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    Hey INFJ ppls,

    So, a couple years ago, I had to pass through this 3 day career assessment / psyche evaluation for a path I was considering. Anyway this is what the center recommended based on my INFJ scores. I'd thought I'd share them in the hope that it might help other INFJ's in their discernment. Oh, but the list goes to 208 ranked positions, so I'll just post the top 30 or so.



    I - 1 slight
    N - 2 slight
    F - 7 Moderate
    J - 11 Moderate

    1. Director of Religious Education (Sunday school? Eh, why not)

    2. Fine Artist (I knew it, this explains everything)

    3. Priest or Monk (what, really??!!)

    4. Consultant: Education

    5. Certified Psychodramatist (I have no idea, but it sounds awesome)

    6. Specialized Protestant Minister

    7. Clergy, all denominations [expect priest] <-- ha!

    8. Physician: Pathology (hmm)

    9. Protestant Minister

    10. Rabbi (um, well, I guess the test factors in our tendancy to transition, yeah)

    11. Teacher: English (must resist!)

    12. Architect (but, but the math)

    13. Roman Catholic Priest

    14. Counselor: Suicide or Crisis (oh, no...no, no, no...that could be bad).

    15. Media Specialist (youtube here I come)

    16. Teacher: Art, Drama, or Music (fun! but no security)

    17. Sister in Roman Catholic Religious Order (Oh, come on, you're not taking this seriously).

    18. Teacher: Foreign Language in Junior or Senior High School (that's pretty specific)

    19. Religious Educator: all denominations

    20. Physician: Psychiatry (nods)

    21. Doctor of Osteopathy (might as well get an MD)

    22. Social Worker

    23. Teacher: High School (I refuse to follow in my mother's footsteps)

    24. Religious Worker, all denominations

    25. Professor: University (must not date my students, must not date my students, must not date my students)

    26. Research Assistant (no).

    27. Marking Professional (give yourself to the dark-side)

    28. Social Scientist (so, basically college professor; check)

    29. Librarian ("it's oh so quiet, it's on so still")

    30. Admin: Colleges / Tech Institutes

    31. Scientist: Biology (dolphins and anaerobic respiration here I come!)

    32. Teacher: Pre-school (joy and laughter...but forever and always?)
     
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    There's a lot of religious positions in there!!
    I've taken career assessment tests and I always get Politics, Management, Human Resources or something in psychology.
     
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    Oh, forget to note, the MBTI was just one of many tests and group exercises I did in the assessment. This list looks like they just xeroxed it out of some text book though, since in was page 74 and 75 of some book with the heading "Occupational Rankings for INFJ." Their words not mine. :)

    Interesting enough, the Strongs Interest Inventory they had me take, said I'd had the most affinity (shared interests) with Nursing Home Administrators above and beyond any other group. I was like what the hell, really? The more whimsical side of me has often pondered crashing one of their conventions and be like, "sooo, what kind of movies do you like?" haha.

    The next closest group was Broadcasters, Social Workers, and Reporters apparently.
     
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    The vast majority of these jobs are right up my alley, and/or I've had them.

    Bold are the ones I'd be interested in or have done.

     
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    Well, #25 is what I am aiming for (University Professor).
     
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    I worked in Social Services before having children, but found I couldn't go back to it after being a mother. Now I'm at the opposite end of the age range. I now work with mainly seniors.

    If I could choose a career that I would preffer, it would be a writer of some kind. A novelist or a reporter.
     
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    My career path is not even listed!
     
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    I've just made up my mind that I'll probably end up changing my career path a few times. I'll still be dedicated to whatever I choose to do, but if something better comes along, I think I'll end up taking the opportunity.

    The ones that struck me were:
    1. Director of Religious Education*
    3. Priest or Monk*
    6. Specialized Protestant Minister*
    7. Clergy, all denominations*
    9. Protestant Minister*
    11. Teacher: English
    15. Media Specialist- That would be a very interesting career. It would have to be either film or music, though.
    16. Teacher: Art, Drama, or Music- Only high school/ college students.
    19. Religious Educator: all denominations*
    20. Physician: Psychiatry
    23. Teacher: High School- I don't mind the idea of teaching teenagers (probably because I am one, so I likely have unrealistic ideas about that.)
    24. Religious Worker, all denominations*
    25. Professor: University- people have told me I should do this.
    26. Research Assistant- though some things I'd have to research might be offest from my interests,
    28. Social Scientist- I would consider many INFJs on this forum to be amateur social scientists.

    * All spiritual/ religious work is somewhat appealing to me, but it would have to align perfectly with my beliefs.

    I didn't see 'writer' anywhere up there. Pretty surprising.
     
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    I did not see a lot of the carrier choices I am interested in.

    Remember guys that the preferences towards intuition and introversion were very slight, and may not fit everybody here since we have a different amount of preferences for our functions.
     
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    I'm curious what it is?
     
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    Oh, I didn't post them all, as it would take too long, but "writer or Journalist" is #90. Oddly enough Construction Laborer is #92. The 40s and 50s are mostly medical, dental and therapy fields.

    Basically it lists every freaking job field you can think of. I have no idea what their rational behind their ranking is, as they didn't explain it to me, but it's still fun to ponder, I think.

    Other noteworthy ones:

    #37 home management advisory / economist
    #54 Engineer Aeronautical
    #59 Lawyer or Judge
    #61 Nutritionist
    #82 Guard or Watch Keeper
    #89 Musician or Composer
    #102 Computer Programmer
    #147 Carpenter
    # 161 Hair Dresser
    # 173 Food Counter or Fountain Worker
    # Actor
    #187 Coal Miner
    #204 Manager: Fire

    Last three on list:

    #206 Child care worker
    #207 Chain, Rod, or Ax Worker, Surveying
    #208 Factory or Site Supervisor
     
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    Well, I guess I'm #59 on the list.
     
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    Damn, and to think I wanted to be an Axe Worker.
     
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    Axe worker... as in, the body spray or the lumber yard?
     
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    Hmm, I think both. I want to be that sexy lumberjack who wears sexy body spray, but only if Axe cleans up it's act and doesn't require a bio-hazard suite to wear.
     
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    I totally see it.

    Mind, some rock stars also have axes. And are sexy and usually smell pretty good and have awesome skillz. You're totally a Rockstar.
     
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    Aw... these tests never come up with 'translator' :( Glad 'writer' is on there, though ^^
     
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    It's hard to narrow things down too much given the different subtypes of INFJs that exist.

    I took a professional career test called CAPS/COPS/COPES which performed 3 different tests: one for aptitude (resembled an IQ test; for things such as mathematical ability, vocabulary, mechanical dexterity, spatial reasoning), another for interests, and another for values. You would then aggregate the results and voila! You have a career profile of highest ranked to least ranked careers.

    Theres several career brackets

    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]Science, Professional *
    Science, Skilled
    Technology, Professional *
    Technology, Skilled
    Consumer Economics
    Outdoor
    Business, Professional
    Business, Skilled
    Clerical
    Communication
    Arts, Professional
    Arts, Skilled
    Service, Professional *
    Service, Skilled
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    My highest scores were on Science (professional), Technology (professional), and Communication. Service (skilled) and Clerical were the lowest ranking.

    Being an academic INFJ subtype , I naturally chose College Professor (category: communication) as one of my preferred occupations. Counselor was also under the 'Communication' category, but I didnt select it as my preferred occupation due to the fact that I believe my personality is only moderately compatible with the counselling field. Architect was also favored under Sciences (professional), but unfortunately I didnt select it because after researching, I found it doesnt pay so well and the job prospects are not so great, in Canada.

    BTW: I can't imagine an INFJ being a lawyer. All that Te would be draining I would think.
     
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    Oy! now it's on the list.


    Funny, all the things I have actually considered before are way down on the list.
     
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