By focusing on the strongest configuration of cognitive processes, your pattern of responses most closely matches individuals of this type: ESFP
Lead (Dominant) Process
Extraverted Sensing (Se): Immersing in the present context. Responding naturally to everything tangible you detect through your senses. Checking with what your gut instincts say. Testing limits and take risks for big rewards.
Support (Auxilliary) Process
Introverted Feeling (Fi): Staying true to who you really are. Paying close attention to your personal identity, values and beliefs. Checking with your conscience. Choosing behavior congruent with what is important to you.
If these cognitive processes don't fit well then consider these types: ISFP, or ENFP
ETA: I've been thinking a lot about this and I think I assumed an overlay in high school of certain values and behaviors because of the strong influence of a couple of teachers who were my close friends. And that carried into adulthood. But I was watching Blackcat's video on youtube and he says flat out, for example, that he doesn't care about politics. Well, the truth is, I don't care about politics, either, but saying that would have gotten me into huge trouble for a good bit of my life, and I feel like I should care. So I do minimal compliance with my political duties as a citizen and I try to keep up, but honestly, if I'm being dead honest about how I feel, I have zero interest.
I also don't care about leading or following anybody else, either, to an extreme extent, to an unusual extent.
Is the Socionics ISFP the same as the Myers-Briggs ISFP?
^Interesting, they tell you to shelves your beliefs about MBTI as you begin!
Yes. And is that what I approve about this, because it's not about dichotomies, as common MBTI tests are, which can vary depending of your mood (in some people). I find the cognitive processes test far more reliable because of this aspect.
I agree. Context is huge. For example, are you at work? Or is this a day off? Maybe you're incredibly structured at work, and very spontaneous on your days off. Is that an unlikely scenario, do you think?
If people have a "one-size-fits-all" mentality, they're not going to get very far in the domains in which that one mentality actually doesn't work.
There's a time and a place to be flexible, planned, meticulous, or whatever the traits of each of the archetypes are.
I guess there are some things that come naturally and other things we must develop. My years surrounded by engineers and people who yelled at me for making mistakes developed any detail-orientedness/meticulousness I have with regard to work. I would NOT proofread that much left to my own devices.
But other things (writing, my addiction to novels, quiet time, creativity, and even "organizing my external world") all are very natural, like drinking what when you're thirsty. Maybe I'm making an extraordinarily obvious point with the former being sharpened secondary tendencies and the latter being the stronger ones that you don't have to work to develop... maybe it is that simple? Eh, I'm not going to feel bad about it; I'm new to MBTI