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Hi, I've been looking for my MBTI type for a few years and, despite the occasional deviation, I am fairly sure I am one of the NT's. I'm a student,and balance my free time between (when I'm out of school or not studying) between a part time job and my own pursuits so I'll break this down into three parts so you can get a decent overview.

Firstly, school. I enjoy school, I like the people (most of the time), I like learning and I enjoy having something to do (even if I spend most of my time in class thinking about what I'll be doing next lesson, lunchtime, after school, next year etc). I study Chemistry, Biology, Maths and Art, and at the time of choosing my A-levels did so with the intention of studying Chemistry at University. I have since changed my mind (science doesn't actually interest me- never has done, but I'm good at analysing and remembering things) and now have no clue what to do after sixth form (except it won't be science and I now have the wrong qualifications to do other things) and without a long term goal, I'm a mess. I have no motivation and no commitment to my subjects and react to this state in two different ways. In Chemistry and Biology, I don't participate, I do my own work (whether it's that subjects work or something else) at my own pace, I'm sarcastic and occasionally get up for a wander round (I'm not a great student) but I do well in tests (I feel rather smug when I continuously get the highest marks :/). The subjects are too black and white, not enough room for me to have a mental debate and write it down in an exam or coursework which is what I'm good at. In Maths and Art, Ia participate not by doing my work but by engaging with my classmates. I am loud, talkative, again misbehaved- I ignore deadlines and hand in work when I want, and bounce between being witty in a funny way and witty in a sharp tongued borderline b*tchy way. I have the same feelings towards maths as the other sciences in that a straight right and wrong doesn't appeal to me, I like the ambiguous and shades of grey inbetween, although I have the opposite problem in Art (I struggled with subjects like English Literature in a similar way) because they expect everything to have deeper spiritual meaning and express my soul or whatever and I really hate that. I like analysing and interpreting facts in a realistic way. I reserve the way out there imaginative stuff for daydreams, not school work.

Secondly, work. I work in retail in a book and stationary shop and have mixed feelings about my job. I like my colleagues and I enjoy (for a while anyway, after a few hours i get headaches from the fluorescent lights and really put on edge by people with their horrible screaming children, although most customers are polite) communicating with people even if i'm sometime told I can be a bit robotic (I find it very easy to communicate with male customers but my interaction is either awkward or extremely flirtatious and im yet to master the middle ground). I working predominantly on tills which I hate. I stand in the same spot for a minimum of four hours at a time and there are times when I'm busy and times when I'm stood there with nothing to do which is really frustrating because I lose myself in thought then people come along and disrupt me. I think about all sorts, sometimes I'm having wild daydreams about emergencies and a crisis in the shop or im thinking about being elsewhere, sometimes I memorise the order of books on the shelves on the opposite side of the store facing me (I've got to a list of 24 and am damn proud) and I like watching people and going all sherlock and thinking about what sort of lives they might lead, why they might be here, what their interests are etc. It's a bit useful in that I can identify those that will take up my offer on the extortionately priced 10 or 15p shopping bags (children like the colourfulness of them and they are very popular amongst purchasers of the Telegraph).

Thirdly, my free time. I love tv/film: GoT, House of Cards, Scandal, Sherlock, any satire (mock the week, HIGNFY), fantasy (Merlin, Robin Hood) and historical documentaries. I love anything with a political tone to it, especially spies (James Bond, Tinker Tailor, Spooks and recently, the Game). I like learning languages and am currently learning German and Russian, which i love but have no one to talk to in those languages :'). Keeping up to date on current affairs is another thing i like to do, the BBC news app is almost always open on my phone, both in England and around the world, staying informed in politics and events, both natural and unnatural (like wars). Its morbid but I'm a Brit and love a bit of bad news in the morning and nothing gets me buzzing like a crisis. My final and favourite hobby is thinking. Analysing, daydreaming, being philosophical....I lose myself in thought and can easily spend hours in the shower or lying in bed or pacing around thinking about anything and everything. Its a bit of a problem because my head is so far in the future, I have no patience for the present. My day is an endless stream of what next? As soon as I've arrived somewhere or started doing something, my mind is onto the next thing, how im getting there, what I'm going to do etc.

Sorry this is long and thankyou for any responses!
 

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I read it wholly and I think you're ENTP.

I think about all sorts, sometimes I'm having wild daydreams about emergencies and a crisis in the shop or im thinking about being elsewhere, sometimes I memorise the order of books on the shelves on the opposite side of the store facing me (I've got to a list of 24 and am damn proud)
This is definitely a show of Ne (Extraverted Intuition). It is quirky, broad, and kind of weird (in a good way). If you were xNTJ or a strong Te-user (Extraverted Thinking), I doubt even doing those things would cross your mind. Te-users are all about using their time efficiently and they have a pretty good grip on their focus.

The subjects are too black and white, not enough room for me to have a mental debate and write it down in an exam or coursework which is what I'm good at. I have the same feelings towards maths as the other sciences in that a straight right and wrong doesn't appeal to me, I like the ambiguous and shades of grey inbetween
Ne+Ti (Introverted Thinking). My ENTP friend is exactly the same. She often preaches about how there is more to something than wrong and right; black and white. She usually has complaints about questions in tests that are about choosing the right and wrong thing to do in a situation--morally. If her answer would be marked wrong, you could bet she'd have a lot to say -and possibly debate- about it.

although I have the opposite problem in Art (I struggled with subjects like English Literature in a similar way) because they expect everything to have deeper spiritual meaning and express my soul or whatever and I really hate that.
This is probably due to lack of Fi (Introverted Feeling), meaning you're a Ti user or that you're definitely a thinker. My ENTP lit teacher tried his best to teach us how to interpret and understand poems, and he took the literal meaning of every line in a poem. For example, if the line was "out of the night that covers me", he would tell us the persona was literally somewhere in the dark.

historical documentaries. I love anything with a political tone to it. I like learning languages and am currently learning German and Russian, which i love but have no one to talk to in those languages :'). Keeping up to date on current affairs is another thing i like to do, the BBC news app is almost always open on my phone, both in England and around the world, staying informed in politics and events, both natural and unnatural (like wars). Its morbid but I'm a Brit and love a bit of bad news in the morning and nothing gets me buzzing like a crisis. My final and favourite hobby is thinking. Analysing, daydreaming, being philosophical...
All things typically associated with ENTPs. History, politics, and debate especially. Affinity and proficiency in learning languages is also attributed to xNxP types. The bouts of thinking is also present in my ENTP friend. She told me once that sometimes she could sit on her bed for hours, not minding the time, engrossed in just thinking.

I'd say that you were INTP because it is also possible, but I see higher traits of Ne from you. Correct me if I'm wrong and that you're actually an introvert (although ENTPs were said to be one of the most introverted extroverts).

Firstly, school. I enjoy school, I like the people (most of the time), I like learning and I enjoy having something to do (even if I spend most of my time in class thinking about what I'll be doing next lesson, lunchtime, after school, next year etc).
Same. I love learning, it's not even about the grade or anything else. I just love learning something new. I don't know if this is an xNxP trait, but from my experience, it shows true. Your latter statement suggests Ne and Enneagram 7 characteristics.

Its a bit of a problem because my head is so far in the future, I have no patience for the present. My day is an endless stream of what next? As soon as I've arrived somewhere or started doing something, my mind is onto the next thing, how im getting there, what I'm going to do etc.
Again, strong Enneagram 7 characteristics. (Often associated with Ne as well.) If you're interested in learning more about yourself, I suggest you check out Enneagram.

Just my opinion. I hope you get settled on which type you are. :)
 

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I'd say that you were INTP because it is also possible, but I see higher traits of Ne from you. Correct me if I'm wrong and that you're actually an introvert (although ENTPs were said to be one of the most introverted extroverts).
I'm not fully sure if I'm an introvert or extrovert, when I first started looking at mbti most resources give the impression that (when you look at the four functions alone, not breaking it down into 8 or how they work in the 16 types) extroverts are these loud party animals, really talkative and enthusiastic, confident and need to be out and about all the time and that introverts are quiet recluses who dislike social interaction and the ultimate introvert is 'the quiet awkward kid who's secretly a genius'. Neither of those portrayals are true for all introverts and extroverts (though I've met people at both extremes of the spectrum) so I'm trying to work out where my energy comes from. Like most people I enjoy my alone time, time to think and reflect and get lost in my own thought, which I always thought was a very I thing but I guess E's like it too. I'm usually a quiet person (i like observing) but if the limelight is turned on me, I don't shy away unless it's in class and I think I might be wrong. That's also where I got my initial impression I was an I from, particularly in history: I wouldnt answer in class and the anxiety was horrendous because my teacher was the sarkiest *insert profanity* I've ever known, he would openly mock people (usually in a joking way which I can go with, but having my intelligence insulted in front of 30 people isn't something that brings me enjoyment) and I dont really know how to go about explaining this but he has a presence of sorts, like if there were 50 students in a room all laughing and socialising he can walk in, not say a word and the entire room falls silent and awkward. It's really quite incredible. And scary. I've forgotten what I was talking about now...oh, and all my life I've been bookish and smart (less so when I got to grammar school because everyone's smart but in primary school, I was the clever one in my group...we even had cliques back then) and kind of awkward. I went through a really quiet phase in high school, only it wasnt the 'will I fit in' worry like alot if students it was more 'who am I?'. I wasn't worried about fitting in (that wasnt something that people were bothered about, no one there was ever one of the 'cool kids') but I wanted to know what my 'thing' was. I didnt have that one subject or passion that I could identify myself with, I was decent across the board academically speaking and to this day I still am. It's probably why I have such an obsession with personality typing. I'm only 17 so that awkward phase hasnt completely left me and I'm still breaking habits but as I'm growing up I'm changing as I'm becoming more confident in myself and my abilities and slowly (painfully slowly) finding where my true interests lie (I never trust my own decisions because no matter how objectional i try to be, I know my decision making will be swayed by my mood, people around me, whatever my newest passion is (for a while i thought this made me a feeler, but thinkers arent devoid of emotion).
Sometimes however, I think I could be an extrovert. At parties (I moan and groan because its effort choosing what to wear, getting ready and making travel arrangements) I usually really enjoy mixing and mingling once im there and am usually the last person to leave - you literally have to push me out the door. Also, where my thinking comes from also makes me wonder if I'm extroverted- whilst I do like to live in my head a bit, unlike introverts who (according to the internet) like to dream inside a vivid fantasy world, my imagination is fueled by the real world, people I know and other outside stimulus.
This is getting incredibly long so I'll keep this short, looking at types, I intially thought I was an INTP however there is only one aspect of it that resonates with me "people with the INTP personality type tend to share thoughts that are not fully developed, using others as a sounding board for ideas and theories in a debate against themselves rather than as actual conversation partners." . The rest about caring little about the real world, not having a great interest in people and being, on the whole, lovers of science and maths isnt me at all (whilst I have an appreciation for maths and it astounds me how people discover those things, i have no natural aptitude for it and sciency stuff bores me beyond cool explosions). The ENTP definition, however, sounds slightly more like me "ENTPs are inspired innovators, motivated to find new solutions to intellectually challenging problems. They are curious and clever, and seek to comprehend the people, systems, and principles that surround them. Open-minded and unconventional, Visionaries want to analyze, understand, and influence other people." Whilst I've never considered myself much of an innovator, I'm more interested in uderstanding people, rather than things.
This was as ridiculously long as my first post (thanks for reading through all that by the way- I wouldnt have the patience) but in short, my answer to that question is i dont really know :')
 

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Tl;dr - it would be a lot easier to read if you separated the paragraphs, I'm sure there are other people besides me whose attention suffers from having to concentrate on something that seems like one very, very long paragraph (referring to your second post). Sorry, tried but just couldn't.
 

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I think you're an ENTP because of strong Ne. You might also be an INTP but you don't seem like an ENTJ at all and I doubt INTJ as well.

I think you can rule out ENTJ and INTJ and focus on finding out whether your Ne is stronger than your Ti (ENTP) or the other way around (INTP). You could also ask a friend to write a brief description of you using bullet points (like in this thread) and post that here, at least I find it to give a good overview of one's personality as a whole.
 

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Hi, I've been looking for my MBTI type for a few years and, despite the occasional deviation, I am fairly sure I am one of the NT's. I'm a student,and balance my free time between (when I'm out of school or not studying) between a part time job and my own pursuits so I'll break this down into three parts so you can get a decent overview.

Firstly, school. I enjoy school, I like the people (most of the time), I like learning and I enjoy having something to do (even if I spend most of my time in class thinking about what I'll be doing next lesson, lunchtime, after school, next year etc). I study Chemistry, Biology, Maths and Art, and at the time of choosing my A-levels did so with the intention of studying Chemistry at University. I have since changed my mind (science doesn't actually interest me- never has done, but I'm good at analysing and remembering things) and now have no clue what to do after sixth form (except it won't be science and I now have the wrong qualifications to do other things) and without a long term goal, I'm a mess. I have no motivation and no commitment to my subjects and react to this state in two different ways. In Chemistry and Biology, I don't participate, I do my own work (whether it's that subjects work or something else) at my own pace, I'm sarcastic and occasionally get up for a wander round (I'm not a great student) but I do well in tests (I feel rather smug when I continuously get the highest marks :/). The subjects are too black and white, not enough room for me to have a mental debate and write it down in an exam or coursework which is what I'm good at. In Maths and Art, Ia participate not by doing my work but by engaging with my classmates. I am loud, talkative, again misbehaved- I ignore deadlines and hand in work when I want, and bounce between being witty in a funny way and witty in a sharp tongued borderline b*tchy way. I have the same feelings towards maths as the other sciences in that a straight right and wrong doesn't appeal to me, I like the ambiguous and shades of grey inbetween, although I have the opposite problem in Art (I struggled with subjects like English Literature in a similar way) because they expect everything to have deeper spiritual meaning and express my soul or whatever and I really hate that. I like analysing and interpreting facts in a realistic way. I reserve the way out there imaginative stuff for daydreams, not school work.

Secondly, work. I work in retail in a book and stationary shop and have mixed feelings about my job. I like my colleagues and I enjoy (for a while anyway, after a few hours i get headaches from the fluorescent lights and really put on edge by people with their horrible screaming children, although most customers are polite) communicating with people even if i'm sometime told I can be a bit robotic (I find it very easy to communicate with male customers but my interaction is either awkward or extremely flirtatious and im yet to master the middle ground). I working predominantly on tills which I hate. I stand in the same spot for a minimum of four hours at a time and there are times when I'm busy and times when I'm stood there with nothing to do which is really frustrating because I lose myself in thought then people come along and disrupt me. I think about all sorts, sometimes I'm having wild daydreams about emergencies and a crisis in the shop or im thinking about being elsewhere, sometimes I memorise the order of books on the shelves on the opposite side of the store facing me (I've got to a list of 24 and am damn proud) and I like watching people and going all sherlock and thinking about what sort of lives they might lead, why they might be here, what their interests are etc. It's a bit useful in that I can identify those that will take up my offer on the extortionately priced 10 or 15p shopping bags (children like the colourfulness of them and they are very popular amongst purchasers of the Telegraph).

Thirdly, my free time. I love tv/film: GoT, House of Cards, Scandal, Sherlock, any satire (mock the week, HIGNFY), fantasy (Merlin, Robin Hood) and historical documentaries. I love anything with a political tone to it, especially spies (James Bond, Tinker Tailor, Spooks and recently, the Game). I like learning languages and am currently learning German and Russian, which i love but have no one to talk to in those languages :'). Keeping up to date on current affairs is another thing i like to do, the BBC news app is almost always open on my phone, both in England and around the world, staying informed in politics and events, both natural and unnatural (like wars). Its morbid but I'm a Brit and love a bit of bad news in the morning and nothing gets me buzzing like a crisis. My final and favourite hobby is thinking. Analysing, daydreaming, being philosophical....I lose myself in thought and can easily spend hours in the shower or lying in bed or pacing around thinking about anything and everything. Its a bit of a problem because my head is so far in the future, I have no patience for the present. My day is an endless stream of what next? As soon as I've arrived somewhere or started doing something, my mind is onto the next thing, how im getting there, what I'm going to do etc.

Sorry this is long and thankyou for any responses!
"for a few years" = not ENTJ. Probably not INTJ.

Long paragraphs with few breaks = NTP.

"Sorry this is long and thank you for any responses" = Fe, more developed than it would be an INTP, probably.

ENTP? They can be pretty withdrawn when they have something to think about, and I know I can seem pretty introverted, even though I'm an ENT.

Not following the rules sounds pretty ENTP as well. I was a stickler for rules up until high school. The random parentheses and deviations also reads very, very ENTP-like- my INTP friends would hit you for being so everywhere, so probably not INTP. The only person I know whose writing sounds like this is an ENTP.

"My day is an endless stream of what next?" = ExxP.

I'd check out ENFP too though, if you haven't already.
 
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