I don't like how the second question determines the perceiving function -- I think picking from the four introverted functions makes more sense. And the descriptions of those perceiving functions are kinda messed up honestly.
I don't get the second question. I mean I get where it's getting at kind of...but the answers don't seem to be the solutions to the same scenario. I don't get the "Unfair" answer. Like some of the the answers on "2." are internal monologue and others hint at the actual action. What is the course of action of answer 3 vs answer 1?
Ruthie, did you miss the setup for question 2? It's vital to how you answer the question: "When I'm lacking confidence, I tend to withdraw from the world by thinking..."
If you choose to use 'reliable concepts' when you're feeling confident, then you are SJ. This means using 'reliable concepts' is your utterly normal and healthy way of functioning.
Choosing to use 'reliable concepts' when you're feeling somewhat unconfident means that you're using it to protect and justify yourself. It's a shield, not a high-functioning tool.
According to Lenore Thomson (a type theorist), we often use our tertiary function as a justification for an ineffective course of action (or inaction). Si is the tertiary of an INxP... hence use of Si under stress/challenge is a sign that a person is an INxP.
Does the test make more sense now?
(BTW, Lenore argues that the healthy thing to do in these situations is for the INxP to try a bit of secondary Ne at this stage, to get out of the bunker they've built out of Ti/Fi-Si.)
Please note that the IxTJ's tertiary barrier is Fi. So an unconfident IxTJ falls into the trap where instead of getting out there and organising a path to deal with the world (secondary Te), they stay in the same place, saying that it's not true to their nature or it's against their values to do anything about whatever's bothering them (tertiary Fi).
Thanks. I still stand by my original answer about my response to feeling under-confident, and I stand by the belief that I am NOT INTP. I don't know if the problem is testing for the tertiary or something as simple as the wording of the responses (like BlackCat mentioned, some of them are pretty tough to relate to), but I've gotten INTP on every one of these so far.