I am lost, I am interested in being a positive influence to other people by making them laugh or helping them out with life problems. Need some suggestions.
Hello guys, after doing lots of self-exploring, I've decided to take my question to the green. I need some suggestions!
The description for an ENFP
personality is basically spot on for the kind of person I am. I tend to get easily enticed by the things that I'm interested in, and as soon as something new comes up, I drop the old one.
School / Skills
I am currently in my last year in university, I went from actuarial science to computing science to business to film to linguistics. I tend to plan a lot and the reason for these past shifts have been due to interest and also me having an internal conflict about whether or not I should be doing something for money or fun & etc. I chose linguistics because I found it easy and I seem to have a natural talent to picking out sounds and knowing how to properly articulate and pronounce certain sounds. (like telling my cousin-in-law where she placed her tongue wrong and where it should be placed when producing certain Chinese sounds).
In addition to the previous skill, I have also found that I have a good memory, especially visual memory. I can see a face on TV and say "hey, he/she looks like _____" and a lot of people tend to go "ohh ya!!!!" I also tend to memorize my notes visually much easier than knowing the concepts inside out.
I am also very good at improvising or making things that are completely irrelevant relate. This happens much more often in social gatherings when I make jokes and etc. Basically I can turn anything into a witty dirty joke.
I originally was planning to just settle and do a masters in speech pathology or audiology and get a decent pay and be on with my stable life, but i keep feeling like there's more. (Clearly I am not good with routine and mundane tasks) I want to do more. I get the biggest kind of satisfaction from helping people emotionally. I once started a music blog and stopped, and just one e-mail from a loyal reader who asked me how I was doing made my day. I love to make people laugh and I enjoy giving them advice.
Random: but ever since I was kid I always wanted to be a magician or have magical powers to impress/help people.
Please offer me some guidance/suggestions, I would REALLY appreciate it!
I've been thinking about possible careers such as:
- Something I've been really thinking about but have no idea where to start. I always thought it'd be so cool to come up with funny commercial sketches for companies or anything that requires some sort of humor or good writing. (For those who are in this field or know about it, what should I do and where should I start?)
- I love doing accents, and impersonating characters, but not too sure of where to start. (for those who are doing this or know about it, what should I do and where should I start?)
- I enjoy making people laugh, only problem is I think I might have stage fright, more or less fear of failure. I always thought it'd be cool to do some stand up or be a part of a talk show (especially those crazy Asian game shows) < for those who know more about this, where should I start and how do I start??>
? - Not as sure about this, most likely comedy actor?
- I love sharing music and I think I would really enjoy being some sort of influential figure or just talking w/ someone or others. (For those who know more about this, where should I start?)
Something to do with Film or Entertainment?
I was a hardcore gamer and realized I want to devote more time to something else now. On my spare time, I tend to think about comedy sketches in my head or melodies I might want to produce. (I play guitar as some sort of spiritual/emotional release)
I am lost, I am interested in being a positive influence to other people by making them laugh or helping them out with life problems. I had been concerned a lot about the financial aspects of things but now have been slowly crawling out of that mindset and want to pursue something that's fulfilling like traveling and doing a career related to the entertainment industry or some sort. I need some suggestions and greatly appreciate it.
Thank you so much for reading and I look forward to reading what you guys have to say!