MBTI® Test INTP Librarian

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Conventional, Social, Enterprising (CSE) (GOT)

Your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI test) personality type can guide you to a career in a field that matches well with your inherent attributes and qualities. For example, Introverted-Intuitive-Thinking-Perceiving Myers-Briggs test (INTP) types often find themselves happy and productive as a librarian, due to their constant desire to learn and knowledge-seeking tendencies.

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Depending on the scale of the library, librarians often spend their days completing services for the members of a library, including finding, cataloguing, and conserving the library’s resources. They also work to keep the reference portion of the library fairly up to date. Librarians can work in a variety of institutions, from schools and other educational institutions, to museums, non-profit organizations, healthcare and government agencies, or public libraries. Usually, librarians respond and fulfill requests from others to locate or obtain a specific tome, document, or reference, and then help their patrons understand and/or use that information correctly. They are also responsible for making sure that visitors of their library know how to correctly use search systems, computer databases, and other protocols of the library. Librarians must stay up-to-date in the book and educational world, often reading various reviews or descriptions in order to assess which new books to provide at their library. They also set up specific programs for a variety of groups, such as reading to children.

Librarians use many different kinds of tools and technologies to help them provide all of the resources available in libraries. These may include barcode readers, film projectors, many kinds of computers, cash registers, and book binding and labeling material. In terms of software, in addition to standard e-mail, word processing, and spreadsheet software, librarians also use database user interface software, graphics software for creating informational flyers, information retrieval search engines like LexisNexis, and even video editing and website creation software. Different libraries operate in different ways, for instance, a local public library is very different from the main library at a large research university, but these general categories of materials remain relatively consistent.

The skills required to excel at this profession can vary from an exceptional knowledge of the English language and excellent reading comprehension, to educational/teaching skills and the ability to respond effectively to customer service concerns. Furthermore, librarians must have proficient writing skills and the ability to communicate efficiently and thoroughly with their patrons. Many institutions require their librarians to have a Master’s degree in order to run their reference section, although occasionally only a Bachelor’s degree is needed.

Below are some employment trends for Librarians:

  • Median wage: $26.78 hourly, $55,690 annually
  • Employment: 148,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2012-2022): Slower than average (3%-7%)
  • Projected job openings (2012-2022): 44,400

Visit Our Strong Interest Inventory® Resource Page to Learn About the CSE GOT

Visit Our MBTI® About Page and Our INTP Personality Type Page for Detailed Information on the INTP Personality Type

INTP Careers

Click on one of these corresponding popular INTP Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Income Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education: Actuary/Risk Professional, Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators, Architectural Drafters, Archivists, Art Directors, Food Science Technician, Geographer, Geoscientist, Librarian, Network and Computer Systems Administrators

 

  • MBTI® Career Report

    $52.95 Read more

    Find your best occupational match with this easy-to-read Myers-Briggs® test graphic report

    Choosing a career path can be difficult. The revised MBTI® Career Report helps point the way by showing you how your type affects your career exploration and discusses the benefits of choosing a job that is a good fit for your type. By taking the Myers-Briggs test  you also explore preferred work tasks and work environments—as well as most popular and least popular occupations—for any type and receive strategies for improving job satisfaction. This completely updated report includes expanded coverage of popular fields such as business, health care, computer technology, and high-level executive and management occupations. It is based on four-letter type results and can be generated using your reported type or verified type.

    Download sample MBTI® Career Report

 

Explore Our INTP Blog Pages

Explore additional information that delves deeper into the INTP Personality Type by examining various personality and career based subjects:

Click on a link below to read more about different MBTI Personality Types

ISTJ ISFJ INFJ INTJ ESTP ESFP ENFP ENTP
ISTP ISFP INFP INTP ESTJ ESFJ ENFJ ENTJ

 

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)