MBTI® Test INFP Craft Artist

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

The characteristics of certain Myers-Briggs® Personality Types (MBTI®) naturally align with certain careers. When analyzing the INFP personality type you will find that Craft Artists is a career that is  a popular choice among INFP individuals who report being happy within their occupation. These INFP careers attract individuals who tend to be very loyal to their ideas and have a deep creative foundation that is fueled by their natural curiosity. They are instinctively adaptable and tend to work best in burst of energy. These preferences naturally fit with the requirements of being a Craft Artist and are also essential parts of the Introverted-Intuitive-Feeling-Perceiving (INFP) MBTI test personality type.

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Workers that enter the craft artist career position often find themselves performing a variety of tactile and creative tasks. They focus on the creation of hand-made objects with various techniques that range from pottery and needlecraft to weaving and welding. They select materials for use on creative projects, based on, strength, color, texture, balance, weight, size and other physical and aesthetic characteristics. Many will also spent a fair amount of time attending craft shows in order to market their products and assess customer needs or feedback.

Craft artists can also develop concepts or creative ideas for craft objects as well as fabricate patterns or templates to guide craft production. They also spend a fair amount of their time attending craft shows to market products, conferring with customers to assess customer needs or to obtain feedback. Craft artists also create functional or decorative objects by hand, using a variety of methods and materials, additionally, setting specifications for them including dimensions and finishes.

The production process may require hand or power tools as well as other various machinery. Some examples include pliers, kilns, power saws, glass blowers, and various clay or modeling tools.

The areas of knowledge that are important for a Craft artist career have a strong focus on fine arts and design. A background in sales, marketing, and customer service is also very helpful especially for those that are self-employed. Depending on the tools used, a basic mechanical knowledge may also be required.

Likewise, certain skills are very important for these INFP careers, including the ability to be persuasive, and listen actively, giving your full attention to others.  Having arm-hand steadiness as well as having highly developed finger and manual dexterity can very important especially when working on fine details.

Due to the more tactile and creative nature of this career, craft artists generally only require a high school diploma, related on the job experience, in addition to a few months to a year of on-the-job training.

Below are some employment trends for Craft Artist:

  • Median wage: $14.94 hourly, $31,080 annually
  • Employment: 11,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2012-2022): Average (3% to 7%)
  • Projected job openings (2012-2022): 3,000

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Click on one of these corresponding popular INFP Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Income Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education: Audiovisual Specialist, Broadcast Technician, Craft Artist, Film or Video Editor, Fine Artist, Food Preparation Worker, Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners, Occupational Therapist, Proofreader or Copyeditor, Technical Writer.

 

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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)