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How do i go about figuring which one i am...i keep getting both as results...
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How did everyone figure out what they were exactly?
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How did everyone figure out what they were exactly?
I doubted my type about five hundred times. I didn't gain confidence in my typing until after having studied the cognitive functions enough to completely rule out anything else as my dominant and secondary functions.
 

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I'm stuck between INFJ, INFP, and INTP as well.

I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW for certain that I'm not an extrovert, I use plenty of Fe, and my writings in response to whatever I'm reading give off a strong INF vibe.

Of course, it's a hunch and I've been through probably half the types...
 

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I read about the cognitive functions and also read The Art of Speedreading People and Do What You are. It took a long time, and I went through several types as well.
 

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So i just took it again...and i got INFJ...
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This is becoming more and more amusing... hmmm.

This is a helpless topic, lol...
I have a feeling i can only come up with the answer...still interesting to see others in the same situation.
 

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So i just took it again...and i got INFJ...
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This is becoming more and more amusing... hmmm.

This is a helpless topic, lol...
I have a feeling i can only come up with the answer...still interesting to see others in the same situation.
Tests are only useful in giving a starting point for investigating your type. Taking tests (and reading bad descriptions) was how I went through multiple types. Your mood, health, etc can influence your choices each day, plus how well you know how the test "works." Although, you might try the cognitive functions test to see how your functions rank and to get an idea of what illustrates each function.
 

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Here: http://personalitycafe.com/infj-forum-protectors/31544-examples-ni-your-life.html

Read that, and see if you can relate to it. Ni, or introverted intuition, is the dominant cognitive function of the INFJ. It's also the dominant cognitive function for INTJs, but that thread right there is probably better than any Ni descriptions you'll get online to try and confirm or throw out INFJ as your type since INFJs use Ni differently than INTJs and because most of the stuff online if bullshit.
 

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Okay well this all helped...
Thank you!
I'm starting to think that i am an INTP...
But i tend to not be as cold as the descriptions seem to make an INTP..so that is where it gets confusing..
One of the sites say i could be an assassin..
awesome. :crazy:
I am quite an emotional/feeling person...i think.
Then again there is probably something im missing with these descriptions..
Meanwhile i guess i'll keep trying to figure this out...
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Okay well this all helped...
Thank you!
I'm starting to think that i am an INTP...
But i tend to not be as cold as the descriptions seem to make an INTP..so that is where it gets confusing..
One of the sites say i could be an assassin..
awesome. :crazy:
I am quite an emotional/feeling person...i think.
Then again there is probably something im missing with these descriptions..
Meanwhile i guess i'll keep trying to figure this out...
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A lot of people seem to be very much N or S, T or F, and so on, and I think the descriptions tend to reflect that. People can mature (and do so at different rates) and develop their weaker functions as they get older. You can be an INTP (or ENTP, for me), but still have developed your feeling. It's really what your preference is most of the time. (Although, from what I've read, J/P is quite a difference, more so than changes in the other letters.) I'm an ENTP with a good dose of SF, so I don't identify with parts of the ENTP descriptions.

Don't forget that everyone has grown up and had different life experiences and this influences who you are. MBTI type is only one part of the whole picture.
 

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Pro-tip: Do not go by descriptions!
The best way to determine your type is to study the cognitive functions.
 

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Thank you all very much! I will continue to research this...
 

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The dominant difference between INTP and INFJ is Ti and Ni respectively. Ti is used in breaking down ideas and analyzing them. It tries to find the true source and identity of things. Ni, on the other hand, is more about a using a sort of collective unconsciousness between ideas in order to reach a conclusion about it. The overanalyzing the OP and others use when figuring out their type is often indicative to the Ti function. I would suggest an INTP. INTPs functionally are about breaking things down (Ti) in order to find new discoveries (Ne: the secondary function of INTPs). INFJs functionally are more about intuitively knowing someone or something (Ni) in order to know how to treat said person or thing (Fe: the secondary function of INFJs).
 

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I have the same issue. I test INFJ about 60-70% of the time, and INFP the rest of the time.
What are the main differences?
Can someone provide real life examples?
 

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I think to decide between feeler and thinker is this: Ask yourself WHY do you give advice and support to people that ask for it? That's how I figured out i'm a thinker. If someone has a problem, i gladly help, not because I care about them necessarily but i think i'm very good at seing things objectively and rationally. Not that i'm showing off but that's just how my mind works, it analyzes things, sees the solution and then i say it. I see people as things, things with problems that i need to solve, i don't give hugs or compliments, i give advice. i almost enjoy when someone has a problem and they come to me, it gives me something to analyze, compare, contrast, and help with a solution. feelers give hugs, pats on the back, and emotional support like "oh, it's gonna be ok" and "i know you can do it" type things, i just say it how i see it and most of the time i don't realize how "cold" i come off. but i know no other way, i don't know how to sugarcoat things, and don't even wanna know.
 

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And J vs P, i think the main difference is...do you need to get to conclusions and can't stop thinking about a subject and analyzing it until you get to a conclusion and then can move on? OR do you just think about it, and are ok if you can't get to the bottom of it? I couldn't sleep at night when I couldn't figure out my type , I just NEEDED to get to a conclusion. Even if the type doesn't describe everything about a person, for some reason I just needed to know. I think that's the J in me. I would think P's will think ...well, sometimes I can be more like this, maybe i'm both, who cares, i'm an individual....maybe, i don't know. my opinion.
 

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I think to decide between feeler and thinker is this: Ask yourself WHY do you give advice and support to people that ask for it? That's how I figured out i'm a thinker. If someone has a problem, i gladly help, not because I care about them necessarily but i think i'm very good at seing things objectively and rationally. Not that i'm showing off but that's just how my mind works, it analyzes things, sees the solution and then i say it. I see people as things, things with problems that i need to solve, i don't give hugs or compliments, i give advice. i almost enjoy when someone has a problem and they come to me, it gives me something to analyze, compare, contrast, and help with a solution. feelers give hugs, pats on the back, and emotional support like "oh, it's gonna be ok" and "i know you can do it" type things, i just say it how i see it and most of the time i don't realize how "cold" i come off. but i know no other way, i don't know how to sugarcoat things, and don't even wanna know.
maybe im more INXJ then ^^, as to overanalysing stated by marked174, do remember that INFJ's are overanalytical themselves, that mixture of Fe and logical Ni creates a need to know it from all angles ^^
 
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And J vs P, i think the main difference is...do you need to get to conclusions and can't stop thinking about a subject and analyzing it until you get to a conclusion and then can move on? OR do you just think about it, and are ok if you can't get to the bottom of it? I couldn't sleep at night when I couldn't figure out my type , I just NEEDED to get to a conclusion. Even if the type doesn't describe everything about a person, for some reason I just needed to know. I think that's the J in me. I would think P's will think ...well, sometimes I can be more like this, maybe i'm both, who cares, i'm an individual....maybe, i don't know. my opinion.

I definitely need a conclusion and kind of obsessively think of the matter until I resolve it in my own head. Hence why this MBTI thing is frustrating me as interesting as it is....
I try to not come on here as often and just live because if I do it will start bothering me that I do not know my type yet, and I have read a bajillion things on functions, from descriptions online to Jung. But depending on the description I agree with J or P things....so yeah.. :/
I wrote this thread when I wasn't really aware on the functions as I am now, so I'm pretty sure I'm not and INTP....I'm just trying to choose between the NF's....though who knows....I deem this whole thing as some people may I guess be un-typable, or else i won't be able to sleep at night xD.

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Going with the J or P to determine your type is a dead end.
You need to find out witch four functions resonate with you.
Not reading arbitrary type descriptions.

How would you choose between the NF types?
You are either an ENFJ (Fe, Ni, Se, Ti) or an INFJ (Ni, Fe, Ti, Se)

With INFP and ENFP you go into Fi land.

ESTP (Se, Ti, Fe, Ni) or ISTP (Ti, Se, Ni, Fe) would be much more probable then.
 
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