I understand that I should not follow a personality type to a point and that everyone is different but after participating in one of the 16personalities tests, it gave me the personality of INFP (info about it: https://www.16personalities.com/infp-personality). Now, this hits the nail right on the head with me.
-I struggle tomake decisions for myself
- I overthink almost everything
- Will go out of my way to help others
- Great listener
- Quick to learn about things that interest me
- Political injustice angers me
- Try my best to understand everything political, not sure why; must just enjoy it
- Love for animals
- Environmentally conscious and passionate about protecting species
and am just lost at what to pursue...
I started to take an interest in psychology, but after researching the sheer lack of hope of finishing a degree and actually find any work related to your field, makes the work seem kinda pointless in the end. Perhaps in 4 years time when I actually finished whatever it is I wanted to study, there will be more careers in psychology but currently it seems to not be the case, don't know if you feel the same.
Now, my brother gave me the idea of perhaps pursuing radiology and I have got to admit, it seems quite good. Heard great things about it as a profession and then have heard bad things about it for students, with radiologists being rather ignorant toward students, etc.
Have done the Prospects career test, however it just tells me to do Nutritional Therapy, seemingly no matter what I put in... I don't believe money is important but being a Nutritional Therapist, seems like you would struggle to survive haha!
I don't know whether you have any ideas for someone like me, whether it is based off the INFP personality type (which in my opinion sums me up to a tee) or whether you can base something off my traits that I have given... I am just lost and looking for some help other than family telling me "just do whatever makes you happy" (possibly the worst advice ever for someone like me...)
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- Thread Starter
- 29-01-2017 23:19
- 30-01-2017 00:51
Don't rely too much on personality tests! They are there just to give you a direction.
You should brainstorm and write a list on all the possible careers that could interest you. Maybe put them in order, start with what you would love to study to what you would consider your last resort. Then do some research for each of them.
You love animals, so maybe veterinary? What about paramedics?
- 30-01-2017 00:55
Resident mbti geek on TSR.
INFPs are very creatively gifted. You could probably do anything that requires verbal dexterity.
Writing (Shakespeare, J.K Rowling, Kafka, and many, MANY more....)
Comedy (Louis CK, Stephen Colbert, Hugh Laurie, Richard Pryor....)
Acting (Tom Hiddlestone, Andrew Garfield....)