Maybe I'd feel more like you if I hadn't had to mod that whole debacle...
"Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"
“Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft
I still test as INTP whether it's the dichotomy test or the functions test ...
Oh, that's a relief. lol
Originally Posted by Saturned
You, my friend, won't be converted into an INFP.... I think ISFJ is much more to your type
Fine, I'd rather be converted into a smooth and pleasant ISFJ than an emo INFP. mwahaha
A man builds. A parasite asks 'Where is my share?'
A man creates. A parasite says, 'What will the neighbors think?'
A man invents. A parasite says, 'Watch out, or you might tread on the toes of God... '
It's just a matter of whether someone parses a dilemma like that either personally or impersonally, but the two terms themselves as kind of vague / not specific -- for example, I could see a TP thinking more big-picture taking a lot of details into account and thus seeming "merciful" for (for example) considering balancing past unfairness toward someone in childhood to result in sparing them some suffering now even if they are guilty of a crime [at least the case could be made], and it's possible an FJ type could easily decide to punish someone severely in the now because of crimes committed against their loved ones... so instead of F resulting in "mercy" it would result in justice from being true to other relational commitments.
I don't think the binary pair of mercy/justice is thus sufficient to determine T vs F.
Good point. I tend to do what your description of the TP behaviour but it irks me a lot because I start feeling lost (because I find that I can justify anything and I start fearing for my "morals" and lapse into right vs wrong behaviour instead of seeing shades of grey everywhere). (It's a never-ending cycle of confusion.)