Introvert, Sensation, Feeling, Judging

Today, I hate my job. It comes and goes. And then I read all these fabulous stories about people quitting their soul-sucking jobs to follow their passions. So I was wondering, what’s my passion? At (almost) 27 years old, I haven’t the slightest clue. Really. So I decided to start a little more simply. I took a career test to see what I would be suited to. Was I surprised by the results? No. Was I inspired by the results? No. I’m feeling pretty hopeless. So instead of whining about how I have no idea what I want to be when I “grow up,” I decided to just post the results. And the possible careers they suggested. Along with my quick notes. Because, why not?

According to I am: Introvert, Sensation, Feeling, Judging (ISFJ)

ISFJ’s respect established authority and they tend to accept others’ opinions and desires as their own. In work situations, they provide a stable and standardized service. Disorderly situations and constantly changing rules can cause them undue stress. At these times ISFJ’s need to be more assertive and direct because, owing to their kindheartedness and sensitivity, ISFJ’s can be taken for granted and even taken advantage of. This can cause them to feel resentment and anger — feelings that the ISFJ has a tendency to deny. If the situation worsens and uncomfortable feelings build up, the ISFJ will begin to feel insecure about their status. Worrying that they are not secure or protected enough, they may become overprotective and excessively nervous about foreboding events. This can cause others to feel resistant or defiant which then contributes to the disorder of the situation.

If stress continues, the ISFJ will experience increasing anxiety. Their fear that things will continue to spin out of control will result in a general feeling of dread and apprehensiveness. They become both wary of change and unrelentingly pessimistic about the future. ISFJ’s will eventually become immobilized by physical symptoms associated with their anxieties. Providing care for others will become secondary as their own bodily symptoms — resulting from their fears of abandonment — disable to such a degree that they cannot assume their responsibilities. Yet, abandoning service-orientated obligations prevents ISFJ’s from accessing opportunities that allow them to fulfill their basic needs.

This lists represent careers and jobs people of your type tend to enjoy doing. The job requirements are similar to the personality tendencies of your personality type. It is important to remember that this is not a list of all the jobs possible. And it is very important to remember that people can, and frequently do, fill jobs that are dissimilar to their personality… this happens all the time…and sometimes works out quite well.

  • counseling yeah, they’d be all, “What’s wrong with my life?” and I’d be all, “You’re lame.” And they’d cry. And then I’d be all, “Arg! Stop pissing me off with your lameness.”
  • ministry just…no.
  • library work turns out, this is kind of a hard field to get into. Or maybe it’s just me.
  • secretarial really? this is the best you could come up with? This is already my job, and it’s miserable.
  • curators never crossed my mind. But doesn’t seem all that interesting to me. Plus, I know nothing about art and history and such.
  • bookkeepers but only if it’s for a business that I care about, or think is making a difference. I think if any of my friends were to start a business, I would want to be their bookkeeper.
  • dental hygienists considered it. Rejected it.
  • computer operator I’m not sure what is meant by this. I do operate a computer.
  • personnel administrator that’s a lot of dealing with people, but I could probably do it…
  • paralegal meh. Or maybe.
  • real estate agent seems kind of boring to me. I’d be all, “Hey buy this house bitches.” and they’d be all, “No. You suck.” And then I’d stab them in the eye with a spork.
  • artist I have no artistic talent. None.
  • interior decorator no design skills. Have you seen my house? It’s just a bunch of crap thrown into a room. And I’m terrible at matching colors.
  • retail owner yeah…but first I’d have to buy a business. And only if it’s a bookstore.
  • musician no musical talent.
  • elementary school teacher dealing with other people’s children all day? No thank you.
  • physical therapist I don’t know why, I just can’t see myself in this field.
  • nurse again, not sure why I just don’t see myself here.
  • social worker I would consider it, but I might be a little too emotional to deal with it.
  • personnel counselor is this similar to personnel administrator? Because, yeah, maybe I could do it.
  • alcohol/drug counselor no. I’d be all, “Drugs are bad, mmkay?” and they would not be amused.
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