Professionalism | INFJ Forum

Professionalism

Discussion in 'Relationships and Sociology' started by Flavus Aquila, Jul 4, 2010.

Share This Page

Watchers:
This thread is being watched by 2 users.
More threads by Flavus Aquila
  1. Flavus Aquila

    Flavus Aquila Finding My Place in the Sun
    Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2009
    Threads:
    323
    Messages:
    10,047
    Featured Threads:
    49
    Likes Received:
    5,605
    Trophy Points:
    1,102
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Australia
    MBTI:
    INTJ - A
    Enneagram:
    10000
    What is professionalism?

    What is it's opposite (unprofessionalism)?

    Is it a good/bad/neutral thing?



    Whenever I have had a bad work-place or shopping/commercial experience, it almost always seems fitting to describe the problem as un-professional behaviour. Un-polite, or dishonest doesn't really fit in these contexts. I want to find a good working definition/description of professional behaviour/professionalism.
     
    #1 Flavus Aquila, Jul 4, 2010
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2010
  2. Satya

    Satya C'est la vie
    Retired Staff

    Joined:
    May 11, 2008
    Threads:
    540
    Messages:
    7,284
    Likes Received:
    549
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    INXP
    Professionalism is doing your job with the same level of quality and courtesy that you would expect from someone else if you were paying them to do the job.

    In a sense professionalism is placing yourself in the position of the employer and doing a job that will best reflect upon them without unnecessarily increasing the difficulty of their work.

    There is also a demeanor to professionalism. This changes significantly depending upon the profession. For example, a professional retail worker is typically suppose to treat the customer as if they are always right whereas the professional social worker has an ethical obligation to confront social injustice and threats to social welfare.

    The best way to define a professional demeanor is probably an attitude which best satisfies the goals of the profession.
     
    #2 Satya, Jul 4, 2010
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2010
  3. Jonathan

    Jonathan Community Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2010
    Threads:
    9
    Messages:
    544
    Likes Received:
    169
    Trophy Points:
    190
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Canada
    MBTI:
    INFJ (IEI)
    Enneagram:
    4w5 so/sx
    My experience with professionalism has mostly been negative. I don't like the expectations that come with being professional. Maybe it's because I've been around a lot of people who point out how 'unprofesional' people they encounter are without any sympathy/empathy whatsoever. I prefer casual attitudes where the personal life of the other person is being taken into consideration, not just being professional and businesslike to fit certain standards and beinf impersonal.
    I'm not saying it's a bad thing, as I appreciate professionalism as an efficient way to keep things running smoothly; it's just that being professional lacks the personal consideration that I value more strongly.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...

Share This Page