This is a discussion on Why hire an INFP? within the INFP Forum - The Idealists forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; Originally Posted by Armeen Arlerrt I wanted to do animation until (I knew there was going to be no jobs ...
This feedback is great. INFPs are a great bunch. It is nice to focus on our strengths and understand how we are perceived by others. Thanks everyone for sharing.
So INFP can be very good at any kind of work but because he chooses to not do certain things, that's why the type is more commonly associated with "jobless" but picky is the right word really... so I think employers are often surprised they become no. 1 in their jobs when they're hired when they seem laid back on the surface, it's because they can be very skillful but not bothering to do anything about it or 'expressing' it because most jobs nowadays are kind of......to put it bluntly, kind of uninteresting and devoid of fucking any purpose and filled with pretentious people, etc. (sorry for the mild rant)
bottomline is, I think a fair amount of INFPs can do just about any job and maybe exceeds expectations but doesn't really want to because our core values is much important and because we are more idealistic than the average, this kind of leaks in looking for the ideal profession. but we definitely we can fake it like the others in order to make it (and kick their fucking butts out of the way!)
Introversion makes you perfect for jobs requiring long hours of quiet concentration. I work in Engineering and the greater percentage of people doing work around me are introverts. We create design drawings for construction. We create spreadsheets compiling data from various sources and we consolidate that information into new forms. if we have to do that many times over, we write vba code to make the tasks faster and more accurate. INFP is an ideal person to automate tasks by devising creative solutions to these processes.
Intuition is the juice that makes us very good at quickly learning and performing design tasks. I never went to Engineering school yet I can quickly master the skills required to not only perform tasks but perform them more quickly than many i work with. Intuitive types are rare in Engineering and so we fill needs nobody realized would be important. My company gets paid to be fast and accurate in creating the necessary documentation that directs and coordinates large projects.
INFPs complete entire tasks all at once because along the way towards completion, we are doing all the surrounding tasks at the same time we are completing the immediate work.
People are amazed by what we can accomplish when given an entire project to work out ourselves.
The management at companies are geared towards encouraging people towards the jobs that are hardest to fill. So of course whatever they are offering won't work for you or anybody else. The job of finding personally rewarding work lies with each employee and not the management. They just want to get things the things done that are being perpetually overlooked.
I tend to switch jobs when it doesn't align with my core values. And my bosses are usually caught off-guard when I quit because as far as they're concerned, I'm doing an excellent job. But personally, I know that I could do more without draining myself internally, if only I actually believe in what I'm doing.