I'm new to the site. I've read several articles before and thought about contributing a few times but never bothered to sign up until I got massively frustrated by this issue I'm having.
Essentially, whenever I'm typed by any MBTI test (I've taken several), every one of my traits has ridiculously low preference margins. I consistently type as INTJ-T and that never wavers, but out of curiosity, I've taken it with influence of friends and / or family after having the issue and the margins for preference are always the same.
For some clarity, I get roughly:
57% I | 58% N | 65% T | 63% J | 56% T
I would sort of just own the fact that I'm an INTJ with low preference for traits, but I'd say I'm fairly regularly an INTJ and switch wildly on a regular basis between types. In social situations I either pull back and observe or perfectly own the ESFP type and entertain, perform, and connect. I also often switch from N to S when I feel a situation calls for it, and strongly identify with many aspects of the ISTJ personality. I'll adopt mannerisms of the ENTJ if I feel that's necessary as well. One thing I'd say that I take comfort in not lapsing in is just in general the feeling trait. I have a high capacity for strong empathy, but only if I feel it's deserved. I literally cannot stand when people are just babies about things.
Anyhow, I could ramble on about random details, but that frankly wouldn't do a whole lot of good unless I can be specific enough to answer a pointed question.
Does anyone else have this issue? I had someone tell me it must stem from a lack of confidence in who I am, but I feel incredibly confident, sometimes a little too much so. I will admit though that I have no problem adopting an entirely different persona at any given time - it's not a fake thing, either. If I feel like a situation calls for it, I'll just adopt the traits that seem most appropriate at any given time, and I don't believe that a cut and dry approach works. I guess I'm fairly "INTJ"-ish when there's no need to be anything else? I had a friend of mine tell me that I was "divergent" from the test, but that just sounds a little dumb.
What are anyone's thoughts on this, and has anyone else dealt with it?