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Do what you love vs. Love what you do (jobs)

View Poll Results: Which is more important, doing what you love or loving what you do?

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This is a discussion on Do what you love vs. Love what you do (jobs) within the Member Polls forums, part of the Personality Type Forums category; @ INFJenNiFer it's definitely a question that makes me think. I think "Love what you do" involves a better mindset, ...

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    @INFJenNiFer it's definitely a question that makes me think. I think "Love what you do" involves a better mindset, or at least is less prone to dangerous misinterpretation. "Do what you love" has some assumptions built into it.
    For instance, if you asked yourself, "Am I doing what I love?" you are assuming that there is something out there that you love. Contrariwise, if you asked yourself, "Do I love what I'm doing?" you may find yourself respond "well I don't love it, but it's pretty cool, and it makes money for my family, whom I love, and for me to have the free time to build trains, which I love," or whatever. So that's my reasoning at least.

  2. #12

    Quote Originally Posted by MisterPerfect View Post
    Sometimes what you love to do is not very profitable. However doing something you absolutly hate is not great either. So I think do something you are good at that you dont totally despise that makes decent pay and want to shoot yourself everyday for doing.
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    I don't believe in total behaviorism but I don't think humans' interests are rigid and inflexible either.

  3. #13

    Do what you can, hence love what you do.

    Just don't do what you hate ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headdesk View Post
    I don't understand how they're different.
    For me, doing what I love means:

    What do I like to do? What is my hobby? If I were doing what I love, I would be a composer, because composing music is my hobby.

    It's like doing your hobby at work or something. At least that's what it's supposed to be.

    For me, loving what I do means:

    Okay, so I don't have a job coming from my hobby, but I learnt/learned to love it. For example, someone has a hobby in painting, but he didn't become an artist. He got a job in something else instead, for example, accounting. It's not what he would do in his spare time and stuff, but he likes it.

    Doing what you love doesn't mean you're loving what you do. (Sounds weird? It's true.)

    In the same way, loving what you do doesn't mean you're doing what you love.

    The reason why I think loving what I do is more important is because, seriously, as much as I like MBTI, I am certainly not the type of person to become a psychologist. I'm too introverted and it will be almost certain that I'll get drained by people's emotions. I am doing what I love, but I won't love doing my job. Too much energy drain!

    A person I know is a journalist. She wanted to be an actor, but she ended up being in journalism. So she was okay with the job at first, but as time goes by she began to love it.

    So yeah. If you're doing what you love and love what you do... You're lucky.

    Too bad there is no third option!


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    At the moment I have a job that pays well and I don't mind doing - hell, I even find it interesting at times.

    My talents are invariably for things that make zero to trace amounts of ££ and I love to travel, hence I need a good paying job.

    Doing what I love would mean I'd have to be poor for the rest of my life, but for the chance of actually 'making it'. No, thanks! Life's taught me to be practical about such things.

  7. #16

    Quote Originally Posted by Aridela View Post
    At the moment I have a job that pays well and I don't mind doing - hell, I even find it interesting at times.

    My talents are invariably for things that make zero to trace amounts of ££ and I love to travel, hence I need a good paying job.

    Doing what I love would mean I'd have to be poor for the rest of my life, but for the chance of actually 'making it'. No, thanks! Life's taught me to be practical about such things.
    Hehehe, I'm glad someone thinks so too.


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  8. #17

    This question is a riddle and a mess. Far from easily interpreted. I won't bother to vote.

    I tried getting a job where most of my natural interests are. I failed at that again and again. Because engineer jobs aren't engineer jobs anymore. -.-

    Now I have a job well below the educational expectations people have when reading my CV. It's an OK job. Salery is OK by my standards. Work days and times are OK with room for the occasional adjustments. Boss is a good introvert, which I must say is the best boss I've met.
    Last edited by pwowq; 08-25-2016 at 08:53 AM.

  9. #18

    Quote Originally Posted by INFJenNiFer View Post
    For me, doing what I love means:

    What do I like to do? What is my hobby? If I were doing what I love, I would be a composer, because composing music is my hobby.

    It's like doing your hobby at work or something. At least that's what it's supposed to be.

    For me, loving what I do means:

    Okay, so I don't have a job coming from my hobby, but I learnt/learned to love it. For example, someone has a hobby in painting, but he didn't become an artist. He got a job in something else instead, for example, accounting. It's not what he would do in his spare time and stuff, but he likes it.

    Doing what you love doesn't mean you're loving what you do. (Sounds weird? It's true.)

    In the same way, loving what you do doesn't mean you're doing what you love.

    The reason why I think loving what I do is more important is because, seriously, as much as I like MBTI, I am certainly not the type of person to become a psychologist. I'm too introverted and it will be almost certain that I'll get drained by people's emotions. I am doing what I love, but I won't love doing my job. Too much energy drain!

    A person I know is a journalist. She wanted to be an actor, but she ended up being in journalism. So she was okay with the job at first, but as time goes by she began to love it.

    So yeah. If you're doing what you love and love what you do... You're lucky.

    Too bad there is no third option!


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    Sounds like semantics to me, tbh. Doing your ideal job vs doing a less ideal job that you also enjoy. Or get a job based off your hobbies or based off your values and broader interests.


     
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