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    Quote Originally Posted by Seymour View Post
    As someone who struggled a bit with possible Ti usage from the INFP side of the divide, I'd say read about the individual functions and identify with what you identify with. Just keep an open mind and be honest with yourself. I think typology can be a valuable tool for introspection, but if it stops being useful don't get too hung up on it.
    i always try to be honest with myself. you're right about typology, too. i have read about the individual functions and i really identify with Ti use. i'm not a practical, linear thinker... at least i don't think so. i search for patterns. that's what i do... but we'll see. i'm not hung up on this at all, though it's interesting, though. i wanna thank all of you again for the insight.

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    i made up my mind now. INfP it is.

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    Welcome to ze club!

    "If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see."
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    i'm still having my doubts about this... sorry. i feel like a misfit... i should probably just put x on my profile again, but then i won't be able to post on the private forums... i just... i am pretty sure i am a ti user... but then again... i'm terrible at math aren't INTPs usually great at math?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yvonne View Post
    i'm still having my doubts about this... sorry. i feel like a misfit... i should probably just put x on my profile again, but then i won't be able to post on the private forums... i just... i am pretty sure i am a ti user... but then again... i'm terrible at math aren't INTPs usually great at math?
    If you are having this much trouble with it, I'd ask what difference it really makes to you, identifying with one over the other?

    I mean, a problem with the labelling isn't anything big, a problem with self understanding is. Do you understand yourself and have trouble labelling, vice versa, or have trouble with both?

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    both. i really do see myself as more INTP, to be honest... but i've been struggling with this for some time now (long before i joined the board)... because i just don't like to be put in a box. i naturally resist all that... and my personality has always been like... i adjust. i adjust to the expectations of others. that's what i do. i don't want to hurt people and i want to know... i know how incapable i am, but i also know that i'm not useless... i am not cold, although i am rational. that's what makes sense to me. still... i know i am very intuitive about people... but it's always the rational side that wins in the end, because that's just the sensible way.

    i care a lot, but i don't sweat it... because it doesn't help. i usually approach new things with logic and intuition. does that sound INTP to you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yvonne View Post
    i'm still having my doubts about this... sorry. i feel like a misfit... i should probably just put x on my profile again, but then i won't be able to post on the private forums... i just... i am pretty sure i am a ti user... but then again... i'm terrible at math aren't INTPs usually great at math?
    im not good at math, but thats because im not interested on learning it. being good at math has nothing to do with type, its just that some intps like math because of logical problem solving and they can become good at it easily because they have Ti as first function.

    i assume you did some googling about this topic, if not your most likely infp

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    Quote Originally Posted by yvonne View Post
    both. i really do see myself as more INTP, to be honest... but i've been struggling with this for some time now (long before i joined the board)... because i just don't like to be put in a box. i naturally resist all that... and my personality has always been like... i adjust. i adjust to the expectations of others. that's what i do. i don't want to hurt people and i want to know... i know how incapable i am, but i also know that i'm not useless... i am not cold, although i am rational. that's what makes sense to me. still... i know i am very intuitive about people... but it's always the rational side that wins in the end, because that's just the sensible way.

    i care a lot, but i don't sweat it... because it doesn't help. i usually approach new things with logic and intuition. does that sound INTP to you?
    if rational side wins in the end always and you approach things with logic id say thats pretty intp to me. hard to say if some infps do this too because the infp i know is pure feeler and no one could ever confuse him with thinker, even if they wouldnt know about mbti

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    ^ i was never really interested in it (nor was i naturally good at it). i had bad experiences with some teachers. i was much more interested in chemistry, biology, geography, music and the english language... i just always liked the humanistic sciences more.

    math was boring. i do remember that when i "got" something right, the feelin was good... but still i found it boring just by itself... it always needed to have a direct connection to humanistic sciences to interest me.

    psychology, philosophy and computers have always interested me, though. i was always excellent in philosophy and everything related to computers.

    i'm also very quick to find solutions to problems like "where does this fit"... "how to do this in the most efficient way" ... stuff like that. sometimes i just keep my mouth shut, because i don't want to come off as a smartass. i also like to have other people "do the work"... and just tell them how it should work in theory...

    i'm pretty good at coming up with theories, though... and "connecting the spots"... i use intuition a lot when dealing with people... but i know my weaknesses pretty well...

    it's just that i care a lot... it's not just about how things work for me... i care about humanity. i care about people's feelings... however irrational they might be... haha... yeah...

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    I relate to a lot of what you said, Yvonne, but you sound a little more Thinking than I am. I had a similar reaction to math courses and upper-level computer science courses as well (even though I'm fairly happy as a programmer now). At a certain point the tedium begins to outweigh the amount I care if the subject matter becomes too disconnected from people. After that point it just seems like so much intellectual wanking. So while I did well in math and science courses, I ended up majoring in psychology, English, and computer science.

    I think I tend to use logic and rationality as a means to protect and defend my squishy emotional center. While I spend a lot of time optimizing and refactoring things at work, the motivation comes from the human aspects of things.

    True to my Fi-nature, I think my the final stage of my decision-making process for a major decision is whether or not I feel at peace about it a day or two later. I think I have a desire to understand the nature of things before I make decisions, but I can't claim that the core of my decision making process is logically rational.

    Quote Originally Posted by INTP View Post
    im not good at math, but thats because im not interested on learning it. being good at math has nothing to do with type, its just that some intps like math because of logical problem solving and they can become good at it easily because they have Ti as first function

    i assume you did some googling about this topic, if not your most likely infp
    Good point that type?interests. I think there are trends, but that's the most you can say.

    By the way, some of us INFPs are addicted to google, too. :-p

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