April 21, 2011 7:13 AM Subscribe
INTP-friendly companies in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, or Madison? (à la Myers-Briggs)
posted by zeek321 to work & money (15 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I took a real Myers-Briggs test, and I am an INTP. I've never looked into the Myers-Briggs stuff because I thought it was bullshit. But the INTP description fits me precisely, terrifyingly well. So now I'm wondering--I hate working, but maybe I've worked in the wrong places.
Are you an INTP? (We're only 1-5% of the population.)
Is your experience at work somewhere between tolerable and awesome? Which company specifically do you work at in the above cities, and what do you do? (You can MeFi Mail me, of course.)
(If you're a job-loving INTP elsewhere, by all means let me know. Those are just cities that I know and like near family and friends.)
I have a reluctant, disenfranchised math, engineering, and software background, with a dash of neuroscience and biology. I've had a few years experience both in industry and academia. When I was in college, I taught all sorts of random stuff, hundreds of hours worth, to kids during the summers. I got mostly positive reviews from the kids and it was pretty fulfilling. I'm running a couple successful meetup groups right now, which are filled with diverse, challenging, crazy people, and I love it.
To paraphrase INTPs at work: novelty, analysis, creativity, process, complexity, unconventional solutions, calculated risk, independence, alone time, personal standards, flexible and unstructured environment, interaction with a small group of extremely competent individuals, personal growth and exposure to new people and ideas, developing ideas and plans and delegating implementation and follow-through to efficient people. Some famous supposed INTPs: Einstein, Darwin, Lincoln. (I know, I know. Be nice.)
*I'm plugging away at some entrepreneurial ideas, but I suspect the right career would be better for me than the entrepreneurial journey, in terms of cash flow, risk, free time, and freedom.