Trying to figure out if I'm an INFJ or ISFJ? Or a different type completely?

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  1. #1
    Unknown Personality

    Trying to figure out if I'm an INFJ or ISFJ? Or a different type completely?

    Hey everybody, new to the forum here, looking forward to chatting with many of you all and getting to learn more about myself and all of you. I have always been interested in personality type and of course have taken many different versions of the MBTI personality type quiz. I have always felt that while a lot of our personality comes from how we are raised, that there is definitely a decent percentage of our personality that is just based on our soul and who we are internally (I see it with my nieces every time I see them, raised almost identically but 2 totally different personalities).

    With that said, I have always struggled on my personality type, the vast majority of the time I get INFJ but there have also been 2 times where I did get ISFJ. I have looked at various INFJ descriptions and while I believe it does fit me decently good I still debate on the Intuitive vs. Sensing aspect of the personality type. I have always been rock solid on being Introverted and Judging, and after some reflection have realized that my Feeling side is pretty strong as well, but I have always struggled with whether I am fit more of the Intuitive or Sensing type and wanted to see if you all had any feedback. I am going to fill out a common questionnaire on here and if you have any other questions that you think might help to decide where I am at definitely let me know. :)


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

    Well as I mentioned above I struggle with the N-S aspect of my personality type. Most tests show I'm INFJ, but they talk about how they can sense how people are reacting or intuitive know something to be true without knowing how, and how some even have a psychic nature. I don't really feel like I'm that intuitive. I mean sometimes I do just trust my gut feelings and I guess at times I intuitive think about whether I would trust someone or not and most of the time it's right, but I don't know if I consider myself that much of an intuitive. When it comes to sensing I try not to get too bogged down in the details but I do value some amount of practicality in things and depending on what I'm doing I do like to follow a specific sequence to get to a certain result. I feel like this is my weakest aspect and I go back and forth on which one I really am.

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

    I really yearn to have a network of close friends that I can always trust and count on (and people who I will always be there for). I yearn to be in a relationship with someone who loves me for who I am and who I can share my entire personality with. Most of the people in my life now (including my family) I really love but most of them I feel like I can not share my whole personality with because they wouldn't understand. I want to get to a place where I am content and at peace. I want my fair share of action and excitement but I also want those times of peace and tranquility.

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

    I would have to say when I attended one of my best friend's wedding and got to take pictures of them and create a scrapbook as their wedding gift. As I don't have a huge friend network getting to attend these types of events are really important for me. I really enjoyed making the scrapbook as I like to give people things that have intrinsic value and I loved giving them something that was uniquely theirs. I wanted to give them something they simply wouldn't just throw away a few years later. While I do not consider myself that creative I do enjoy photography, so being able to capture those memories and put it together with memories from their childhood years and while they were dating gave me an opportunity to be a little creative and I had a great time doing it.

    4) What makes you feel inferior?

    I am not someone who is authoritative or someone who commands attention when they walk into the room. In many ways I simply like to blend in and talk with people I know well. At times I feel like everyone else has had more success in their lives than me and that they have more to show for it than I do (whether it's because they have a family, traveled extensively overseas, know other languages, developed a good friendship network, etc.)

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

    I would almost say all of the above. Mainly I try to decide if I feel like the decision is the right one for me and how it will effect me in the long term. I also do look at the pros and cons and how the decision will effect my family and to a lesser extent my friends.

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

    I really enjoy the feeling of finishing a project, so I enjoy the finished feeling over simply working on it. With that said, after I have finished the majority of the work I try to make my work perfect before I consider it finished. I honestly can deal with having completely control of the outcome or not, as long as I have control over the part I am working on.

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

    Probably during my junior year in college when I was on an internship. I stayed at home for college so it was first time away from my parents for an extended period of time. Everything was so new and exciting, I didn't know what was going to happen, I was venturing into the unknown, and that was exciting. It was my first taste of complete freedom and that was amazing as well. Life was also a lot simpler, I lived more in the present back then and I think that is what made it a lot of fun. No medical worries (I have a few medical issues now, minor, but they are there), no worries about saving for retirement or buying a house, getting married, having kids, settling down, starting a career, any of that. Completely living free and in the moment.

    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)

    I would say a mix of reading about something (basic instructions) and being hands on, but mainly hands on.

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

    Well at work I am very organized. If my desk is messy I feel like I can't really get anything done. I would spend a few minutes to clean everything up. At home I try to stay organized as well and consider myself fairly organized, but I am not as much of a perfectionist. There will still be clothes on the floor, stuff not where it needs to be, etc. I am organized but not OCD where I am measuring everything to make sure it's in the right place.

    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?

    Well typically I look at who originates the idea and how their past ideas have gone. I try to understand how it is going to help our company and help my specific position.

    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?

    Probably a mix of both, I have my values that I do not compromise on and will always believe in but other things I am more flexible on. I do try to listen to other points of view and I try to keep everything positive for the most part. I really don't enjoy negativity and avoid getting into arguments even though I am not afraid to if it comes to that point.

    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?

    I definitely prefer one on one communications compared to group discussions. I also definitely think before I speak, sometimes excessively. Because I don't blurt out quickly I feel like my voice gets drowned out in group discussions and feel like I don't get much of a chance to speak. I will typically talk to specific people after a group discussions if I have something to bring up.

    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 am definitely more cautious in this regard, I like to evaluate the situation and have some good thinking time before going into something. I definitely like to look before I leap.

    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?

    Depends on what I'm feeling like. If they are close friends or family that I really enjoy seeing I will probably hang out with them. If they are just casual friends or if I am just not in the mood for any reason I will typically stay in.

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

    I will typically withdraw to someplace where I know I will be by myself and can think about what is stressing me out. I typically do that and if I need to talk to someone about it I will do that later. I like to think about what is stressing me out though and visualize what I can do about it.

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

    Mainly people who feel that they are better than others simply because of their looks, money or personality. People who think they are more important than others just because of their position or any other reason.Also, I can't stand people who are fake and (maybe to a fault) I think a lot of people are fake. They try to put up an outer shell that they want others to see or are nice to people when they really don't want to be. As an introvert I also put up an outer shell as well but I feel like it is mainly to protect myself more than anything else, and I am trying hard not to do that. I also don't try to be fake nice, if I don't want to talk to you I'm not going to talk to you unless I have to.

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

    I really do enjoy talking about deep topics, such as cultures, people, personalities, our world, beliefs, etc. I also enjoy lighter topics though such as reading, movies, gaming, photography, sports, traveling, outdoors, etc. It really depends on the person, if I trust the person to respect me I will talk about almost anything, if not I typically know which topics I can bring up and which topics I can't. That's why my friends are so important though, because I typically like talking about deeper topics and not shallow (aka what were you up to this weekend type topics) topics, and really you can only do that with friends.

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

    I would probably say my career. I have a decent job right now but I know it's not going to be my career. I am not sure what my passion is yet though and I need to really do some soul searching and figure out where I want to go before looking at other jobs. I figure once I have a better understanding of who I am as a person and what my passions are, then I can look at potential careers. Plus with the job market the way it is right now there isn't much need to look unless you are 100% sure.

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

    Someone who will always go out of his way to help you, someone who is amazingly nice, someone who has his life together, someone who is a realist, someone who really cares and will never give up on you. Most of how my friends perceive me are correct, but I would say what they don't see is that I will only be nice to you if I want to be. I have found that being fake nice is just exhausting to me. I also know that I don't have my life together, I am satisfied with my life but I know it can be a lot better and that my life is still a huge work in process. Finally, I am a realist about some things (out of necessity) but overall I am a dreamer. I get lost in my thoughts more than my friends ever know. In terms of what my friends would never say about me, off the top of my head they would probably never say that I am fake, materialistic, immoral, cut throat and untrustworthy.

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

    Probably a little relaxation in the morning, maybe sleep in and take a nice long bath. If it's a nice day outside maybe go over to the beach, go swimming, or maybe take a day trip to a historical city or museum. If the weather is nasty maybe go to a bookstore and find a good book to read or do a movie marathon and just stay in my pajamas all day. :)


    So I hope answering these questions help you find out more about me. Let me know what you all think and if you have any additional questions you think may help please let me know. Thank you all and I look forward to getting to know some of you and engage in some good conversation on here!



  2. #2
    ENFJ - The Givers

    Hello and welcome!

    I am also new here and have only been reading about MBTI for a few months, but I'll give you my take on your personality. Take it for what it is.

    Sadly, I am in a rush right now, so I'll keep it breif.

    I think you are right about having Fe, since in your answers you seem to be very concious about people in your surrounding and how you relate to them. (Fe also means xxFJ, in case you have not read up that much on the functions.)
    Being introvert also seems likely due to you seemlingy being able to enjoy yourself really well on your own if you don't feel a specific need to surround yourself with people.
    When it comes to Ni vs Si, I would say you are Si. Even if you say you don't live as much in the present as you used to, you still mention looking back and comparing past experiences with the present ones. Your J also seem to be supplemented by an attention to detail from Si and your activities of choice at question 20 seem like sensing to me.

    That comes to down ISFJ.
    Sorry for being so short. Please tell me if you have any questions about it and I'll answer it later! Hop it was any help!

  3. #3
    INTJ - The Scientists

    Well, to make it short, you basically need to decipher between Ni and Si.

    Most of your answers didn't feel very definitive to me but a few (especially 10) lead me to believe you're most likely using Si. So, in turn I say ISFJ.

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  5. #4
    Unknown Personality

    Yea, I'd say SFJ as well.
    I'm in a bit of E vs I crusade right now, so pardon me

    This isn't such a good questionnaire in my opinion because it follows the stereotype that if you're a social extrovert, you're a cognitive extrovert which isn't true.
    You can be a social introvert and cognitive extrovert and the other way around.

    Social extrovert = someone who loves parties and that kind of stuff
    Cognitive extrovert = someone who got a dominant extroverted function.

    Try this one: https://personalitycafe.com/whats-my-...tionnaire.html
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  6. #5
    Unknown Personality

    I'm with @Acerbusvenator ...The SFJ seems quite clear, but I'm not quite sure you're an ISFJ as opposed to ESFJ. ESFJs are Dominant Feelers (Fe) and ISFJs are Dominant Sensors (Si). As of now I get the impression that you're more oriented towards Feeling than Sensing. You also dont come across as having very many issues around Intuition (Ne), which in part defines ISFJs. If anything I would guess your Thinking is inferior. You may be shy, quiet, or not all that domineering, but that doesnt exclude you from being a cognitive extravert.
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  7. #6
    Unknown Personality

    Thank you all so much for your responses so far, they have definitely been insightful and made me think even more about which type I really fit into the best. Acerbusvenator thanks for the link to that questionnaire, I will try to take it this afternoon and post my answers. Allisreal your theory about me actually being an ESFJ is interesting but I have to stay at this point I can't agree to that assessment. More than anything I read the ESFJ description and some of the posts on the ESFJ board and they just don't sound like me, I'm not really a people person. Also, if there has been one area that I have been confident in it's been in the Introvert vs. Extrovert area. I have always felt like an Introvert and the tests I have taken have always shown that and it's not even close most of the time. Sure I can be a chatterbox with people I know well but I was always under the impression that Introvert vs. Extrovert had to do with where you get your energy from, whether being with people gave you energy or drained energy from you. I am definitely the latter, after social interaction with people I don't know or social interaction with a large group (aka party or some type of event) I almost always feel exhausted and need to have some alone time to recover. Even after social interaction with good friends I don't mind some good alone time. I can do without people time, but I can't do without me time. So I think in that regards that makes me a solid Introvert, but if you have an opinion on that and why I may be incorrect I'm all ears.

  8. #7
    Unknown Personality

    Quote Originally Posted by Austin83 View Post
    Thank you all so much for your responses so far, they have definitely been insightful and made me think even more about which type I really fit into the best. Acerbusvenator thanks for the link to that questionnaire, I will try to take it this afternoon and post my answers. Allisreal your theory about me actually being an ESFJ is interesting but I have to stay at this point I can't agree to that assessment. More than anything I read the ESFJ description and some of the posts on the ESFJ board and they just don't sound like me, I'm not really a people person. Also, if there has been one area that I have been confident in it's been in the Introvert vs. Extrovert area. I have always felt like an Introvert and the tests I have taken have always shown that and it's not even close most of the time. Sure I can be a chatterbox with people I know well but I was always under the impression that Introvert vs. Extrovert had to do with where you get your energy from, whether being with people gave you energy or drained energy from you. I am definitely the latter, after social interaction with people I don't know or social interaction with a large group (aka party or some type of event) I almost always feel exhausted and need to have some alone time to recover. Even after social interaction with good friends I don't mind some good alone time. I can do without people time, but I can't do without me time. So I think in that regards that makes me a solid Introvert, but if you have an opinion on that and why I may be incorrect I'm all ears.
    Austin, sorry for this confusion.
    A lot of people are mistyped in the type forums
    Also, I'm a social introvert (which is what you're talking about)
    Having a dominant cognitive extroverted feeling means that your greatest emphasis is on the group and that you mostly think from a group perspective.
    A lot of misconceptions are mixing social introversion/extroversion with their cognitive siblings which isn't always the case.
    You can be a cognitive extrovert (EXXP, EXXJ) and be drained by social interaction as well. It's just that you put more emphasis on an external/objective function than an internal/subjective function.

    Here's what Jung said
    Now, when the orientation to the object and to objective facts is so predominant that the most frequent and essential decisions and actions are determined, not by subjective values but by objective relations, one speaks of an extraverted attitude. When this is habitual, one speaks of an extraverted type. If a man so thinks, feels, and acts, in a word so lives, as to correspond directly with objective conditions and their claims, whether in a good sense or ill, he is extraverted. His life makes it perfectly clear that it is the objective rather than the subjective value which plays the greater role as the determining factor of his consciousness. He naturally has subjective values, but their determining power has less importance than the external objective conditions. Never, therefore, does he expect to find any absolute factors in his own inner life, since the only ones he knows are outside himself. Epimetheus-like, his inner life succumbs to the external necessity, not of course without a struggle; which, however, always ends in favour of the objective determinant. His entire consciousness looks outwards to the world, because the important and decisive determination always comes to him from without. But it comes to him from without, only because that is where he expects it.
    Do you know the people who ask for other peoples' opinions quite often and try to bounce ideas (tho not necessarily following the opinions given)? That's cognitive extroverts (EPs and EJs).
    The people at the parties are social extroverts.
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  9. #8
    Unknown Personality

    Acerbusvenator, here are my answers to that questionnaire you recommended that I fill out:

    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.

    - Nothing really comes to mind at this point, stress level is normal, no traumatic events (death of a family member or friend, loss of job, etc.) in the last 2 years, no mental illness. The only thing that could potentially stress me out is a minor medical issue (nothing too dangerous but more annoying than anything) and the idea that I am considering leaving my current residence (I rent a room out from a landlord) for other accommodations. Nothing though that I think would affect my state of mind. I am a 28 year old male.

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

    - I prefer the first photo, the one of the night sky over the water. It gives me a sense of calm and relaxation, and I was simply more drawn to it because of its laid back and reflective nature. The second photo conveyed a busier image and I just wasn't drawn to it at all like I was the first one. The first picture seemed more tranquil, reflective, and even mysterious.

    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 am someone that you will think you know after awhile but then learn something completely different that surprises you. My personality has a lot of variety and many different layers, so you have to take time to get to know me. Everything, from my interactions, to what I share with you, to how you view me, will change as you get to know me better. I try to look at the world as a place with unlimited opportunity if I grab those opportunities when they present themselves. I look at myself as a unfinished book at this point, the story has taken many twists and turns and we'll both see what the next chapter has in store for me.

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

    - I really would like to be someone that can enjoy all aspects of life. I want to be someone who can enjoy hanging out with people, enjoy a variety of activities, and be engaged with the world around me. I also like to have my own private world as well and I want to be able to reflect on life and slow down when it's needed. I don't want to get stuck in the proverbial rat race, I want everything I do to mean something. I want to be someone that family and friends can count on to be there for them and someone that people look at and say "that's a nice guy, he truly is one with himself and the people around him." The type of person I don't want to be is one that is overly concerned with image and worries about how people look at him. I don't want to be someone who changes my personality just to be accepted by a group. I don't want to be someone who is narrow minded and doesn't see all the possibilities in 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?

    - I think for the most part how my friends describe me is fairly accurate. I would say that maybe others would describe me as being more friendly and sociable than I really am. I can be that way when I know someone but for a while I can be kind of distant and reserved. Friends might think I'm more of a people person than I really am, I really only like people who are important in my life and people I know well and/or can relate to. That is not to say I'm not nice to people, I always try to be nice and polite, but at first little more than that.

    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.

    - For me I would say love, friendship, openness, freedom, introspection, tranquility, closeness, and acceptance would be some of the values that are most important to me.

    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 am usually hesitant at first when it comes to new situations. Examples would be when meeting someone new or accepting a new job position, I always step halfway in first and internally evaluate and go with my gut to see if it is the right move. I don't automatically react positively or negatively to new situations, it just depends on the situation itself.

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

    - Usually in a stressful situation I try to act calm and take my time. Most of my stressful situations have involved dealing with customers at work, usually I just try to understand where they are coming from, let them vent, and then give them the options I have. Like any family I have had stressful situations there as well, and usually I try to get away from the stressful situation and try to think about what I should do.

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

    - When I am in an enjoyable situation it really feels like I am another person. I let all my worries go away and for once I just live in the moment. I feel isolated from the rest of the world and the only people that matter are the people in the situation or those close to me. My first time moving away while I was on an internship felt like this, I had a sense of freedom that nothing could hold me back and I had no worries or stress. I was simply able to enjoy the moment and discover a little bit about who I was as a person.

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

    -I like socializing in environments that I am comfortable with, otherwise I'm not a big socializer. I like one on one interaction because I feel like I can really talk to that person, get to truly know them as a person, and make a connection. I do not like group interaction for the most part because I feel it is very contrived, fake, and vulnerable to group think. I feel like I do not get a chance in a group to truly get a feel of the people or understand what drives them.

    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 think for me freedom, being yourself, expressing your veiws, trying new things while still honoring traditions, staying close with family and friends, learning more about the world around you and yourself are all elements of society I find important and dear to me.

    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 respect authority for the most part and understand why its needed. I do think a lot of people in authority positions abuse their power and I like to think I am not afraid to stand up to authority when I believe they are wrong. Authority has both positive and negative connotations in history, so I believe overall that authority is a necessary evil.

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

    -Well I look at order and chaos in 2 different aspects, your individual life and society at large. Individually order means being able to know who you are and have control over yourself, while chaos means not letting yourself get too predictable, trying new things, and being spontaneous. In society I look at order as both positive and negative, a means of having a productive society but also a means of control. Chaos is the break down of our social norm but can also be a way to develop new ways of living as a society and can be a positive. I think as an individual and as a society we need a little bit of order and chaos. Too much of one or the other is when there can really be trouble.

    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 fear a loss of freedom, in terms of who I am, what I believe in, what I can think, being able to do the things I do, see the people I want to see, freedom in every sense. I think fear manifest externally in my tendency sometimes to be afraid of commitment, because I look at it as a loss of freedom. That is commitment in everything, a contact, a relationship, etc. I have to work hard to overcome that fear and I do that by looking over my decisions carefully, putting it through my value system several times, and making sure it is the best decision possible while still understanding that a loss of freedom in some ways is inevitable and that no decision is completely 100% safe.

    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?

    -This is a good question and one I continue to struggle with even today. I really want to find a passion, not just a job (even if it means making less money and making sacrifices elsewhere), traveling so I can see different places and experience different cultures, finding a life parter who I can marry and share all my experiences, interests, success, failures, everything with. To live the best life I can, help people, and feel like at the end of my life that I contributed more to society than I took out.

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

    -Activities that energize me the most include traveling, going to the beach, sleeping and laying around, reading, photography, looking at art and watching movies. Activities that drain me are pretty much most social interactions, any family issues, work, and everyday stresses. I feel like I have to fight a constant battle not to just live in the rat race and not be unique and I think that social and family issues drain me simply because I like being alone at times and I try to avoid conflict whenever possible.

    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, it helps if you post these results here as well.

    Type appeals to me because it can give us a lot of clues into why we act the way we do and help us unlock our true soul and identity. Obviously we all have personalities and souls all our own and we don't just fit nicely into 16 different categories, but I think type is a tool that can be used to open up doors that lead us to greater understandings about myself. As a person I feel like I don't know myself nearly as well as I should and I feel that is because my personality has so many different facets and layers. I look at type as a key to unlocking some of those layers and maybe seeing how they interrelate. My type ranges from ISFJ to INFJ, I would prefer INFJ just because they seem to be in tune with themselves and they see the greater meaning of the world around them. They see beyond the surface and truly have an understanding of life that I think a lot of other types don't. Plus they are a unique type (the most unique) and I have always had a need to feel unique. I imagine from the responses here I'm probably not an INFJ but if I could choose that's what I would be.

    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?

    -Not at this point, honestly I'm pretty exhausted right now just filling this out, lol. If I come up with anything else I will edit this and let you all know.

  10. #9
    ISTP - The Mechanics

    I definitely get the sense of strong Si use here, which could mean ISFJ. Also see Fe here, but little or no Ni, whch would be the dominant function of INFJ. But you could also be ESFJ; in MBTI, introversion vs extraversion doesn't just mean socially; it's also where you gain or expend energy. Look up the functions and see what seems best to you.
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  11. #10
    ISTJ - The Duty Fulfillers

    hello, I have a similar problem as you. I always test as either INTJ or ISTJ, which like you, is different only by the N/S. but I think I may actually have more N than S because I have realized that although I try to do a thorough job in my work, I'm not very good at remembering details. also, I seem to enjoy the idea of something more than actually doing it. I think a lot about the future and perhaps not enough about the present (well, lately I've been thinking a lot about the near future, or at least what I hope for it to be). these traits are characteristic of N types.

    I recently got two books from the public library that I found very helpful. they are called "Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type" by Isabel Briggs Myers (the lady herself!) with Peter B. Myers, and "Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type" by Paul D. Tieger and Barbara Barron. the latter is especially good when trying to see how your type will affect you in a professional setting. try looking for them at your local library or on Amazon.


     
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