Type development allows us to use our natural abilities, make wiser decisions, and prevent our innate weaknesses from sabotaging us. Once you understand type, you will see that changes don’t happen — you will understand why certain activities no longer interest you like they used to.

In the early years (0 to 6 years) of a child, it is hard to conclusively identify the type preferences because the child doesn’t have language skills to accurately describe their mental processes.

From age six, the dominant function of a child becomes apparent and the behavior patterns get clearer. For instance, a dominant feeler may show empathy and concern for people suffering a tragedy or in trouble. When parents encourage the dominant function, the child will grow into a confident, competent adult.

From the age of twelve, we start to use our auxiliary function, which balances the dominant function. We get better at gathering information and making decisions. Our personality type becomes distinct at the age of about twenty-five.

Our third function starts to develop after the age of twenty-five. For most people, this process only starts when they are around forty years old or after — coinciding with a mid-life crisis. At this stage, we will have become proficient at using our dominant and auxiliary functions.

After the age of fifty, we begin to use our fourth function excellently. It requires concentration to make good use of it.

Therefore, you can find a career that you love by understanding these four things: your innate temperament, your functions’ hierarchy, the introversion or extraversion of your functions, and your position in your type development.

You can only be successful by combining your personality type-related qualities with your dream career path. There are infinite numbers of careers for people of all types but that won’t guarantee you success if you don’t consider your type weakness and strengths as well as your values and interests.

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