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My main source of anxiety of late has been deciding what career I should go into. I have found that I am very interested in psychology, and have been for quite some time. The branch in which my intellect would best be utilized however, eludes me entirely.

What are my fellow INTJ's opinions on this?

What are some of the Careers that you have chosen, how did you decide to get into them, and have they all been consistent to the careers indicated to be good fits to your type?
 

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At this point I plan on being a Composition major (music). For awhile I was going to be a watchmaker and go to a technical school for that before reverting back to my original plan. Just do what you love. For me, I love music and I'm a casual gamer, so I hope to make scores for video games. Not sure what other advice I could give you :/
Thank you. I personally cannot honestly say that I am "in love" with anything specific. Interests.. But nothing I am terribly passionate about, thus, formal studies have been placed on hold. Working for other people doesn't seem all that fullfilling to me... But untill I figure out something I would enjoy enough to risk starting a business on, I think studies in areas of interest such as psychology and the practical application of them would make sense.
 

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Cheers!

Hmmmm. That is a tough one, well, you could just choose something you are good at then. Are you particularly good at anything? Don't be modest.
I am good at complex problem solving, deduction (in the investigatory sense) and carrying out studies and research on my own accord. I certainly don't feel the need for grouchy professors to teach me everything ;)
 

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interesting paths you all have taken... The idea of one job the rest of my life blows my mind. No way I could do it. That is part of the reason I like the idea of getting into psychology. Along the way to receiving a Doctorate, there are many different jobs that you become eligible for along the way. And, of course, the Doctorate itself is quite versatile. The jobs that it would entail are not exceptionally high paying, but I could live forever on 30,000 a year.

Its the studies and the systematic decryption of the complexities of the human mind that really gets me going. So many intense variables to consider in every unique person, and trying to pull out the one cause and effect that is of concern and determining how to right the issue... Sounds fun. Listening to sad people jabber my ear off, as in a counseling situation... day after day... That could get old, but there is always investigative psychology, or research to go to after that. Could always be working on a book in the mean time. Maybe get a business license later on, and start my own practice, hire great psychologists and play business matermind for a stretch.

the idea of having no free time, and working and going to school full time for as many as 10 years has been a hangup for me, though on further thinking of this issue, I usually end up not doing anything much with my free time anyways... Other than researching interests, reading textbooks, graduate essays... might as well eh? haha:laughing:

I recall someone once telling me of a type of school loan, in which you can take out a hefty sum to pay for school, and you don't have to begin making payments until you no longer are attending classes. Did this sort of thing die with the economy?:dry:
 

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But you are such an old man; shouldn't you be thinking about retirement?
My avatar photo is a picture of Pablo Picasso. I am 20 years old, and harbor far less wrinkles.
 
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