What are the dominant personality types in Support Driven?

I am an INFJ. In one day, I met two other Support Driven folks who were also INFJ. Considering that this is a rare personality type (estimates say about 1% of the population) I guessed that perhaps this was a popular career path for those of us with this rare personality.

But how can I be sure, without doing a poll?

(I made a poll.)

Results: I was right! There are a disproportionately large number of INFJs.

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Why?

INFJ traits:

“INFJs tend to see helping others as their purpose in life, but while people with this personality type can be found engaging rescue efforts and doing charity work, their real passion is to get to the heart of the issue so that people need not be rescued at all.” (source)

This is pretty self-explanatory and sounds like a lot of job listings for support positions.  Do you love to help, but are always looking for ways to make that help more proactive? Then customer success and support is probably going to be a great fit for you.

INFP traits:

“INFP personalities are true idealists, always looking for the hint of good in even the worst of people and events, searching for ways to make things better. While they may be perceived as calm, reserved, or even shy, INFPs have an inner flame and passion that can truly shine. Comprising just 4% of the population, the risk of feeling misunderstood is unfortunately high for the INFP personality type – but when they find like-minded people to spend their time with, the harmony they feel will be a fountain of joy and inspiration.” (source)

This one is more interesting. It seems INFPs often seek out others like themselves because feeling understood is important to them. That would make them likely to end up in a community like Support Driven.

Something else to keep in mind is that INFJs tend to love… sorting things. Which means they tend to gravitate toward things like personality tests. 🙂

 

 

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