Unpredictable as weather, INFJs are difficult characters to peg down. Intensely private, but with a strong desire to share themselves with the people they trust. Highly idealistic, but with a deep sense of justice that prevents them from using their energy for personal gain. These contradictions become especially apparent when an INFJ is facing conflict. Although they will do everything they can to keep the peace, if conflict is unavoidable, they can fight back in quarrelsome, irrational ways.
First jobs rarely turn out to be dream jobs. Most people, no matter how ambitious, accept that they’re going to be doing the schlep work during the early years of their career. But what happens if you can’t stomach the arduous and mundane grunt work? How is a hungry, gold-star, leadership-inclined employee like you to survive the entry-level merry-go-round?
The answer is simple — you’re going to seize every opportunity that comes your way. Here’s how to tackle an entry-level job with grace, while putting your dazzling leadership skills in the spotlight.
If I were to assign a relationship status to my anxiety and myself, it would be “It’s complicated.” You see, I don’t know if I have an anxiety disorder or not.
I’m on an anti-anxiety medication, but this is the United States of America, year 2015, so having a prescription for a drug does not mean you have a disorder. Besides, is there even such a thing as an anxiety “disorder” in the first place?
At last, the dog days of summer are subsiding. Fall is on its way, bringing with it cooler temperatures and fresh new beginnings. Back-to-school reminders are everywhere - in malls, stores and even on television. For some, seeing those cute youngsters toting backpacks and waiting at school bus stops will remind them of happy times. For others? Those scenes may trigger memories of unending torture.
Not so long ago, launching a virtual career meant living hand to mouth as an independent contractor or entrepreneur. However, this isn't the case any more. Today, the on-demand labor movement is in full swing with an estimated 53 million Americans freelancing, approximately 34 percent of the total workforce.
Try to think of a person pursuing a creative career. What picture do you see? Most of us will conjure up the familiar image of a painter in a studio, intensely focused on his art, with broken-backed art books and wrinkled tubes of paint scattered across the floor. Others may imagine animators, game designers and fashion gurus throwing ideas around buzzy, loft-style office spaces. But few of us would make the connection to science, paperwork—or superheroes.
Confused? Let’s explode some of the myths you probably believe about creative careers.
Conscientiousness is one of the five personality traits described in the Big Five model of personality psychology. It's used to describe a person's tendency to be organized and goal-oriented.
Someone with a high degree of conscientiousness is self-disciplined, efficient, orderly and methodical. They place a lot of importance on getting stuff done - and getting it done properly. They turn up on time, meet deadlines and follow the rules.
It's hardly the most tantalizing trait in the pack.
If you're an ENFP, there are a host of career options and opportunities available that will utilize your unique personality. There’s only one catch – ENFP personality types may have difficulty choosing and sticking with a particular career path. Their propensity to leap before looking can lead to a circuitous or meandering travel from job to job; flitting from one to another without purpose or plan. While this is a great way to explore a myriad of positions and experiment with different fields of endeavor, it’s not necessarily the most strategic approach.
We’re living in the era of the introvert. The introspective professional is reaching paramount success over and over again.
Not long ago, I was trying to think of fictional female INTJs, because that’s what one does when one is a nonfictional female INTJ with too much time to think. It’s a glamorous life.
I then realized that I could not think of a single fictional counterpart for myself. A friend helpfully pointed out that both main characters in Silence of the Lambs—Hannibal Lecter (male) and Clarice Starling (female)—are INTJs.
So my list increased from zero to one.