MBTI® Test INFP Fine Artists

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

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According to Hammer (1996), Introverted-Intuitive-Feeling-Perceiving (INFP) Myers-Briggs Test Personality Types excel in careers that reward their natural artistic talent and passionate drive to provide services to others. These, among other factors, result in MBTI test INFP’s often doing well in careers such as fine artists, sculptors, illustrators, or painters.

Fine artists use various materials, such as pen and ink, watercolors, oil, or even computer software to create visual artwork. They may do this in conjunction with clients, who may be editors, writers, directors, or private citizens, or do it independently. They integrate visual and perceptual elements to create specific ideas, emotions, or moods. They may also need to render sketches, models, or other reference materials and work from them to produce the final product. This process has a variety of different components, starting from brainstorming or sketching ideas, conferring with clients or patrons, and proposing ideas. Actually producing the worked may also involve cutting, laminating, fastening, or applying a variety of different materials to produce the artwork. Finally, fine artists must display or disseminate their work to the world.

The tools of the art trade may differ depending on the specific media employed. However, in general they will find useful anatomical models or human models, camera equipment (including lenses, lighting equipment, tripods, etc.), clay or modeling tools (including thumbs, cutters, rollers, kilns, etc.), as well as chisels. They may also use a variety of brushes, paints, and other mixed media. Those artists who work in digital art may also use graphics or photo imaging software, like adobe illustrator or Photoshop, as well as web page creation software like Facebook or Adobe Dreamweaver. The particulars will vary from artist to artist, but there are a few staples, like a solid word processor, email, and accounting software, that every artist must be able to use proficiently.

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Artists need to have mastered design and production skills, but also need to have well-developed interpersonal and customer service skills, as well as proficiency in the English language in order to effectively communicate with their customers and clients, receive feedback on their products, and ensure that they are meeting their patrons’ needs. Most artists develop these skills with a combination of school and vocational experience. Only about 20% of artists hold a bachelor’s degree, but many more hold a high school diploma. Only 20% do not have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Below are some employment trends for Fine Artists:

  • Median wage: $24.30 hourly, $50,550 annually
  • Employment: 28,600 employees
  • Projected growth (2018-2028): Little or no change (-1% to 1%)
  • Projected job openings (2018-2028): 3,100

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INFP Careers

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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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)