INFP – working in the evening

December 11, 2008 at 9:49 am (INFP) ()

I hate waking up in the morning and going to work. No matter what job I had, I always hated waking up in order to go to work. Of course I always ended up being late and probably being perceived as disorganized, unprofessional or even disinterested in doing the job and not caring for the company that hired me.

I admit that I am disorganized and I must admit I was disinterested in doing some of my jobs and not caring for some of the companies that I have worked for – to the purpose of which I could not relate well because was to impersonal for me (like in a software company or an oil-field services company). I did those jobs because I needed money and I believed that they were good choices, but I did not manage to do them for too long.

Still, even when I did not relate well to the purpose of the job or of the company I tried to prove that I am loyal and I always tried to do my best because I needed to be appreciated.

Coming back to the subject of waking up in the morning and going to work. My most recent job, as a sport psychologist, was one that I loved and that I plan to make a career of. I wanted to be organized in order to achieve as much as possible and I definitely cared for the job and for the company – soccer club – that hired me. BUT STILL, I HATED WAKING UP IN ORDER TO GO TO WORK.

I have read somewhere that for INFP the most important needs are: to have meaning, to be creative and to be unique.

I am the kind of person that likes to put play in front of work. I like not to work when others work, and to work when others don’t. Maybe is just my need to be unique.

But I guess is more. I guess it is also my need to analyze a lot before acting. And even more, when I wake up my only motivation is to “take it easy”. In the morning nothing makes more sense to me than to enjoy life and live it as it comes, doing nothing, reading or writing. Sometimes just staying in my bed and day-dreaming. Believe me, it can take hours until I get out of bed.

On the other hand, as the day passes by, I get tired of doing nothing. I get in touch with my dreams, with my ambition of changing something for the better and then I start working towards that dream/goal. I might wake up one day with the feeling that I don’t want to do anything, but after writing in my diary and exploring my thoughts about the world I will get out of bed with a tremendous desire to teach kids about MBTI so that they can chose a better suited career.

To put it short, I need time to get in touch with what I care for in this world. After that I can be a motivated worker. And if I manage to find a quiet place and the task is one that I can work alone at, I usualy work a lot. I can even get lost in my work and forget about other things that I have to do :). And sometimes I work until late in the night.

I consider that I can work better in the evening than in the morning. Maybe it has to do with my need for being creative. We know from the poets that the night is better suited than the day when it comes to dreaming with our eyes open and being creative.

I like this idea of staring the day easy and finishing of in force. But it seems to be the oposite of what most people do. This is why I believe it is best for an INFP to be self-employed if possible.


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