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Just signed up and would like to introduce myself. My name is Katy, I am from Germany, but live in the Netherlands now.

After years of (mis)typing myself as an INFJ, it's time for me to find out which type I really am. Any thoughts are appreciated :).

On the official MBTI site I was typed as an ISTJ, but I am fairly certain I am more of an intuitive.

Two weeks ago I had a web session with a trained profiler. She typed me as an ENTJ (and probably type 3 enneagram), which sounded somewhat plausible, but I was too baffled to really arrive at the same conclusion.

In the meantime I digested a lot of ENTJ information and do admit a lot resonates. But from my point of view INTJ sounds a lot more plausible. I would consider myself to be more of an introvert. If needed I can act quite extrovert, my colleagues actually believe I am. A master coach questioned my introversion as well. She believes my introvert behaviour is learned and not my nature. But I still see myself primarily in the introvert corner. If I act as a social butterfly it comes with a high energy cost. I usually cannot react immediately in a conversion, but need time to digest and formulate a response. I can sit still and be inside my head for hours without getting bored.... When I explained this to the profiler, she said my extroverted thinking appears so strong that I am probably an ENTJ who just isn't extremely outgoing socially. As I appear to be very busy in my life, she thought my energy succeeded that of an INTJ. I admit this could be true, but it comes at a high cost for me (burnout, hospitalization, etc.).

When I look at the cognitive functions, I do believe extraverted thinking is either my dominant or auxiliary function. Though if introverted intuition were my primary cognitive function, I feel my extraverted thinking would logically be the one function the outside world would pick up on anyways.
My job requires quick decision making and quite a "red" leadership style which is not foreign to me. But in my private surroundings I take longer when making decisions and I like to ponder a lot more on it. For example when I bought my car it took me 6 months to make a decision, even though I had no more reliable car and the money sat in the bank.

Also when I study the ENTJ type I feel they are more direct than me. In my performance reviews I always get scolded for not being direct enough. I do lead a large group of people, but they perceive me as highly social and caring. According to my psychologist I am a HSP. But at the same time I am not terrific at reading people. I can empathize and put myself in their shoes extremely easy, but some social notions are lost on me...

I overendulge in sensory stimuly and after years of repressed feelings I feel it is one of my weaker functions. I have never considered feelings as a good thing, but as a teen I was always crying lots and I can get extremely emotional at times. Just do my best at hiding it from the world and hating myself for it.

So what is more likely, am I an ENTJ and just need to accept that fact or is it possible I am an INTJ? Or are there any other guesses? :)

Please let me know if I posted this in the wrong place.
 

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Hello Khaladriel!

Welcome to this forum ;)

German ISTP here, joined last year ^^. Mistyping oneself is nothing unusual, I had that too several times.. in the end we are individuals and should look beyond the stereotype description.

Here are many who want to be typed. We have a section for this:

http://personalitycafe.com/whats-my-personality-type/

There you can describe yourself, answer questions, etc.

If you have any open questions regarding this forum, just ask!
 

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Just signed up and would like to introduce myself. My name is Katy, I am from Germany, but live in the Netherlands now.

After years of (mis)typing myself as an INFJ, it's time for me to find out which type I really am. Any thoughts are appreciated :).

On the official MBTI site I was typed as an ISTJ, but I am fairly certain I am more of an intuitive.

Two weeks ago I had a web session with a trained profiler. She typed me as an ENTJ (and probably type 3 enneagram), which sounded somewhat plausible, but I was too baffled to really arrive at the same conclusion.

In the meantime I digested a lot of ENTJ information and do admit a lot resonates. But from my point of view INTJ sounds a lot more plausible. I would consider myself to be more of an introvert. If needed I can act quite extrovert, my colleagues actually believe I am. A master coach questioned my introversion as well. She believes my introvert behaviour is learned and not my nature. But I still see myself primarily in the introvert corner. If I act as a social butterfly it comes with a high energy cost. I usually cannot react immediately in a conversion, but need time to digest and formulate a response. I can sit still and be inside my head for hours without getting bored.... When I explained this to the profiler, she said my extroverted thinking appears so strong that I am probably an ENTJ who just isn't extremely outgoing socially. As I appear to be very busy in my life, she thought my energy succeeded that of an INTJ. I admit this could be true, but it comes at a high cost for me (burnout, hospitalization, etc.).

When I look at the cognitive functions, I do believe extraverted thinking is either my dominant or auxiliary function. Though if introverted intuition were my primary cognitive function, I feel my extraverted thinking would logically be the one function the outside world would pick up on anyways.
My job requires quick decision making and quite a "red" leadership style which is not foreign to me. But in my private surroundings I take longer when making decisions and I like to ponder a lot more on it. For example when I bought my car it took me 6 months to make a decision, even though I had no more reliable car and the money sat in the bank.

Also when I study the ENTJ type I feel they are more direct than me. In my performance reviews I always get scolded for not being direct enough. I do lead a large group of people, but they perceive me as highly social and caring. According to my psychologist I am a HSP. But at the same time I am not terrific at reading people. I can empathize and put myself in their shoes extremely easy, but some social notions are lost on me...

I overendulge in sensory stimuly and after years of repressed feelings I feel it is one of my weaker functions. I have never considered feelings as a good thing, but as a teen I was always crying lots and I can get extremely emotional at times. Just do my best at hiding it from the world and hating myself for it.

So what is more likely, am I an ENTJ and just need to accept that fact or is it possible I am an INTJ? Or are there any other guesses? :)

Please let me know if I posted this in the wrong place.
Hello, have you posted in the "What's my type?" subforum yet?
If you know you're an Ni type, determining the rest should not be too hard
I didn't even pick up on me being an Ni type until realizing I preferred Fe over Fi,
because Ni descriptions tend to be woefully bad.
 
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