I'm 20 years old and I am an Infp. I am currently in a job that is leaving me stuck in a boring day to day routing with no personal growth. I am very introvert when it comes to my ideals and creativity and I want to be able to have more courage to share them with the world one day. But as it stands I believe my job suppresses that as it is a straight forward job (only one way to do it or no way). I want that freedom of choice, that feeling of doing what you love to make a difference to others and know that I was able to achieve that for them. But also mindful of others views and opinions aswell. A career path that makes a difference, helps me grow as a person and creates so much opportunity and potential for me to be able to express myself without fear.

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caraya_99 says...

Right on! I'm 44 yrs old now and I know EXACTLY how you feel! I've found I simply can't do a job where I have no freedom and I don't feel I'm making life better for people. There are many opportunities to feel fulfilled in your work. I personally have found my dream job. I work in the office of my apartment complex. It's a pretty small place (168 apartments) so I know most of the people. I have the freedom to move around, walk outside for a few minutes when I want AND really help people. When they have a problem/issue I have the tools to fix it. I don't do the work I make a work order for maintenance to do. So I get to help people without actually doing the hands on work. Perfect for me...I love it!
So keep looking and DON'T settle for a job you don't like. I have had so many different kinds of jobs...try new things till you find the perfect fit!

SarahJ84 (not verified) says...

I am a nurse and have found so much flexibility in this field of work. The possibilities are endless...schedules are all different, the type of work you do is so varied, and you have the opportunity to really make a difference in the lives of other people. There is exponential amounts of room for personal and professional growth in this field, and there is never a day that is the same as the last. One of the really great things I love about nursing is that despite there being specific policies on certain aspects of care, there is a lot of opportunity for a nurse to individualize the nursing care that they give. A great nurse knows that there isn't any one "right" way to perform most nursing tasks. Thinking outside of the box and coming up with creative solutions to problems is part of the job. Working with older more experienced nurses gives you the opportunity to be mindful of alternative ways of doing things, and helps a new nurse grow in their practice. Lastly, every patient you see is a unique individual with their own personal situation. You will never find yourself in a situation that doesn't allow you to incorporate the opinion and input of a patient into what you're doing. Patient teaching, which is a huge part of nursing, teaches you how to express your ideas and knowledge without fear, and encourages confidence and effective communication skills. I think this is a wonderful career path for an INFP, and I've been doing it for 11 years.

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