Why we often mistype: What we value vs What comes naturally

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    ISFP - The Artists

    Why we often mistype: What we value vs What comes naturally

    So, after receiving INTP twice and ISTP once on this test, I've come to realize with much more certainty that the reason so many people, and even I, mistype so often is because we believe that what we hold in high regard is the same as what simply comes naturally to us, whether we like it or not.

    Get ready for some anecdotes, mmkay.

    I wholeheartedly value logic. I just do. I don't like it when people are overly sensitive around me and are insanely irrational without giving regard to anything but how they subjectively feel about whatever matter is at hand. But in contrast to this, I can easily be a shoulder for people (almost always good friends/people I care about) to cry on. I'm a good ear. I think I give good advice, and I genuinely enjoy helping people through their problems if I have a solution.

    I also thoroughly enjoy theories and abstract concepts. *yawn* Yeah, so many people say this in hopes of this being the starting point of realizing they're an Intuitive. But wait! Let me elaborate. I don't just enjoy them. I could discuss them for hours on end. Oh my god? Sensors don't do that! They like things that are practical. They're hands on! I mean, yeah. Okay. I am both of those things, but holy shit do I like the abstract and the what ifs.

    And apparently, these are not typical SF qualities. Oops. Excuse me as I get crushed against the waves of stereotypes. *woosh*

    I'm not saying I'm 100% ISFP. I'm not 100% about anything in life except that I definitely have a vagina, or I'm in some serious trouble. But honestly, that's about it. Jokes aside, everything is uncertain and even these maybepsuedosciences that tell us what we are or aren't, what we can be or can't be.

    I could definitely be something other than an ISFP, but it's what I relate to the best. Do I like relating best to the descriptions of ISFP? Meh, it's alright I guess. But realistically speaking, the things I value and hold in high regard are not = to the things I naturally find myself latching on to or what I find myself doing. I'm naturally very thoughtful of how something affects other people. And I will base some decisions off of that. But I also weigh this out with what's right and wrong, and what's fair. Basically anything that does not correlate with my own subjective values and morals, I still consider even if this doesn't come naturally. It's called growth.

    This is definitely a big problem within the N/S axis. S types want to be N types because the latter are considered wholly intuitive, where as the former are not. F types want to be T types because the latter are considered brighter and less sensitive, able to control their feelings and not have them get in the way. On the other side of that, the former are considered to be cry babies, and can't think objectively. S types are overly practical and can't think outside of the box. Or N types have their heads in the clouds.

    All of these stereotypes give me a headache.

    Thoughts?



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    I cant decorate for shit xD, nor I am really sentimental about things. I do not have anything in my room that remind me of my past. not that I had a bad past, just I do not care LOL. xD

    I understand what you are saying. some stuff we do are learnt behaviours.we have to consider both nurture and nature when it comes to determine how someone will behave in a certain situation.

    also the test result are subjective to change. things thats happening in your life at the moment can easily influence how you answer those questions.
    Last edited by General Lee Awesome; 02-25-2015 at 09:02 PM.

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    ISFP - The Artists

    Quote Originally Posted by johnson.han.3 View Post
    I cant decorate for shit xD, nor I am really sentimental about things. I do not have anything in my room that remind me of my past. not that I had a bad past, just I do not care LOL. xD

    I understand what you are saying. some stuff we do are learnt behaviours.we have to consider both nurture and nature when it comes to determine how someone will behave in a certain situation.

    also the test result are subjective to change. things thats happening in your life at the moment can easily influence how you answer those questions.
    It definitely comes to surface more with tests, but also in self typing. I did a lot of soul searching to realize that Fi does not necessarily lack what manifests from Ti. All of the functions have their specific, unique qualities but can bleed together sometimes depending on which ones are the topic of discussion. Ji functions for example can sort of mimic eachother, where as Si and Ni are really hard to confuse.

    Like I was saying, though. It isn't just with the tests that we confuse functions or behaviors with what we want to see in ourselves, or what we value vs what naturally comes to us regardless of what we truly prefer.

    But then the topic of growth comes into play. How much growth can one person experience and can it ultimately change someone's type? Are we always, consistently the same type? Do we always relate to certain functions, or do we ever really know what it is we relate to? Myers Briggs types aren't hard science, so delving too deep usually leads to just confusing, back and forth BS, but it's fun to look into, I suppose. Sometimes enlightening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perpetuallyreticent View Post
    It definitely comes to surface more with tests, but also in self typing. I did a lot of soul searching to realize that Fi does not necessarily lack what manifests from Ti. All of the functions have their specific, unique qualities but can bleed together sometimes depending on which ones are the topic of discussion. Ji functions for example can sort of mimic eachother, where as Si and Ni are really hard to confuse.

    Like I was saying, though. It isn't just with the tests that we confuse functions or behaviors with what we want to see in ourselves, or what we value vs what naturally comes to us regardless of what we truly prefer.

    But then the topic of growth comes into play. How much growth can one person experience and can it ultimately change someone's type? Are we always, consistently the same type? Do we always relate to certain functions, or do we ever really know what it is we relate to? Myers Briggs types aren't hard science, so delving too deep usually leads to just confusing, back and forth BS, but it's fun to look into, I suppose. Sometimes enlightening.
    we will be the same type. people's instinct do not change, but they can modify their behaviours if they think its important for them to do so.


 

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