I grew up playing music, drawing and writing. Creativity was always something that made me feel alive. I have been a music teacher, office assistant, cafe waitress, juice maker, fashion writer, yoghurt store assistant, marketing assistant and various other jobs over the years that allowed me to know more about myself and what I truly care about and enjoy doing. After finishing a job last year, I researched on suitable jobs for INFJ’s. There are definitely many other jobs which will not be listed that are enjoyable for some INFJ’s. They do not necessarily have to be in the creative industry. We are very passionate individuals, and if it is anything we feel strongly for, then we will most likely enjoy it.
As an INFJ, I feel we are very caring, emotional, empathetic, helpful and passionate souls. We yearn to do work that feels a sense of meaning or allows us to contribute in making a difference. Other times it’s the need to have an outlet of self expression and creativity. Many INFJ’s are typically independent workers who are most productive in calm environments. We would much rather do a job we enjoy and love, than do a job for money or social status. If a career runs with our personal values, that is far more important than anything else. Many INFJ’s find joy in the arts and other industries: not-for-profit, health care, social service, education.
I know that the best situation for many INFJ’s is to be their own boss.We like a fair situation in the working environment, where no one is talked down on, but treated the same. As long as we feel we have the creative freedom and the ability to be in control of many aspects of our job, as well as a career that is align with our values, it can give us the satisfaction we need. We don’t want a job that feels soul destroying or energy draining. The environment we are in, the people we are surrounded with and the difference we can make in a job, will influence the enjoyment and long term motivation to keep going. If you are an INFJ, it doesn’t mean you have to limit yourself to one of these careers or that you won’t be happy elsewhere.
If there are any particular jobs that may come to mind, please let me know and I am happy to add it to the list.
Actor, Animator, Architect, Art Director, Art Historian, Artist, Art/Museum Curator, Interior/Graphic/Fashion Designer, Author, Book Shop Assistant, Choreographer, Creative Writer, Creative Director, Composer, Dancer, Editor, Film Critic, Film Director, Librarian, Makeup Artist, Music Therapist, Musician, Painter, Philosopher, Playwright, Photographer, Poet, Singer, Stylist, Technical Writer, Translator, Writer
Accountant, Coaching, Environmental Attorney, Financial Advisor, HR Manager, Corporate Trainer, WordPress Developer, Software Engineer
Early Childhood Teacher, Music Teacher, Lecturer/Professor, Primary Teacher, School Counselor, Special Education Teacher, Tutor
Acupuncturist, Care giver, Chiropractor, Dentist, Dietician, Doctor, Human Resources Worker, Mental Health Carer, Nurse, Nutritionist, Pharmacist, Yoga Instructor, Veterinian
Community Worker, Environmental Worker, Human Rights Advocate, Humanitarian
Biologist, Botanist, Food Scientist, Research Assistant, Sociologist,
Career Counselor, Clergy, Psychologist, Social Worker, Religious Educator, Therapist
Animal Shelter Volunteer, Blogger, Dog Trainer, Entrepeneur, Florist, Freelancer, Missionary, Priest, Social Media Marketing, Self-Employed, Stay at home parent, Zoologist
If you’re an INFJ: what job would you like to have or what job are you currently in? Do you enjoy it?