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Hello friends, I have self typed as ENFP and tested as such for a while, however lately I have retried the humanmetrics test and have tested INFP a few times.

I've completed a survey on here and have generally been typed as ENFP but I'm really starting to think I makes more sense. I'm not really sure though.

I'm almost totally sure of xNFP but I'm finding E vs. I really difficult.

Given that the cognitive functions are the same, how can I type E vs. I most effectively?

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Observe your behavior. How do you feel after spending a lot of time with a group of people you enjoy? I had previously believed myself to be an introvert, due to my largely internal thought process and how comfortable I am when I'm alone, but realized my extroversion when I watched my reactions to socializing. I found myself craving more interaction even after spending a long time with people, and I realized my inclination to be doing something related to the external world during my downtime, even if it outwardly seems like a solitary activity (i.e. browsing the internet).
 

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Observe your behavior. How do you feel after spending a lot of time with a group of people you enjoy? I had previously believed myself to be an introvert, due to my largely internal thought process and how comfortable I am when I'm alone, but realized my extroversion when I watched my reactions to socializing. I found myself craving more interaction even after spending a long time with people, and I realized my inclination to be doing something related to the external world during my downtime, even if it outwardly seems like a solitary activity (i.e. browsing the internet).
Interesting - it's quite a toughie because ENFPs are generally known as "the introverted extraverts". I need alone time and am exhausted by too much interaction constantly, but I love conversation and if I enjoy someone's company I'll want to spend time with them. I do get nervous and uncomfortable meeting new people and am not as socially extravert as some of my friends.

In my alone time I do use the internet a lot - also to interact with the external world, but I also read and watch movies a lot in my spare time too, and occasionally write.

Some of my closest friends would probably say I am an introvert (then again they are VERY extravert), whereas other groups of friends would absolutely laugh off the notion that I am introvert. In some situations I am such a social extravert, but only when I've gotten to know people well. In groups where there are people more sociable and energetic than me I will withdraw and let them do the talking.

The reason for suspecting introversion though is that I just can't hack socialising all the time and do need time alone, and I don't find new social situations naturally easy. If given free time, I generally won't be the one suggesting activities to engage with the external world, I'll choose to use the time to relax unless a friend suggests an activity, which I'll usually go along with happily.
 

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Interesting - it's quite a toughie because ENFPs are generally known as "the introverted extraverts". I need alone time and am exhausted by too much interaction constantly, but I love conversation and if I enjoy someone's company I'll want to spend time with them. I do get nervous and uncomfortable meeting new people and am not as socially extravert as some of my friends.

In my alone time I do use the internet a lot - also to interact with the external world, but I also read and watch movies a lot in my spare time too, and occasionally write.

Some of my closest friends would probably say I am an introvert (then again they are VERY extravert), whereas other groups of friends would absolutely laugh off the notion that I am introvert. In some situations I am such a social extravert, but only when I've gotten to know people well. In groups where there are people more sociable and energetic than me I will withdraw and let them do the talking.

The reason for suspecting introversion though is that I just can't hack socialising all the time and do need time alone, and I don't find new social situations naturally easy. If given free time, I generally won't be the one suggesting activities to engage with the external world, I'll choose to use the time to relax unless a friend suggests an activity, which I'll usually go along with happily.
True -- ENFPs are known as the most introverted of extroverts because Ne is not always as obviously extraverted as other extraverted functions and Fi gives them a more reserved side, too. But that's more about appearances than actual inclinations. All extroverts are extroverts, regardless of titles like "the most introverted of extroverts".

There can be a lot of factors contributing to you not being as confident socially as other people. Anxiety, for example, leads a lot of extroverts to believe they're introverted (especially if it's social anxiety). Shyness and uncertainty have nothing to do with introversion and extroversion.

I relate to what you say, seeing as I also enjoy hanging out alone, and I'm more comfortable by myself anyways -- and I do think that everyone needs some time alone, just like everyone needs some social interaction. But where is the most natural pull for you? Is it towards solitude and enjoying things by yourself, or do you gravitate more towards others, whether single people or groups, for enjoyment? Also, to throw a more cognitive method into the mix, do you relate more to this or this?
 
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True -- ENFPs are known as the most introverted of extroverts because Ne is not always as obviously extraverted as other extraverted functions and Fi gives them a more reserved side, too. But that's more about appearances than actual inclinations. All extroverts are extroverts, regardless of titles like "the most introverted of extroverts".

There can be a lot of factors contributing to you not being as confident socially as other people. Anxiety, for example, leads a lot of extroverts to believe they're introverted (especially if it's social anxiety). Shyness and uncertainty have nothing to do with introversion and extroversion.

I relate to what you say, seeing as I also enjoy hanging out alone, and I'm more comfortable by myself anyways -- and I do think that everyone needs some time alone, just like everyone needs some social interaction. But where is the most natural pull for you? Is it towards solitude and enjoying things by yourself, or do you gravitate more towards others, whether single people or groups, for enjoyment? Also, to throw a more cognitive method into the mix, do you relate more to this or this?
Hmm generally I want to retreat when exhausted, and I find too much activity or group time can make me tired. In terms of what I gravitate towards, that's hard to know too - sometimes I can't wait to get out and about and socialise and other times I just wanna watch TV. I would say most of the time I like company, but mainly in very small groups - I think I like one to one interaction with close friends more than I like being alone or bigger group interaction, because I love forming close relationships.

In terms of those inferior function articles - both resonated a lot, the inferior Si one slightly more so than the inferior Te. I've been guilty of a lot of behaviours from both articles when stressed, but the Si one a teeny bit more, but not enough to be sure.

I understand the roles of the dominant and inferior functions but am a little hazy on where the tertiary function comes into play. Given that I'm not absolutely sure of my inferior (though leaning slightly towards inferior Si), maybe if I identify whether Si or Te is tertiary I could be sure? That's where I get confused though.
 

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Hello friends, I have self typed as ENFP and tested as such for a while, however lately I have retried the humanmetrics test and have tested INFP a few times.

I've completed a survey on here and have generally been typed as ENFP but I'm really starting to think I makes more sense. I'm not really sure though.

I'm almost totally sure of xNFP but I'm finding E vs. I really difficult.

Given that the cognitive functions are the same, how can I type E vs. I most effectively?

Thanks :)
Rather than focus on the letters, try putting more energy learning the functions. INFP lead with Fi, do you recognize your behaviour focusing more on Ne ( ENFP ) or Fi ( INFP )....generally it's pretty easy to detect the difference between the two, maybe once you post more around the forum we will see a consistent pattern. I don't see much Fi in your post, you also seem to have a pretty good grip on Te, something i notice isn't so consistent with INFP. Good luck, study the functions, forget the letters.
 

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Hmm generally I want to retreat when exhausted, and I find too much activity or group time can make me tired. In terms of what I gravitate towards, that's hard to know too - sometimes I can't wait to get out and about and socialise and other times I just wanna watch TV. I would say most of the time I like company, but mainly in very small groups - I think I like one to one interaction with close friends more than I like being alone or bigger group interaction, because I love forming close relationships.

In terms of those inferior function articles - both resonated a lot, the inferior Si one slightly more so than the inferior Te. I've been guilty of a lot of behaviours from both articles when stressed, but the Si one a teeny bit more, but not enough to be sure.

I understand the roles of the dominant and inferior functions but am a little hazy on where the tertiary function comes into play. Given that I'm not absolutely sure of my inferior (though leaning slightly towards inferior Si), maybe if I identify whether Si or Te is tertiary I could be sure? That's where I get confused though.
You strike me as more extroverted than introverted, but if your core Enneagram type is a 4 as your signature suggests, it would make sense for you to feel somewhat more reserved and solitary.

It's controversial among some typology fans, but if you've got time on your hands, you could check out the Beebe model.
 
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