It is nice to know that there's loads of people with similar personality, most probably similar ups and downs and frustrations and Joy's than me. Nice to be able to talk to people who understand better. I'm really more interested in the action side of you'll though. What is it that you are actually doing work wise. Do you hate it, love it, loath it, jump up and down about it, sing about it in the shower....or just do it because there's nothing else and you need the bucs?
I started off on the wrong foot in life, as a structural engineer. To many others this might be applaudible, I hated it. Just finished because I had to have something right! If that wasn't enough, I continued with a business management major. I worked in both fields for some years. Just did the job to earn an income, but was a burn-out many times. Finally I have a bit more time, some money after selling my property and decided to delve into what I love....photography and practical visual art. It's a learning curve, something I should have done ages ago, but my situation was just too impossible........SPEND ENOUGH TIME TO FIGURE OUT WHAT MAKES YOU TICK....then concentrate on that. Don't spend too much time on it, you sort of know what works for you already. Just start doing it. Sooner rather than later.
What about you guys?

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eaglerising2 says...

Experiencing what we don't like is part of the process of figuring out what we really love. You have more going for you than you may realize in the you are "consciously aware" of your situation, most people go through their entire life being unaware of it or in a state of denial. I agree with you it is nice to discover others like yourself, especially when your personality type is a minority and frequently misunderstood.

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I'm an ISFP...I've always been a bit directionless which I wish I could change. After high school got a degree in Fine Arts (of course!), thinking that I could teach art. Went to teacher's college and hated teaching. My placement was in geography and math though...but, I think it was too much planning for me and my ability to communicate effectively wasn't good enough. After that I tried office work, then got into retail at an art store. I'm now 32, I progressed to managing the store and I feel like I'm not smart enough for this position. I'm constantly confronted with customers needs, staff needs and head office pressure. Some days it's too much coming at me from every direction and I find I can't think quickly enough to deal with everything, my head is spinning my heart is pounding, and people are starting to realize that I'm not up for the job. It's draining mentally and emotionally,I'm getting so negative, and I don't feel like I'm doing something important. I do feel okay when things are running smoothly, but for about a week every month I feel like the world is crashing down on me and I don't know where to turn.
My job is not the right fit, but right now I'm looking at is a challenge to learn to function like the other types can. I would like to be less like an ISFP I guess, which is probably not a good idea, but I hope this makes functioning in the world easier...
So I'm trying to be better at my job which is not a good fit, but I am looking into going back to school for something that will cause me less turmoil. I'm getting worn down.
I love art, birding, the environment, hiking and friendly people...

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