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I find myself very confused these days about my type. On one test I score as an ISFJ, one as an ISFP, and finally, on another as an INFJ. I know I'm not likely an ISFP. I don't match an artisan personality much at all. Which leaves me with the other two. I will tell you right off that I'm NOT inclined to action, more to thought. Lots of deep thought. So, anyway, here goes my answers :
1. Click on this link:Look at the random photo for about 30 seconds. Copy and paste it here, and write about your impression of it.Well, great! It wouldn't take me to the link!

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;"Oh great! Now everything's all messed up! What will happen now? I HATE not knowing what to expect!" Outwardly, I would be like: "Oh, it's OK! It'll be fine!" Because I wouldn't want the driver to feel bad.

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?A party? A crowd? More people? Ugh! I don't know most of these people! We didn't plan on this. Agh! I hate having things sprung on me! I would make an excuse to go right home.

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? I loathe conflict. So unless it was one of my passions, I'd keep quiet. Inwardly, I'd be disgusted and maybe brood a while.

5. What would you do if you actually saw/experienced something that clashes with your previous beliefs, experiences, and habits? I honestly don't know. I might speak up, most likely I'd get snippy about TBH.

6. What are some of your most important values? How did you come about determining them? How can they change? My values? I'm a feminist, Opinionated on animal abuse, child abuse, and bullying. Most of these passions came about by my strong reactions to events. I then realized how much that topic meant to me.

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? My quest to be unique at all times. I can't stand being like everyone else. And if I could change something, it would be that I take EVERYTHING to heart and analyze it to death!

8. How do you treat hunches or gut feelings? In what situations are they most often triggered?Because in the past, following my heart or gut has landed me in hot water, I am much more conservative these days. I would say in emergency situations, my gut takes over. Also, when I write, I follow my hunches.

9. a) What activities energize you most? b) What activities drain you most? Why?Taking a walk in peaceful, quiet settings with my family relaxes me, as does writing, watching TV, and photography. Time to myself is vital. Also, connecting deeply with a friend excites me. What drains me? Crowds. Demands on my time. Having my space invaded. And having things sprung on me. I don't like people showing up unexpectedly.

10. What do you repress about your outward behavior or internal thought process when around others? Why?
If something or someone angers me, I hide it. And I VERY rarely cry in front of anyone. The kicker is, friends tell me my feelings are written all over my face. I don't do so well trying to hide my feelings. So, I guess I will say frustration and anger.
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What is more significant to you:
1) Recognizing/Living in the nuances of life
Si is motivated by Ne in such a way as to always be on the lookout for changes and possibilities that would threaten or alter the unchanging environment that Si prefers. Si is best understood, when it is dominant, as symbolic of the way certain people spend a lifetime developing very specific interests and preferences. Like, their eggs have to be cooked just so, and they only try new things insofar as they are trying to discover their preferences and "nail it down" so they can then repeat the same thing over and over. Once they know what they like, they know what they like, if you follow.

So, the dominant Si need for stability and consistency in physical experience is compensating for a deeper desire to recognize every possibility and every potential for change. They are so focused on just whatever their preferences are precisely because in doing so they establish the nuances of every difference that could manifest in their experience.

It is like saying, I am going to focus on this one specific thing with all my attention, and in doing so I am establishing just how many possible changes there could be to this specific thing. If my experience was broad and unspecific, caught up in numerous things instead of particular things, I wouldn't be able to distinguish the finer details of particular things enough to recognize their potential variations, you see?

This is why Si-doms can be excellent critics or develop very reliable tastes and impressions when it comes to the things they obsess over. They spend a lifetime so focused on the things that interest them that they are keenly aware of the finer nuances of those things and can recognize tiny differences that others can't. Their senses and minds become like a microscope that can see fine details in the extreme. They usually have very informed and excellent opinions when it comes to their realm of experience, especially the things they experience on a regular basis - which can be anything, including psychology and other scientific enterprises.

2) Seeing the true nature of things
I know you are debating between ISFJ and INFJ, but this will still apply:
For instance, with an INTJ, Ni is the hero, and Se is the soul of the hero. So the hero seeks his soul, which defines his essence. The INTJ relies on their ability to abstract outward and perceive the transcendent in order to catch a glimpse of the "real world" of Se "as it truly is." They so strongly long for concrete sensation that they automatically reject and doubt the "surface" and "ordinary" sensations in life in order to grasp the true essence of things, because this grants them a much stronger tangible experience of the actual external world, do you see? Their dominant introverted intuition is compensating for a deeper desire to connect with tangible external reality. It is out of fear that they try so hard and love their dominant function - so hard that they become dominant introverted intuitives.

Go with your first instinct. Don't over-analyze. Obviously everyone has to do both, but where does your passion lie?
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