So I found something interesting reading Typelogic's INFP profile, in the phrase "INFPs can even masquerade in their ESTJ business suit ..."
Which got me to thinking about my job - that of a reporter.
When one thinks about it, that could be a VERY ESTJ job. It requires good time management (J), objective analysis (T), observation of physical surroundings (S) and people skills (E).
But I've also heard "journalist" mentioned on a lot of sites giving potential job interests for INFP's.
Is it merely the creative process, the sense of "doing the world a favor" that would draw an idealistic INFP to this kind of job?
The profile goes on to say the INFP may roll like an ESTJ on-the-job ... "but not without expending considerable energy."
That's true to the max.
I often find I have expended a ton of energy in just the most mundane of my reporter duties.
But it's the idealist in me that keeps me coming back, I think. There's some sense of accomplishment in doing a job that I know is difficult, but in the end I still "feel good" about the product that I've put out.
Do any of the rest of you find this, with your jobs, social lives, etc?
The necessity of assuming, not only a different persona, but taking on the traits of your polar opposite?