I'm curious if anyone would change their type if they had the ability to do so. If so, what would you change and why?
To answer my own question, I would absolutely change my type if I could...and my reason is ironic.
I'm an INFJ...and I hate, with all of my little heart, being a feeler. Which is something only a feeler would say. If I could change my type, I would change the F to T. I'm happy with everything else.
My reason is that my feelings cripple me. I cannot turn them off. There are times when I cannot overrule them, even when my rational mind is screaming at me. And some of the rational realizations I have are so painful it is, at times, debilitating.
I believe that my feeling preference hinders my success in life. I have wasted so much time in my life extricating myself from situations that I have gotten myself into because I have made a feeling decision. And I can't just not make decisions that way. If I could, I would. Sometimes feelings just overwhelm me and drown out my rationality.
I get that thinkers still feel. But in general? They can see what needs to be done and can act on it...while I'm still trying to cope with the distracting, feeling noise that I can't see past.
Perhaps the problem is that I'm only a slight feeler. Enough to derail my rationality, but not enough to really value the "gifts" of deep feeling. And given the choice, I'd rather the comparative stability of thinking rationality than the (at times) violent highs and lows of strong feeling.
So, that's my story! Does anyone else wish they could swap some letters?