Oh yeah, that makes sense. Btw you mention grammar, well I like grammar of real languages too :P That's how I learn languages, through compiling and understanding the grammar, I'm afraid there is no other way for me but this way is not only fascinating for me but is very efficient as well. :pReading this, I noticed a few things...
You like analytical subjects based on structure e.g. the grammar of computer languages, the modules of the brain etc. At the same time, you don't look to put this knowledge to any practical use, telling me you likely value Ti>Te. At the same time you mention that your area of criticism lies in interacting appropriately with others, suggesting weaker Ethics. This tells me that you have Ti in the Ego Block..
I would correct only one thing here: with the exception of psychology (so far anyway), I do put most of my knowledge to practical use. It's just that I also have this need to delve in and understand but practical use is also important to me. It's often the original motivation that makes me explore an area to analyse. By this I mean, original motivation is that I want to get something done, then if it's a complex enough thing, I will naturally have a need to understand it and while in that process, I usually figure that I'd like to analyse it a bit more too. That can prove too much for some people, that's what I got criticism for. I don't sit on my arse all day though analysing in my head, this need does extend past practical need but not that terribly far. Again, with the exception of psychology, though I did want to actually do something with the degree and I'm still interested in that.
As for interacting with others appropriately, it seems to depend very much on mood too. Sometimes I'm feeling all social and people generally do like me initially but then I can flip into the arguing mode about whatever opinion I disagree with - or just simply trying to help someone with some advice etc. Some people don't like that / can't take it. Tbh that sort of arguing about opinions happens more online, for some reason offline I'm not as talkative by default, nowhere near as verbal as to bother that much; though if my talking partner is clearly interested and initiates it, I will be willing to discuss things, argue things etc.
Anyway, as a summary, all that can interfere with my need for socializing in some cases.
Then, there's a few social rules and certain nuances related to people in general, that I just don't pay attention to, no matter the mood. It just slips under my "radar". :/ Sometimes I can make it weakly conscious and then I always feel like that I want to fix this issue but it's not easy to fix these things so whatever, I don't end up very improved in the end. It's truly frustrating and easier to just not think of it, not deal with it.
...I'm going to ask you, what IE and function did that weak one sound like? Fe or Fi for IE and what position for it, somewhere in superid, superego, etc? (Regardless of what types you've guessed before... but if all this fits with xLE, great, do please explain though how it fits)
Ah, I don't know how you deduced the idea about altering levels of effort as a generalization but it's a pretty good observation about me, yes. Yes, I don't talk much about what should be done if you mean detailing plans to other people or telling other people what methods to use. Or what did you mean by it?You seem to be an Extroverted and Irrational... you often say that despite having a difficulty with certain things, you will alter your levels of effort depending on whether you want the thing or not. A lot of this seems about you going after what you want when you want and at no point do you talk about what should be done. At the same time, you're described as fast, getting your way around things, basically having that extra energy of someone with an expansive mindset.
This takes us to two possibilities: ILE or SLE.
Energy level varies, tbh, but sure, when I get motivated, it's high energy and I enjoy that. (Alright I know that's the standard definition of EP :/ but really!)
Hahaha I'm glad I'm a complex case ehBetween the two, I'm not sure. You seem to balance your intellectual life with your physical pretty well. You do sports and you show interest in theoretical subjects. The question is whether you are a person more decided on getting what you want through competition in the physical world i.e. physical experiences, that high-paying job, that shiny car etc. or are you more the person who entertains intellectual wants i.e. that interesting possibility, that new theory, that potentially fascinating idea etc.
Anyway, competition can be in any area, honestly, physical or intellectual. By intellectual I mean stuff that involves logic though. Here's this math riddle, solve it, or here's this exam, take it and get a good grade - I use logic to study for it, obviously. I have also entertained the thought of becoming a great researcher, but only truly interested in that if I can be really great at it. I'm not interested in just writing up research papers just to write them up. (Does that sound terrible?) In general, I like reading and discussing certain theories and observations relating to them and that maybe has a competitive aspect too but not always so much. It can be more about getting deep, understand things, get insights, whatnot. It's best if I can discuss with someone else though sometimes I get carried away on my own suddenly having some thought that seems like a good insight. That doesn't happen all the time though. Oh and by "certain theories" I strictly meant scientific stuff and especially the more hard science stuff, really cognitive psychology is as far as I can get with softer science, definitely not softer than that :P.
As for physical competition, yes that too is very characteristic of me, I can be really into it even with some little crap. Shiny things are cool to have yeah, I'm very possessive of them, pretty materialistic yes, and I'm also pretty obsessive about having space to myself (I mean that in the literal sense).
Hm, the high-paying job thing, I know that was just an example but I can't imagine myself as just working for the money itself. Well I can of course work just for money, but that's not ideal. I need to have something more going for it, it should either interest me because I can get something great done or simply because I can be doing something fun enough, be active As for getting great things done... well, keep things in perspective here, obviously I haven't done anything truly earth shattering, but I have had some impact on quite some people before, with stuff that I did that virtually no one thought could be done. Btw not done just for show, it has to be useful stuff actually.
Alright that reminds me, a note there, I didn't list creativity as one of my strengths because even though I have done "new" stuff, I always do everything out of IQ, not out of creativity. I'm no good at stuff that's typically called creative, e.g. thinking out of the box, brainstorming crazy impossible ideas. No, just not interested in that and it's annoying as well if I'm supposed to be like that. OK, well, thinking out of the box can sometimes be useful but impossible ideas are never useful, nor interesting. As a joke it's sometimes okay, perhaps. *shrug*
OK that's it for now, let me know what you think...
Btw you didn't comment on my movement style as described. How would you categorize it or is it really hard to categorize it? :p