bougal would you describe how you use/feel about each of the functions?
part of my leaning towards ExxP was your title and opening sentence. double exclamations. self-effacing humor. and also that you think you're an NT -- because whatever type you are, i really see the Fe too.
Originally Posted by Huxley3112
You sound just like an INFP to me. If someone can pick out 3 sentences in this that are NOT infp, I'd like to see it. =)
- When I enter into a new situation, like a new class, I tend to stretch myself to make social bonds to improve cooperation and the mood.
- If a group project is assigned I end up being the leader more often than not.
- [...] I love playing devils advocate when I am conversing with logical people.
- I tend not respond to situations emotionally. [...] I also have an emotional sieve. If I realize that an emotion is irrational I can omit it.
- [...] it’s almost as if my passions are rationally assigned.
not that these omit INFP, but i would think they would be deviations from a Fi-dominant norm. in particular the first statement strikes me as very Fe. i still suspect the bougal is a particularly friendly, Fe-raised ENTP. Ti can also explain a lot of seemingly J leanings.
interesting, btw, about the protest. 10 pm does sound like a rather inadvisable time.
Ne:I think this is my main function. I have the most fun thinking because of the random places and interconnections my mind makes, and I have the most fun and feel most like myself around other Ne-doms that I can share these connections with. I'm all for historical conversations that include kitchen utensils and Mary Poppins.
Ni: I have a lot of "Ah Ha" moments. Sometimes ideas hits me that seem to have lives of their own. An example is the senior thesis I described. I was reading Durkheim, but within an hours I had a 5 page long outline of interweaving theorist and ideas that I wanted to write about, and I was considering changing my major to focus on developing the thesis.
Ti and Fi: I am very careful and deliberate with my actions and word choices, and I really enjoy making delicate distinctions. I think that I do make value judgement, but my values are objectively generated through my Ti of what my actions should be. I have generated conceptions of what is "just" and "good," and work to apply those judgments deliberately through my actions. I don't have opinions about many "important" issues because it is not my place to impose my stances on other's life choices. My stances tend to side with "live and promote life" - I might not agree with some of the stances of others, but I'll advocate for their ability to have stances that are not detrimental to others. There is a division between the standard I have for others and the standard I have for myself. I'm hard on myself, but I also am happy with how I measure up to my own standard. (For me, there has always been a lot of blend between the ideas of Ti and Fi.)
Te: I am good at following debates and I am good at logically ordering information, but I am not a bulldog for organizing others. I strive for efficiency within myself, those close to me and those that have a role in accomplishing something I need to do, but this isn't a dominant portion of who I am.
Fe: Ok Jesus, you're right about my Fe gooey side... I don't care about conforming to norms to get along, and I go to the beat of my own drum, but I think people are valuable, so my relations with them reflects that value. As a result, I'm cozy.
Se: I love to find beauty in the things around me, but my focus tends to be turned toward things that aren't what they appears. I am most satisfied when I need to work and dig to find something beautiful. I'm a massive sensotard. I can look for something for a good twenty minutes and then my mom can walk up and find it in under a minute. And benches are out to get me. I think I broke my foot last semester (which I still haven't gone to the doctor for) from falling of a curb I didn't see (lame, I know.)
Si: Not me
Protest Related: I was called for support after the hundreds of protesters left and the arrests were being made. I guess the demonstration was impressive and peaceful, but I just saw the tired secondary leaders doing a mediocre job of leading a protest.
I think you are fundamentally conflicted.
You wanted to be a P, but you also have a high drive to reach success.
Plus the education system is forcing everyone to be a J. It leads you to believe that you must be a J in order to excel at whatever you are doing.
I think that is flawed.
My experience is learn to trust your experience more and take more risks, and learn that even if you fail at education system, there is still alot of chance and opportunity to succeed.Allow yourself to fail more and learn from experience. Do not punish yourself when you fail.
Just open your mind take more risks and learn to trust experience.
Steve Jobs was a dropout in higher education system and I can name many more examples.
Education is not the only door to success.
There are many opportunities in this world if you open your mind and try to find it.
The fear of poverty turns people into slaves of money.
"In this Caesar there are many Mariuses"~Sulla
Conquer your inner demons first before you conquer the world.
Shit, I forgot about this thread. Based on this picture (a better one would have been more useful, but oh well), I'd say you look the most like an ESTJ. Here's a link to the drawings if you want to check for yourself.