For those who won't want to read this much, my essential question is this: Are you an NF who initially believed your 'N-ness' and natural benevolence/altruism basically made you superior whether you realized this inclination at first or not but who have spent more time and effort looking at the facts and come to realize this isn't true? Or are you another type who has seen a tendency of NFs to see themselves as superior and been frustrated by it? I'm not sure where to begin. About nine years ago I was tested as an INFJ. I trembled to the depths of my soul. I laughed and cried. All the contradictions were finally given cohesiveness. My confidence was put in place because I realized all the ppl who'd looked at me sideways just had a different way of communicating and thinking. I could be defined. I could be understood. There was the hope of that possibility. It was a life-changing event. Unfortunately, after years of being misunderstood and overly sensitive to it, I overcompensated and overidentified with the definition of me. I saw Ss as inferior intellectually. Over time, I have matured. My nature wouldn't allow me to continue seeing the world that way. I investigated and observed and read til my heart bled and I found the rationale and the evidence to convince myself that we are all equal but different. It's a much happier place. My hypothesis for why this seems to be common is 'abstract' concepts are hailed as 'intellectual' things. And because fewer ppl are naturally given to delving into them with ease, in a school setting, this is emphasized. In the 'real world' abstract concepts, though great, are not always entirely useful. Someone too lost in abstraction cannot function in society. I'm not even going to touch NTs in this post. In my opinion, that would be slightly off topic. I hope I'm being clear. I am tired.