MBTI® Test ENFP Psychiatrist

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Investigative, Social, Artistic (ISA) (GOT)

It is not hard to appreciate the different and unique individualities that we each bring to the table, but in order to fully comprehend what we have to offer and where we will best be suited in life it is imperative that we study our personality types. The individualities of specific Myers-Briggs Types generally run parallel with specific careers. Some of the most popular ENFP careers can include psychiatrists, who are, for example, individuals who are extremely curious about others, engrossed in determining the greater significance in people and ideas. This is the essence of the Extroverted Intuition with Introverted Feeling (ENFP) Myers-Briggs Types (Myers, CPP. 1998).

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Individuals that pursue  positions as psychiatrists will fulfill a variety of tasks at private practices, hospitals, or even prisons. A core role is the prescription and administration of psychotherapeutic treatments and/or medications in order to treat mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders. They develop individualized care plans based on their analysis and evaluation of patient test findings to diagnose the nature and/or extent of mental disorders. In addition, they also gather and maintain patient information and records that include social and medical information. In order to optimize treatment, they will also collaborate with other psychologists, physicians, social workers, and nurses.

Psychiatrists utilize both medical and technical tools. Medical tools may include manual and/or electronic blood pressure units as well as medical stethoscopes. In order to stay organized they are likely to utilize personal digital assistants (PDA’s), personal computers, along with medical, word processing, photo imaging and spreadsheet software.

The field of Psychiatry requires a vast amount of knowledge including extensive knowledge of therapy and counseling principles and procedural methods to diagnose treat and rehabilitate mental dysfunctions. An extensive knowledge of biology and medicine is also required for a practicing Psychiatrist.

Likewise, certain skills are very important for this ENFP Career, including the ability to listen actively, use scientific rules and methods to solve problems, convey information to others effectively, and the ability to think critically using logic and reasoning while remaining sympathetic to patient’s situations.

Individuals entering this career path need to have a high stress tolerance while being sensitive to others needs and feelings while maintaining their integrity and dependability.  This field tends to attract individuals that seek achievement, recognition, and independence in their line of work.

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Pursuing the Psychiatrist career path has extensive educational requirements that include a Doctoral degree along with additional post-doctoral training and on-the-job experience. As you can tell there is a significant amount of preparation involved before you can be proficient in this career.

Below are employment trends for Psychiatrists:

  • Median wage: $100.00+ hourly, $208,000 annually
  • Employment: 28,600 employees
  • Projected growth (2018-2028): Much faster than average (11% or higher)
  • Projected job openings (2018-2028): 1,400

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ENFP Careers

Click on one of these corresponding popular ENFP Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Income Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education: BartenderCounseling PsychologistDirector of Religious Activities or EducationFitness Trainer or Aerobics InstructorHairdresser, Hairstylist, or CosmetologistPsychiatristPublic Relations SpecialistRecreation WorkerRehabilitation Counselor, and Reporter or Correspondent.

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1. Introduction to Type (Isabel Briggs Myers, 1998, CPP Inc.)

2. Introduction to Type and Careers (Allen L. Hammer, 2007, CPP Inc.)

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

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

5. Summary Report for: 29-1066.00 – Psychiatrists. (2012). Retrieved August 8, 2014, from http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-1066.00