INTJ Careers

INTJ Careers are found in positions in science and the applied sciences.  For instance careers as an architect, scientist or an internist are very appealing.

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INTJ Work Style

INTJ’s are a definite vision for future possibilities due to their dominate Intuition Preference.  For this reason INTJs are wonderful long range planners in a business.  You will often see them rise to positions of authority in an organization because of their grasp for long range planning.

They also value and acknowledge the work of others and present a very calming face to the organization.  Some will see them as being hard to know and very private but at their core than are very original and independent thinkers.

Using Type to Select a Career

Many use Type to find a new career, to uncover what to study, or to re-align their existing career.  Career choices are major life decisions.  It is important to remember that anyone can do any position.  There is no exact Type for each position.  However there might be a career choice that aligns the expectations of a position with the natural tendencies of your personality Type.  For instance would a librarian be happy as a sales person who spends their day giving presentations to large groups?  Probably not, the librarian could do the job, would feel spent exhausted and stressed at the end of each day.

Data Collection

The quality of the data behind Type and career choices is powerful.  Millions of people take the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) each year from a variety of occupations.  Among the data collected are questions related to job satisfaction and occupation choice.  It is reported that the career database held by Consulting Psychologist Press (CPP) holds over 250,000 different people over 300 different occupation choices.  When you are reviewing job category by Type it is useful to remember to how much data is behind the results.

The Myers-Briggs Type Table

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Planner Inspector

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Protector Supporter

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Foreseer Developer

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Conceptualizer Director

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Analyzer Operator

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Composer Producer

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Harmonizer Clarifier

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Designer Theorizer

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Promoter Executor

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Motivator Presenter

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Discoverer Advocate

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Explorer Inventor

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Implementer Supervisor
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Facilitator Caretaker

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Envisioner Mentor

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Strategist Mobilizer

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