The INFJ personality type isn’t working because they want material gains or a certain status level. They want to do something that is meaningful. This personality type craves to do work that has an intrinsic reward that is immediate. Above anything else, they want to be able to help others with their job tasks so that their career can have a deeper meaning to their family and community.
Because of this, careers that are focused primarily on monetary gain will be options that most INFJs are going to want to avoid.
Nothing weighs on the soul of the INFJ more than forcing people to pay for services that don’t make sense. The INFJ might find meaning in building wealth for someone else, but they’ll hate themselves by earning money whether they build someone’s wealth or fail at it. Since no one can be a 100% success, this is a career field to avoid.
INFJs prefer expressive careers where they can engage in their ability to communicate effectively without the presence of competition. Their goal is to support others with their communication instead of lead others. Although an INFJ will step up to lead if forced into the position, they’d rather hand the reigns over to someone else as soon as possible.
The INFJ personality type is extremely intelligent and clever, but they don’t like to have a lot of scrutiny on their work. For this reason, they don’t handle the field of law very well. Being an attorney means having the chance to lose a big case and that wouldn’t sit well for the INFJ. For those that do pursue a career in law, it is usually in research only.
This career option has two negatives for the INFJ: it requires interaction and it requires interruption. Both are abhorrent to this personality type, especially if they are forcing it upon others. Outgoing sales especially is a career that will leave the INFJ feeling unfulfilled. The one exception to this career path would be a sales position with a non-profit organization that was making a difference in some way.
The INFJ thrives when they feel like they are contributing to the betterment of all humanity. For that reason, these are the top INFJ careers to avoid.