MBTI® Test INFJ Fashion Designers

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Artistic, Enterprising, Realistic (AER)

Choosing a career that highlights your strengths and personality preferences can increase your chances for occupational fulfillment and contentment. Being familiar with your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI test) personality type can ease the process. The Introverted-Intuitive-Feeling-Judging (Myers-Briggs test INFJ’s)  in particular are well-matched in careers that involve understanding and helping others in a variety of fields, including medicine, the arts, and education. Such personality preferences, among others, can often make INFJ types content and good fits as fashion designers.

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Fashion designers create original clothing and accessories that adapt and sometimes create new trends. Depending on the size of the organization they work for, this could involve sketching drawings and writing specifications for design teams, coming up with color schemes, material types, and accessory requirements, and working with other people to design and cut patterns and make prototypes. Some designers also work with executives on the business side of the company to consider what may be most appealing to a customer base. They provide samples to representatives, and often represent their brand at fashion shows or expositions. In order to properly and effectively market their products, fashion designers also need to identify their target market and cater their product to that market. Myers-Briggs test INFJ’s can use their intuition about people and their preferences to develop successful ideas and then pitch them in a way that is appealing to their supervisors. In some cases, fashion designers purchase patterns, used clothing, accessories to complete looks or designs. They can also modify or adapt other designers’ styles or patterns to meet specific markets.

Because fashion designers have diverse job requirements, they need to have a mastery of many types of tools as well. For instance, they need to be able to use graphics tablets, scanners, and digital design software to design pieces, as well as sewing machines and irons in order to construct them. They may also need to be able to do basic bookkeeping with Microsoft office and other accounting software. In addition to these more technical abilities, designers also need to master “soft skills” like active listening, critical thinking, and quick decision-making. Because of the fast-paced fashion world, designers need to be able to process information quickly and respond to their clients and supervisors’ needs quickly and effectively. This also means they need strong oral and written communication skills, and need to be able to come up with and convey original ideas convincingly. Many designers acquire these skills through vocational programs or on-the-job training, though some have a two-year associates degree as well.

Myers-Briggs test INFJ’s are particularly well suited to careers as designers because of their ability to maintain independence, reliability, and close attention to detail under highly stressful working conditions. They also manage to keep track of many different projects and tasks while still maintaining a calm, composed exterior in the working environment. This helps them build relationships with their co-workers and clients, and bring success to themselves and their brand.

Below are some employment trends for Fashion Designers:

  • Median wage: $30.65 hourly, $63,760 annually
  • Employment: 22,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2012-2022): Decline (-3% or lower)
  • Projected job openings (2012-2022): 5,900

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INFJ Careers

Click on one of these corresponding popular INFJ Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education:Clinical Psychologists, Curator, Dentist, Desktop Publisher, Editor, Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors, Fashion Designers, Graphic Designers, Healthcare Social Workers, and Pediatricians

 

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References

Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections Onetonline.org

MBTI® Type Tables for Occupations, 2nd Edition. Schaubhut, N. & Thompson, R. (CPP, 2008)

Introduction To Type and Careers, Hammer, A. (CPP, 1996).