By Devon Barrs
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There are sixteen different personality types broken up into four groups: diplomats, analysts, sentinels, and explorers, and everyone aligns with one. These different personality types affect our lives and the way we tend to want to live. Finding a fulfilling career is tough; many people will jump from one profession to another in search of that one place where they wouldn’t mind forming a routine around. Others search for the job that will give them the most fulfillments with the most freedom, while some just can’t seem to stand still in one field.
This article will explore several career paths for the Diplomatic personality types. There are four types that fall under this category: INFJ, INFP, ENFJ, and ENFP.
INFJ (Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging)
This personality type is dedicated to helping others, idea driven and thrive in work that they can find meaning in. Those who fall under this type are very insightful, intelligent individuals and therefore tend to lend themselves over to their creativity. Jobs in healthcare, science, and artistic fields can be quite rewarding for the INFJ personality type.
Photography is a creative field that allows INFJs to express themselves and yields a great amount of creative freedom, not to mention photography work is in good demand.
INFJs are referred to as the counselor of the Diplomat personality group. So its no surprise that they can find purpose in helping others and that desire to do so can be reflected in the role of social worker. This job involves the ability to walk in another shoes and to understand them in hopes to make a positive impact on another person’s life.
Alternative health is another field where an INFJ can find meaning in improving the overall quality of someone’s life. Work such as massage therapist, physical therapist, or nutritionist is a good way their desire to help others with their intellectual ability.
INFP (Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving)
INFPs are mediators of sorts. Imaginative idealists, they look for the good in everyone and in the world. These are your calm and reserved types that thrive in solo work.
Writing is a flexible career that the expressive INFP will thrive in, and in this current day where writers are needed to create content from corporate to creative fields, there is ample work for the INFP.
INFPs are long-term thinkers; they tend to invest a lot of time in preparing for their future as well as that future of those around them. Work as a teacher can be rewarding for INFPs. This isn’t due only to fact that they are extremely creative and inspirations, but they also value long lasting relationships and take the time to foster that.
INFPs are true artist and will thrive in any artistic field. Music is one of the better choices for those who fall under that personality type. INFPs look at the bigger picture but tend to dislike the small minute details. Music is one of those collaborative environments where they are able to express their big ideas while others help work on the in between to make it happen.
ENFJ: (Extroverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging)
ENFJs are charismatic leaders that are full of passion. These teacher personality types find fulfillment in group work. They are altruistic by nature and take pride when others recognize their work.
ENFJs may enjoy work in public relations, event management, and like other Diplomats, work in creative fields such as photography. Unlike the INFJ and INFP, the ENFJ has much potential when it comes to interacting with a team for extended periods of time, therefore work in media production may suit these types well.
Their ability to connect with others makes them perfect for work in entertainment as a director, or even a producer. The film market is steadily growing and more opportunities are arising in this thriving industry.
ENFJs can also find work as a lawyer extremely fulfilling; they will thrive in this field where they advise and represent clients in court while effectively communicating to the court of law.
ENFP (Extroverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving)
ENFPs are campaigners or inspirational leaders that use a combination of logic and empathy to connect and lead others. They are not controlling and have no desire to do so.
These personality types will thrive in creative fields such as journalism, acting, and graphic/web design. Intellectual fields such as science and engineering gives the ENFP the opportunity to apply their intellect, while an interest in social issues can sprout a rewarding career in politics.
Blogging on issues that they are passionate about can be very stimulating while giving the ENFP the chance to make a living. Journalism provides the room to explore a wide array of topics while working on campaigns that they are passionate about.
Psychology is another field that allows this personality type to connect with others while guiding them through deep personal issues. This is rewarding in on its own since, like all Diplomats, ENFPs enjoy getting involved with others and listening to their problems.
The Diplomat personality types are caring, lovable people who value relationships and personal virtue over all else. They work out of passion and need to find a career path where they know they are helping others. To explore a list of career paths for your personality type, take the test at 16personalities.com.
Devon Barrs is a graduate of Full Sail University- Master of Fine Arts – Creative Writing