Is your current job one that is recommended for your type?

Is your current job one that is recommended for your type?

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  • Yes, my current job is recommended for my type, and I like it.

    9 16.98%
  • Yes, my current job is recommended for my type, and I feel neutral about it.

    6 11.32%
  • Yes, my current job is recommended for my type, but I hate it.

    1 1.89%
  • No, my current job is not recommended for my type, but I like it.

    16 30.19%
  • No, my current job is not recommended for my type, and I feel neutral about it.

    10 18.87%
  • No, my current job is not recommended for my type, and I hate it.

    11 20.75%
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    Is your current job one that is recommended for your type?

    Be it MBTI, socionics, enneagram, or whatever system you favor: Is the job that you are currently employed at one that is recommended for your type? (Example: an INTP working in I.T., an enneagram 2 as a teacher, an ISFP artist, etc.) The obvious follow-up question being: Do you like what you do? And lastly: What is your dream job, and is that recommended for your type?

    For the past year and a half, I've been working in a food testing laboratory. My job is to make all the culture media for the main lab and path lab techs--agars, broths, test tubes, etc. It doesn't exactly scream "great ESFJ job!" but I really like it. I'm basically a chef, except none of my food is safe for human consumption. Only foodborne pathogens. Ironically, I'm terrible at actual cooking even though that's basically what I do all day. I don't interact with the general public at all, just my coworkers. And even then, I only have one other person in my department who's with me all day. But the lab isn't very big, so I see my other coworkers regularly throughout the day.

    If I could have any job in the world without money, health, or time being issues... Well, my first choice would be not to work at all because I love free time. But after that, I would enjoy being a nature photographer. There is not a lot for me to do with that hobby here in the suburbs. It's all concrete. And I don't have the money or time for travel to places worth taking pictures of. So it's more of a dream job than an potential actuality. I would also enjoy being a novelist. I've written one book that's set up for a sequel, but I haven't attempted to publish it (or even finished editing it). I wrote it for my own enjoyment, and not necessarily for anyone else's, so I don't think I ever will. Still, in an ideal world where I didn't have to worry about time or money, I could potentially enjoy making a career out of it. However, "artsy things" aren't exactly recommended jobs for ESFJs either. While I would make a good caretaker, teacher, and what have you due to my charm, charisma, patience, and attention to detail, I don't think I would enjoy it very much and would ultimately find it extremely stressful. I don't mind taking care of others, but I don't want to feel pressured to do so. I'd rather do it because I want to, because I really care about those people on a personal level. I've worked in customer service before, and while I was amazing at it and customers actually liked me, it was... obviously not something I wanted to do forever. I'm great with people, I make them feel comfortable, I get them to laugh and feel at ease, and I'm very, very patient... but it becomes draining. I would rather pursue some creative endeavors and save my "caretaking" energy for those who are closest to me.
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    I think mine is so. I am an A-level Student. I think it compliments my type very well.

    But I also work as a Volunteer at Charity Shop of British Heart Foundation. I was made to work there so I can boost my confidence.

    I also work part-time for Peacocks the retail fashion shop. This so I can earn my own money and try to be independent on my hard work.

    I like to work as a passion as I am developing and improving great skills even further. I am proud of myself for it. I feel like I am progressing and achieving great things.

    I don't know if it should recommend to a type. I don't think your type has influence in the work you do. I for one have met a lot of people with wide range of types and personality. Even as Student there are people who work in the same environment as I do but have different personalities of each other.

    It does not matter what you work as you will have different range of people working in that sector.

    I don't know all my colleagues of British Heart Foundation or Peacocks. The manager of BHF is a ENFP. The manager of Peacock is ISFP. My Biology tutor is ENFP, Chemistry tutor is INTP, Psychology tutor is INTJ and Sociology tutor is ISTJ. The principle of my sixth-form is ENTJ.

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    I'm an ISFJ type 2. My job is basically keeping vulnerable people in their own homes by helping them with bills, mail correspondence, benefit check, benefit appointments etc. Basically trying to keep someone's life together, so I'd say it fits very well with the ISFJ/Type 2 stereotype. My colleagues are mostly 2s or ESFJs and there's one ENFP.

    I do like the job and I do feel satisfied mentally but I want to do something more in-depth and can help people long-term like counselling. I know my job is important, especially where I live as there are many people living in poverty and the consequential mental health problems, but I want to feel more fulfilled in my self.
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    I'm an ISTP 5w6 and I'm event security. I love my job and my dream job would be full time security (solid hours a week) or vocalist.
    Sensational, NiTech, Monadnock and 2 others thanked this post.

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    No, it isn't. I do a bit of editing. I don't have a dream job because I don't like working jobs per se. I doubt that I could handle any of the jobs recommended for INTPs. I'm certainly not motivated to pursue any of them. I don't view employment as a good way to indulge in my cognitive preferences.
    Blue_Data and Suntide thanked this post.

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    As long as you try to learn to adapt you can get anywhere.
    The red spirit and Suntide thanked this post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sybow View Post
    I'm an ISTP 5w6 and I'm event security. I love my job and my dream job would be full time security (solid hours a week) or vocalist.
    Almost the same. I'm an ISTP and work in a family owned private security company that deals largely with the needs of wealthy clients, be it event security, personal security during trips or whatever is needed. I think it fits ISTPs well and I like it.
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    The one area where typing is not only useless, but actively harmful, is in HR.

    IF type --> THEN job does not work. Like, at all. Rolling a die is better than that.
    Suntide thanked this post.

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    Yes, but it was a fluke.

    When I chose a major in college, I did so by looking only at typical starting salaries and the time required to complete the degree. Engineering Technology started in the $45k range and only took two years to complete. Sounded good to me at the time. After graduation, I got a job as a technical engineer. I wonder where the last eight years of my life went some days.
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    I'm an INFP manager. I'm pretty sure that goes against type recommendations. I genuinely enjoy it.

    My dream job would be hybrid-ing across being both an artist (illustrations for children's books and video games) and working hands-on with people. Essentially if I could do the job I'm doing now or something similar part-time and also do art, that'd be fantastic. I sometimes dream about owning/running a little cafe.
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