This probably isn't threadworthy, but I'm curious... Do you see your own type as a benchmark in the MBTI? I see INTP as a black sheep, cause we are pretty weird after all. But, that could just be bias. Any thoughts?
Yes. I kind of see my type as being an ideal in terms of focusing on an abstract idea without trying to conform it to anything material. INTJs would be second, but I think Te makes them more likely to fall victim to the need to permanently ground part of it in (ugh) the tangible.
INFPs are an ideal in terms of being the most conscientious about what they consider good. But their ideals tend to oppose mine, thus we don't get along.
No, when I first began to explore MBTI I found my results very upsetting. I saw it all as critical. I felt like it made me out to be some sad, pathetic person who would live their live out alone in their head, isolated from people, and die a crazy cat lady. (Of course, I would also test INTP & INFJ sometimes, so what does that say about my impression of those types also ).
I am just now appreciating what it means to be an INFP and the strengths associated with it.
"Charlotte sometimes dreams a wall around herself. But it's always with love - So much love it looks like everything else. Charlotte Sometimes - So far away, glass sealed and pretty." - The Cure
Honestly, I saw ESTPs as the benchmark, something to aspire to when I first figured out my type... they were just so, cool. But that had nothing to do with the letters and more of what I knew about ESTPs.