Hello all -
Got interested in this MBTI stuff recently. Very recently, like in the last week or two. I feel like that it's helping me to sort my world out - my temperament, and all the people I know, and what my specific problems with certain people are.
It seems I'm either an ESFP or ENFP - one test said the former; this site's test said the latter, but the bar was only slightly on the "intuitive" side, one or two rungs from the center. I don't have a very nuanced understanding of the difference between the two, but I think talking to people here will help me to get it better.
(hopefully you are all already scanning this post for things that would indicate one type or the other.)
One surprise is that the tests always say I'm an extrovert. I was so introverted as a kid - spending hours alone creating imaginative worlds which I generally told people very little about. I'm different now (at age 22), and I think the shift happened relatively recently. It's not that I made any conscious effort towards being more outgoing and focused on the external world - it just happened of its own accord.
Part of the problem is that my parents are introverts - my dad's a classic INTJ - I realize now that they were tacitly encouraging me to be the same way as them. They still think I'm the same way as them - when in fact me and my dad are (well, almost) polar opposites.
Anyway I'm putting down "ENFP" for now because that's what the 41Q test said. I await further enlightenment on the matter.