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I found this interesting. I make basically nothing right now, but would be lucky to make the average listed for INFJ. My husband, an ENTP, makes well above the average; maybe my J influence?

http://careerassessmentsite.com/mbti-personality-types-socioeconomic-infographic/

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tabular_rasa From: tabular_rasa Date: November 12th, 2013 11:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
INFJs be too busy ~*seeking purpose*~ to chase that paper, I guess :P

I make well below the listed INFJ worth, but I'm only 26 and also a single earner rather than a "household." (I noticed the infographic is for "household" rather than person, which is a little confusing. I mean, surely a lot of us are in two-income households and are not married to someone of the same type? So how does that work?).

What I find weirdest about this is that it says "working on your weaknesses for your MBTI type can turn your life around personally and professionally"-- but then basically implies type destines income. So by "working on our weaknesses" do they really just mean "pretend to be an ENTJ?"

philosophercat From: philosophercat Date: November 13th, 2013 01:18 am (UTC) (Link)
What I find weirdest about this is that it says "working on your weaknesses for your MBTI type can turn your life around personally and professionally"-- but then basically implies type destines income. So by "working on our weaknesses" do they really just mean "pretend to be an ENTJ?"

That's a good point. *nod* I also found the "natural leader" bit for ESTJs a little suspect. Leaders come in so many different shapes and fill many roles, it was a bit too glib.

Edited at 2013-11-13 01:19 am (UTC)
jenny_evergreen From: jenny_evergreen Date: November 13th, 2013 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good points! I didn't notice the household thing.
philosophercat From: philosophercat Date: November 13th, 2013 01:15 am (UTC) (Link)
*raises hand* Another under-earning INFJ, woo! Then again, I'm on Team Underemployed.

Interesting, yes, but not terribly useful, I think. My first thought was how some of these charts seem pointless; the average level of education for example. Surely there isn't enough difference there to justify a chart...

My second thought was that I'm still confused about why so many sites list 'manipulative' as one of the faults/weaknesses of INFJs. Personally, a loathing for dishonesty is a defining feature of my personality- for better or worse. I'd rather be blunt or offensive than disguise my feelings. I *do* try to find the most logical and sensitive way to treat others but honesty always tips the balance for me.

And third thought: it seems to me that these indicators have more to do with societal norms and the kinds of jobs society values (ex. football coaches making more money than surgeons or non-sports-related educators), women being more "feelers" because our society associates emotion with femininity than with personality type.
jenny_evergreen From: jenny_evergreen Date: November 13th, 2013 03:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good points!

I can help with that! When we are in a bad place, we are (generally) prone to using our intense understanding of other people/human dynamics/etc. to (often unconsciously) influence (or "manipulate") their behavior...and we're good at it.
I know that I do this; I don't MEAN to, it just comes naturally. I don't see it as being manipulative, but it appears that way from the outside, and, when I look at it the right way, I can see how it can be interpreted that way, if you see what I mean. (Which you probably don't, because that was way not clear but I'm in a hurry now. :P)

I agree; there are more factors at play than personality type!
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