Typical of an LII, I have what I would describe as sub-par conversational skills. I feel awkward starting conversation, struggle to keep conversation going even with close friends, and have been told a few times that I seem a bit "odd" as a first impression ("when I first met you I thought you were pretty weird...but then I realised it's a good kind of weird."). I fear that I'll never be able to talk to everyone anywhere, which for some reason I really wish I was able to do (role-Fi?).
At the same time, I think it would be cool to be a management consultant. To summarise, they go into failing companies and provide a third-party perspective on what the underlying problem is, researching a solution, and pitching their solution to them. They may then hang around to see the implementation of it. I like the exposure to lots of different industries- I think it will give me good versatility, contacts and ideas when I leave. The analysis and solution-crafting sounds intellectually stimulating too.
The issue is that as part of this job, I need to be good at talking to people. When an interviewer is screening candidates, they're always asking, "Is this someone I would want to spend an hour stuck in an airport with." And in many cases, the answer is probably no. ("Do you want a coffee? No...okay I'm just gonna sit here and read.")
I'm planning to try and improve...somehow (haven't thought that far ahead), but I'm kinda worried that as an LII I'm forever doomed to lack the people-ness to talk to others. Both Filatova:
and GulenkoUsually LII communicates from a large psychological distance and does not like excessive familiarity. People, with whom he feels close, are usually few and mostly his childhood friends. In this, the weakness of his ethical function also manifests itself.
Thus, as a child and as an adult, she fails to develop and maintain many friendships. In this the weakness of the ethical function manifests itself.
make it sound like be a bad socialiser is one of the many joys of being LII. So I'm not sure if I should give up on my dream, or believe and then achieveInsufficiently flexible in relations. Prefers to talk about what interests him and ignores extraneous details in conversation with a partner. If the topic is not interesting for him, tries to avoid having a conversation because he doesn't want to waste time.