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So I have always tested as INTP and I'm pretty sure I am. I'm just in a skeptical mood and want to entertain other possibilities just in case I'm wrong. thanks.

I took the cognitive functions test and got this:

Te (Extroverted Thinking) (35%)
your valuation of / adherence to logic of external systems / hierarchies / methods

Ti (Introverted Thinking) (85%)
your valuation of / adherence to your own internally devised logic/rational

Ne (Extroverted Intuition) (85%)
your valuation of / tendency towards free association and creating with external stimuli

Ni (Introverted Intuition) (65%)
your valuation of / tendency towards internal/original free association and creativity

Se (Extroverted Sensing) (45%)
your valuation of / tendency to fully experience the world unfiltered, in the moment

Si (Introverted Sensing) (40%)
your valuation of / focus on internal sensations and reliving past moments

Fe (Extroverted Feeling) (15%)
your valuation of / adherence to external morals, ethics, traditions, customs, groups

Fi (Introverted Feeling) (95%)
your valuation of / adherence to the sanctity of your own feelings / ideals / sentiment

The highest was Fi but I think that Ti can seem a lot like Fi. I could be a Ti user just relating to Fi but actually through Ti? Could I be INFP? or something else? I am artistic but also logical. I struggle to find a career which involves both. So now I'm just doing art because I enjoy it and want to independent and I don't want to do something too boring or repetitive.

0. Is there anything that may affect the way you answer the questions? For example, a stressful time, mental illness, medications, special life circumstances? Other useful information includes sex, age, and current state of mind.
I have been a bit depressed lately but not too bad. I'm 26.

1. Click on this link: Flickr: Explore! Look at the random photo for about 30 seconds. Copy and paste it here, and write about your impression of it.
I chose this photo of a flower[email protected]/16747166214/in/explore-2015-05-04 I think the flower itself looks nice. I like the colour of the blossom. it looks really fragile because it looks see through. And then it has these menacing dark shadows on it to sort of contrast. The background and the photo in general are very dark and have a kind of scary mood to it and it's kind of horrible looking which I don't really like but technically I guess it's a good photo and it is striking and employs a good use of lighting to create mood and contrast I suppose... Also, background is out of focus and some is slightly lighter and blue and I can't tell what it is but there is something the background and my eye is still drawn to it because of the colour compared to the flower.

2. You are with a group of people in a car, heading to a different town to see your favourite band/artist/musician. Suddenly, the car breaks down for an unknown reason in the middle of nowhere. What are your initial thoughts? What are your outward reactions?

I would be thinking about what will happen. I would be feeling a bit anxious/concerned that we may not be able to contact anyone or have any signal on our phones. I might start thinking that it's like a movie and then thinking that it could be like a horror movie which would make me panic and feel scared. Maybe slight disappointment that we might miss the show. Maybe slight annoyance that we have to wait in one place and annoyance or anxiety about what we will happen like will we have to wait for ages and have no water or will we have to walk and deal with other people. On the surface I would look calm or a bit nervous and try to help the situation but only if needed

3. You somehow make it to the concert. The driver wants to go to the afterparty that was announced (and assure you they won't drink so they can drive back later). How do you feel about this party? What do you do?

Yeah sure. If I like the artist we saw perform and am in a good mood then yes should be good. but hopefully we will get in if it was a big concert but worth a try anyway.

4. On the drive back, your friends are talking. A friend makes a claim that clashes with your current beliefs. What is your inward reaction? What do you outwardly say?

Depends what it is. I might feel nervous that I have to express myself in front of more than one person and nervous to get my point across the best I can whilst not leading to conflict or being rude. I would probably try to say what I think but probably get somewhat flustered and forget to give all my reasons or something.

5. What would you do if you actually saw/experienced something that clashes with your previous beliefs, experiences, and habits?

I don't know, it depends on the situation. Run/walk away and/or cry. Try to stop it. if someone was being harmed etc. Report it. Say what I think. It really depends.

6. What are some of your most important values? How did you come about determining them? How can they change?

Act respectful to others and don't impose yourself. Treat animals well. If something is bad for you then just remove yourself from it and get it out of your life. Remain independent and true to your own beliefs and ideals. Know when to stand to up for yourself and when to not bother and let it go. It's from life experience and understanding more what works best for me and also just logic and common sense. I can't imagine those really changing.

7. a) What about your personality most distinguishes you from everyone else? b) If you could change one thing about you personality, what would it be? Why?

a) Probably just the way I see the world. I analyse it beyond what most people think is necessary and I don't just take things as they are. I have conviction in my own ideas and values independent of anyone else. I've been told that I'm aloof, dreamy, too in my own head, slow, too quiet, too reserved etc. b) I would change the fact that I procrastinate and don't get things done. Also they way I let things affect me too much and can't seem to get over things easily especially things involving regret.

8. How do you treat hunches or gut feelings? In what situations are they most often triggered?

I know when a place or a person is bad for me and to be avoided just by looking at it/them.

9. a) What activities energize you most? b) What activities drain you most? Why?

a) Watching a movie, reading a novel, listening to music, walking around in a non threatening environment looking at nature/architecture, being in nature. b) Being around most people.

10. What do you repress about your outward behavior or internal thought process when around others? Why?

How critical I am of things, certain jokes, thoughts or ideas which they might not understand or want to talk about. I don't usually say things if I don't think the other person will understand or appreciate what I'm saying. What would be the point?

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Yeah, I see the INTP. INFP and INTP are more similar than some give them credit for (esp. Keirsey, but even Myers was guilty of this). Both employ subjective analysis and prefer cherry-picking evidence (Si) and are strong at pattern-formation (Ne). The real difference is that INTPs try to make things similar and INFPs try to differentiate.

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Discussion Starter · #6 · (Edited)
Either this guy is a nervous wreck or an ISTJ. Way Way too much fear of the unknown.
I'm a girl :roll eyes: it says so under my username. I may have come across as nervous in my post (doesn't mean I'm a "wreck") but I don't see how I have "way way too much fear of the unknown" if I would have wanted to go to the party.

I definitely don't think i'm ISTJ (or ISTP even though you meant ISTJ).
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