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    Default I think I was two letters off.

    (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.

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    Haha, actually, I have suspected for a while that you might be ISTP (what with the MacGyver thing you have going and some other clues).

    Have you retaken some tests or talked to people who know you well (without necessarily mentioning personality theory, just a general talk about outside vs inside perspective)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Herring View Post
    Haha, actually, I have suspected for a while that you might be ISTP (what with the MacGyver thing you have going and some other clues).

    Have you retaken some tests or talked to people who know you well (without necessarily mentioning personality theory, just a general talk about outside vs inside perspective)?
    I've read here.. and I almost always relate to the ENFP posts here. Also I've been doing enneagram tests and I'm testing consistently as 7w8, which is a bit odd for an INTP. I'll try retesting for MBTI maybe in a few months. I'm still changing, it's an unexpected experience at 32.

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    your OP makes you sound ISFP, not ENFP. You especially don't seem extroverted.
    -end of thread-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomnity View Post
    your OP makes you sound ISFP, not ENFP. You especially don't seem extroverted.
    I'll take that under advisement. I really really feel like an N though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qlippoth View Post
    (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.
    With the bolded part, do you think you see their Ti as distant and empty(you know, since it is focused on impersonal content), I suspect if you are ENFP it might put it in that context.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robopop View Post
    With the bolded part, do you think you see their Ti as distant and empty(you know, since it is focused on impersonal content), I suspect if you are ENFP it might put it in that context.
    I guess I never considered it from a function point of view, this is probably true. If so it helps me understand Ti more.. that dark place in INTPs hearts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qlippoth View Post
    I guess I never considered it from a function point of view, this is probably true. If so it helps me understand Ti more.. that dark place in INTPs hearts.
    That dark place in INTPs' hearts...?

    Would you mind elaborating on what specifically disturbs you about NTPs? What do you mean by "distant and empty"? What makes NTPs repulsive to you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by copperfish17 View Post
    That dark place in INTPs' hearts...?

    Would you mind elaborating on what specifically disturbs you about NTPs? What do you mean by "distant and empty"? What makes NTPs repulsive to you?
    Actually I said empty or distant, it's a small difference, but still meaningful to me. Robopop probably was right. And I probably should have tempered my use of words. And by repulse I meant that it feels either like either I'm being pushed away from a person or maybe bouncing off of. I'm not sure I can be any less vague about it, because I don't quite understand it. It's not everyone, but the impression was hard to ignore on INTPc especially.

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    I never really questioned your type but now that you bring it up... I suppose you never gave that smart aleck vibe. I would say that maybe you were one letter off and infp. If I was going to say someone with a similar style I would maybe go with udog.

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