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    I have always been very introverted and as a child was extremely withdrawn.

    I am actually a lot more outgoing, playful and light minded now than when I was younger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dissonance View Post
    i think my Ti has been much more visible than my Fe until maybe 2 years ago.

    i guarantee if everyone in my grade in high school knew MBTI and typed me, at least 80% would label me NT. maybe 90%.

    my Fe was always there, of course, but i always had an extremely small group of friends, and mostly directed my Fe at them. and when you're trying to learn math or science, Fe is pretty useless.

    even now, most people see me as rational much before they see my empathy.

    i guess what i'm trying to say is only you can be the ultimate judge of your type. and it's completely possible to have 3 well developed functions.
    i totally see what you're saying! infact this INTJ that i kinda like typed me as an INTP

    i think its because as F's somewtimes we realize that the world recieves T better

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    Haha. INTJ's have Te and Fi as their functions too. The thing is, being good at those subjects do not make you T. Feelers can be exceptional thinkers too. My grades are mediocre in Chemistry and Geometry, but yet I'm a thinker (according to tests anyway). I don't think T or F limits what subjects you're good at, but rather how you respond to situations. I find it hard to respond to Chemistry the F way, however, because you're just dealing with a couple of atoms... No emotions required. So yes, you might have a developed Te, but you can still have a strong Fi.

    NFs being... rational??? or just developed Te?
    I don't think anywhere does it say that feelers can't be rational

    my Fe was always there, of course, but i always had an extremely small group of friends, and mostly directed my Fe at them. and when you're trying to learn math or science, Fe is pretty useless.
    Wow! Really? I always direct my Fi outward, and my Te inward. I bet I'd be typed as INFJ any day. I've had occasional bursts of my thinking preference though, and it's not pretty and scared quite a few of my peers, since I was always 'happy' and 'carefree'. It usually shows when I'm angry, and that's one of the only times my true nature leeks through. There was this time, a girl procrastinated until the last minute to put together our project, I was nuts. I asked her in a low voice: "We've had DAYS to solve this problem, and you're telling me this NOW? I'm sorry, but if we can't get this together before we have to hand it in, I think Mr. Cook has the right to know why."
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    Apparently I was once extraverted, but then I became introverted fairly suddenly and without explaination. I wasn't bullied or rejected forcing me to be introverted, I just sort of became introverted at some point. Thats what my mom says anyway, but I kind of think it is only half true because I remember having very introverted qualities when I was very young as well.

    I think liking math and science makes perfect sense for an INFP, even if I personally am terrible at those. I know an INFP who LOVES math and excells in it because for him it is like being able to discover and manipulate the meaning of the whole universe. It is like a giant puzzle with all of lifes secrets -just like art is for me. I don't think F or T limits or decides what you do/are good at, but your attitude of how you approach it. My attitude of math and science has always been that it was in a different world I have no part in, because that was my initial emotional reaction to it. But I saw music and art as ways to come to understand the world naturally. My friend simply saw math as the way tos ee the world rather than music, but really we see the two different things the same way.

    I think INFP is a funny personality in that sense. It seems we can sort of adapt things to our senses and may seem like we are totally NOT INFP's when we really are. I think this may be why so many people feel confused whether they are an INFP at all and why it is soemtimes assumed that if you can't figure out what type you are you're probably INFP.

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    This sounds a bit like me. I am way different now then I was when I was under the age of 10. I think that's when I began to see the world for what it is. And then that lead to my current depressing behavior. I remember liking Science in elementary school, yet I still don't understand Math, lol. So over the past 4 years (since I graduated high school) I've been more on a downward spiral with destructive behavior. I'm trying to change my views in order for me to mentally 'work' in the real world.

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    Damn.

    I thought you were going to teach us how to be more rational.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evan View Post
    i think my Ti has been much more visible than my Fe until maybe 2 years ago.

    i guarantee if everyone in my grade in high school knew MBTI and typed me, at least 80% would label me NT. maybe 90%.

    my Fe was always there, of course, but i always had an extremely small group of friends, and mostly directed my Fe at them. and when you're trying to learn math or science, Fe is pretty useless.

    even now, most people see me as rational much before they see my empathy.

    i guess what i'm trying to say is only you can be the ultimate judge of your type. and it's completely possible to have 3 well developed functions.
    Very well said. I guarantee you the friends that think I am a textbook ENFP all never knew me in high school.

    Even for a textbook ENFP, with very openly dominant ENFP traits, I am perfectly content being the opposite. I don't mind putting on the NTJ suit at all, it IS a side of me afterall.. just not the dominant one. It doesn't go against who we are to be rational.

    I think I feel comfortable saying I have a developed J, and I'm perfectly content with being an I, and I do display these things frequently for those that look for them. The fact remains that if you're 51%, it doesn't mean you ignore your other 49%. My T is usually what saves my ass when my F runs away to the fields.

    Quote Originally Posted by Babylon Candle View Post
    i think its because as F's somewtimes we realize that the world recieves T better
    I'd have to agree. In a work enviornment, I'd have to say I'm more of an ENTJ because that's simply what works the best given the scenario. I tone it down, and display the parts of me that the world receives best because it's just easier overall. When around acquaintences, my F is lacking.. Infact, I believe outside of my close friends and here, I don't ever display my ENFP nature at all.

    I think that'd have to be why I seem so textbook around the people that I am capable of being ENFPish around.
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    i had a complete "paradigm shift" at the age of 19 also. just because I happen to be a feeler doesn't necessarily mean that i am irrational. from what ive observed on this forum, it seems that the thinkers automatically assume that feelers can't follow any logic flow of sorts, and from what i feel, look down on the feelers in this way. maybe this isn't true, but whatever. i suppose that one can say this is developed Te but i would rather not think that way (though it might be true and might be the case). one of the most logical people i know is an INFP who has a 135 IQ score (though IQ is, imho, irrelevant you still have to be somewhat intelligent to get a score that high). now i dont use "boolean" type logic on a constant basis but if needed i can be extremely logical. i kinda have to be considering im a computer science major and almost every course i have is based on some sort of logic or reasoning.

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    i did grow up with an INTJ father though
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    I was reading an article in the current issue of Psychology Today about how the average brain does not fully develop until the age of 25. So this means that many people are late bloomers when it comes to their individual strengths and talents. For example, a teenage boy may have many good ideas and insights in his head but it may take him a decade for his ability to write to show up in order for him to articulate his ideas effectively. This may not be the best example but maybe it took you a couple of years for all your strengths to blossom in a similar fashion.

    On a side note, I'm pretty good at math and chemistry (I hate those subjects but still) but I would say that my Feeling side takes precedent over the Thinking side and that most thinkers could probably beat me in a debate at any time, haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IDK123 View Post
    I was reading an article in the current issue of Psychology Today about how the average brain does not fully develop until the age of 25.
    Really? Then why did we have to go to school 7 years old! :steam: Unfair! I wasted all those years with my poor brain.

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