Really, when are they going to simply designate an ENXP type as official? It'll reduce the number of personality-confused individuals by SUCH a great extent...but then again, it would also take away a lot of soul-searching fun now, wouldn't it?
Alright, SO: I've been playing around with these delightful MBTI tests lately because...well, as an EN-something-P I find any new area of knowledge fascinating! Until I lose interest of course...ahem, but ANYWAY, while every test from here to kingdom-come seems to say I'm firmly in the extroverted-intuitive-perceiving zone (i.e. the kind of fellow who relishes nothing more than being at the center of a crowd, but may forget where he left his keys as he was showing up there an hour late because he was too preoccupied pondering our place in the eleven-dimensional universe, and all that jazz) - as to whether I'm a thinker or a feeler, I seem to have reached a conundrum. *Sigh*
So maybe all you personality-savvy folks can help me out! The cognitive functions seem to indicate a 'T'; ENTPs are intraverted as opposed to extraverted thinkers, meaning that rather than trying to order the world around them and taking it in systematically they rather take it all in at once, then create 'order out of chaos' within their massive heads, continually revising that conceptual model as they go and basing their actions and views upon it. That's me to the letter (no pun intended). ENFPs are also supposed to be veritable masters at the art of walking into a room and instantly deducing what people are feeling. Not my forte! In fact, I tend to prefer asking people to directly tell me what they're feeling because I'm so poor at picking it up by sensing it...a tendency which seems dripping with ENTP, am I right?
But, herein lies the dilemma: I'm also extremely sensitive, sentimental, and affectionate, my feelings are easily hurt, and I tend to be very clingy with people I care about (or have a crush on, hehe), not let go easily, and have a need to feel liked. My impression was that that's strictly ENFP territory. I also detest and tend to avoid arguments, another distinctly ENFP trait; as much as I relish intellectual discussions, I don't enjoy verbal sparring and correcting people; I just worry too much about hurting feelings, something ENTPs reputedly wouldn't devote quite as much thought to. But then again, as deeply as I care about people, when I try to help them my advice and support is invariably fact and logic-based, rarely citing feelings...and some HAVE seen that as a bit cold. The fact that ENTPs have extraverted feelings and that ENFPs are apparently known for exhibiting a more 'professorial' business side would further seem to complicate matters.
Well, whaddaya think? If all else fails, can you perhaps wager a guess from the nature of my lovely prose?? ;D Thanks everyone!