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1) What aspect of your personality made you unsure of your type?
The Sensing and Intuition functions have got me confused. I'm reasonably sure I am Ti dominant, but I am not sure where I am regarding Se-Ni, or Ne-Si.

2) What do you yearn for in life? Why?
Knowledge, adventure, and novelty. I am extremely curious and I cannot stand the feeling that my mind is stagnant. I want to travel, and experience everything I can. The thought of being stuck in one place for my whole life tends to trigger a depressive state in me, if I dwell on it.

3) Think about a time where you felt like you were at your finest. Tell us what made you feel that way.
It's hard to think of a specific instance, but I have usually taken the most pride in my academic achievements. Also; finishing something I've been working on leisurely makes me feel extremely accomplished because it's something I rarely do.

4) What makes you feel inferior?
When someone is better than me at something I pride myself on. I actually quite like when this happens, though, because it motivates me to improve much more than I would otherwise.

5) What tends to weigh on your decisions? (Do you think about people, pro-cons, how you feel about it, etc.)
It's usually a pros/cons process. I tend to weigh my decisions based on what I expect the outcome of each choice to be, combined with which process of getting to a result is most favorable.

6) When working on a project what is normally your emphasis? Do you like to have control of the outcome?
It depends on the type of project. If it's a project I've been assigned to do, my emphasis is on getting the job done, and doing it well.
If it's something I've started of my own accord, my main objective is enjoying the process of making it and doing everything I can to improve it whether I get it done or not.
I definitely like having control of the outcome.

7) Describe us a time where you had a lot of fun. How is your memory of it?
It may sound odd, but the best example I can think of at the moment is getting lost. Something about having no idea where I was was just so... exciting. And I had fun finding my way back to where I was supposed to go. I love problem solving more than anything, I think, and mystery. When faced with an unknown such as my own location I get the greatest joy from working it out.

8) When you want to learn something new, what feels more natural for you? (Are you more prone to be hands on, to theorize, to memorize, etc)
I don't know that I have any particular method - it usually depends on the subject matter. I usually go through a sort of process.
- Go over what I already know about the subject.
- Theorise about it.
- (if applicable) Test my theory/take the hands on approach.
- Look it up, take in the subject matter (memorisation).

I am better at remembering something
1. If I see it written down/I write it down myself.
2. If it is sung. (something about the melody sticks in my mind better)
3. If I can relate it to something else.

9) How organized do you to think of yourself as?
Anyone coming into my living space would see a disastrous mess, but I know exactly where everything is and I get annoyed when people try to put my things away, because I can't find them then.
There are specific things I organise extremely well, though - namely books, CDs, and DVDs. They are all on shelves in chronological and/or alphabetical order, and by subject.

10) How do you judge new ideas? You try to understand the principles behind it to see if they make sense or do you look for information that supports it?
My first instinct is usually to look for information that supports it.

11) You find harmony by making sure everyone is doing fine and belonging to a given group or by making sure that you follow what you believe and being yourself?
I am not very group-oriented at all. Usually, being myself comes first.

12) Are you the kind that thinks before speaking or do you speak before thinking? Do you prefer one-on-one communication or group discussions?
I definitely think before speaking, so much so that I occasionally cannot come up with a response untili it is too late. I prefer one-one one discussions or a small group (>4people)

13) Do you jump into action right away or do you like to know where are you jumping before leaping? Does action speaks more than words?
I do a little of both.

14) It's Saturday. You're at home, and your favorite show is about to start. Your friends call you for a night out. What will you do?
I would find a way to do both. Either watch the show and then meet my friends somewhere, or go out and find a way to watch the show later.

15) How do you act when you're stressed out?
On the rare occasions when I become stressed, it usually either motivates me to work faster or causes me to completely break down and isolate myself, becoming extremely irritable.

16) What makes you dislike the personalities of some people?
-People who are stuck on one worldview and will not consider new ideas.
-Extremely submissive people who let others walk all over them.

17) Is there anything you really like talking about with other people?
Ideas - whether focused on theories, or something to do, I love ideas.
Particular subjects of interests are literature, writing/language, psychology, science/mathematics (with particular people), my observations and analyses.
I don't tend to be focused on the present when I speak.

18) What kind of things do pay the least attention to in your life?
-Socialising/other people - I tend to view strangers as "experiments" rather than "potential friends" for lack of a better description. And once I get bored of observing them I pay them little to no attention at all. This is why I rarely make new friends.
-Ordinary events/routine - for any routine activity I will go on autopilot. I often have trouble remembering what I ate that day or whether I brushed my teeth yet, for example. This can become rather annoying.

19) How do your friends perceive you? What is wrong about their perception? ? What would your friends never say about your personality ?
My friends percieve me as "the girl who knows everything." Obviously I do not know everything, but I do store an immense amount of seemingly random knowledge due to my curiosity/the fact that I read a lot.
They also probably perceive me as more extroverted than I am.
I don't think they'd ever call me 'sensitive' or 'ignorant.'

20) You got a whole day to do whatever you like. What kind of activities do you feel like doing?
(Assuming money is no obstacle) I would buy a plane ticket to some country I've never been to and explore to my heart's content, unguided and alone, doing the best I can to immerse myself in the language and the culture and making an adventure out of the experience.
I might find a big, well-stocked library and spend some time there, making my way through its collection. There is little I love more than books.
I would finish the day in my room, practising piano and/or violin, or perhaps just listening to a lovely classical piece and really taking in the music.

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First off all, let's clear up the confusion on S vs N :)

Let's go text book for a bit by quoting Isabel Briggs Myers in 'Gifts Differing' :

S: Face life observantly, craving enjoyment.
N: Face life expectantly, craving inspiration.

S: Admit to consciousness sense impression and are intensely aware of the external environment; they are observant at the expense of imagination.
N: Admit fully to consciousness only the sense impressions related to the current inspiration; they are imaginative at the expense of observation.

S: Are by nature pleasure lovers and consumers; loving life as it is and having a great capacity for enjoyment, they are in general contended.
N: Are by nature initiators, inventors and promoters; having no taste for life as it is, and small capacity for living in and enjoying the present, they are generally restless.

S: Desiring chiefly to possess and enjoy, and being very observant they are imitative, wanting to have what other people have and to do what other people do, and are very dependent upon their physical surroundings.
N: Desiring chiefly opportunities and possibilities, and being very imaginative, they are inventive and original, quite indifferent to do what other people have and do, and are very independent of their physical surroundings.

S: Dislike intensely any and every occupation which requires the suppression of sensing, and are most reluctant to sacrifice present enjoyment to future gain or good.
N: Dislike intensely any and every occupation which necessities sustained concentration on sensing, and are willing to sacrifice the present to a large extent since they neither live in it nor particularly enjoy it.

S: Prefer the art of living in the present to the satisfaction of enterprise and achievement.
N: Prefer the joy of enterprise and achievement and pay little or no attention to the art of living in the present.

S: Contribute to the public welfare by their support of every form of enjoyment, recreation and every variety of comfort, luxury, and beauty.
N: Contribute to public welfare by their inventiveness, initiative, enterprise, and powers of inspired leadership in every direction of human interest.

S: Are always in danger of being frivolous, unless balance is attained through development of a judging process.
N: Are always in danger of being fickle, changeable, and lacking in persistence, unless balance is attained through development of a judging process.

INTP primarily uses - Ti (dominant position), Ne (auxiliary position) , Si (tertiary position), Fe (inferior position)
ISTP primarily uses - Ti (dominant position), Se (auxiliary position), Ni (tertiary position), Fe (inferior position)

Dominant cognitive process develops through childhood while being the most trusted and used process.
Auxiliary cognitive process is used in how we support to others and ourselves.
Tertiary cognitive process is our relief process which comes in forms of how we energize and recharge ourselves.
Inferior cognitive process is usually developed during midlife or after -it is usually perpetrated first through our fears and 'shoulds' in life. Once we have a regular handle on carrying through those tasks, we become more developed.
The last four cognitive processes, as you know are our shadow, which we will not get into right now.

As defined by -

INTP would use:
Ne - Extraverted iNtuiting involves noticing hidden meanings and interpreting them, often entertaining a wealth of possible interpretations from just one idea or interpreting what someone's behavior really means. It also involves seeing things "as if," with various possible representations of reality. Using this process, we can juggle many different ideas, thoughts, beliefs, and meanings in our mind at once with the possibility that they are all true. This is like weaving themes and threads together. We don't know the weave until a thought thread appears or is drawn out in the interaction of thoughts, often brought in from other contexts.

Thus a strategy or concept often emerges from the here-and-now interactions, not appearing as a whole beforehand. Using this process we can really appreciate brainstorming and trust what emerges, enjoying imaginative play with scenarios and combining possibilities, using a kind of cross-contextual thinking. Extraverted iNtuiting also can involve catalyzing people and extemporaneously shaping situations, spreading an atmosphere of change through emergent leadership.

Si - Introverted Sensing often involves storing data and information, then comparing and contrasting the current situation with similar ones. The immediate experience or words are instantly linked with the prior experiences, and we register a similarity or a difference—for example, noticing that some food doesn't taste the same or is saltier than it usually is. Introverted Sensing is also operating when we see someone who reminds us of someone else.

Sometimes a feeling associated with the recalled image comes into our awareness along with the information itself. Then the image can be so strong, our body responds as if reliving the experience. The process also involves reviewing the past to draw on the lessons of history, hindsight, and experience. With introverted Sensing, there is often great attention to detail and getting a clear picture of goals and objectives and what is to happen. There can be a oneness with ageless customs that help sustain civilization and culture and protect what is known and long-lasting, even while what is reliable changes.


ISTP would use:

Se - Extraverted Sensing occurs when we become aware of what is in the physical world in rich detail. We may be drawn to act on what we experience to get an immediate result. We notice relevant facts and occurrences in a sea of data and experiences, learning all the facts we can about the immediate context or area of focus and what goes on in that context. An active seeking of more and more input to get the whole picture may occur until all sources of input have been exhausted or something else captures our attention.

Extraverted Sensing is operating when we freely follow exciting physical impulses or instincts as they come up and enjoy the thrill of action in the present moment. A oneness with the physical world and a total absorption may exist as we move, touch, and sense what is around us. The process involves instantly reading cues to see how far we can go in a situation and still get the impact we want or respond to the situation with presence.

Ni - Introverted iNtuiting involves synthesizing the seemingly paradoxical or contradictory, which takes understanding to a new level. Using this process, we can have moments when completely new, unimagined realizations come to us. A disengagement from interactions in the room occurs, followed by a sudden "Aha!" or "That's it!" The sense of the future and the realizations that come from introverted iNtuiting have a sureness and an imperative quality that seem to demand action and help us stay focused on fulfilling our vision or dream of how things will be in the future.

Using this process, we might rely on a focal device or symbolic action to predict, enlighten, or transform. We could find ourselves laying out how the future will unfold based on unseen trends and telling signs. This process can involve working out complex concepts or systems of thinking or conceiving of symbolic or novel ways to understand things that are universal. It can lead to creating transcendent experiences or solutions.
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