I notice that I am able to slip into a few other personality modes very easily than just my dominant one, which I'm starting to realize is ISFP. The other modes I feel myself able to slip into are INFP, ISTP, and INTP.
Or basically the fluctuation of the two middle letters. (Changing myself from Introvert to Extrovert is very uncomfortable for me, but I enjoy the experience of attempting it)
When I was younger, I was definitely an INFP, and then for a very long time I was an I??? (an INTJ was trying to determine my type then, and he got really irritated that he couldn't get closure with me for those years). After I gave into my artistic side, my dominant type is now ISFP.
I'm able to look through my pictures and can almost pinpoint if I was displaying an ISTP, INFP, ISFP, or INTP in the pictures because I looked so different in each one. (The biggest difference was between ISTP and INFP.)
It feels awesome. I think it is all thanks to the process of trying to find myself. When I was younger, I was a loner and always thought about past problems and mistakes and things(INFP). I got tired of being depressed from all the stressful thinking, so I occupied my time with... ehem.. Star Trek quite deeply for a long time and developed my thinking side well (INTP).
From there, I discovered a pal who became my best friend. He influenced my life a lot and I always looked up to him and did everything he did. He was a definite ISTP. And so I developed my sensory side strongly from being around him for so long (ISTP).
Now, I'm an ISFP, and find myself unusually comfortable here more than the others. I think it was always there, it just took me a long time to discover it and come to terms with it. I even switched my college major choice from architectural drafting to an art field.
(Everything I stated took place within a 15 year span at least. I'm 21 now, so I'm counting back to when I was 6. I think I was too dumb at 5 to include anything before then.)
I took the personality test again recently, and my results came out IXXP, but after thinking about it, I'm slightly more comfortable with the sensory side, and kind of use the thinking and feeling side equally.
It feels awesome, cause I'm noticing more and more that I'm able to relate so well with those other three personality types. I'm constantly tested against these types, because my closest friends are these types too.
One of my newest closest friends is an ESFJ, but I usually just stick to my ISFP or ISTP personality with him and keep things humorous and goofy. If I go anywhere into INTP or INFP with him, he tends to not want to relate to me very much anymore.
Does anybody else feel like this? Cause I'm believing, after this long experience, that everyone is able to choose their personality. It all boils down to just preference.
On another thought, if someone really wanted to change or add to their personality, it can be accomplished.
A person's personality is not entirely fixed.