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In this episode of the Personality Hacker podcast, Joel and Antonia explore the 4 work styles that influence INFJ careers.

Discover more about subtypes in Dr. Dario Nardi’s “The 64 Subtypes in Depth”


In this podcast you’ll find:

  • Why are Joel and Antonia discussing careers for each of the personality types?
  • What are some popular career choices for INFJs?
  • Introducing the INFJ subtypes by Dr. Dario Nardi.
    • How to approach the concept of the four subtypes.
  • Check out our previous podcast episode where Dario introduces the four subtypes of each personality type.
  • The energy and flavor of the four subtypes.
  • The four INFJ subtypes:
    • Dominant subtype – how does this affect these INFJs’ communication skills?
    • Creative subtype – how does this bohemian flavor of INFJ show up to the world?
    • Normalizing subtype – how this subtype finds meaning in their work.
    • Harmonizing subtype – why the strengths of these esoteric INFJs doesn’t lie in their communication skills.
  • Which INFJ subtypes work well together?
  • The benefits of being aware of your INFJ subtype – and what this means for your future growth.

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  • Prunelle
    • Prunelle
    • December 28, 2023 at 1:28 pm

    This was really exciting to listen to, because it completely matches with my experience as an INFJ-mistyping-as-ENFJ.

    I started out “normalizing” : I was a quiet, introverted teenager (typically wearing “normal clothes” to blend in but with one very quirky accessory), doing really well in school…
    …then I turned to “dominant” : I attended business school and got to practice public speaking and taking leadership roles. I distinctively remember “learning how to extravert” by watching how my friends did it. As a result, many people see me as an extraverted, outspoken person even though my experience of life is definitely INFJ – being called weird is the one constant throughout all these years !

    After graduating I tried A LOT of different jobs, often feeling just enough off-mark to move on and try something else – financial counseling for entrepreneurs, being a camp counselor with young kids, career counseling for teenagers, working as a salesperson, working as a farm worker… and most recently growing herbs on a farm to make tea & balms for therapeutic uses.
    Now I’m 32 years old and would like to transition to a more creative/harmonizing type of work, involving creating my own brand of esoteric herbal tea..! I want to be my own boss and I feel that this is what I can bring to the world – but I’m afraid of self-sabotaging, which is why I’m listening to this podcast and just signed up for one of your development programs.

    One difficulty for me as I navigate the world of personality-career advice is that the careers mentioned for INFJs never have an outdoors component – so I have to hang on to my gut feeling that “outdoorsy farm work” is also a part of my personality, somehow, and find relatable advice in “indoorsy” careers. As I see it, medicinal herbs is definitely the most “INFJ” crop there is : you need to gather tons of information on the herb’s different uses to counsel them to your clients… who often need a good listening ear ! I’m mentioning this difficulty in case the feedback is useful, or if there is content that I’ve missed on this topic – in all cases I love the content created here, thank you !

  • Galaxy
    • Galaxy
    • July 10, 2023 at 6:17 pm

    Antonia your mind is incredible (:
    Thank you

  • JJK
    • JJK
    • May 26, 2023 at 5:33 pm

    Wow, what a great episode and concept! As an INfJ, I have been struggling a bit with some of the typical characteristics that I couldn‘t fully see in me, tendencies yes, sometimes peaks in certain behaviors or feelings, but for long I kept questioning whether or not I am truly an INFJ. I did. countless tests, though, talked to lots of people, some of which are very proficient in MBTI typing, and the result always came back as INFJ. So, at some point I just shrugged and thought I‘m just a weird INFJ – if that‘s not the most InFJ thing to think…!
    Now, with this episode and your explanation of subtypes, a lot makes a whole lot more sense out of a sudden. My strongest subtype has been, and probably still is, the dominant subtype. I have been in a leadership position of a large corporation for the last 25-30 years and for long I thought, that‘s my calling. In fact, I was so focused on growing in leadership roles that the first time I took an MBtI typing test during a trading for young potentials, I figured out a way quickly to make it come out as ENTJ. While that pampered my ego back then, it became obvious over the years that I am, for sure, not an ENTJ, or anythin „E*T*“ for that matter. The result, I was frustrated for long that my great career towards a major CEO role didn‘t really take off. What I did notice, though, were more and more characteristics in my personality that match with an INFJ – I just didn‘t think about it for years until a dear friend pointed out to me that I might be an INFJ. At that point, I dove deep into typing and found more and more matches – except that I never really understood why as an INFJ I enjoyed being in leadership roles so much and why it had always been fairly easy for me to lead people…
    With his episode, it makes perfect sense! I see myself as having been a dominant INJF for long, taking pleasure of leading people, making a difference through my work, I even enjoyed talking at events (after proper and thorough planning, of course). And now this episode showed and explained me something else… – why over the last few years I got more and more uninterested in further pursuing a career in bigger leadership roles and instead helping, supporting, and coaching teams and individuals. At age 56, I am seriously considering a new start in my professional life and moving into coaching as a job. I have taken a number of trainings already and am continuing to learn in this exciting new area. Every single experience I have made, whether it was fa ilitatingcteam events or mentoring and coaching other people has given me and incredibly good feeling of purpose and satisfaction. So, I do feel like I am exactly atvthat point that you mentioned in your podcast where age and maturity moves us from one subtype, in my case the dominant one, into the harmonizing subtype. I will probably never completely leave the dominant subtype, but my new emotional home is in the harmonizing subtype.

  • Adam B.
    • Adam B.
    • May 3, 2023 at 9:22 pm

    Hi, INFJ is my best-fit type. I’ve been listening to this series and re-listened to this one. Although I find similarities with a subtype here and there with other types, all 4 of the INFJ subtypes rang true in different aspects of my life. I am actually working on restarting a podcast I put together and enjoy some measure of lime-light (dominant). I was a theatre technician for 20 years which pull on creative and normalizing attributes. I’ve recently made a transition to pharmacy where I am working on becoming more of a consultant, so leaning on that harmonizing subtype. I see myself as a sage in training. I also see myself resting into the “safety” of the normalizing subtype while yearning for something more like the dominant, creative or harmonizing.
    Thanks for the work you’re doing. I love your podcast!

  • Janne
    • Janne
    • April 16, 2023 at 7:55 am

    I have listened to this episode in complete awe, and I will share my thoughts to underline have accurate I find it all. The subtype-theory seems to explain so much of what I have been pondering about my type for years.
    I’m an INFJ working a job craving all the normalizing subtype-effort I can muster. It pays my bills and I’m really good at it, but I hate it and it feels like I have to mimmic an INTJ for 8 hours every day. For periods I have even thought that my best fitting type had to be INTJ. Every day I’m telling myself I just have to keep going until I reach my pension age in a few years ;-). But I long for and feel so much more like myself whenever I actualize the harmonizing subtype. I really find it hard to get there permanently though, I quess I’m like just waiting around for someone to ask for my true service, being more than ready to step up when required, but unable to assert it on my own account. I guess I could really benefit from the aid from someone with a dominant subtype who understands what I have to offer.

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