So I recently took the personality test and found out I'm an INFJ-T (Literally changed my whole world when I read the results). 

According to the outcome: I am 59% Introverted, 64% Intuitive, 58% Feeling, 69% Judging, 62% Turbulent

I'm in my final year of University and I'm studying Fashion (On the business/management side) so no physical design and patternmaking. I love fashion, I love using creativity and brainstorming ideas for branding, marketing, etc. I love this whole freedom of expression...

But after some reflecting over the summer, I realise that the Fashion industry probably isn't for me... I realised (from internship and group work) that there's so much ego, snobiness and competition. I really don't want to be stuck in some massive chain either where I feel like I'm not being awarded or noticed enough because when I do work or help someone, I really put in a lot of effort. Not to mention, I'm extremely critical of management of a company. From my internship I've noticed that if the people above me are not as efficient to my level (Tardiness, late responses, unclear instruction, etc) or even criticise me without some decency, it frustrates me and demotivates me do to work for them. 

I just don't know what I want to do after I graduate, I feel extremely stuck and a bit lost. I like the idea of being my own boss but I don't think I'm confident enough and not sure how to even achieve that. 

I'm probably just rumbling, but in my head I feel lost. 

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Jason says...

I’m an INFJ in my 40s. I understand the struggle! My career is just beginning to feel under my control. My degree is in psychology, but I never pursued a career in it. Instead, I ended up in software engineering. My first 10 years were rocky. I find it easy to notice organizational dysfunction, and easy to come up with solutions to fix it, and nearly impossible to convince anyone that I know what I’m talking about in this regard. The second 10 years I was in business for myself, which was a little better but I still often fell short of a positive experience. I recently rejoined the world of working for someone else, and using the knowledge of personality typology, I’ve finally found my zen.

 

 

I realized that I was too caught up in my introverted intuition. It can be a powerful tool or a major distraction. To make it a powerful tool, the secret is too put focus on your extroverted feeling, allowing it to inform your introverted intuition. Instead of getting overwhelmed and frustrated with dysfunctional people, get to know them. Use your people reading skills to understand them and connect with them, earn their trust and respect by demonstrating that you understand and accept them. If you do this with enough people, they do begin to respect the gifts you have to offer, and then you begin to have the influence your gifts deserve to have.

 

 

 

 

So, in short, the secret to INFJ peace of mind in the workplace, or any social place, is to put intentional focus on extroverted feeling and connect with people. Let the ideas flow regarding this, but keep focused on connecting with people. Be patient with offering solutions to problems — wait until you’ve earned trust and respcet.

 

 

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