I'm fiercely independent. It's taken me a lot of years to realize it and understand it. But, I was thinking about it, and I think that all 4 of my functions play a significant role in my independence.
I - because I'm naturally drawn to the inner world and don't always feel drawn to the outer world (people)
N - I think all N's have an independent streak and it's probably because we think differently than the masses (S's). We think abstractly and so, after a lot of "S" time, we want to revert back into our "N" worlds.
T - The only reason I think my T contributes to my desire for independence is because it is Ti (and not Te). I don't necessarily have a desire to organize people, I'd rather organize thoughts, ideas, concepts, and systems.
P - contributes to the desire for each day to be different and to not fall into a mundane, routine life. Desire for things to be new and exciting, keeps us looking for new things.
If you consider yourself a highly independent person, how do you think your functions contribute to your independence?