If you are like many people (myself included) you probably don’t know what occupation might suit you best, or why you do certain things.  Kristen recently was given the Briggs Myers Jung personality test at the University of the Pacific (UOP) to see what career (and major) she might be most successful pursuing.

I took the test last year (April 2010), but, until today had lost the paperwork.  I took it again last week (after seeing Kristen’s results).  I scored nearly identical scores…1 year apart.  To me…that says something about the validity of the test.


It is 72 questions but takes only a minute or two to complete.  BE YOURSELF and see how you score and what careers might be best for you.  And you will learn a lot about your personality in the process.


Apparently I wasted my life as an Engineer (I have a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas).  Interestingly, now that I am retired, a former small business owner, and blogger (as well as starting up the non-profit ForCarol.com), I am NOW, finally, in the right place for my personality.

My personality type occurs in only 3% of the population (welcome to my world, uphill all the way)….I am an INFJ.  Introverted, iNtuitive, Feeling, Judging.  A “Counselor” personality.

My career choices should have been in (how funny is this, since I now write 4 blogs):

Literature / Writer, Humanities, Web Design, Philosophy, Archaeology, Religious Education, Psychology, Counseling.

NO engineering!  How sad…..

For those who really know me, they can verify that these do sound like me:

“holds deep convictions on the weightier matters of life”

“is there for the cause, not for personal glory or political power”

“is accurately suspicious of others’ motives, not easily led”

“is selective about their friends”

“friendship is a symbiotic bond that transcends mere words”

“only shares intimate feelings with close friends, family, and “soul-mates””

This one always confused me….but is sooooooo true as I do this regularly:

“will suddenly withdraw into themselves, sometimes shutting out even their intimates”

Famous INFJ’s

Pretty damn good bunch!

Goethe, Robert Burns, Jimmy Carter, Mother Teresa, Fred McMurray, Martin Luther King, Jr., Michael Landon, Tom Selleck, Billy Crystal, Garry Trudeau (Doonesbury), Nelson Mandella, Mrs. Keith Urban, Jerry Seinfeld, Mark Harmon (NCIS Gibbs !!!), Marg Helgenberger (CSI)

Drive Safe!  Never Forget.




Posted by Mike Pihlman

I am the Director of ForCarol.com a 501c3 non-profit that awards college scholarships to Tracy, CA scholars in honor of my daughter's best friend, and our part-time daughter, Carol Phan who we lost on Sept 18, 2010. I am a: Book Review (TracyReaderDad.com), Technology (TechyMike.com), and Movie Review (ForCarol.com) blogger.

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