Alrighty...so I know it's impossible to "switch" between J and P as the functions are entirely different, but when reading up on the functions, I found myself completely indecisive about those as well. And not being able to pinpoint this is driving me a little nuts. I took a reasonably credible assessment through my school and was judged as an INTJ. But I honestly wasn't sure how to answer some of the questions because my thought process tends to be "Ahhhhh, it depends!" And when I tried out some of the supposedly more reputable and well-recommended tests online for clarification, I always landed 50/50 between J and P, on about three different tests. So, I decided that a few human judges wise in the ways of the MBTI were really what I needed. Because I hate being confused. x_x And I've just started all these sentences with conjunctions that make them sentence fragments. Mea culpa.
Here we go! =D
- First off, I'm dead sure about the INTx part. It's actually sort of scary.
- I consider myself a practical person, despite the large amount of time I spend in my own head. If something doesn't have a purpose--a social norm, a product, a fad--it annoys me that people fall for it. I don't respect anything or anyone without evaluating it/them. Sure, I have fun, trivial things in my life, but I've never seen the point of ear-piercing and celebrity-worship ticks me off. Things like that.
- I'm a huge procrastinator. In fact, I'm procrastinating right this minute. I'm always fine with leaving my reports until the last day and I always end up doing any required reading, studying, or problems at three am the morning they're due, because I'd really much rather wander off and read about something that interests me--like psychology or British History--or talk to my best friend. I don't have a problem deciding that I'm going to put work off as long as I'm confident that I'm going to get it done by the due date. I'm willing to rise at three in the morning or stay up until two if that's what needs to be done, and I work best under a deadline; I'm more focused and intent. Otherwise I wander off and take forever. However, I become very agitated and upset when I see that the three hours I've set aside (left myself) are not sufficient after all, and I beat myself up with worry when I've failed to complete an obligation.
- I'm fairly laid back about change. Small changes can annoy or unsettle me a little, because I like my world the way it is, but I adapt to them without any big fuss.
- I love lists and indexes and sometimes make them when I should be doing something else. They're so pretty! I also admire order and neatness...but I'm a messy person. My purse and desk and room are a total mess, but I don't care; I know where everything is. (I actually get upset when things are not where I thought I left them.) I've just always got more things to sit quietly and think about than cleaning.
- I've got a very definite future plan, and I can often be caught meditating on and embellishing it. It gives me a sense of security to have a road map, and I can't see myself wandering off blindly without thinking about where I'm going at all.
- I get caught up in details and fail to finish projects when I don't have a deadline. For example, when I write, I will spend an hour contemplating the exact word that I want or tweaking a sentence structure that doesn't satisfy me. I'm always very quick to root out and be dissatisfied with the minor imperfections of anything...people's spelling, a work of art, an argument...
- I'm fairly reserved, but I always try to be diplomatic and kind to people. If I find I can't because they're just too maddeningly stupid, I just don't associate with them. This isn't out of any great sense of compassion; it's just because I've thought through the fallout of having enemies and I don't want to deal with it when I have to see the person every day.
And I find it much easier to manipulate people when they think I'm 'shy' and 'sweet'.Just kidding? -insert the usual NT babble about despising hysterics and stupidity and being awkward in emotional situations here- I'm not as nice on the internet, where I feel more comfortable.
- I'm a good leader. I don't usually bother with it because I'm lazy, but when I think others are incompetent or I see myself as up to the challenge, I can pursue a leadership position quite effectively.
- I act more patient than I really am.
I'm kind of arrogant about certain things and quite self-confident, and feel a bit guilty that I don't feel as guilty as I should.
- I'm tolerant of everything except intolerance and stupidity. Oh, and downright cruelty. Different races, religions, belief systems? However much I may personally disapprove, I haven't got the logical right to go about disapproving. That would just be succumbing to bias and silly emotions.
- I'm an aggressive debater when engaged, and I get annoyed when people take it personally, because it's not personal.
- When I'm interested in a subject, I immediately run out to learn as much as possible about it. I'm also painfully conscious of what I don't know or comprehend.
- I'm a history major. I get A's in science and math, and people seem to think I'm good at them, but I'm just not interested. Except that I feel a great sense of peace when doing a math or logic problem I understand, and I think the unemotional nature of math has a kind of unparalleled beauty. But it would bore me if I had to do it for the rest of my life. xD History is my big passion, and I'm also a stage actress. Kind of weird for an INTJ or INTP, from what I've seen. Otherwise, I'm terrible at and not really into art, sports, etc...
-On a relationship level: My IxFJ mother drives me crazy. She's obsessed with my lack of organization and gets so annoyingly emotional whenever I try to have a simple, logical debate. My ENFP best friend gets along really, really well with me (I act like a complete loon around her), but I can feel distant from her when I sense that I'm more interested in something than she is, or when she gets too emotionally wrapped up in something and I just don't get it. My INFP boyfriend bewilders me with his romanticism and dedication to moral causes.
...Right. So, now that I've scared you all away and gotten you annoyed, I'd like to open the floor up to comment, because it's been driving me insane! I suppose I've proven that I can be overzealous in providing detail to the point where I exhaust other people?
Major internet baked goods to all responders; help a newbie out with some explanations, please? -bows-