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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemonday View Post
    I have an idea I was INFP as a child and had the F knocked out of me.
    They tried with me. Didn't work.

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    I read ENFJ...it's not impossible but I'm not energized by being around people at all, it's actually draining in the long run. I can't count how many times I'd simply tune out and go do something on my own or mostly listen to conversation. I love people, just not for long if I don't get my time alone I'm a big fat crank.
    This description fits me better for the infj part too:
    INFJ - The Mystic
    The Profile by Sandra Krebs Hirsch and Jean Kummerow is the most "accurate portrait" in my opinion. I mean the other one is too sugary in my opinion.
    (I read almost all the descriptions of the types and immediately ruled out Ts and cruised around the Fs. I then cut out the SJs because I had gotten the NF temperament and read a lot about it , SJ was clearly not my type. So I was then in a dilemma over SFs and NFs, I couldn't accept not being S(I admire them :P) but I read up on those and saw that I was more of an NF(aw crap...oh well).
    So yeah all that was left was pretty much infp and infj. So I went and looked for material, I'll be going again today (I love Barnes and Nobles ). I think that coming to the States had affected my personality because I used to eat up books as a child and lost interest during my middle school years (usual teen crisis -.-, we're busy trying out things) now it's all coming back to me, feeling better these days.
    Sometimes I feel like I'm "on Mercury"-

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    How many times have you mistyped yourself?

    Quite a few first as INTP/ENTP then for a while ISTP now ISFP.
    It's been a wild ride.

    Why?(misunderstanding of the functions, "dishonest answers?")
    I am really interested in the future. In the strengthfinder test futuristic was in my top five. I can see that in myself but having studied MBTI functions a bit more I realised I am not N. F/T I think was because most of the stuff you read about feeling is really about Fe.

    Have you reached a conclusion?If so, what helped you determine your type?

    Yes ISFP. Reading examples of ISFP in Do what you are and reflecting on when I was a kid. And of course you lovely people.

    Do people tell that your type doesn't fit but you do or the opposite, you tell people that this isn't your type but they insist that it is?

    My wife thinks I am ISTP. The description of ISFP I showed her had people pleaser in the description and she laughed at that! Immersed in present interests in the ISTP swayed her to that one. No one has claimed I am some other type. Not even on here I feel kind of left out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy View Post
    No one has claimed I am some other type. Not even on here I feel kind of left out.
    You are ERMZ!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffster View Post
    You are ERMZ!

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    I don't know why so many people have this problem. Can it be that so many people are balanced?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antisocial one View Post
    I don't know why so many people have this problem. Can it be that so many people are balanced?
    I'm way unbalanced in the IN parts of the test, come closer in the T/F and J/P parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antisocial one View Post
    I don't know why so many people have this problem. Can it be that so many people are balanced?
    Hm, well after the bias for esfj was cleared (and the meaning of the functions was a bit improved )I scored high on Introversion and Intuition, not extremely high, moderately intuitive and distinctively introverted (at first I thought introverts were the stereotype of no friends, no fun, reserved person. Who wants to be labeled as that?xD) and I fought the feeling function meant "people who cry easily and are extremely emotionally expressive.Yeah not me at all". Many many misconceptions on the functions :P.
    I guess I'm fairly balanced..just slightly "infj" more than the rest I guess.
    Yeah I agree with Wolfy, usually you read the description and something comes jumping in your face and you just know it's you .(for me it was the "they may believe they are always right", they may not care about how they come off and this set of adjectives that fit me to a T(found on the infj forum) and basically 98% of the "personal growth" part:

    "Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizing dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.
    Sometimes I feel like I'm "on Mercury"-

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    How many times have you mistyped yourself?
    In the past, I have typed myself as ALL of the four NT types.

    Why?

    The tests I took were not that good. I was too literal while answering the questions. I believe things about myself that are not even true. I'm pretty balanced with my introversion and extroversion.

    Have you reached a conclusion?If so, what helped you determine your type?

    My conclusion is ENTP. (But I'm still open.) Mostly what helped me decide was studying the cognitive functions. It's not surprising that I thought I was an INTJ, INTP, or ENTP, because my Ne, Ni, and Ti scores are always extremely high and close to each other. However, after studying the functions, I realized it was absurd to think that Te was my leading function. With me, Te is only average at best. Due to the high Ne and Ti combination, I knew I was either an INTP or an ENTP. Studying Ne more helped me realize it is my leading function. Plus, I can see a lot of differences between me and the average INTP. Maybe even EVERY INTP I've talked to on the internet.

    Do people tell that your type doesn't fit but you do or the opposite, you tell people that this isn't your type but they insist that it is?

    I've had people question every one of my letters, and sometimes two or three at once. People question the E the most, the N second, the T third, and the P last. Everyone has their own ideas. Within reason, it's easy to rationalize why a person is a different type. A lot of the things I do seem S and F. I believe that better is better and I always aim for more within myself. No limits here.

    Most people here definitely think I'm an ENTP, though. In fact, they usually enjoy commenting on how ENTP I am. (So at this point, they'll believe it no matter happens, it's already been reinforced so many times.)
    "When a resolute young fellow steps up the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find that it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    I usually test as an INTP. I was waffling for a while between INTP and ISTP. In the end, I just looked at the root meaning- the specific and the general. While everyone uses both, I prefer to look at the specific first, and then the general. I abhor inspecific commentary without real judgmental value. When I'm intiating interaction (in a conversation, for example), I'm looking for a single point of entry.

    Quote Originally Posted by Antisocial one View Post
    I don't know why so many people have this problem. Can it be that so many people are balanced?
    The descriptions tend to paint cariactures- a very specific expression of a type- which can lead to confusion in most people. Most people are full of contradictions. People use all the functions. It can be hard to recognize their preference for one over another.

    Also, MBTI is completely unscientific. People disagree on the meanings of the terms all the time.

    Descriptions of N, S, T, and F can lack clarity. Just because you are Te-dominant doesn't mean at all you identify with the Ti-dominant parts of a "T description". Personally, Si is one of my weakest functions, while Se is a great supportive function for me.

    Function descriptions describe functions used as a primary function (and on their own). MBTI type in a person involves many functions working in a ranking order- with a flexible relationship (in different roles/situations you'll definitely tend to use your judgement differently).

    Is it so bad to be so-called mistyped? If it means you've completely got a false image of who are are in your environment, yes. But if you're realistic about your actions and thoughts and their relationshp to the environment, I don't see why you can't find value in "seeing" yourself from different type perspectives. If you're doing the right thing for self-growth, you should be able to see it is the right thing no matter where you look at it from.

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