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1. 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.

I guess tiredness might affect my answers.
Sex: F
Age: 17
Current state of mind: Tired, a bit down

2. Study these two images here and here. Which one do you prefer and why? How would you describe it?

I prefer the first because I love the night. The smell of night air seems so much fresher and cleaner than daytime air. Blues and greens look relaxing to me, and I enjoy feeling calm.

3. Please describe yourself as a person if you were to introduce yourself to someone else like in a cover letter. What kind of person are you and why?

I don’t know what kind of person I am, that’s why I’m here. Well, alright, I’ll give it a go.
I have been playing the violin for nearly ten years now and I’ll never give it up. I love it. Music is a large part of my life. Curiosity is also a large part of my life. I’m interested in most things, but I have phases of intense curiosity that pass after about a month. In general, though, I’m always curious about something. I’m one of those kids who asks teachers lots of questions, some of which they can’t answer.
One thing that might be of interest is that my best subject was English but I dropped it in sixth form. I now do maths, further maths, physics, and computing; all of which I am good at but I don’t particularly excel in, with the exception of physics. Sometimes I regret not taking an essay subject – I really like writing and thinking about broad, abstract concepts.
You may think at this point that I am a being with a single emotion: curiosity. That’s not true. I don’t tend to handle emotions well, but they exist. Mostly I just supress my feelings or just don’t acknowledge them. Maybe I’ll have a vague sense of being ‘off’. I’m not very introspective though – I don’t analyse my emotions that much. Sometimes I don’t know what I am feeling, except that I don’t like it.
I’m generally a happy person. Nothing much bothers me (maybe I haven’t noticed it yet).

4. What kind of person would you LIKE to be? Why? What kind of person would you NOT want to be? Why?

I’m not sure. I’d love to do physics research in the future, but at the same time I’d feel like I was neglecting my love for reading and writing. I want to be happy above all.
I wouldn’t want to be in a pointless corporate job. I’d be bored out of my skull and likely angry at management, and I would constantly feel like a hypocrite – that kind of existence is what I’ve railed against my entire life.

5. Do you think there are any differences to how you described yourself and how
people actually perceive you? How do you think others would describe you? If there are any discrepancies between these two that are you are aware of; do you know why exactly that is?

Other people probably see me as a socialist nerd with a sense of humour. I think that’s reasonably accurate.

6. What in life do you find to be of importance? Why? If you are unsure you can always take the Value Test and post the results here. Do note that it helps if you narrow it down to 20 or ideally 10 values as suggested at stage 2.

Curiosity, intelligence and compassion.

7. How do you react to new situations in your life? Can you describe an event in your life where you were in an unknown situation? How did you deal with it?

I don’t remember anything in particular. I just take things as they come.

8. Please describe yourself when you are in a stressful situation. How do you act and why? Real life experiences are welcome.

I don’t get stressed much; I don’t pay much attention to things others would perceive as stressful. I think I ignore things until the moment I NEED to do something. Then I might snap and tidy my room or something.

9. Please describe yourself when you are in an enjoyable situation. How do you act and why? Real life experiences are welcome.

Uh.. I act.. happy?

10. Describe your relationship to socialization. How do you perceive one-on-one interaction? How do you perceive group interaction?

I don’t see much difference between the two situations, though perhaps I seek one-on-one interaction over group interaction, unless the group is small. When I do end up in a group, I can either be reserved and quiet or pretty wild. One of my friends described me as a ‘lad’ (not seriously, but you get the gist).

11. Describe your relationship to society. What are the elements of it you hold important or unimportant (e.g. social norms, values, customs, traditions)? How do you see people as a whole?

I don’t see the need to respect authority. Respect is earned.
I hate feudalism, which is basically the system we have currently. We don’t have true capitalism, which wouldn’t be that bad; instead we have a system whereby wealth is accumulated by the wealthy and everyone else has to deal with it.
I do not see value in customs or traditions whatsoever.

12. Describe your relationship to authority. How do you perceive authority? What does it mean to you, and how do you deal with it?

I dislike it. I don’t respect an authority just because they have power over me. I will break rules that I don’t like.

13. Describe your relationship to order and chaos. What do order and chaos mean to you? How do they manifest in your daily life?

Chaos means to me the state of my room.
Order means close-mindedness and custom.

14. What is it that you fear in life? Why? How does this fear manifest to you both in how you think and how you act?

I don’t fear anything in particular. Maybe responsibility. I just tend to deny that I have any.

15. What is it that you desire in life? What do you strive to achieve? Why? Where do you think these drives and desires stem from or are inspired by?

Just happiness really. Happiness and the ability to continue learning. I don’t strive to achieve anything, I just do what I like and see where it lands me.

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

a) I quite like doing exams actually. I like the silence and being able to focus.

b) Not sleeping is the most draining thing I do. Doing homework whilst tired is the hardest thing ever.

17. Why do you want to know your type? What type do you think you are? Why this/these type(s)? Is there a type that appeals to you, to your self-perception, that you would like to be? Why? If you know your enneagram, please post this here. If you have done any online function tests such as the Keys2Cognition, it helps if you post these results here as well.

I’m just curious.

18. Finally, is there something else you find to be of importance you want to add about yourself you think might be of relevance when helping to type you?

Nothing springs to mind.

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I'll take a stab and say ESFP. I see a lot of Se/Ni throughout your answers--lots of focus and drive, curiosity that points to dominant extraverted perception, but a very concrete, here-and-now approach overall. The description of the picture is pure sensory experience.

It's your attitude toward authority, norms, and feelings that give me a sense of Fi--A Ti-user might write up that bit about feudalism ironically, but I think an Fi user would be serious about it. The bit about the hard sciences also makes me think you prefer Te to Ti as well.

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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
That's pretty out of the blue; I wasn't expecting that at all, though maybe it's something to consider. I don't feel like I'm as gregarious or outgoing as the description I read (though I do seek novelty).

I suppose I'll add to the data with the results of a couple of function tests I did. However, my answers could be biased towards my self-perception, which may not be accurate.

Cognitive Process Level of Development (Preference, Skill and Frequency of Use)
extraverted Sensing (Se) ********************************** (34.3)

introverted Sensing (Si) ********* (9.2)

extraverted Intuiting (Ne) ******************************************** (44)

introverted Intuiting (Ni) **************************** (28.7)

extraverted Thinking (Te) ************************ (24.6)

introverted Thinking (Ti) ******************************************* (43.3)

extraverted Feeling (Fe) ************* (13.3)

introverted Feeling (Fi) ****************************************** (42)


Your Cognitive Functions:
Introverted Intuition (Ni) ||||||||||||||||||||||| 10.89
Introverted Feeling (Fi) ||||||||||||||||||||||| 10.62
Introverted Thinking (Ti) ||||||||||||||||||||| 9.99
Extroverted Intuition (Ne) ||||||||||||||||| 7.935
Extroverted Feeling (Fe) ||||||||||||||| 6.75
Extroverted Sensation (Se) ||||||||||||||| 6.57
Extroverted Thinking (Te) |||||||| 3.24
Introverted Sensation (Si) ||||| 1.77


Te (Extroverted Thinking) (5%)

Ti (Introverted Thinking) (75%)

Ne (Extroverted Intuition) (80%)

Ni (Introverted Intuition) (75%)

Se (Extroverted Sensing) (25%)

Si (Introverted Sensing) (35%)

Fe (Extroverted Feeling) (35%)

Fi (Introverted Feeling) (95%)


Pretty inconsistent, I know. Not sure any of these results help more than they hinder, but I guess you can see the source of my confusion.

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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Thanks for the input!

To be honest though, I'm just getting more confused. I've done a few more tests; most tests I come out as INTP, occasionally INFP, sometimes ENTP, and you say my functions are more INTJ. Is it meant to be this hard to find a type? Damn..

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@starvingautist - Definitely a Thinker, you seem like an independent overly-analytical abstract thinker - and thus a Ti-dom. I'd imagine that you are more likely an INTP than an ISTP, because your intuition seems to be more invested in objects and the potential in them than in more abstract and obscure subjective symbolism.

So, I'd say you are an INTP.
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