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NF Temperament and Careers

NF Temperament and Careers

By Donna Dunning

Donna Dunning

Career focus is development of self or others


Animal Metaphor: Dolphin


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Although N and F are letters associated with personality type theory, these two preferences also align to an older theory, which describes four basic human Temperaments.

You may be familiar with Temperament theory from one of the following authors or models. David Keirsey calls this NF Temperament Idealist. Don Lowry uses the color Blue in the True Colors® model. Denise Hughes in Personality Dimensions® uses the term Authentic Blue, and Linda Berens names this temperament Catalyst.

People who share this temperament tend to take an insightful and compassionate approach. NFs generally strive to understand themselves and others, using a personal approach for evaluating information and making decisions. NFs prefer to absorb information in patterns rather than process individual facts and details. This preference is usually associated with individuals who are interested in human growth and authenticity.

Career Themes:

• Enjoy making meaningful connections with others

• Attracted to careers in writing, teaching, the arts, or helping professions

• Want to understand people; see potential and possibilities in self and others

• Promote the development and champion the wellbeing of others

• Enjoy communicating in speech or writing

• Idealistic, creative and like to explore new ideas

• Seek work that is personally meaningful

If you have NF preferences, are these themes true for you? If not, what themes do you see as more important?

You can find more career information about your personality type by clicking the links below:

ENFJs and Careers

ENFPs and Careers

INFJs and Careers

INFPs and Careers

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