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    Trying to Determine My Dad's Type

    So as I dived deeper and deeper into the world of psychology and types, I've realized I really cant figure out what type my dad is. The rest of my family I was able to estimate pretty easily.

    My family has always wondered if my dad was bipolar, but he has never visited a doctor for fear our insurance would go up.

    His personality is very strange because he does alot of things that seem to contradict his type, so when I try to type him I can never really choose anything.

    So basically, he has highs of "mania" where he stays up all night, thinking and working. He has been my sibling's sports coaches for the past 8 years, so he's constantly coming up with plans and strategies to better improve the team. He also likes to teach the kids life lessons and encourages them, he gets really emotional and attached to the team, and honestly pours himself into it 110%.

    He's not really a social person, he thinks he is, and tries to be, but he isn't. He doesn't understand any social guidelines, and often makes people really uncomfortable, and puts them on the spot alot. (Saying thing like "haha you think I'm great right?" to random people. Of course they're gonna say yes, but they always look kinda weirded out) He's told me plenty of times that he feels like an outsider and that no one understands him. He says that he acts all extroverted to try to seem more "normal", but he does it poorly.

    Along with this, he also has these *really* bad dips of depression. (Or what we assume is depression) He gets mopey and whiny, and becomes a total downer. (Some of my friends have depression, and I'm always super kind to them and they handle it all well, but my dad becomes a total jerk when he's depressed, it's quite strange) He will rant to anyone and everyone about how awesome and unappreciated he is, and how we all suck. It really hurts us sometimes because we *always* try to listen and help him, but he doesn't want help, it really seems like he likes to be in pain sometimes.

    He doesn't really consider how we feel, while expecting us to baby him and make him feel good. He really doesn't care if his mood ruins plans, and it seems like if he's mad, then he wants ALL of us to be mad too. A lot of the times, its over things like football (on TV) that shouldn't effect him so much.





    He believes he's this super extroverted guy who everyone likes, but he seems to really be the opposite most of the time.
    He's logical and strategic when it comes to sports, but only because he cares so much and does it out of love.
    He seems to always be planning for the future, with plays and ideas to help the team get better, but always seems completely off guard when things don't turn out, and he sorta ignores patterns of past issues at times (but not always I suppose, hence the planning).
    He's messy but his mess is organized, and he's terrible at being on time.



    What type is this??? INTP? ISTP? INFJ? ISFJ???
    I would really appreciate some help here, and thanks for taking the time to read this, haha!



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    So basically, he has highs of "mania" where he stays up all night, thinking and working. He has been my sibling's sports coaches for the past 8 years, so he's constantly coming up with plans and strategies to better improve the team. He also likes to teach the kids life lessons and encourages them, he gets really emotional and attached to the team, and honestly pours himself into it 110%
    High judging functions, either Fe or Te.

    He's not really a social person, he thinks he is, and tries to be, but he isn't. He doesn't understand any social guidelines, and often makes people really uncomfortable, and puts them on the spot alot. (Saying thing like "haha you think I'm great right?" to random people. Of course they're gonna say yes, but they always look kinda weirded out) He's told me plenty of times that he feels like an outsider and that no one understands him. He says that he acts all extroverted to try to seem more "normal", but he does it poorly.
    Strong indication of unhealthy Fe misreading social guidelines but tries nevertheless as an effort to feel accepted. Or it could be insecure Se + Fi.

    Along with this, he also has these *really* bad dips of depression. (Or what we assume is depression) He gets mopey and whiny, and becomes a total downer. (Some of my friends have depression, and I'm always super kind to them and they handle it all well, but my dad becomes a total jerk when he's depressed, it's quite strange) He will rant to anyone and everyone about how awesome and unappreciated he is, and how we all suck. It really hurts us sometimes because we *always* try to listen and help him, but he doesn't want help, it really seems like he likes to be in pain sometimes.
    Mmmm, not enough evidences...but I'll go with F.

    He doesn't really consider how we feel, while expecting us to baby him and make him feel good. He really doesn't care if his mood ruins plans, and it seems like if he's mad, then he wants ALL of us to be mad too. A lot of the times, its over things like football (on TV) that shouldn't effect him so much
    Strong indication of high unhealthy Feeling function.

    He believes he's this super extroverted guy who everyone likes, but he seems to really be the opposite most of the time.
    He's logical and strategic when it comes to sports, but only because he cares so much and does it out of love.
    He seems to always be planning for the future, with plays and ideas to help the team get better, but always seems completely off guard when things don't turn out, and he sorta ignores patterns of past issues at times (but not always I suppose, hence the planning).
    He's messy but his mess is organized, and he's terrible at being on time
    I think he's mostly an unhealthy NF. I don't have enough informations to type him confidently. He's either INFJ overusing Fe or ENFJ into occasional Ti grips. In both case, your father is quite delusional of his own image especially around people, which implies insecure Ni + Fe.
    Last edited by Firemoon; 11-25-2017 at 01:44 PM.


 

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