Careers for INFP Personality Types
Whether you're a young adult trying to find your place in the world,
or a not-so-young adult trying to find out if you're moving along the
right path, it's important to understand yourself and the personality traits that
will impact your likeliness to succeed or fail at various careers. It's
equally important to understand what is really important to you. When
armed with an understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, and an
awareness of what you truly value, you are in an excellent position to
pick a career that you will find rewarding.
The INFP is a special, sensitive individual who needs a career that is more
than a job. The INFP needs to feel that everything they do in their lives
is in accordance with their strongly-felt value systems, and is moving
them and/or others in a positive, growth-oriented direction.
They are driven to do something meaningful and purposeful with their lives.
The INFP will be happiest in careers that allow them to live their daily
lives in accordance with their values, and that work towards the greater
good of humanity. It's worth mentioning that a majority of the great
writers in the world have been INFPs.
The following list of professions is built on our impression of careers
that would be especially suitable for an INFP. It is meant to be a starting
place, rather than an exhaustive list. There are no guarantees that any
or all of the careers listed here would be appropriate for you, or that your
best career match is among those listed here.