I've been trying to figure my type out for almost 3 years now, but am still unsure, so I'm hoping for help outside myself, maybe someone can spot something I didn't. I have a fair (I hope) grasp on the functions, but am no expert or even close. The most trouble comes for me when trying to figure out Fe/Ti vs Fi/Te difference. I don't have an absolute idea of my type, I also know some can overlap too, so I've included a brief summery of how I feel I use each function, to try and help myself, and all of you reading, determine which 4 I use. I hope I included good/enough information. I should note that while I do have anxiety issues, I can usually determine something anxiety driven from what Iíd really want to do if I didn't, so Iíve written with the latter in mind. Feel free to ask me questions if you need.
Some facts that might help:
Age; Early 30s
I have OCD and anxiety disorder (nether is official, but after 15 years, there is little doubt)
Si; Iím a relatively organized girl, at least in some areas of my life, maybe not as much as I think in others, but it depends on what I have to work with. I organize better if everything has a place to begin with, otherwise I become overwhelmed, am bother by the mess, but ignore it because I donít know what to do with it. I am good at organizing information though, in a spreadsheet, on a computer, or list, etc. I tend to remember names and facts easily. I notice details about things that interest me, like light casts from the sky, placement of objects, and remember it. Iím observant of minute details in the behavior people show (more on tv then real life, not because I would not notice, but because Iím to shy to look at them). I tend to like things from that past, past time periods for example, look back on memories for fun or nostalgia. Sometimes I wish the present was more like the past, things seemed simpler.
Ne; I consider myself very creative, and have been told this many times by others. I naturally tend to see possibilities, especially in things like cooking, art, fashion, objects, and ideas. I love to game, and although I primarily stick to the same few, and switch between as I get bored. When thatís not exciting enough, I'l find casual games on sites like Kongregate, where I can try out something new without having to commit much time on it. Iím relatively focused, but I can distract really easy if something I like, or something out of the ordinary around me catches my attention. Like forgetting to watch my dance game to make sure I donít miss steps. I tend to bored easy, and not always know what to do with myself. Iím more in my head (I practically live there some days). I tend to springboard off of things Iíve seen, like; ďoh that looks like a great recipe, but I could make even better by doing this to it, or this. I wonder how it would taste if I did it this way.Ē I love fantasizing, I have whole worlds of fantasy in my head, about characters on tv I like, characters Iíve made up based on the shows, etc" I even make up my own original stories, but have never finished one, some day perhaps, lol. I did not mean to write an essay on Ne. XD
Se; This one is hard, I donít relate to Se much. I like excitement, I also tend to notice possibilities of things around me, I bore easy. I think thatís it.
Ni; I can relate to deeper meanings, but I donít live in it and analyze everything. Creativity of course, I feel like sometimes I can just tell about things that will happen (not psychically or anything, but just get a feeling something will happen, like someone saying something I knew they probably would say, or do something).
Fi; Iím very emotional, and Iím very opinionated, and while I donít go around with the intent of sharing necessarily, Iím known to if something really irks me, or I feel someone is wrong. Otherwise I keep my nose out. I feel like Iím fairly self aware of my feelings most of the time, I usually know how I feel (not always why though), I sometimes have a hard time sharing it though, even with people I trust. I have to force myself if itís a touchy topic with me. I usually let others have their own opinion, and try to agree to disagree on things that canít be resolved (because if I donít have an excellent reason, Iím NOT budging, especially if itís a important topic to me). I have been known to argue with others, especially if they try to topple my beliefs and refuse to just let me hold my opinion. I sometimes get lost in characters I like, feeling like Iíve lost myself in them, even role playing as then in games (name and fashion only though, as I find it hard to act vastly different from myself, though I may use hobbies from characters if I enjoy them too). I donít usually care what people think of me, there are a few exceptions, but I might or might not try to pretend I donít care, depending on the situation.
Te; Itís hard for me to describe this function. I tend to like order, and have a certain amount of respect for rules, as long they feel fair. I am capable of leading others if I have to, but hate being in charge. I like evidence, and like facts of characters rather the made up stuff (though I do make up things for my own personal fantasy, but am aware of the facts of the characters). I hate people misquoting or outright making stuff up. I got into an argument once over this because someone quoted a character as being something they werenít (at least thereís nothing to back the clam, itís not really said one way another, but it was stated as fact), and another for saying something they didnít. I got very mad, have not gone to that site since then.
Fe; Very emotional, I tend to like keeping harmony usually, and try to avoid fighting. I will put others first sometimes (though I should add I do tend to think how it affects me first). When I help someone, I will not usually regret it, even if their mean, though I might not help again. I sometimes feel like I bond with other easily, even if I donít know them (usually fictional characters over real people). I tend to put myself in otherís shoes relatively easily. There are times when I feel like I get so lost in a character I feel I lose myself for a minute in them, though I tend to snap out of it when think of what I like/am distanced from the character. I do not like to see people fighting, I get upset because I donít know where things stand, and it feels disruptive to my immediate surroundings (augments in real life. Online too when Iím personally involved (unless I started the arguing).tv and online things Iím not involved in, still make me tense, but I donít feel disrupted by that).
Ti; I like logic, and for things to make logical sense. I tend to think about what makes something work, and taking things apart seems interesting, (though I rarely do). Escape games that follow no logic drive me crazy.
Things I wasnít sure what function to put them in:
Iíve got a temper, especially when stressed (tend to come as a result of my anxiety, Iíve become infamous actually in my house for going into a rage when my anxiety is hard for me to resolve, I feel stuck because I see bad things happening if I canít resolve it, and can lash out verbally (and on rare occasions physically too, though Iíve worked hard to control this and it rarely happens now), not even so much because I want to, or even because Iím mad at anyone (except myself for not being able to listen to the part of me that tells me my thoughts are illogical, and letting my feelings of anxiety dictate what I do.
People tell me I struggle with change, and itís true I do tend to, but most donít know itís usually anxiety driven. If I had no issues with anxiety, I would been much more open (even excited by it), though I might still struggle with some change, but not to the extent I currently am.
I love music and emotional express myself through listening to it, even though I listen privately.
Iím very shy, though I like to socialize, but on my terms, I usually socialize in my MMO games. I have a hard time telling if interaction drains or energizes me, a bit or both, like I like if people visit, am even sad seeing them leave, but enjoy feeling like I can relax again after. In person interaction is hard for me compared to interaction online. Making eye contact is difficult to me. Iíve gone 2 years without leaving the house, not really bothered by it, though I sometimes wonder if I missed out on things. I have a hard time being fully alone, I need to add though, some of this could be anxiety driven, as I tend to have trouble more when alone. Iíve also never been fully by myself longer then 10-12 hours, as I live at home. I have a hard time bonding with others, I tend not know what to say, and feel like I donít fit in well. I can really talk though if I enjoy the subject/know a fair amount on it. Iím otherwise pretty quite, and only speak when spoken to (in person, not online).