Can you go into your shadow but not take on the negative aspects of that type?
Example - My job requires me to behave in a different manner than i am accustomed to. No structure nor routine amongst other things
I am also in a relationship where i have to protect myself by behaving in a totally objective manner as if i become subjective, then I'd fall to pieces probably. My stress levels are higher than usual but i am very proud of myself in the way i am dealing with these persistent nuisances.
My partner (INFP) and his friend (INTJ) are trying to type me at present as by my writing on another site, i am not behaving typically ESFJ. This is driving me insane, the fact that people who are not professionals in the matter seem to know me better than myself but then leads me to question myself, my beliefs and my whole structure.
I did the humanmetrics test last night and came up as -
Your Type is
Introverted Intuitive Thinking Perceiving
Strength of the preferences %
11 38 12 33
Is that my shadow in play?
If i am to believe my partner then i seem to be behaving more N than i ever have in my life, but it still seems foreign to me. I never test N, which is worrisome.
I read the profile for an INTP in 'The 16 personality types, description for self-discovery' and it scared me how much i could relate to quite a bit of it.
Now i am sure there are some very nice INTP's out there (Jock, Costrin and a few others) but i don't think i am like you. No disrespect.
I am rambling.