Took a practice test for another state's teacher licensing exam, and the first exam has questions pertaining to liberal arts and sciences. In a nutshell, it's about how well you can use critical thinking skills with reading the questions. There was one question I got incorrect, and it had to do with interpreting Van Gogh's painting "Starry Night". It asked if the artist's state of mind while paining it was a. tranquil, b. sad, c. tumultuous, d. afraid of the dark. Every time I've seen that painting, I got the impression it was kind of wistful, hoping to reach the stars, thus I chose the response b. sad. I check the answer key, and it said "c. tumultuous" because of the brush strokes on the painting make the stars seem stormy. I'm kind of frustrated about this kind of question because it was essentially asking for an answer that could be interpreted from a subjective point of view, and everyone's point of view about a piece of artwork can be different. Plus, I did not have enough evidence to form a conclusion about Van Gogh's state of mind either. I hate questions like that.
I'm no art major either, so that probably didn't make matters easier for me.
As an INFJ, I should be able to interpret art well, considering Fe is supposed to be the empathy function. Problem is, my brain is wired for scientific inquiry... observation, hypothesis, experimentation, then conclusion. Yet at the same time I'm this sentimental romantic who likes fantasy stuff, and willfully engages my emotions with music.
Brain of an NT, heart of an NF. WTF?! LOL