please judge me :P (questionaire answered -- help me figure out my type please)

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    INFJ - The Protectors

    please judge me :P (questionaire answered -- help me figure out my type please)

    0. 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.

    well mental illness is a matter of some debate. but yes? probably? certainly in the world i live in, i'm considered mentally ill and in soul-crushing fits of reality i tend to get discouraged by it. these are very quiet fits of reality, mind you. ones in which i go extra introspective and isolate. i'm not one for making a fuss. currently i am in one of my more discouraged times, and no matter how many times i am directed to the MBTI functions and try to figure out the unhealthy versions of them, i can't focus on the specifics long enough to make determinations about my own possibly dysfunctional functions. that isn't specific to bad weeks though, i am much more likely to get a "sense" of something than be able to get detail-oriented.

    1. Click on this link: Look at the random photo for about 30 seconds. Copy and paste it here, and write about your impression of it.

    honestly, no. it's an excellent question! i just, god, it's too much to consider? images and words are overlapping, unequivocally personal and absurd and if i look at colors, at a picture, my mind doesn't react in words, i can't...i'm terrible at word association games for this reason, too...words become pictures...pictures do not become words...or they can but it takes effort and feels like an approximate summation, a skirting of the truth.

    2. You are with a group of people in a car, heading to a different town to see your favourite band/artist/musician. Suddenly, the car breaks down for an unknown reason in the middle of nowhere. What are your initial thoughts? What are your outward reactions?

    IT REALLY DEPENDS. i probably go into problem-solving overdrive and maybe get a little frustrated, maybe sigh or swear for a moment, but mostly just begin to solve the issue. i get out my phone, i start to figure out who to call and how we can get to the concert safely.

    3. You somehow make it to the concert. The driver wants to go to the afterparty that was announced (and assure you they won't drink so they can drive back later). How do you feel about this party? What do you do?

    i don't want to go. i probably am very tired after the concert, being around so many humans, it's draining even if it's fun, and i probably hit my tolerance for external input (emotional overwhelm, empathic exhaustion, whatever you want to call it -- the feeling of being drained by contact with or proximity to others) about an hour or so previously. however i will not ruin the fun for the driver, i will agree to go, but probably sit in the car or find a quiet corner. i will get increasingly quiet and tired and possibly moody with socializing. i'll start to feel like i just need to get home, to the quiet, alone.

    4. On the drive back, your friends are talking. A friend makes a claim that clashes with your current beliefs. What is your inward reaction? What do you outwardly say?

    honestly by that time i'll probably be too exhausted to want to talk, so i'd probably just listen and not respond, or respond half-heartedly with agreement. if it were earlier in the evening, if i had more energy, if i had not spent hours around strangers and stressful socializing, then i'd probably ask them questions to understand their feelings more. i would be more interested in knowing *why* they felt the way they did than feeling offended by it.

    5. What would you do if you actually saw/experienced something that clashes with your previous beliefs, experiences, and habits?

    if it's benign (just a person's beliefs that are different) i'll ask and learn about it. if it's something i perceive as problematic -- such as someone being offensive to another person who i sense is not able to defend themself, i will feel compelled to stand up for the offended party.

    6. What are some of your most important values? How did you come about determining them? How can they change?

    i don't even know anymore. i thought i did but they've been changing while i've been getting a healthier mindset. now i value truth a lot more than i used to -- i crave truth, even if it's painful. i used to value following all of society's rules so as to avoid trouble. now i'm starting to question the rules -- but i evaluate everything before i reach an opinion.

    7. a) What about your personality most distinguishes you from everyone else? b) If you could change one thing about you personality, what would it be? Why?

    UM my personality is very changeable, depending on the mood but that might be part of the aforementioned "mental illness", who knows. and maybe that's not even abnormal? hell if i know. i love people but being around them is pretty much my least favorite thing. to be fair i don't feel that way when i am feeling more healthy. at those times i am much more open to interacting. i think i come off as uninterested or brooding, most of the time i'm just not sure that words are necessary. other times i feel very social, i have lots of things to say and i am uninhibited, i am much more outwardly friendly. yeah, i don't know, sorry. it's confusing to me too.

    what would i change? on good days, nothing. except maybe that i want people to connect with me the way i try to connect with them -- on deep and often almost "psychic" levels -- small talk is my enemy, i find it frustratingly unsatisfying and want to avoid it altogether. i would rather have discussions of things i consider meaningful, even with strangers.

    8. How do you treat hunches or gut feelings? In what situations are they most often triggered?

    i try to rationalize them but that often gets me into overthinking trouble. when i simply listen to my gut feelings, i do a lot better, i feel like i'm going in the right direction. the hunches are most often triggered when i want an answer but don't know how to phrase the question.


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

    having long, "meaningful" discussions, one-on-one with another person is energizing if i feel i can contribute to their state of mind. also being alone, that's the big one. being alone is the most energizing because being around others is generally draining. however i am often tired when my "mental illness" symptoms are acting up which is...too frequently.

    10. What do you repress about your outward behavior or internal thought process when around others? Why?

    i don't talk the way i think, at least not to most people, i try to seem much more casual when i speak to others. instead of saying what i'm thinking, usually i stay silent. i find that speaking up about my thought processes often intimidates people or makes them feel uncomfortable -- i find that most people are only comfortable with small talk and so because that frustrates me, i would rather be quiet. i also live inside my head, primarily, rather than in my body or the outside world, and i feel that others would think me crazy if i talked about my inner world -- which is fine, i am a little crazy, but i prefer not to make them uncomfortable.



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    Unknown

    First of all, is your username a reference to Hannibal? If so, IloveyouIloveyouIloveyou.

    Secondly, before I judge your character further I need to know a deeper grasp on your current mental issues, as they can and do interfere with your MBTI type and your personality in general. Would you mind explaining what you're dealing with in depth? Or would you feel uncomfortable with that? If the latter is true, might you explain how your possible mental illness has affected your psyche?

    From what I can tell, you sound like an INFP, though I am uncertain. Does INFP feel correct for you, or do you believe yourself to be something different?

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    INFJ - The Protectors

    hello, god. nice name you've got there, yourself. yes ravenstag is a reference to hannibal (will graham is my fave and AUGH it's just such an incredible show, isn't it??)

    i have been typed as infp and infj before, and i've always felt that infj was the more accurate from my perspective but i'm open to being wrong.

    mental illness wise, i deal with PTSD, dissociation, and depression primarily. the dissociation has been extreme in the past, leading to wildly differing characteristics, and at those times i have tested as esfp and intj, but those do not seem remotely accurate for me. i do not have such extreme dissociation anymore, and now that i am generally more stable i seem to be testing as infj or infp, so i assume it's between those two.

    what made you lean toward infp rather than infj?

    i understand that the mental illness aspect makes this tougher. :( i just wish i knew which i am, so that maybe i could get a sense of how my functions are supposed to work when i'm healthy. i know that people can really struggle when they are trying to fit into functions that don't actually reflect their type.

    i appreciate the help, god. :P

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    Unknown

    @ravenstag : Will Graham is fantastic and the show is beautiful in so many ineffably disturbing ways. I adore it.

    Yes, I was sensing a bit of an INFJ vibe to you, but I typed you as an INFP because of your seeming passiveness. I see INFJ characteristics within you, but I see your background as being an INFP. Remember that the descriptions of the types assume 100% of every characteristic. You could be a 60% P / 40% J and not see yourself fully as an INFP because of that. The main reason I say you're an INFP is because I have a hunch, but I do not rule out INFJ.
    I do, though, think your natural functions are nearer to that of an INFP, especially since you, apparently, love Will Graham, an INFJ. I have found myself subconsciously changing my personality based on the characters in the TV shows I watch at the time. I would not discount this from being possible with you, as many of your descriptions fit Will Graham. Knowing you often dissociate only further convinces me that this may be the case.

    Interesting. I am also dealing with some dissociation and depression problems, so I can empathize with what you might be feeling at this moment in time. Could you further elaborate on any of the aspects of your mental difficulties? To understand who you are, I must understand who you are without these things clouding your mind, and this can only be done by understanding the thought process which led you to your mental complications. In a sense, everything is just a chain of events like a line of dominos. I just need to figure out where the first one fell so I can see where the last one is.

    And no problem. Helping you mortals out is what I do best ~

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    INFJ - The Protectors

    i can definitely elaborate, though i am wary of doing so because there is such a stigma attached to these things. however, you asked, and i can't see where withholding information is going to help me, so, ok.

    technically i am diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder and have been for three years. i have always been dissociative, likely because of PTSD issues from childhood, but it mostly seemed manageable. a few years ago there was a huge tragedy in the family and it triggered all of my latent issues to come to the forefront including huge personality shifts and lost time. for the last few years i have been actively trying to heal and get stable, and it has been working. i hardly ever experience lost time anymore, i haven't for many months.

    you are right that i do relate a lot to will graham. to be honest, his characterization in the show was the first character i ever felt like i could *identify with* in media. so i do have a real fondness for him because a lot that he has gone through, a lot of the scary stuff he has experienced, is stuff i have experienced too though obviously our diagnoses are different. i do not believe that his character has influenced me, though, i simply felt a kinship with him because i had never known a character to go through lost time and hallucinations etc, while still being treated (by the narrative) as a person worthy of respect. i like the show hannibal for many reasons, but one is that it asks a lot of questions about mental health, and the way mental disorders are perceived and treated. i respect the show for not being afraid to have a mentally compromised (if not "ill") main character and rooting for him. most mentally ill characters in movies and tv are made into villains, or completely misrepresented. that is my opinion, anyway.

    hope that didn't scare you off? i am not sure what kind of information is most helpful so, if you wanted more specifics, you can ask.

    thanks.

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    Unknown

    @ravenstag : That didn't scare me off in the least. I have troubles of my own, and I can relate with most dissociation. Your dissociation is triggered by stress then, huh? Interesting. Do you handle your emotions well? Are you a very emotional person? Or are you a little stoic, being unable to understand or to deal with some emotions?
    I'm glad you don't experience lost time. That is one symptom I've never had, though I'm frightened I may soon develop it as my mental state is on a steady decline.

    Interesting. I agree with your opinion with mental illness and the media, though it seems to be a bit of a generalization.

    Do you see yourself in Will or do you see your symptoms in him?

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    INFJ - The Protectors

    @God (is this how we're suppposed to reply to each other?? newbie confusion :)

    stress triggers the dissociation, absolutely. emotion-wise i have always been very repressed about my emotions, and extremely rarely have my emotions taken over in a situation where my logic works better. as i am healing, i am doing a lot better processing and feeling my emotions, though i still do not make them the focal point of any discussion -- even if i'm hurt by something, i am more likely to process my pain and then calmly tell the person "i was hurt by that, and i have dealt with the reasons why, so let's move forward." i read something the other day that said XXXJ's differ from XXXP's in that J's are anxious when a decision has not yet been reached (they prefer concrete decisions), whereas P's are anxious when making a decision (they prefer to not). if this is so, i believe i am firmly a XXXJ.

    lost time is most definitely not fun. for me it wasn't something that developed over time, instead it was something that was directly triggered by complete traumatic overwhelm and began in response to an obvious stressor. i am sorry you are experiencing dissociative symptoms, i hope lost time does not become one of them, but it is on the severe end and most people do not experience it (or if they do, it is infrequent). :( i saw your post in the forum about DPD and am still pondering it.

    i see myself in will, most definitely. i know many people grow up able to identify with lots of characters in tv shows and movies and books. my sister grew up identifying with every blonde female protagonist in existence. i, however, never did. it was not until seeing will graham that i felt i saw a mirror, a character i could identify with. so, take that for what it's worth. i admit that i identified with him before he began to exhibit dissociative symptoms, though they completely cemented him in my heart.

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    Unknown

    @ravenstag : Eh, only some people use it. It's either this, quoting from people, or just responding with no form of tag and hoping to dear *cough* God *cough* that they will realize you responded. Personally, I prefer the tagging system.

    You sound like me in many ways, which is not good because I cannot fathom how to type myself.
    So, stress triggers your dissociation because your conscious mind cannot deal with the stress. You don't handle emotions well because you cannot comprehend how to. You're probably fairly apassionate, aside from an affinity to some things, and you seem to be a little distant and reserved.
    How do you make a decision, anyway? Do you weigh the facts and analyze the situation through previous experiences or do you rely on hunches and intuition?

    It's actually come to my attention that I may have a Will-like diagnosis. My symptoms fit simple the descriptions of partial seizures perfectly, aside from the fact that I don't have speech slurs while exhibiting symptoms and my episodes will last longer than forty seconds or so. Maybe I just have DPD. I really hope so. But, this is not about me. I am going to type you.

    You feel alienated from your family? And what made you identify with him before he showed the dissociative symptoms?

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    INFJ - The Protectors

    @God how do i make decisions? GOOD QUESTION. well i think, and mull, and figure out a lot of permutations and then after all is said and done i go with my gut, i decide in line with what "feels" right. i usually feel drawn to something feeling righter than something else. if i'm in a hurry to make a decision, i do it based on feeling alone, and not emotion, i mean like a sense of what is correct. it's nothing to do with what i want or don't want, what makes me happy or sad, there's just like, an internal sense of which is right.

    DPD isn't easy, your symptoms you listed seemed to line up more or less with that diagnosis, i mean the dissociative spectrum is never quite easy to place on specifically, because everyone is different. but DPD is enough to be experiencing, yknow, i don't think of it as "just" DPD. there's some weird crazy stuff that comes along with dissociation, and i definitely empathize. you said you're not stressed though, like you never feel stressed. and there isn't a history of trauma. i am legitimately still pondering over all that. it doesn't seem to click like i want it to. hmm. i'll let you know if anything clicks.

    yes i feel alienated from my family (are there people who don't???). what made me identify with will before his dissociative symptoms was the empathic nature of his insights, the feeling overwhelmed around people, and places, as though senses in overdrive. i am the same way in groups or new places, and i often get bowled over with emotion and "energy" that doesn't feel like it's coming from me, but is draining. also just his terrible socialization skills which make him seem a certain way, but really he is just a cuddly puppy guy once he feels comfortable with someone. SAME. the shorter answer might be what *didn't* i identify with. ha. he sees things in a way that others don't and often keeps it to himself, he seems sort of "tortured" by the experience of feeling others' pain, i get very anxious, tired, and depressed when around other people who are suffering. (i am doing better with that since healing somewhat but it feels like fighting my nature).

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    Unknown

    @ravenstag : Okay, so you're an INXJ, and I'm quite positive you're an INFJ because the notion of INTJ is laughable.
    Congradulations, INFJ.
    You have (what I assume to be) the same MBTI type as Will Graham ~
    And possibly my MBTI type, too.

    The only things that don't line up are my hallucinations, tremors, and headaches. I wouldn't completely discount them, but I don't know what is the reaction and what is the cause. I mean, is my apparent DPD the cause of my problems or a symptom of something else? I've asked around on a few various forums and even people with DPD say that my dissociation does seem a bit odd.

    Yes, yes, yes.
    You are an INFJ without a doubt.
    I was trying to be objective with the past few posts, but you are an INFJ.
    <3


     
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