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When I first took personality tests (though I know they're not accurate) I got INFJ. After reading about it I saw that I use def Fi not Fe so I know I'm not INFJ. Then I thought I'm maybe ENFP or INFP, actually I was almost close to realizing INFP is my type, but after reading about Ni and Ne I definitely related a lot more to Ni. So I can't be either of those. When I took the Keys2Cognition test I got INTJ with well developed Fi. Is it possible I could be an INTJ with well developed Fi? Eh..the problem with that is that I think my Fi may be a little more developed than my Te but I know that the Te is somewhat strong too, according to the Keys2Cognitions results. Also there's those stereotypes about INTJ that don't seem like me- that super socially awkward scientist stereotype- now I know those are just stereotypes and nothing more and of course there are a lot of different kinds of people within each type but I just wanted to realize my type and have that moment of "oh wow! this definitely fits" which I haven't had yet. I would say I'm an ambivert/ outgoing introvert. I'm not a strong introvert- I usually get like 65% introversion 35% extraversion. Or like 60/40. Not a super strong introvert but more on that side.
 

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If you have difficulty, watch all this guy's videos on your suspected types, and it will help you come to an answer. They are spot on. Watch the originals and "revisited" both.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmDcT_Pujk8vOcxk_IcnxtQ


My take on MBTI though is a bit different to the standard. I think we simply all types, and our MBTi is simply a systematisation of our strongest functions and hence what we make the most use of/find easier to make use of, but not that we do not use the other functions. There may be exceptions I am sure, based upon upbringing and perhaps even training that one can make their naturally weaker functions stronger.

I do not see MBTI types as "different animals" as it were. I think we are all essentially the same, just we have strengths and weaknesses in a functionally/cognitive manner, just like in every other area, to which we have given categorisations (of which have really nothing to do with the false stereotypes that people apply to MBTI). "Personality test" is a misleading term.


I'd say introversion and extroversion are the only things in concrete. They are also often misunderstood. It does not mean shy vs outgoing at all. Or social vs antisocial. It refers to energy. Does interacting with others drain you? Do you have to recover afterward? Despite loving socialising (and even perhaps being loud?) You are an introvert. Do you get energy from interacting, even though you enjoy, or even prefer alone time? That means you are extroverted).
 
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I think it's possible to be an Intj with well developed Fi, since Intj's judging functions are close together in the stack. That being said, have you considered Isfp? Isfps also have Fi, Ni, and Te; if you are in your twenties and developing your tertiary function, that might be the reason why you identify with dom-Ni. Ni is always paired with Se, so knowing if it's high in the stack (Isfp) or inferior (Intj) would be helpful. Are you generally aware of your surroundings, good at responding to things in the moment, easily noticing temperature changes/fabric textures/body language of other people (strong Se), or do you frequently tune out your surroundings, stumble into things, either forget to eat/sleep/excersize or over overindulge in sensations (inferior Se)?
 

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I think it's possible to be an Intj with well developed Fi, since Intj's judging functions are close together in the stack. That being said, have you considered Isfp? Isfps also have Fi, Ni, and Te; if you are in your twenties and developing your tertiary function, that might be the reason why you identify with dom-Ni. Ni is always paired with Se, so knowing if it's high in the stack (Isfp) or inferior (Intj) would be helpful. Are you generally aware of your surroundings, good at responding to things in the moment, easily noticing temperature changes/fabric textures/body language of other people (strong Se), or do you frequently tune out your surroundings, stumble into things, either forget to eat/sleep/excersize or over overindulge in sensations (inferior Se)?
I actually took the Keys2Cognition test again yesterday- when I took it a few months ago I got INTJ- but funnily enough when I took it yesterday I got ISFP. And then I read your reply here! I was reading about ISFP and I actually do relate to a lot of it, but I think my Te is more developed than it may usually be in an ISFP. That being said, I think I relate more to ISFP than INTJ. Based on your description I think I have strong Se. I do have moments of tuning out of my surroundings and forgetting to do things and overindulging (a lot) but it's when I'm at home and comfortable with my surroundings and who I'm around. But otherwise I would say I have stronger Se over inferior Se. I'm usually quick to notice body language of people and any slight changes that don't match what I'm used to observing from them, I can usually easily pick up on changes in people's texts in the way they usually write, reading people's expressions, I also get more energized by nice aesthetically pleasing surroundings and I feel low in environments that are dull and expressionless. But I always thought my Ni is stronger than Se? Anytime I've taken a test, its been like 5/6 times, I've always gotten NF and NT once. I relate very strongly to descriptions I read of Ni. My P/J is always right at the middle but usually the J is a bit stronger. I'm also in my twenties, btw. Thanks for helping out!
 

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Thanks, I'll check that out! Yeah, E/I is usually the easiest to differentiate, I have more of a preference for introversion. People see me as an extravert because I'm talkative, I like taking part in things, etc, but socially, I have more of a preference for introversion. Though I'm not a strong one, on a spectrum it's around like 60 I, 40 E or 65/35.
 

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If you have difficulty, watch all this guy's videos on your suspected types, and it will help you come to an answer. They are spot on. Watch the originals and "revisited" both.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmDcT_Pujk8vOcxk_IcnxtQ


My take on MBTI though is a bit different to the standard. I think we simply all types, and our MBTi is simply a systematisation of our strongest functions and hence what we make the most use of/find easier to make use of, but not that we do not use the other functions. There may be exceptions I am sure, based upon upbringing and perhaps even training that one can make their naturally weaker functions stronger.

I do not see MBTI types as "different animals" as it were. I think we are all essentially the same, just we have strengths and weaknesses in a functionally/cognitive manner, just like in every other area, to which we have given categorisations (of which have really nothing to do with the false stereotypes that people apply to MBTI). "Personality test" is a misleading term.


I'd say introversion and extroversion are the only things in concrete. They are also often misunderstood. It does not mean shy vs outgoing at all. Or social vs antisocial. It refers to energy. Does interacting with others drain you? Do you have to recover afterward? Despite loving socialising (and even perhaps being loud?) You are an introvert. Do you get energy from interacting, even though you enjoy, or even prefer alone time? That means you are extroverted).
Thanks, I'll check that out! Yeah, E/I is usually the easiest to differentiate, I have more of a preference for introversion. People see me as an extravert because I'm talkative, I like taking part in things, etc, but socially, I have more of a preference for introversion. Though I'm not a strong one, on a spectrum it's around like 60 I, 40 E or 65/35.
 

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The stereotypes about intjs are wrong wrong wrong.
Most of the intjs I've met on here are very polite, often either unsure of themselves of topics they have partial knowledge of, and fairly modest. From what I've seen, so far, intjs like to draw conclusions based on the gathering of information to come to a logical and practical conclusion. Yes, there is the bluntness, but often is a sort of polite bluntness, based on authenticity and a desire to be helpful by providing an informed and practical solution.

I find it interesting that I've seen a few intjs who have tested as infp initially
 
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The stereotypes about intjs are wrong wrong wrong.
Most of the intjs I've met on here are very polite, often either unsure of themselves of topics they have partial knowledge of, and fairly modest. From what I've seen, so far, intjs like to draw conclusions based on the gathering of information to come to a logical and practical conclusion. Yes, there is the bluntness, but often is a sort of polite bluntness, based on authenticity and a desire to be helpful by providing an informed and practical solution.

I find it interesting that I've seen a few intjs who have tested as infp initially
You seem to know about INTJ, what would be the key difference between ESFP and INTJ? Especially when unhealthy, could they look like each other?
 
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