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Okay, let me start of by saying that I've been here before. It's been a while, and I've left a couple of typing forums for a while. It wasn't for any particular reason... I just lost interest. I've made numerous type threads here and other places and at the risk of making myself seem totally self-absorbed, I am making another one right now.

To those who think they're confident in your type, I applaud you. You guys get to know yourself well enough to actually come to a conclusion. And I thank all of you for helping me.

Let's start off with some traits, shall we? I tried to label how I think the traits fit in with types.

-Whenever I have conversations with other people, the attention always seems to redirect to myself. Meaning that I always use "I." (Fi?)

*I went through a period in my life where I think I had a big case of social anxiety. This may or may not have caused type confusion. My anxiety is mostly gone, but I find it extremely difficult to socialize with people now.

-If I am upset about something, I don't like to tell people. I prefer to keep it to myself or disclose it anonymously on the internet. (I)
-I do not like to start a conversation, but I do when I feel it is necessary. (I)
-If I somehow get involved with a group of people, I have the energy to go all night. (E?)
-I do not mind and even sometimes enjoy spending some time alone, but having no social life can get a little lonely.
-I care too much what people think of me. This even effects the places I go to. (Fe? social issues??)
-I'm a rather sensitive person on the inside, but I don't like to leak my emotions.
-I do look to the past, but this is often unpleasant. I try not to do it often. (Si?)
-I have many interests that come and go, rather than few big interests. (P)
-I have no idea what to do with my life. It annoys me that my future is uncertain. (J)
-If asked to write an outline and a paper, I usually write the paper first and fill in the outline later. (lack of Te? other?)
-I love going on the internet and looking up thinks on Wikipedia, whether it's a disease, something relating to psychology, some form of kung fu, or whatever else I'm interested in at the moment.
-However, after a day of being on the computer, I feel unfulfilled. This is because I love to go out and do things. It doesn't really matter what those things are, I just like to be doing things--it creates memories and blah blah blah. (Se?)
-I am very absent-minded and forgetful.
-If something bad happens to someone, I may feel very guilty. (Fe?)
-It annoys me if I have to complete a task with a group and the group does not stay on task.
-If I am by myself, I usually procrastinate... oddly enough...
-I love doing things with my hands like woodworking, legos, etc. (Se)
-I do not consider myself to be creative or imaginative. (not N)


I suppose that's all I can think of right now. I will give more traits if needed. Thank you to whoever looks at this and tries to make sense of it. :tongue:
 

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I'm just guessing here especially since I only know what I read and sorry for the wall of text, although it's not all mine:p. Anyway I tend to think the functions you use are Se, Ti, Fe, Ni, although I'm not sure in what order which means that you are either ESTP, ENFJ, INFJ, or ISTP. I really think ESTP, but I would look at the other ones too.

Note the functions that those various types use in order of preference:
ESTP: Se-Ti-Fe-Ni
ENFJ: Fe-Ni-Se-Ti
ISTP: Ti-Se-Ni-Fe
INFJ: Ni-Fe-Ti-Se

Se - you seem to use Se quite a lot...
-I love doing things with my hands like woodworking, legos, etc. (Se)
-However, after a day of being on the computer, I feel unfulfilled. This is because I love to go out and do things. It doesn't really matter what those things are, I just like to be doing things--it creates memories and blah blah blah. (Se?)
-I do look to the past, but this is often unpleasant. I try not to do it often. (Si?) (the fact that it is unpleasant suggests you are more Se orientated. Si preferers would be more happier looking at the past.)
-I am very absent-minded and forgetful. (could be due to being very focused on the present - Se)
-I do not consider myself to be creative or imaginative. (not N) (indicates intuition may not be your dominant function)
-I have many interests that come and go, rather than few big interests. (P) (P means your main perceiving function S or N is extraverted)

Fe - probably not your dominant function since it seems like you use it a lot but it's not your driving force?
-If I am upset about something, I don't like to tell people. I prefer to keep it to myself or disclose it anonymously on the internet. (I) (maybe this is due to not wanting to spill any negativity into the group and disrupt the group harmony - Fe?)
-I do not like to start a conversation, but I do when I feel it is necessary. (I) (Seems like you try to be a good hostess despite your own feelings - Fe.)
-I care too much what people think of me. This even effects the places I go to. (Fe? social issues??) (could be due to wanting to fit in with the groups morals - Fe)
-I'm a rather sensitive person on the inside, but I don't like to leak my emotions. (Again Fe, maybe you don't want all your feelings to affect the group's feelings.)
-If something bad happens to someone, I may feel very guilty. (Fe?)
-It annoys me if I have to complete a task with a group and the group does not stay on task. (yes, bad group for not following the group actions:p - Fe)
-If I am by myself, I usually procrastinate... oddly enough... (well I think the best anti-procrastinating functions are the Fe and Te ones - external judging stuff to keep you in order. So since you'd be using Fe, you might spring into action more if you get input from other people.)
-I have no idea what to do with my life. It annoys me that my future is uncertain. (J) (I suggest the lack of focus from being an SP annoys you since your Fe wants you to be like other people who plan for their future and stuff?)

Ti:
-If asked to write an outline and a paper, I usually write the paper first and fill in the outline later. (lack of Te? other?) (probably a lack of Te)
-I love going on the internet and looking up thinks on Wikipedia, whether it's a disease, something relating to psychology, some form of kung fu, or whatever else I'm interested in at the moment. (I think the Ti/Se people love this finding out of new information to try and sort out their ideas about things.)

I tend to think you are more extraverted because you get all this energy from being around people. And extraverts do need to time alone to use their introverted functions sometimes, you can't use much Ti or Ni when there are people waving about in your face. Also it seems you use Se-Fe more than Ti-Ni. You wrote a lot of things to do with the first two, but not much about the others:p Although when you get older, you do learn to use your inferior functions a bit more.
-If I somehow get involved with a group of people, I have the energy to go all night. (E?) (I don't! People in large doses wear me out:p )
-I do not mind and even sometimes enjoy spending some time alone, but having no social life can get a little lonely.
-Whenever I have conversations with other people, the attention always seems to redirect to myself. Meaning that I always use "I." (Fi?) (I think extraverted people are more happier to be in the centre of attention/action)

What do you think about ESTP? Se being your dominant function would fit with your 100% sensor signature:)
 

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Woah, thanks for the response.

About Fe - It's not that I don't want to give others negative energy or whatever, it's that I really have no desire to share my emotions with other people and I would feel uncomfortable if I were to do so. Also, I don't want to know what do do with my life because everyone else seems to, it's that I know that I need to figure something out in order to get somewhere in life... maybe some sort of self-motivation? idk

ESTP - I've never really thought of myself having Ti, since my understanding of it is wanting to know how systems work. It's a bit of a confusing function for me. Also, I've never really had people type me as extraverted before (only a few) so it's interesting that you'd think that. I certainly would consider it as a possibility.
 

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About Fe - It's not that I don't want to give others negative energy or whatever, it's that I really have no desire to share my emotions with other people and I would feel uncomfortable if I were to do so. Also, I don't want to know what do do with my life because everyone else seems to, it's that I know that I need to figure something out in order to get somewhere in life... maybe some sort of self-motivation? idk
Oh ok, new suggestion: Maybe those things aren't due to Fe, but due to Ti. Like maybe you reason that sharing your emotions doesn't make things better or it makes other people tell you what to do so it's illogical to share them. Or you reason that if you don't figure out what you are going to do, you might end up drifting and poor and on the streets.

ESTP - I've never really thought of myself having Ti, since my understanding of it is wanting to know how systems work. It's a bit of a confusing function for me.
http://personalitycafe.com/articles/25205-dominant-tertiary-loops-common-personality-disorders.html talks about why some people may not use their auxiliary function so much if Ti is yours...

Ti and Te are functions used to make logical judgments. Ti is based on your own personal logic that you have worked out - it's like this is the way I think things are. Te is based on universal logic - it's like this is the way things are. That's why those ESTJ people (Te dominant) are good at getting things done since they know if this gets done this will happen. Meanwhile the Ti dominant people are more like well I suppose if this gets done this probably will happen although I'm not sure since it's a bit subjective really, maybe I'll just wait around and get some more information to sort out before I decide.

Although I suppose all those Fe/Ti stuff could be due to Fi/Te reasons, which would maybe make you more XSFP.... Like maybe your main reason is you value not annoying people with your emotions or you value being able to buy things or work hard..
 
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Oh ok, new suggestion: Maybe those things aren't due to Fe, but due to Ti. Like maybe you reason that sharing your emotions doesn't make things better or it makes other people tell you what to do so it's illogical to share them. Or you reason that if you don't figure out what you are going to do, you might end up drifting and poor and on the streets.
Ahh... bingo.


http://personalitycafe.com/articles/25205-dominant-tertiary-loops-common-personality-disorders.html talks about why some people may not use their auxiliary function so much if Ti is yours...
Very interesting post. Thank you. I've always identified a tad with the Avoidant personality disorder...

Ti and Te are functions used to make logical judgments. Ti is based on your own personal logic that you have worked out - it's like this is the way I think things are. Te is based on universal logic - it's like this is the way things are. That's why those ESTJ people (Te dominant) are good at getting things done since they know if this gets done this will happen. Meanwhile the Ti dominant people are more like well I suppose if this gets done this probably will happen although I'm not sure since it's a bit subjective really, maybe I'll just wait around and get some more information to sort out before I decide.
Hmm... this is a difficult decision... I'm not sure which I use or value more. :dry:

Although I suppose all those Fe/Ti stuff could be due to Fi/Te reasons, which would maybe make you more XSFP.... Like maybe your main reason is you value not annoying people with your emotions or you value being able to buy things or work hard..
I'm sorry, but I don't really understand what you're saying here. :p
 

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Very interesting post. Thank you. I've always identified a tad with the Avoidant personality disorder...
I'm not sure how true that part about the personality disorders is..:)

Hmm... this is a difficult decision... I'm not sure which I use or value more. :dry:
I think there are better explanations of them elsewhere but the fact you think you use Fe instead of Fi means you will use Ti and not Te.
http://personalitycafe.com/myers-briggs-forum/24032-intro-function-theory-more-detailed-descriptions-each-function-attitude.html has some more info if you haven't seen it.


I'm sorry, but I don't really understand what you're saying here. :p
Neither do I, just ignore that:p It was just something about how sometimes someone's behaviour might look like their using one function say Fi and it's really Fe or Ti or Te and so it may be easier for someone to type themselves since they know why they do things.
 
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I'm not sure how true that part about the personality disorders is..:)
Heh. Just interesting is all. :laughing:

I think there are better explanations of them elsewhere but the fact you think you use Fe instead of Fi means you will use Ti and not Te.
http://personalitycafe.com/myers-briggs-forum/24032-intro-function-theory-more-detailed-descriptions-each-function-attitude.html has some more info if you haven't seen it.
Hmm... I've never seen Fe described that way before. It kind of makes it seem like Fe just "follows the crowd" and I'm not sure that I identify with it. I appreciate Ti's thirst for knowledge, but upon facing a task, I would probably only learn what is needed to get by (Te). Hmm...

Neither do I, just ignore that:p It was just something about how sometimes someone's behaviour might look like their using one function say Fi and it's really Fe or Ti or Te and so it may be easier for someone to type themselves since they know why they do things.[/QUOTE]
I guess that makes sense. :p
 
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