ANy INFJs out there that have had a hard time choosing a career like me? After years of research, I've narrowed it down to two: school counseling or clinical psychology. ANy insight is welcome

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Tanya Travinsky (not verified) says...

good luck to other infj people.. two of my best friends are infjs

INFJ1961 says...

Counseling and psychology are fields I find appealing as well. However, I'm embarking on a career that begins with songwriting, recording and production - with a slant toward insightfulness and empowerment in my lyrics. This sight also offers insights regarding careers for the 16 types. You may find this information under the "Personality Types" link. Best wishes!

WindowSeal (not verified) says...

I think my job as a sales rep is not the best possible choice for me. I do sell, but I mostly end up offering a sympathetic ear to my customers, and that is what they remember me for. Counseling should be fine :)

GuestInfj (not verified) says...

Hey!
I think your options are both very suitable for INFJ. Both are usually done by psychologists. The difference is clinical psychology usually deals with harder topics, people there can be really messed up. School counseling (at least in my country) is directed more in choosing career paths and with some "problematic" children. Both can be really fulfilling, an infj can be happy in both of them. I would take in consideration the connection you can make with children. That was detrimental for me, when I was making my decision. I never had any children around, what caused me to be too reserved in communication. Clinical psychologist deals with mental illnesses, addictions and can be very demanding for an INFJ. I found myself sometimes drained. I believe the award of seeing someone getting better is amazing though. Nonetheless, I opted for another option, organizational psychology.
I believe there are many ways you can help those around you (I suppose this is your goal). I suggest you keep your try as many things as you can and then decide for the one that feels the best.
I hope I helped :) good luck

FormerINT (not verified) says...

Hello! I am an INFJ who is seriously considering organizational psychology. I'd love to pick your brain!! Seems like a great fit for INFJs.

ladidalola says...

I've been in marketing and advertising early on in my career, which I enjoyed. As a copywriter, it gave me the alone time to write and re-energize after brainstorming with the creative team. Now I'm in business development in the financial industry. Great for my career but it's emotionally and physically draining me and I'm hoping to find another job where I can be more creative. It's a good thing that most of my family are INTJs because I deal with a lot of people who would have that type here.

M Sciulli (not verified) says...

The legal profession was actually a good choice for me; I work alone much of the time, you need the ability to analize a situation from multiple points of view, and you spend a lot of time writing.  And, since we are 'fixers' when you take on a matter where you really feel for your client, there is nothing more satisfying then getting a good outcome for them.  

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