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    ISFP - The Artists

    ISFP + Computer Science

    Hi,

    I'm an ISFP who graduated from college with a Computer Science degree in 2004. I struggled in school yet somehow graduated, however I was never able to land a job in my field. Looking back at it now, after learning about my personality type I think I just was never a good fit for my major, but wasn't able to realize it at the time. Since I can't go back and change it, I am constantly struggling with what to do now that I have invested all this time for seemingly nothing. I've been studying a Java programming book lately to see if I can somehow re-learn some things and land a job, but it's very difficult. I feel like learning this stuff is not as easy as it should be if it were something that was a good fit for me. Am I wasting my time or should I move onto something else already? I am 33 y/o and am considering going to cooking school, but it's a hard decision because I want to start making money and going to school will take 2 years and then I will be starting from scratch again.



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    ISFP - The Artists

    ok, I'm also an ISFP and am pretty good with computers(specifically hardware and general stuff, I'm not a programmer although I've done a bit of HTML and CSS coding), however the problem I've always had with them is that I couldn't see myself working with them. Although I like them as a hobby, I don't feel I could ever work with them every day in and out(tbh I think this is where people go wrong, they like it as a hobby but don't realise working with them can be pretty crap). Now, due to this tons of people have flocked to comp sci courses thinking that because they love it as a hobby they'll love it as a career, hence the job market being flooded(I know this isn't really helping, just stating why it's hard to get a job... I'm having that issue too, although I'm only 19 and looking for a part-time job instead of a proper career job). Now, a few questions for you, how much do you actually enjoy the work you have done? How much trouble are you having learning java(I've heard it can be tricky, but I have never tried myself)? Does it even make a difference with getting a job? And would getting a part-time job and studying be a possibility?

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    ISFP - The Artists

    Quote Originally Posted by bula79 View Post
    Hi,

    I'm an ISFP who graduated from college with a Computer Science degree in 2004. I struggled in school yet somehow graduated, however I was never able to land a job in my field. Looking back at it now, after learning about my personality type I think I just was never a good fit for my major, but wasn't able to realize it at the time. Since I can't go back and change it, I am constantly struggling with what to do now that I have invested all this time for seemingly nothing. I've been studying a Java programming book lately to see if I can somehow re-learn some things and land a job, but it's very difficult. I feel like learning this stuff is not as easy as it should be if it were something that was a good fit for me. Am I wasting my time or should I move onto something else already? I am 33 y/o and am considering going to cooking school, but it's a hard decision because I want to start making money and going to school will take 2 years and then I will be starting from scratch again.
    Hilarious....I signed up for the forum after I read this post...I felt like I was almost readin my life....I graduated and got a CS degree in 2004 as well and am married to an INTJ...and only passed CS was because I met my husband in college.

    I hate programing and anything dealing with computers. For my first year out of college I had no clue what to do with myself. I then remembered that I enjoyed photography so I picked that up for awhile but I hate dealing with the business side of things even though I'm great at it...well that's what hubby says....and now i'm just in limbo....good luck with cooking school! That sounds like A LOT of fun! I would do that too if we had the money! Nice to meet you!
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    ISFP - The Artists

    Hi bula!

    Computer science may not seem like the best fit for an ISFP, but any personality type can do whatever they want. I say go with what you feel is right but also practical at the same time (after all, this is what you do best!). I realize this is easier said than done and it must be very tough considering that you are 33. Starting from scratch is not the easiest thing to accomplish. If you want my opinion, I say try your best to land that job in the computer science field and think hard about what you really want to do in the mean time. In your free time, do some creative cooking as a hobby and see how much you love it and if you could see yourself doing that. If you land that job, money will come your way and the choice to go back to school and do something you love becomes more possible. At the end of the day, I don't know too many more details on your situation and this is completely your choice. So go with what you feel is right while maintaining a grip on what is practical.

    I wish you the best of luck in finding your career.
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    ISFP - The Artists

    @bula79

    It is a tough situation. I used to be a draftsman, and left that to go study. I started with studying teaching, changing my majors and minors, never settling on a subject until I dropped teaching entirely to do a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Graphic Design/Photography. I have one year to go. To be honest, I have no idea what I'll do when I'm done. I'll just have to wait and see.

    I would say to follow your heart, but as someone who does that a lot, I'd have to admit that it is not a path that leads to financial success. It is fun though.

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    ISFP - The Artists

    Quote Originally Posted by veryboring View Post
    Hilarious....I signed up for the forum after I read this post...I felt like I was almost readin my life....I graduated and got a CS degree in 2004 as well and am married to an INTJ...and only passed CS was because I met my husband in college.

    I hate programing and anything dealing with computers. For my first year out of college I had no clue what to do with myself. I then remembered that I enjoyed photography so I picked that up for awhile but I hate dealing with the business side of things even though I'm great at it...well that's what hubby says....and now i'm just in limbo....good luck with cooking school! That sounds like A LOT of fun! I would do that too if we had the money! Nice to meet you!
    You hate anything dealing with computers... hilarious. Why did you choose CS as your major? Also, what kind of photography do you do?

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    ISFP - The Artists

    Quote Originally Posted by jackeyjoe View Post
    ok, I'm also an ISFP and am pretty good with computers(specifically hardware and general stuff, I'm not a programmer although I've done a bit of HTML and CSS coding), however the problem I've always had with them is that I couldn't see myself working with them. Although I like them as a hobby, I don't feel I could ever work with them every day in and out(tbh I think this is where people go wrong, they like it as a hobby but don't realise working with them can be pretty crap). Now, due to this tons of people have flocked to comp sci courses thinking that because they love it as a hobby they'll love it as a career, hence the job market being flooded(I know this isn't really helping, just stating why it's hard to get a job... I'm having that issue too, although I'm only 19 and looking for a part-time job instead of a proper career job). Now, a few questions for you, how much do you actually enjoy the work you have done? How much trouble are you having learning java(I've heard it can be tricky, but I have never tried myself)? Does it even make a difference with getting a job? And would getting a part-time job and studying be a possibility?
    I have never had a programming job so I can't say whether I have enjoyed the work or not. I did enjoy programming classes back in college but most of the other CS classes were very boring to me. I think I just enjoyed creating a program. I am a practical, hands on type person that likes to take action and make things, and I found all of the theoretical stuff about computers to be really uninteresting, and also sometimes difficult to grasp. I am starting to learn Java now because I have an interview to enter some Java training program in 2 weeks and I have to bring a program I made. I haven't programmed anything in like 8 years so I'm not sure if this is realistic, but I'm going to try to learn as much as I can in 2 weeks and come up with something.

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    ISFP - The Artists

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftkopf View Post

    It is a tough situation. I used to be a draftsman, and left that to go study. I started with studying teaching, changing my majors and minors, never settling on a subject until I dropped teaching entirely to do a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Graphic Design/Photography. I have one year to go. To be honest, I have no idea what I'll do when I'm done. I'll just have to wait and see.

    I would say to follow your heart, but as someone who does that a lot, I'd have to admit that it is not a path that leads to financial success. It is fun though.
    That sounds great. My friends used to tell me I should have gone to college for music because it was always my passion, and I played the guitar too, but I never considered it seriously because I thought there wouldn't be any jobs. Plus I am not somebody who enjoys being in the spotlight so I never could imagine myself being on stage performing or anything like that. But I do regret not following my heart in a way. And I've also considered graphic design, but since I was never really a great artist I didn't think it would be realistic. Do you have to be really creative and a good drawer to do GD?

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    ISFP - The Artists

    @bula79

    I considered graphic design when I was in high school, but didn't go through with it because I couldn't draw, and didn't consider myself to be creative. What I've been discovering is that in graphic design it isn't so direct creativity so much, as it is interpretative creativity. I've never been able to come up with anything from scratch, but in graphic design, the design brief sets out what what you are designing, you just have to work within the brief. This makes it so much easier than I imagined it would be! I still can't draw for peanuts, but it is great drawing rough doodles to nail an idea down. And I mean rough. Stick figures, and random shapes, just stuff to get proportions balanced. The hardest part for me is choosing colours, as I'm a bit colourblind.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    I posted in similar threads on the INFP board, so I want to give my two cents.

    I got my Bachelor's degree in IT studying game development and entrepreneurship and I just recently finished my thesis for a Masters of Computer Science program. I too get bored of the theoretical stuff (particularly the math), but if I can tie it to something practical that I am interested in, then it becomes much more enjoyable. For my Bachelors, it was easy; I wouldn't have gone into a game development program if I didn't have the passion for making video games (entrepreneurship is a different story). Plus, it was really easy to find people with similar interests (nearly everyone went into that program had interest in games).

    It wasn't as easy for my Masters. My thesis topic was in computer audio generation, which is in some ways related to my one of my other passions: computer music composition. Along the way, I rediscovered an interest I had as a child that I forgot about: conducting experiments and analyzing the data. The most difficult part of my Masters for me was explaining what I did, tying the results together with the theory.
    This made writing the actual thesis and the thesis defense questioning really hard for me , but I somehow survived.

    Now I'm focusing on my personal game development projects. My goal is to start up an independent game studio someday (and put that dry, boring entrepreneurial knowledge to good use ).


 
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