This is a discussion on INFP or INTP? Help would be appreciated. within the What's my personality type? forums, part of the Personality Cafe category; Originally Posted by Northern Lights T/F is: In what kind of categories do you think? In particular, what does the ...
I think in categories of true and false. When I say "wrong", you just called a circle a square, or claimed it's Wednesday when it's Thursday. I believe in a fundamental, objective truth, in that sense, and my judgements are based on it. What I have trouble with is using "wrong" to ascribe moral judgements. It doesn't come naturally, and hence I hardly ever will call an action (morally) wrong as an instinctive reaction or come up with hypotheticals of that kind. Instead, I'm much more likely to assert that such an action "makes no sense"; "wrong" doesn't come up.
The F side is a slightly more mixed, but basically it's the reverse. You come across a bit muddled (some people are overwhelmingly clear); but then it's possible enough that neither extreme describes you that well.
I really don’t know what I am, but I’ll keep searching for answers. I appreciate all the help I’ve gotten.
Honestly, I think from reading more about TiFe... I think I am an INTP, because Ti does come first, I may have a somewhat high Fi, but for the most part Ti still is above it.
There's still the possibility of you being a J type, I think.
My examples weren't randomly chosen. I couldn't care less about other people's opinions. I never seek to change them -- believe in whatever you want. But asserting something factually wrong irks me. It's like brushing a cat against the fur. It hits something fundamentally me that I can't let go. (I mean, I can and I do, but we're talking about reflexive reactions, first instincts.) When it's Thursday, it's Thursday, and not Wednesday. This is true. You are wrong. It matters to me that you know this.
I imagine it's the same for IxFPs when someone trips their chosen values. When you believe "beating children is Wrong", and see someone beating a child close to you, you can't just shrug and move on (except if you force yourself, see above). It demands a reaction from you simply by virtue of the fact that your sense of self is tied up with "beating children is Wrong". Ignoring it means ignoring yourself. I never have that problem -- I can move on, because values is not how I work. I'd stop it because it serves no purpose (presumably) -- as in, I have judged what acceptable purposes are and what not, in my subjective logic -- not because something in me screams "Wrong".
Does one of those appeal to you more than the other?