Why am I going to be unhappy? Work is work and I'm good at all my classes too.
If you are truly an ESFJ. Then you are going to be very unhappy being an engineer. I also know I am right about this one. Are you also in denial about this, or do you need 10 years more to find out yourself? :proud:
This is fucking bullshit! Guess what? There are people in Engineering too! You have to do a lot of collaboration and the workplace is always in need of people who can work with other people and keep things peaceful. When people start to talk like this about personality and "what work each should do" I shake my head because when I was young I tried this theory out after reading about what MBTI has to say. People have strengths and weaknesses but these strengths and weaknesses mean absolutely nothing in terms of work life happiness.
Guess what? I hate customer service, yeah I'm good at it but it was a soul sucking job that I had no passion for. I like talking to people a lot but I wasn't happy doing the work but I thought I would give it a try because I was once foolish enough to let type determine what I was willing to try out. Luckily at some point I decided "fuck this theory" and went on to expand myself beyond the stereotypes of what my type says to be happy with. I am extremely happy working in software development and love being able to use my "strengths
" to my advantage while being aware of my "weaknesses
" so I can cover for them.
That means that I spend extra time preparing for meetings because I know I can put things off, it means I spend extra time studying a problem because it does hurt my head and I can stare at a piece of code and it not make sense for half an hour, I go talk to other developers about the problem to get a better understanding of it because I know I prefer to learn by doing and talking. It means I use my Se-Fi to do thing that the NTPs and STPs and NTJs and STJs cant do very well. Which is talk to the clients about whats going on with the software and find problems faster. Collaborate with all of the devs, system admins, customer service reps, project managers, ect, ect and become their friends faster than anyone else has.
I motivate them to break through a rough week with my hard headed vigilance and my fearless aggressiveness towards the C level managers when they ask why something isn't done. "It isn't done because we don't have enough resources and the team is worn out! You're going to have to wait because moral is really low right now and the last thing you want is for people to start looking for other work."
I was told by a colleague when I first started.. "I don't know why but man I'm just really happy that you're here. Your passion makes me want to come to work and I get the feeling everythings going to get better". I take pride in that.
I love being able to motivate people. I always have and I'm glad to be able to do it in something I love doing.
Also we have an ENFJ and ESFJ on the team. Guess what! They rock too. Don't let these *flawed* fucking theories run your life.
Find your passion. Use your functions to further it. That's what you should do rather than let your functions dictate what you do in life.