Introverted (I), Intuitive (N), Feeling (F) and Perceiving (P). INFP women and men are not very particular about money or status, which is why they choose jobs that they love doing, and those that align with their personal values. For this reason, they fall under the second-lowest average income of all types based on a career assessment study.
Career Assessment Site says thatINFPs come in last in terms of household income, while ENTJs take the top spot. This is mainly due to the fact that they are not in it for the money. They prefer a career that allows them to help others, and engage in projects that are important and feels right to them. So, yes, money has nothing to do with it.
INFP women and men are in touch with their emotional and charitable side, but they also enjoy the process of creative problem-solving, and are quick to see possibilities. They have a knack to come up with original ideas, especially those that help improve circumstances for people. Moreover, they can work autonomously and have better control over project completion. This makes them highly desirable employees. But INFPs are only effective in certain careers.
1. Technical Writer
Most INFP individuals want to be some kind of author while growing up. They usually spent their teen years writing books or their first novel. In the past, a career in writing may not be as lucrative, but not anymore. This is especially true in the technical field. Good technical writers are difficult to find these days, but with an INFP’s love for writing and solving problems, a career as a technical writer would prove very advantageous for them.
Other communication jobs for INFP women and men are editor, film editor, photographer, public relations specialist and interpreter or translator.
2. Physical Therapist
INFP women and men enjoy a one-on-one interaction with other people or their clients. Combined with their desire to help others, they would blossom working in physical rehabilitation. Their work environment also offers the chance for them to use their creativity in a beneficial way.
Other health care careers where INFP will thrive include nutritionist, genetic counselor, midwife, chiropractor, occupational therapist and veterinary technician.
Written communication is one of the most powerful tools in marketing today, which is why copywriters are highly in demand, as they can turn a rough draft into something that is fluid and beautiful. Combined with an INFP’s high level of natural expression and natural sense of metering, they can create a marketing campaign that is relatable to each segment or demographic.
Other business and management careers suitable for INFP personality are human resources specialist, fundraiser, and training or development manager.
Working as a teacher allows INFPs to bring their intelligence to the table. They can express themselves creatively in a classroom environment, providing personal growth for themselves and their students. Because one of the goals of an INFP is to change people’s minds through the written word, working as a teacher provides the perfect environment to do just that.
Other education and Library careers for INFP are librarian, special education teacher, and archivist or curator.
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