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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hello people. I'm sort of a lurking member of this forum (As in in I'm pretty sure most people won't remember me or have forgotten that I even existed) and joined under the false belief that I was originally an INTP. Since then, I've been struggling to figure out my true type for perhaps a few months now (After I discovered how phony and inaccurate most online quizzes were) and between comparing contrasting different definitions of how the eight cognitive functions work, I'm still conflicted. I also did take a few function quizzes multiple times to see if there was any pattern that would help me narrow down the possibilities. After taking a few I've discovered that my most dominant functions are Ti, Ne, and Ni (Though I have heard that Ti and Ni can be confused with each other in NTP types) so I've limited my choices as most likely being an INTP, ENTP, or perhaps even INFJ. (I know, the odd one out) Yet every time I come to a conclusion I feel as if I'm mistyping myself yet again, as if it is truly impossible to know one's type and it just leaves me more disgruntled than before. Though that my be my anxiety/depression speaking, I recently enrolled in College/Uni fall of last year and the tension, I believe has been making me more sensitive and withdrawn.

Though yes, I am curious to see how strangers perceive my type just from this post alone. Hint-hint; if it helps I'm constantly putting on masks to adjust to the environment around me. (Mostly online that in the real world) I'm also willing to pull out a list of traits if it makes things any easier, I'm just sorta rushing into things right now. (Also I'm almost confident that I have a 5w6 enneagram)

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Quizzes are good, in my opinion, as a starting point.

However it is worth taking into account that even if that quiz was 100% spot on, it does not tell you everything. For one, regardless of type we are all capable of using other functions, it's just that we might have a preference for say, Thinking over Feeling. That doesn't mean that thinkers don't think, or that feelers don't feel.

In some people their preferences can be very, very slight--for example someone might prefer extroversion 51% of the time and even though they may end up typed as say, an ESFJ, they might find that much of the description of an ISFJ fits them as well.

From what you've written above, though, my guess is that you're an INTP.

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Discussion Starter · #5 · (Edited)
Oh yes, I'm can say I'm confident that I'm primarily a thinker. I've only scored as a feeler once on a test (INFJ) and I was discussing MBTI theory with my therapist once (She's an ENFP) and she told that she was convinced that I was a thinking type. (We've been seeing each other for by three months by that point) Though hey, I like surprises and it's possible that I could be some soft of feeler at my core.

But enough of that, here is a questionnaire I've selected:

1) What aspect of your personality made you unsure of your type?

Simple, the fact that people are always changing and are always more than they appear. I believe that people are always changing in accordance to what is appropriate with their environment, and eventually must make use of their weaker traits in order to become healthier. (I've read somewhere that healthier variants of the sixteen types are more balanced function wise than their counterparts) So it made me wonder if I was merely an INTP (Let's roll with INTP since that was the type I originally believed I was) with a stronger Ne or perhaps an ENTP with a potent Ti, or hell who knows an INFJ with a good Ti. (Let's also bare in mind that I'm probably awful at typing, hence why this thread exists) So it kind of got me thinking that with possibilities such as that whether it is truly possible to know one's on type or to know what to look for when typing someone else.

2) What do you yearn for in life? Why?

Honestly? Innovating, trying new hobbies, accomplishing and mastering those hobbies, and finally recognition for innovating and pioneering into the unknown. Basically becoming a Jack-of-All Trades.

3) Think about a time where you felt like you were at your finest. Tell us what made you feel that way.

Typically times where I'm witty, intelligent and able to impress people simply by relying on my brains and creativity. They make me feel as if I was worth more than I thought I did, and ultimately give me quick little bursts of confidence in which I am less hesitant to express my thoughts.

4) What makes you feel inferior?

Being perceived as slow, unintelligent, incapable of doing anything of value.

5) What tends to weigh on your decisions? (Do you think about people, pro-cons, how you feel about it, etc.)

I like to consider both, though I feel like this question depends on the situation at hand. More often than not, I make my final choices based on what would be most effective and benefit me and those involved the best. I don't make things interpersonal when making decisions and I try to get unfamiliar input when I can before making sense of feedback blended with my own opinions to come to my own conclusions.

6) When working on a project what is normally your emphasis? Do you like to have control of the outcome?

That depends...I am one for insightful ideas and I do have my own final visions on how things should work, or how they should be achieved, but if another idea with potential that could possibly work happens to stumble by, then by all means I will absolutely welcome it and later experiment to see if it will work with what I got. In short, creativity, an open mind, and freedom are what I treasure most. (I despise any limitations on creativity or anyone telling me how to do my work correctly unless I ask for it)

7) Describe us a time where you had a lot of fun. How is your memory of it?

This is a pretty broad question, and I honestly can't think of a decent reply. However, usually when I'm having fun with my friends (This doesn't always happen fyi) or come up with an idea (Mostly fiction related) and excite myself for hours or even days.

8) When you want to learn something new, what feels more natural for you? (Are you more prone to be hands on, to theorize, to memorize, etc)

Hands on I guess, or at least watch someone else do it first so I at least have an idea on how to master certain tasks. I do like theorizing though, and I do use it if a fresh idea is scarce.

9) How organized do you to think of yourself as?

Not very much, at least to the naked eye. True, I might lose track and lose things every now and then, but I usually know what's going on. Depends if I care or not at the time.

10) How do you judge new ideas? You try to understand the principles behind it to see if they make sense or do you look for information that supports it?

Makes sense to me, then external information.

11) You find harmony by making sure everyone is doing fine and belonging to a given group or by making sure that you follow what you believe and being yourself?

The former.

12) Are you the kind that thinks before speaking or do you speak before thinking? Do you prefer one-on-one communication or group discussions?

Thinks before speaking, and solo conversations.

13) Do you jump into action right away or do you like to know where are you jumping before leaping? Does action speaks more than words?

I do like to think matters through before jumping nose first into things, however I do believe actions speak louder than words most of the time.

14) It's Saturday. You're at home, and your favorite show is about to start. Your friends call you for a night out. What will you do?

The show without a doubt most likely. Also depends on what my friends are doing.

15) How do you act when you're stressed out?

Anxious; pessimistic; neurotic; more sensitive to criticism and failure.

16) What makes you dislike the personalities of some people?

Close-minded people, people who can't think outside the box, people who don't understand that I need space and can't read my mood, people with no sense of creativity, rudeness, arrogance.

17) Is there anything you really like talking about with other people?

Whatever catches my eye at the moment. Theories, toying with ideas, sparring jokes (Comedy is a huge factor in my life) just having relaxed conversations while avoiding shitty small talk altogether. (Because it's cheap and I'm beyond awful at it)

18) What kind of things do pay the least attention to in your life?

-Organizing my external world (My ESTJ dad grills me on this all the time. I say he's ESTJ because he practically embodies the stereotype) and being more consistent with friendships.

19) How do your friends perceive you? What is wrong about their perception? ? What would your friends never say about your personality ?

-They've told me that I'm smart, complicated, smart-mouthed, fun-loving, impish, (sometimes) cynical, and yet that I do have a good heart and a healthy sense of humor. Funny thing, one of my professors told me I was like a Rubik's cube the other day, in the sense that's she's always learning something new about me. (I only let people see what I want I want them to see!) I really don't see much wrong about their perception, it's pretty spot on. The only person who tends to really label is my dad, and if there is one thing that will set me off almost instantly, it being labeled by people who don't know me (I hide alot from my old man) and having those people trying to take control of my life like they understand me better than myself.

20) You got a whole day to do whatever you like. What kind of activities do you feel like doing?

-Sleeping first, eating, playing video games, listening to music (BIG ONE) watching TV, take a walk/run and enjoy the weather if it permits, (I especially love soaking me up some sun rays) researching for fun on the internet, trying to give some life to some of my writing ideas. Though if we're going to get a bit more adventurous here, I do love swimming and amusement parks, and traveling off all kinds, (So perhaps a day trip?) hanging out with friends if they're up for my adventures and perhaps even dabble in some film making. (Right now I lack the skills and material to do so)

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