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Am I an INTP or a weird ENTP

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Hi guys,

I am new to personality cafe and have been trying to figure out my personality type. When I first took the test, five years ago, I came out as an INTP. After that first test I figured out how it worked and cannot take it reliably because I can answer to get whatever letters I want. There are several reasons for my doubt as to whether I am an INTP or an ENTP. First, I enjoy socializing and get a charge from it when I talk about ideas. No matter the group size if it has that content then I have fun. However, if it turns to small talk and short conversations are encouraged then I get drained very quickly and need to get out. At home I can get energized by playing chess online, reading, listening to music etc. But, after a certain point, I soon begin to get drained in those activities as well. I enjoy debating with people, but I often take a less adversarial position in it. I have the view that it should be for the benefit for both and serve to arrive at truth. In fact, I love playing devils advocate because it lets me think about various possibilities and lead me to making a decision on ideas that I have been mulling over in my solitude. I think this could partly be due to the fact that the test questions are not effective enough. It could also be that having 16 types is too arbitrary and even if 50 types are made it would still be too arbitrary. Not to mention the unnecessary complexity of adding more types and identifying the differences. So in the interest of pegging someone into a certain sandbox, would I be a weird ENTP or INTP?

Thanks for reading and I look forward to some thoughts on this.
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Hi guys,

However, if it turns to small talk and short conversations are encouraged then I get drained very quickly and need to get out.
Drained or bored?

I don't really get drained from that situation, just bored. If I can't seem to get control of the conversation (ie. I'm not the center of it) then I leave that group and search for someone more interesting to talk to. If that doesn't happen then I go home.

But 90% of th time when I'm not doing anything important and an opportunity to socialize arises then I take it. Even now, at this very moment, I'm getting ready to get out of the house. Keep in mind I drove 10 hours in the last 2 days and am dead tired, I still want to go out because I know when I hang out with my friends then I will get energized.
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