Thank you so much for this forum and Blake’s community! I read your articles Blake and love the writing you do. I struggle with so called INFJ’s tertiary temptation when it comes to choose carriere path between Graphic Designer and Psychologist. Does anyone of INFJ’s here is Graphic Designer or Psychologist and has struggeld with same doubt or is already in one of this professions
Why I am.
I’m intelligent…emotionaly. Nor the alfa or beta. I understand people rather than computers. Communicating through beautiful graphic design makes me smile, this is where my heart beats faster from. I like composing colors and typography in image esthetiek.
Composing images ( Graphic Design) makes me tick but talking to people let me dive deeper into human mind (Psychology). For me short talks are cheap tell me your real problem :). I love writing and reading about selfdevelopment and human a lot.
What people say.
Ususaly people call me artist or filosoph rather than psychologist. I like to give people advice, I’m transmitter but I do avoid conflicts and don’t like criticism either.
Who am I.
I’m INFJ with dominant Feeling (Fe) and Jugging (J) function. I’m 35 years old, born in post communist country, grew up on a farm in Poland. Later I exchanged little town there for the city Amsterdam and living here for 17 years now. I’m enjoying here! Because of my dominant Feeling I often feel misunderstood so I’m often forced to think people from Western are stupid. I get reloaded when I’m alone but I do feel lonely too.
There is so many carrieres I wish I could do (welcome to my Tertiary Temptation), but I do want to stick to Graphic Designer and Psychology for now. I don’t want my loneliness influence my decision to become psychologist so I can have deep conversations with people. Yet Designing makes me tick, and this is what wakes me up in the morning. What should I do? Should I put on Graphic Design or choose for Psychology? Anyone in this proffesion who can share their thoughts?