Posted by The4Blob (126.96.36.199) on July 14, 2003 at 14:15:09:
In Reply to: Hi everyone! posted by jules (188.8.131.52) on July 14, 2003 at 12:59:12:
> I'm a 28 year old ennegram 4, INFP. Up to now, I've gone into careers because of other people's influences or because it was practical. It's no wonder that I've been going from one job to another...never happy..never satisfied with what I'm doing. Right now, I'm trying to figure out what I truly love doing and where my abilities lie. I believe it is in the arts but not sure exactly where in the arts field. I will be graduating w/ a degree in pyschology this fall but unsure whether I still want to pursue that. I guess I'm tired of the usual university environment. I wish there were more schools geared towards INFP,4s. As a matter of fact, I don't know what the hell I want to do with my life. I don't know whether I'm in denial or I'm afraid of taking that path of where I was meant to go. Anybody ever feel this way? Any advice? I would really appreciate it.
>>>>>Yes I have felt that way. Type 4/3 Soc/sx, INXP
My career condensed -- National Merit Scholar to Drexel Univ. in 1980 for electrical engineering -- I didn't even last a year in engineering!
1981 -- 1984 -- Temple University -- graduated w/BA in Journalism
1985 -- 1991 worked full-time in 4 different corporations, in communications department. Was never promoted beyond clerical/technical ranks. Basically was just overlooked in corporations.
1991 -- 1994 stunning flop at attempts to be a freelance writer and artist -- too scared to even try music (lit, art, music my 3 loves) Lived off of welfare and my parents
1994-95-Part-time night waitress at Dunkin Donuts
1995-2000 -- Part-time cashier at SuperFresh supermarket
2000-present -- back in corporate communications, full-time, still being held at low level, still being overlooked
Favorite thing other than the arts -- psychology! (how I discovered the Enneagram)
It's a tough world for most people like us -- do what you like and starve, or make decent money and hate the routine job. Maybe I'll get more optimistic as the economy improves.
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