Personality and careers…

I completed a BSc in Psychology, what now seems many moons ago (I graduated 9 years ago). And this is one of those many moments that I wish I could speak with that younger me.

Pay. Attention. Nadine.

One of the many courses I did was a course in Personality, we did all sorts of personality tests, and the ending result was a complete analysis of who I am.



As I have said over and over again, I’m trying to figure out my new career direction. Recently I happened across Carl Jung’s personality test.

I am an


And as I read the description, I hear myself saying “yes, that’s me!”.

Here is a brief synopsis:

More so than any other personality type, INTJs are brilliant when it comes to grasping complex theories and applying them to problems to come up with long-term strategies.Since this type of “strategizing” is the central focus and drive of the INTJ, there is a happy match between desire and ability in this type.Accordingly, the INTJ is happiest and most effective in careers which allow this type of processing, and which promote an environment in which the INTJ is given a lot of autonomy over their daily lives.

No Wonder I have been miserable in so many of my jobs. Mundane, repetitive, tedious, boring un-challenging pink ghetto (AKA secretarial work!).

Possible Career Paths for the INTJ:

  • Scientists
  • Engineers
  • Professors and Teachers
  • Medical Doctors / Dentists
  • Corporate Strategists and Organization Builders
  • Business Administrators / Managers
  • Military Leaders
  • Lawyers / Attorneys
  • Judges
  • Computer Programmers, Systems Analysts and Computer Specialists

Hmm. It gives me some place to start. I know that I will be returning to University, and I’m fine with that(as much as I hate more debt, I need  a career that I love).

Want to find out what you should do with your life, take this test.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. St. Elsewhere
    May 21, 2011 @ 05:23:46

    Hey thanks for the link…I tested and was ESFJ!

    Well, good luck on getting into a university and starting afresh!


  2. Alurah
    May 22, 2011 @ 19:59:12

    I also have a degree in Psychology! 🙂 I took a graduate course on appraisal procedures and we took the MBTI. I was ENFP.


  3. m.
    May 23, 2011 @ 13:16:47

    Bookmarking this now so I can take the test in some quieter moments. Can’t wait!


  4. m.
    May 24, 2011 @ 17:42:03

    ENFJ me!


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