Because everyone here will treat me like shit when they find out I'm a sensor.I list it. But it is not my true type though. Why don't I list my true type? Because I have noticed by experience that others judge the tone of my posts by the type I have listed.I was an INFP for a few hours last night. The one person who actually did think I was an INFP acted a little nicer to me - or I imagined they did. The experiment quickly left me feeling guilty and dishonest though so I changed it back.Maybe it is coincidence, maybe not but when my 4 letters are posted, there is not much interaction but when i remove them, more people are willing to talk to me.
Every time somebody doesn't put their type down, it feels a little "corrosive" to the community to me because it is a Typology forum. Maybe this is a tertiary Fi related assertion (not my strength) and I'm not being entirely rational about it.
I'm conflicted on all of this but, in balance, accept the shortcuts and the imperfections of the system because it seems useful.