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0. Is there anything that may affect the way you answer the questions? For example, a stressful time, mental illness, medications, special life circumstances? Other useful information includes sex, age, and current state of mind.

Maybe I'm too aware of what my type is/could be, so it can influence my answers. But I'll try my best.
Male, 19 y/o, currently chilled, listening to Stand High Patrol, everything is okay.

1. Click on this link: Flickr: Explore! Look at the random photo for about 30 seconds. Copy and paste it here, and write about your impression of it.

The photo:

First, it's beautiful, the reflect in the water is perfectly captures. Then, it seems quiet, I like it. There are plenty of rooms/appartements, so it must be loud during the day. There's also a kid's playground, so it must be a dynamic place too, like somewhere where people living in the builindg go to meet and chat a while, just to have a good time. But now, it's almost the night, the water on the ground must come from rain, so it must smell petrichor ("rain smell"), it's peaceful. I think that if I would walk by that place and discover it as it is in the photo, I would stay here a few seconds just to enjoy the moment.

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?

My first reaction is "what's the problem? Is it serious? Can we fix it? Can I help?" (in such case I just directly say what I'm thinking). If we can, I'll be glad to help. If not, well, there's nothing to do about it, we'll have to wait for the truck, and be patient. I'll be at first a bit disappointed because we'll miss the concert, and a bit angry because I "lost" the money for the ticket, but after a short while, I'll be ok. And it will be a fun story to tell later!

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?

It's a party, and it can be cool, so I go. The driver told me he won't drink, and I trust him, because he's a friend. I'm not the kind of guy to get insanely drunk at a party, I know how to control myself, so I'll see if he's drinking AND if he tries to drive after that, and I'll be there to prevent him from doing that.
The best situation would be he don't drink at all, and he drive back. If he drank, we'll just have to find a hotel for the night, and that's it.

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 guess it's kinda hard to say without any previous context, but if it's clearly on the humour tone, I'll just laugh, because I'm not touchy.
If it's in a serious context,

What I think: "Woa dude! You DO think that?"(First, the surprise because I didn't know he thought this)"Well... ok."(Then, I just accept. I know and understand that someone can have different thoughts and beliefs from mine).

What I say: "Hey, I don't agree, because..." or "Don't say that because..." and I'll explain myself. In the best scenario, we'll discuss about it, otherwise I'll say something like "Ok, I can't change your mind". I think I can feel when someone is prone to discussion or not.

5. What would you do if you actually saw/experienced something that clashes with your previous beliefs, experiences, and habits?

About "material" things, I'm very flexible, I won't be molested by the way someone else is living. But if it concers ideas and beliefs, I think there isn't much to do. If I can talk about it with the person, I'll do it, but if I can't, I'll just live my life withouth thinking about it (example: hobos on the streets).

6. What are some of your most important values? How did you come about determining them? How can they change?

"Everything is relative. Everyone is free to think and do whatever they want, and you don't have any right to say anything. Don't judge people, that's not your job. You don't really know them, you don't know their past, their experiences, their family. Their vision of life surely is completely different from yours, so only thing you can do is to share, and help. Let people be themselves."

This is my most important, and maybe the only real value I have, because it implies that I can change at anytime, because of a new experience, a new person I meet etc...

I've come to that when I realized I can't change people, I can't make them thinking my way, or doing things I like. Before, I think I wanted some control, because I was afraid to fail. But now I know it's useless, and impossible to control everything around me. The only thing I can control is myself, and that's it.

There's also values like "Don't harm anybody", "Everything is equal" etc... but it's not a personnal value that I've come with my experience of life. It's more like a political/social value, something fundamental to human society.

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?

a) The "Everything is relative" thing, I guess. And my love of abstraction and absurdity. Usually, people don't get it, but that's the point!
Then I'm like "HEHEHEUHEHAHEAHUEH" and they're like "Wat?".

b) I need to be more responsible. Being able to do the tasks I have to do, being able to study regularly etc...

8. How do you treat hunches or gut feelings? In what situations are they most often triggered?

I try to not listen to them, because I think I'm pretty bad at these things. Except when someone feel uncomfortable, when in a discussion for example, I see the "breaking point" between "I can talk freely" and "I don't like what you said".

9. a) What activities energize you most? b) What activities drain you most? Why?

a) Social activities. I feel like having a back-up battery when I go to meet up friends.

b) Studying at home, because I have to concentrate about one or two things during two/three/four hours. And that's why I usually don't study at home.

10. What do you repress about your outward behavior or internal thought process when around others? Why?

It's difficult to explain precisely, but in some groups, I don't feel totally comfortable beeing "myself". I mean, I'm comfortable, physically and mentally, because I've got a bit of a "crazy-YOLO-whatever" attitude, like I could do or say anything, at any moment. But with some groups of people, I don't feel like the right thing to do. So I don't do it. Except this thing, I remain "completely the same".

Thanks for reading and for helping me!

Birdie Borracho
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@Lumenis you sound like an ENTP. Is that you're assumed type?

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@sah6635 When I first tested myself online, I got INTP. Then I went through ENTP, and the result I got the most is ENFP. I would say that amongst all the types, when reading about the cognitive functions, I feel closer to the ENFP type, but when I read global descriptions, when I read ENFPs talking to each other or about themselves, for example about experiences etc... I don't quite identify myself to what they say. I don't know how to really explain it (sorry if I say that a lot but there are some feelings I can't put words on them), but it feels like it's wrong, like there is a gap between what they say, and what I feel.

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From your questionnaire, I got a lot of Fi, some Te, and a lot of Ne.

I think question 1 shows really good Ne usage. You are really in touch with the objective possibilities of an object.

Question 2 even shows more Fi. As well as Te as an afterthought.

Question 6 is also very Fi.

7b is a desire to be more Si/Te. It's not an answer I would expect from someone who already showed good Te usage. (More evidence for Fi over Te).

Number 9 shows very clear extroverted preferences. As well as Pe preferences of hating to concentrate on one thing at a time but constantly needing to multitask.

Would say ENFP, even though you said that you don't relate to other ENFPs on the forums. You seem to be functionally an ENFP.

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Study The Five MBTI Thinking/Feeling Facets:

1. Logical-Empathic
2. Reasonable / Compassionate
3. Questioning / Accommodating
4. Critical / Accepting
5. Tough / Tender

More for your entertainment: The Six Big Five NEO Personality Inventory Agreeableness Facets:

Agreeableness examines the attitudes an individual holds toward other people. These attitudes can be very pro-person, compassionate, trusting, forgiving, and soft-hearted on the one end to very antagonistic, cynical, manipulative, vengeful, and ruthless on the other. The borad interpersonal orientation captured here ranges from very Mother Teresa-ish on the one hand to Machiavellian on the other. The facets for this domain include the following:

A1: Trust

High scorers have a disposition to believe that others are honest and well intentioned. High scorers are characterized as being forgiving, trusting, and peaceable.

Low scorers on this scale tend to be cynical and skeptical and to assume that others many be dishonest or dangerous. Low scorers are characterized as being wary, pessimistic, suspicious, and hard-hearted.

A2: Straightforwardness

High scorers on this scale are frank, sincere, ingenuous. These individuals are characterized as being direct, frank, candid, and ingenuous.

Low scorers on this scale are more willing to manipulate others through flattery, craftiness, or deception. They view these tactics as necessary social skills and may regard more straightforward people as naïve. These individuals are described as being shrewd, clever, and charming.

A low scorer on this scale is more likely to stretch the truth or to be guarded in expressing his or her true feelings, but this should not be interpreted to mean that he or she is a dishonest or manipulative person. In particular, this scale should not be regarded as a lie scale, either for assessing the validity of the test itself, or for making predictions about honesty in employment or other settings.

A3: Altruism

High scorers on this facet have an active concern for others welfare as shown in generosity, consideration of others, and a willingness to assist others in need of help. These individuals are seen by others as being warm, soft-hearted, gentle, generous, and kind.

Low scorers on this scale are somewhat more self-centered and are reluctant to get involved in the problems of others. These individuals are seen by others as being selfish, cynical, cold, and snobbish.

A4: Compliance

This facet of Agreeableness concerns characteristic reactions to interpersonal conflict. The high scorer tend to defer to others, to inhibit aggression, and to forgive and forget. Compliant people are meek and mild. High scorers are characterized as being deferential, obliging, and kind.

The low scorer is aggressive, prefers to compete rather to cooperate, and has no reluctance to express anger when necessary. Low scorers are characterized as being stubborn, demanding, headstrong, and hard-hearted.

A5: Modesty

High scorers on this scale are humble and self effacing although they are not necessarily lacking in self-confidence or self-esteem. These individuals are perceived by others as being humble and unassuming.

Low scorers believe they are superior people any may be considered conceited or arrogant by others. A pathological lack of modesty is part of the clinical conception of narcissism. These individuals are seen by others as being aggressive, tending to show off, and tough.

A6. Tender-Mindedness

This facet scale measures attitudes of sympathy and concern for others. High scorers are moved by others' needs and emphasize the human side of social policies. Adjective descriptors of high scorers include friendly, warm, kind, gentle, and soft-hearted.

Low scorers are more hardheaded and less moved by appeals to pity. They would consider themselves realists who make rational decisions based on cold logic. Adjective descriptors of low scorers include intolerant, cold, opinionated, and snobbish.

Ralph L. Piedmont, The Revised NEO Personality Inventory: Clinical and Research Applications (1998)

(All the facets of the five dimensions)
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