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I'm not here for someone to guess my type. Rather, I want to hear some feedback from people who have confidently and knowledgeably decided a type for themselves.

I'm new to personality types; the first time I ever even took a MBTI test was about 3-4 months ago. When I first took it I scored as an INTP, which caused a huge "WTF" moment because I do NOT identify with INTP (for the most part - to be honest I think I can relate to all of the types a little bit). So I took a few different tests (pretty much all of the free ones I was able to find on Google) and I was almost consistently receiving INTP (sometimes INTJ). After that, I pretty much gave up on using these online tests as a tool in deciphering what my type could be. I started reading more thoroughly about the descriptions of types and their corresponding functions... but like I mentioned previously, I felt that I could relate to all of the types in some way. (Has anyone else ever felt this way?) I would think that this is a relatively normal thing to feel... we ALL use all of the cognitive functions, just in different levels. And it is no secret that expectations can influence experience.

So how the fuck am I supposed to determine what my type is?

I began turning to forums and discussion boards like these. Reading and listening to other people's experiences concerning their types was a HUGE help in deciding mine (or at least giving me some direction). INFJ is the type I can identify with the most, ESPECIALLY the Ni and Fe functions. I was also able to relate to so many INFJ's experiences. So I say, tentatively, that I am an INFJ.

But how can one really be so sure? I feel like we are constantly changing and evolving, learning when and how to use our cognitive functions, building upon our weaker ones and taming our stronger.... how are we supposed to determine what our type is and use it beneficially in our lives? Is it more transient than we think? WHAT??????

Evidently, this has become a [slightly] frustrating obsession of mine (mostly because it is the summertime and I am growing impatient of this responsibility-free lifestyle) and I was just wondering if anyone could relate to these thoughts/have some words of wisdom/etc.

Thanks and love.
 

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I'll talk about how I typed myself.

For one, I have a very good memory. As a kid, I'd spent time memorizing train models and looking at factual books about machines and so on. It's particular things like knowing which way is right and which way if left by looking at a particular intersection at the end of my elementary school's driveway. When I think right, I think of turning right in that fork. When I think left, I still think the left turn in that fork which was the way you weren't supposed to go. I remember now as I write this that the sign said Right Turn Only because I remember there being a big O on that sign.

I also used to read Garfield comics and Garfield only! I didn't want to read anything else. I wanted to collect all of the Garfield comic books. There's something satisfying about having a complete set of things...

Did I mention I liked trains when I was little, I'd watch for railroads and railroad crossings every time I drove by one with my family. I had personal favorite objects I'd look out for. I could always find something in particular that I really enjoyed doing when there are a lot of different possibilities offered and sticking with that particular for a long time. Again, I have particular favorite things to do and interests that I have a keen eye looking out for.

As for my secondary function, Fe, in other words, how I found that I preferred feeling, I like to think of it as the people pleaser. I like to talk to people and do things in front of people for the sole purpose of connecting to them, relating and pleasing them. I want to know that I am being heard and that people appreciate what I tell them and so on. It may be underdeveloped because I don't exactly consider other people all the time and often attempts to connect just don't work out and I feel bad later, but I still want to do it.
 
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