INFJ Confession 1107) So much of the world speaks a language of pragnatism. I speak the language of feeling, if I can't feel it, then it doesn't seem logical. I spend my days misunderstood or faulted for withholding or holding back that which the claim they want to hear, but fail to understand.
INFJ Confession 1106) My favorite TV show of all time is an older one, The Pretender. Lately, I’ve come to realize how very INFJ-ish this is of me. The protagonist is a “freak” of sorts, and very naive (like me…) he can successfully pretend to be anyone he wants, and frequently fools people into thinking he’s someone he’s not (like me…) thus, he constantly struggles to figure out who he really is (you guessed it… like me.)
INFJ Confession 1105) I constantly have this situation happen to me where I will have an idea, voice it, and people will barely even respond, but minutes later someone else will say the exact same thing and everybody will agree enthusiastically. I know it's not because I'm too quiet. Am I saying it wrong? Do people not take me seriously? Am I just invisible and haven't realized it yet? I can't figure out what's going on and it's driving me crazy!
In response to the introverted-friendly workplace question: I work at a museum. I used to work behind the scenes planning events, which was perfect. I was promoted and now work directly with the people telling them about art. It's a great place to work because you don't need to be very outgoing. Museums aren't always the busiest, so there's a lot of downtime to recover from having to talk to so many people. Usually I just tell them about the art & answer ?s and that's enough to keep them happy.
INFJ Confession 1104) I am an INFJ that is in a relationship with an ENTJ. Even though we function in very different ways, he has helped me to think about things in ways that I could not have on my own. He has helped me to to truly grow as a person. He is the one person that I feel really can understand me.
I applied to a job. I went in with pretty decent qualifications, and since it was a restaurant, they said to come back and they'd give me a menu test. I came back for the test. They said it was pretty much perfect, but they were hesitant to hire me because I'm kind of introverted. It's really hard living in a world where being outgoing is more important than actual knowledge and qualifications. My question is--what are some introvert-oriented jobs for a college student with no degree yet?
I’m sorry it didn’t work out that well, maybe something at a library? :) I am not very good at this stuff lol :( lovelies? xx
INFJ Confession 1103) Sometimes, I just want the world to stop. I need to not do anything. Sometimes I just want to quit everything. I want to not go to school. I want to give up. And I don't think anybody really gets how hard it is to keep going, keep working, every day, with no time to stop and sort my life out.
INFJ Confession 1102) People often tell me that I don't open up to them. The strange things is I do feel like I am opening up to them. There are just so many different parts of me I doubt any one person could know them all.
INFJ Confession 1101) It makes me sad how many people see MBTI types as walls. There are 16 types but 7 billion people in the world and none of them are exactly alike. Types can help you understand the way people think, but everyone is more than just their type and all of the characteristics are a spectrum anyway. There's a little bit of E, I, S, N, T, F, P, and J in all of us. We're INFJs and that means that we function similarly, and I love our community, but it doesn't make us better or worse than anybody else.
INFJ Confession 1100) I've always done well academically, so there's a lot of pressure on me to become hugely successful. I don't know how to explain that while I am truly grateful for my education, I don't want that kind of wild success. I don't want to be wealthy and famous; I want a quiet life with a loving family and a job that lets me do something to help others. To me, success is so much more about love and caring than about money and fame.
In terms of the career path for INFJ's, I'm actually an engineer and I find that it was enough for me to work in a company that works towards a product that I believe will help many people once it is released. In terms of wanting to help people and be an artist, you should focus on the artist aspect of it (graphic design, architecture, art teacher, art historian at museums etc.) and the "helping people" will naturally flow through, b/c it's who you are. (You can always volunteer on weekends ;)
Oopss, sent before I finished! Creativity comes in when planning a new garden, creating lesson plans for all different age groups, being able to photojournal online, creating PR media for the farm, and the creativity and resourcefulness required to solve farm problems on a tight budget is neverending.
I am in uni to become a farmer. I've worked on farms with at-risk teens, and with people from socioeconomically disadvantaged communities. I do often play the counselor, but the best part is you talk while you work. Having a task to concentrate on makes it easier to open up, and at the end you get the reward of eating something you grew. The empowerment of really doing something for yourself is beyond words.
INFJ Confession 1099) My dad is an INTP, my brother is an INTJ, and I'm an INFJ. It's crazy how well all three of us get along and understand each other. I also enjoy the fact that they love talking about concepts as much as I do.
Yeah, I don't particularly resonate with the INFJ career list either. I found out I was an INFJ by seeing a career counselor though XD Anyway my goal in life is to become a filmmaker. It's my dream job. Working with sad people would be waaaay too draining on me, but making films is just perfect.
i’m getting to that age where i need to start making decisions. i searched “infj careers” and its the same list over and over. none of those i feel would actually work for me. i am a artist person, so i want to be able to be creative, and i love helping people. i need those 2 aspects. Anyways, any INFJ’s happily in a career? any one know of any other jobs compatible for INFJ’s that arent on these “universal” lists? maybe some less known jobs.
INFJ Confession 1094) Sometimes when I want to get close to someone (especially to a crush), I try to make myself more "open", but then I feel like I'm selling myself short by being "vulnerable". When I finally realize that I need to be myself and have people accept me for who I am, it seems like they've finally taken to my "fake" self, and then I fall back into that pretend trap. I can break the cycle, but it takes a long road of confusion, short-term pride or strength, and self-loathing before that happens.
INFJ Confession 1093) I love that Jane Goodall, Eleanor Roosevelt, Ghandi, Emily Bronte and even Jung himself were "Counselor" types, which are most commonly/most often INFJ. Those are all people I greatly respect.
INFJ Confession 1092) I have trouble with conflict. While I am very passionate about my opinions and will definitely defend them, there's also a strong part of me that just wishes we could all get along. We may have different beliefs and values, but we are all people.
INFJ Confession 1091) I highly suggest that any INFJs looking for a great person to stick with, that they get themselves an INTP. I've been with mine for 2 1/2 years, and we couldn't have a better relationship.
INFJ Confession 1090) I have so much trouble benefitting from counselling because I get distracted with trying to figure out things about the counsellor. I'm only used to relationships where I know more about the other person than they know about me.
INFJ Confession 1088) We are such a strong bunch, honestly. We may pour our heart out and complain on blogs or internally in general, but on the outside we don't show it and appear strong like real heroes.
INFJ Confession 1086) I have absolutely no respect for people who are arrogant or just don't care if their words or actions hurt people. I don't want these people near me or the people I love, I can't find any redeeming trait in them, I can't. I know it's unfair, I know they may be good people and have lots of nice things to offer, but I can't help feeling like this. I think it's the only proper prejudices I have, but they are strong. :(
INFJ Confession 1085) My boyfriend is the best person in my life and even though we're too young to get married there's a part of me that really thinks he's the one I'll spend forever with, but I am too scared of rejection to let him know that or ask him if he feels the same way.
INFJ Confession 1076) Sometimes, like now, I get into an inexplicably macabre mood and I have no idea why. I get very empty and it gets hard to feel anything emotionally which really freaks me out because of how emotional I usually am.
INFJ Confession 1075) Sometimes I get annoyed at everybody. When I talk to people, they just discuss their problems and don't even seem to appreciate the fact that I'm listening and trying to help. When I bring up my problems they just try to downplay them or change the subject 10 seconds later. Maybe I'm just selfish or in a bad mood...
INFJ Confession 1074) When I look around at the people in the room, I can tell who is just bored, who is actually sad, who is hiding something, who is hurt but covering it up, and who is faking something... is that weird?
INFJ Confession 1073) All of my friends believe I'm an INFJ, but every test says I'm an INFP— and I score strongly in P. I wonder why this is...? Is it because I possess strong analytical skills? It does make me quite curious.
INFJ Confession 1072) My family and my extended family (aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins...) ALL think I'm a genius in school and that I'll be really successful and get into grad school. It's so much pressure, and I hate that they think that about me. I don't see myself as a genius AT ALL. I don't have perfect grades. And I don't want to disappoint anyone...