

RobbieNEmmy

I made it!
Jan 3, 2006
609
0
Northport, New York
[FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]Life as an INTJ
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[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif](Introvert, Intuitive, Thinker, Judger)[FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif][/FONT][/FONT]​
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]People of this type tend to be: autonomous, aloof, and intellectual; imaginative, innovative, and unique; critical, analytical, and logical; intellectually curious, driven to learn and increase their competence and knowledge; socially cautious and reserved; organized and definitive.[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The most important thing to INTJs is their independence and being able to live according to their own standards.[/FONT]
 

coco-nut

Addicted to H
O.G.
Jan 15, 2006
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BalenciagaLove said:
I am ENTJ. People of this type tend to be: friendly, strong willed, and outspoken; honest, logical and demanding of selves and others; driven to demonstrate competence; creative with a global perspective; decisive, organized, and efficient.
Hello ENTJ buddy!
I've actually had a couple of jobs on that list already. And now I'm a real estate agent who's saving up to do a small residential development.
 

Juicy

O.G.
Feb 26, 2006
1,420
4
London
[FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]Life as an ENFP
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[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif](Extravert, Intuitive, Feeler, Perceiver)[FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif][/FONT][/FONT]​
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]People of this type tend to be: enthusiastic, talkative, and outgoing; clever, curious, and playful; deeply caring, sensitive, and gentle; highly innovative, creative, optimistic, and unique; adaptable and resourceful but sometimes disorganized.[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The most important thing to ENFPs is freedom to see possibilities, make connections, and be with a variety of people. [/FONT]
 

ayla

nyan nyan percent
O.G.
Oct 19, 2005
26,070
111
Toronto, Ontario
[FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]Life as an ESTP
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[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif](Extravert, Sensor, Thinker, Perceiver)[FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif][/FONT][/FONT]​
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]People of this type tend to be: active, adventurous, and impulsive; talkative and curious; casual, adaptive, and free spirited; logical and calm but capable of great humor, fun, and charm; observant and totally present in the moment, literal and practical.[/FONT]