A few years ago, I always got INTP as my type through various tests. However, I was constantly stressed and in an unhealthy environment. Now I am in a much better place and my mental health is the best it has ever been. I took the tests again recently. This is currently my function stack :
Ne > Te > Ti > Se = Ni > Fe = Si > Fi
Also, here is the questionnaire I completed from an old post (credits to original creator):
1. During your youth (7'ish to 18), What did you focus on the most? What activities did you like and why? What aspect of life was lax in attention? [Also think about the times where you got in trouble, that were within your control].
Writing, drawing, reading, photography. Loved staring into nature and listening to punk rock or Kpop. Got labeled as a smart kid so had to keep up with the immense pressure from everyone. As a result, I lost my interest to "study" even though I enjoy learning about different topics. However, I am naturally curious and still managed to get good grades.
2. You're in you senior year of high school (or whatever equivalent) and you are looking back over the last couple of years. What was your favorite aspect of the schooling experience and why? Favorite subject and why? Criticisms?
Due to the aforementioned situation, school was more of a chore to me than a place to gain knowledge. However, being the president of the Photography and Art Club as well as a student editor was nice. I actually liked organizing club activities, guiding others and talking to the teachers. Quoting my English teacher, I knew how to handle people and am quite "diplomatic". Debating about different ideas with friends was another cherry on top. Favorite subjects were English and Physics because I love reading and writing is my forte, and understanding how the universe works fed my curiosity well. Lack of opportunities to learn a broader range of subjects, the administration, and the close-mindedness of the staff would be another criticism from me.
3. A couple of friends call and invite you out to a restaurant. While there, you all are pleasantly conversing and one of your friends makes a light comment that irked you. What are you're thoughts and how do you respond?
Ask them to explain their logic then present my thoughts. Read their expressions to see if further discussion is welcome. If not, let them know that you do see their perspective. Add some humor in the end to lighten up the mood.
4. Your schooling is done and it's time to strike out into the world!! What sort of career do you want to go into and why?[Post high school/college]
AI, physics or analysis related. Currently studying Comp Sci but would love to do Physics or Neuroscience. A 6 figure, flexible, hands-on, dynamic job with big room for creativity, problem solving, and brainstorming and added benefits would be ideal. Would still set up passive income streams. Reason - My need for mental and physical stimulation. If I keep staring at a computer for 8-10 hours a day for the rest of my life with little to no creative thought, I am going to go insane. Additionally, I have goals that need fulfillment and set high expectations of myself.
5. You get into an argument with a friend/family member/co-worker. They criticize a couple of your personality traits. What would most likely be the focus of their critique? What about people annoys you the most and why?
They would call me lazy because I can't be bothered to put effort into something I am not interested in. Eg. School used to be a chore and I found almost no enjoyment in studying my textbooks. However, I will work hard for things that I want or am interested in. Eg. I am working a part-time job while studying hard for my degree in order to live independently in a new country. Some people may also find me a tad bit bossy.
Narrow-minded, narcissistic, rude, immature people annoy me. People who look down upon or make others uncomfortable while ignoring their own mistakes should grow up. Additionally, if they lie, cheat or back-stab people, I will always keep my distance (and I already have trust issues).
6. It's New Years! You and your friends are out and about after a party. Being drunk, one of your friends suggests to do something....'questionable' (Nothing serious. I.e, drugs, escort, etc.). What are your thoughts and how do you respond?
No, thanks. Unless it's more drinks. Then I agree.
7. You find someone who strikes your fancy and there is potential for a budding relationship. What are your thoughts? Explain what traits made them attractive in the first place and what activities would help deepen the relationship?
Wow. Every single detail of theirs is beautiful to me. If I like them, I will love and support them and stay loyal to them. Being creative, having a certain vision for their future, intelligent, artsy, stable, physically fit, good sense of humor as well as fashion and similar interests/views makes them attractive. My love languages are physical touch, quality time, acts of service and words of affirmation. To deepen the bond, I would do nice things for them, get them flowers, have deep talks to get to know them and their goals better, compliment them, admire nature with them and travel together, listen to and be there for them when they need me to, work out together, and more.
8. A new art gallery opens up and your friend drags you along to the grand opening. Both of you walk the gallery, looking at all the paintings and sculptures. What about these works warrants the most attention from you as you peruse? What thoughts are most likely to come to mind? [See 'Starry Night' and 'The Thinker' as references].
Both pieces fill me with serenity. I could stare at the depths of the night sky in the Starry Night (actually one of my favorite paintings) for hours while simultaneously admiring the brush work and contemplating how much we do not know about the universe. The mesmerizing beauty of the Thinker makes me dumbfounded and keeps me thinking that if someone could fashion solid stone into such a delicate, classic piece of work, then I should be able to work towards achieving my goals.
9. You have been saving up and decide to buy a new house. After looking through all the available listings, you filter it down to a few choices. Did you have any deciding criteria prior to your search? What would be the make or break aspects when looking over your choices?[Note: You have enough money and all choices are adequately safe, decent neighborhood, no infestations, etc].
Firstly, location, convenience and safety. Second, it should be spacious, new, and have good lighting. If either of these are absent, it would be a deal breaker. I would fill the living room with a library of books, art and musical instruments. Having a music studio, gym, terrace and swimming pool would be a great plus point.
10. Yep, you now have a kid (sex of your choosing)! Years pass and they are now 15 years old. You notice their personality traits are the complete opposite of how you were when at their age. Describe how they are. Describe the possible conflicts that would arise between both of you due to differing temperaments.
I am an ambivert so they are either extremely extroverted or extremely introverted. For this case, let's choose extroversion. They are a people-oriented social-butterfly, who is always informed of current affairs. They are a little materialistic, speak their mind and always challenge authority. 100% heterosexual, cis-gender individual. Overthink and worry a lot. Possible conflicts about creativity (art, music), other people (and how their self-worth is related to that) and how being too rigid will only hinder their growth may occur.
What am I?