I'm 30 year-old I'm a medical graduate. I'm very excited with being INFP, everything i read was applied to me. I love music, i Play guitar, piano and arabian wood. but during medical school it was difficult to reach for higher levels. i always find that I'm not understood by others.
the big problem is that i get bored easily and i find it difficult to manage my time.Also being too idealistic makes me hard to get satisfied in many situations_including emotional ones!. I do believe in me, and I think I can make and show a lot of creativity!. But how do make that happen??
please help me if you have an idea!
thanx :)

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Simon (not verified) says...

I'm a doctor, started as a GP (generalist) but found my best role as a member of a team looking after socially excluded, homeless, substance users and people with mental problems and personality disorders; Basically with people many doctors cannot understand or relate to....
Suits me - I'm also gay - so a double whammy in terms of being "different" growing up - and so discovering the INFP description - " friendly but has few close friends" and "tends to take on too much then somehow get it done" helped me see why I felt different and don't really get on at all with other doctors but like psychotherapists! Writing stuff including poetry has been a really creative experience and helped me... Unfortunately I don't play music but that must be great... Finding a partner who I find totally attractive and loves me has been the biggest thing in my life, but he can upset me so easily!

milo (not verified) says...

to the two Docs. I was rather sad to see doc wasn't under INFP, i am pretty moderate on most areas but think this is where i lay. I am currently in med school trying to figure out residency.
I thought surgery was my calling because i love it, but everyone keeps telling me i don't have the personality "you aren't an ass"
However, I just started my psychiatry rotation and I love it.
It feels right, yet I don't want to choose it because I'm going the "easy way" and i definitely don't want to look back and think what if.
:/ thanks for any advice you can provide.

Simon (not verified) says...

I'm a doctor, started as a GP (generalist) but found my best role as a member of a team looking after socially excluded, homeless, substance users and people with mental problems and personality disorders; Basically with people many doctors cannot understand or relate to....
Suits me - I'm also gay - so a double whammy in terms of being "different" growing up - and so discovering the INFP description - " friendly but has few close friends" and "tends to take on too much then somehow get it done" helped me see why I felt different and don't really get on at all with other doctors but like psychotherapists! Writing stuff including poetry has been a really creative experience and helped me... Unfortunately I don't play music but that must be great... Finding a partner who I find totally attractive and loves me has been the biggest thing in my life, but he can upset me so easily!

melissa_g_ (not verified) says...

Guest, are you being hard on yourself? I'm so impressed and inspired with both you and Simon that you managed med school -- I have a humanities degree and that was a struggle for me to complete, and at 33 am returning to school to study clinical dietetics and am worried about being able to handle science courses. At the age of 30 it's not uncommon for your emotional life to not be settled yet, and my experience with personal concerns is once they arise in your consciousness, you are already on the way to correcting them. I think we are all of us very lucky to be INFPs, because we feel everything so deeply and it urges us on always to make our lives and ourselves better. Keep up the good work.

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