(Sorry, I should've posted this in What's My Type)
I want someone to shoot holes in my conclusion: I am actually an ENFP.
Typing myself has been difficult. Not only am I fuzzy on how Functions actually express myself, I'm also pretty bad with self analysis.
Let me justify how I could test and seem so far off the mark:
I was raised in a religious cult (true story, don't worry, I'm mostly better now).
I had social anxiety as a teenager.
I used technology and the sciences as a way to connect to my father, who was a science fiction fan and technophile.
Here are reasons that I am EF, or at least why I'm not an IT:
I like INTPs and ENTPs, but they kind of repulse me, also. Literally, there's this part in many of them that seems to be empty or purposefully distant. I've always found it kind of disturbing.
Although I am a computer geek and self-proclaimed Linux guru. I have never actually sat down and tried to figure out something on the computer for knowledge's sake, it's always for the purpose of trying to make something specific happen.
I have a pattern when it comes to me joining a group of people. I always manage to impress them, I tend to over commit myself and then flake out. This has happened more times than I'd like to admit.
In elementary school I used to dress like Crockett from Miami vice, participated in dress like a cowboy day. During one year of middle school I went the whole year wearing a white lab coat and carrying a doctor's bag. I like shopping for clothes.
In school I liked to learn little Mr Wizard tricks, or gain a new skill, and then parade them around school. Like once I figured out how to shock yourself using a 9v battery and a transformer and then lined all kinds of people up in the school yard to have a 'chain electrocution'. Or once I learned how to write Olde English letters in calligraphy and offered to the Mexican gangsta chicks to write their names for them.
I'm prone to having visions and premonitions. I know how science works, so I think of them as connection to my subconscious. Also I value meaning over hard facts in life, and I honestly believe that scientific advances are only window dressing on the real issue: the human condition, which doesn't fundamentally change.
So, conclusive enough? I'm sure I can scrounge up more.