I should post about myself too. I'm 24, got my Associate of Arts and Science after 6 years of part time school work, and looking into a degree in English or Human Resources. I studied Environmental Science at one college and may go back to that one for English because I would already have a minor in Env. Studies if I do go back. Thats a huge plus for the resume. I want to study English, but I don't know what I'd do with the degree. I just know that writing papers is easy for me and English courses are always interesting. Just not sure how to figure out working full time, living 50 min. from school when I move out of my parents house, and going to school part time.Finding a career has been pretty difficult for me. I never enjoyed or applied myself at high school and when I left, the real world appeared to be almost equally bleak. None of the careers available seemed to really suit me. I ended up doing a stint as a librarian, I liked it, but eventually my contract ran out and I became unemployed. There aren't many jobs available for librarians so after a few months of extremely depressing unemployment a friend of mine suggested I go to university. For the last six months I have been studying a bachelor of arts and my current goal is to transfer to a psychology degree, eventually I would like to work with youth who suffer from psychological problems. I'm 25 at the moment so I think other INFP's should not be surprised if they are late bloomers.
INFP+structured corporate environment+ detailed oriented job = :crying:I'm an information systems engineer, I'm responsible for, along with a team of my peers, industry and commercial computer systems. I've always been really interested in computers and computer languages, but I get very burned out on the corporate atmosphere as the company has been growing. We used to be a very casual shop, but are starting to feel the 'business creep' as we are hiring more and more 'business types'.
I don't know how long I'll last at this job as the business continues down this path, work is starting to get monotonous. I'd like to go back to school for something very different, maybe nutrition, psychology, or even philo.
I'm just like you...I think I might be a late bloomer as well. I studied music and english in high school then studied Natural Science in college. Big mistake. I should have stuck to music and english because I would've had a scholarship for music *doh*. Now I've realized my mistakes and am really yearing to get back into english and music. Science just seemed more of a secure thing for a career later on in life and I think that is why I chose it.
Great quote!like Nietzsche said too well: "The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself."
Are you saying you can get jobs without having to go for interviews?! That would be ideal for me. I know very little computing but I tried to do some odd web design job here and there but they required in-person interviews.I`m a freelance web designer at the moment, have been for about five years (my age is 25). I`m pretty sure it`s not what I want to keep doing for the rest of my life, but it`s something I enjoy doing at least. The money isn`t really good, because I have to constantly keep seeking out new clients by myself (social anxiety yay!), but therein lies the advantage as well - I do all of that online and I can work from home, on my terms, without all the office politics. I`ve worked as a web designer at two different companies earlier and I hated it, I didn`t fit in at all, the colleagues were all E types and kept pressuring me to get more and more 'involved with the team', while talking crap behind my back.
Ironically, it`s something I also miss and I`d love to be a part of again, but with like-minded people. I always wished to be an integral part of a team working together on amazing projects, whatever they may be as long as they benefit mankind as a whole. Granted, web design might not seem like the perfect medium for something that, but oh well, I have no other skills.