Well, there are many systems out there that do cover those things. The DISC system, which has been popularized in the corporate environment, for example, seems to follow more of the "Greek humours" model -- D is the assertive (choleric?) type, and so forth.
The FFM (Five Factor model) is popular and has some good validation -- it covers Openness, Extroversion Conscientiousness, Neuroticism, and Agreeability, I think... (PtGatsby can comment more extensively on that test, he seems very familiar with the validation.)
This is why different tests do exist. They each cover things from a different perspective, or break down the personality in whichever way is most important at the time, based on what you need to know. So we should avoid the notion that MBTI is the "end all be all" system, it's simply one way of analyzing personality and where it comes from, and I have found it useful in terms of communicating with and interacting with people, but other systems might better explain type.
which comes out to the following function combinations:Also, the other thing I was curious about was how obvious it is that my Judging function is Fe (Extraverted Feeling). I mean, I don't always test as a Feeling type, especially if I take a test right after finishing my schoolwork or something. The most common types I've tested as are, in order, INFJ, INTJ, ISFJ, ISTJ, and ENFJ.
Ni + Fe
Ni + Te
Si + Fe
Si + Te
Fe + Ni
Fe does show up three times, as so does Ni.
This simply can be a failing in the MBTI, to be honest. At this stage, to determine your type, you would focus on the individual type description (which one of these five types to you most resonate with?) rather than the Fe function description. You might have Fe and Te functions that are pretty close in strength.
I would also think about your childhood -- when you were younger, what were your interests, your strengths, and your weaknesses? Those can help you determine which function you leaned towards. And were you in an environment that encouraged (for good or bad reasons) any of the functions that you now strongly exhibit?
Actually, that bit about the floppy drive seems that way to me -- the floppy drive is obsolete, and I'm surprised you have not copied all your data onto CD at this point. I work in tech and don't even know anyone who still uses 3.5" disks; it's hard to find the drives. It sounds like you have an attachment to your 3.5" drive that is not based on efficiency per se. [That's nothing bad; I am just thinking that an NT person would be more ruthless in throwing out obsolete items like the floppy... but who knows? Everyone has quirks.]The other characteristic that puzzles me is the amount of knowledge I have about my computer. If you ask most people what kind of computer they have, at worst they'll say "Dell," and at best they'll tell you the amount of RAM, and whether their processor is Intel or AMD. I would say something like this:
512MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM RAM
Shuttle AN35N Ultra 400 Motherboard
Socket "A" Athlon XP 3200+
White Linkworld Case
Also, I would mention that I continue to insist on including a Floppy Drive on every computer I build, because I still have some data on floppies, want to be prepared in case I need to read someone else's 3.5 inch disks, and I wouldn't want to break the tradition, as I've had one on every computer I've ever owned.
This makes me wonder about my type, because this doesn't sound very much like Ni or Fe (unless I'm missing something?).
I wouldn't read too much into your computer knowledge. Yes, you are more liable to find INTx people who know their computer stats, but it's definitely not confined to that type. I've known savvy computer users of almost all types, from ENFJ to ISTJ to INFP to ENTJ, who can quote that sort of data about their system and have an interest in it.
(I would probably consider xSFJ females to be the ones to know the least about their system, if I had to guess. Still, even these types of people often work in purchasing or ordering because of temperament, and if they end up acquiring knowledge of systems, then they will notice these details.)