Most of the following questions are based on things others have written about 5s (specificialy books by Riso and Hudson). I want to get an idea of how much of this is agreed on by those who would type themselves as some sort of 5 (6w5s and 4w5s please feel free to comment as well).
Before answering the more specific questions, please answer these with the first thing that comes to mind (I'm being intentioanly vague on these to allow for a wide variety of responses and interpertations)...
What sorts of things or ideas do you consider very important?
What types of things or ideas do you worry the most about?
What things do you do instinctivly that you feel help define who/what you are?
Would you agree that a basic/core fear is being helpless, useless or incapable?
Would you say that attaining competency or mastery in your hobies and work is important to you and/or brings you more satisfaction than most things?
If so, is it a primary driving force for you, or are there plenty of other things in life you consider more important?
When you encounter something that seems threatenting or dangerous to you, do you...
Find youself focusing your thoughts on it and imagining all the permutations and possible negatives that it encompases (either self induced worying or a morbid curiosity)?
Try to avoid things that seem dangerous or threatening and re-focus your thoughts on something else?
Feel a natural desire to learn as much as possible about it and eventualy defeat or reduce the danger through knowledge )?
Or some combination of the above or some other reaction entirely.
Example - you encounter a spider near your home (but not inside it), and you think it might be poisonous, are you more likely to avoid the area you found it, or to research spiders til you find one that looks like it then go back and confirm/deny your findings.
When you feel drained or frustrated, do you have specific things you know work well in certain situations to recover and get back to nromal?
(I may or may not be a 5, but for example, when I feel excessive frustration, a common solution that usually produces positive results is to step back from the world and immerse myself in a fantasy world of some sort (games, books, or tv/movie marathons etc)) - I'm not sure if that example is 5 behaviour, 4 behavior or just common for any introverted intuitive.
Supposedly, in times of welness, 5s will move toward the positive traits of an 8, and under stress may become more like a 7 to cope with it. Do you see any of that in you, or does that make you say WTF? that's not me!?
I may add more questions later, but those are the things I'm most curious about. - Thanks for your time and responses.