"I often prefer to know what I'm getting myself into before I do it." That's introversion. You also say sometimes doing just the opposite is a good idea, and I'm curious to know when that is.
Originally Posted by opeth98
"More emotional than I'd like to admit :P less patient, probably a little more snappy, lose sense of humour...but inside I'd be dying even more, trying to control my external side." This is an INFP statement overall.
Introversion is one of the major personality traits identified in many theories of personality. People who are introverted tend to be inward turning, or focused more on internal thoughts, feelings and moods rather than seeking out external stimulation. Introversion is generally viewed as existing as part of a continuum along with extraversion. Introversion indicates one end of the scale, while extraversion represents the other end.
The terms introversion and extraversion were popularized through the work of Carl Jung and later became central parts of other prominent theories including the big 5 theory of personality. The introversion-extraversion dimension is also one of the four areas identified by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). According to many theories of personality, everyone has some degree of both introversion and extraversion. However, people often tend to lean one way or the other.
Introverts tend to be more quiet, reserved and introspective. Unlike extraverts who gain energy from social interaction, introverts have to expend energy in social situations. After attending a party or spending time in a large group of people, introverts often feel a need to "recharge" by spending a period of time alone.
You probably feel energized around your friends, but that is an INFP trait.