Hello all you intuitive feelers. Just joined today, and hoping to get some possible clarification on my own personal identity crises. (Imagine that
I've followed the mbti deal for a while now. Got into it from some of Jungs writings a few years back. And while I have no doubt of my "NFP-ness", I can't seem to decide if I am an innie or an outtie. Thats right. That boring old I/E crises. And to be honest, I think I've read just about every introvert vs extrovert analysis available. It only seems to add to my confusion. So heres the deal. I'm hoping that one of you penetratingly astute observers may be able to box me in based on my writing style or context or whatever. Sounds crazy right? Ya, but I don't care. I want that nice, comfortable, clearly defined box, for just once in my life. =) So if you find yourself patient enough to endure through this boring and narcicistic rambling, you are indeed a humanitarian and your thoughts much appreciated.
I type as an ENFP. Moderatly extroverted. And ya, I *seem* to get my energy from people. I'm talkative, outspoken, social, usually engaging, etc. But about a year ago I took a job from home. And perhaps thats whats got me in a tizzy. But what I've noticed is that other ENFP's tend to irritate me. I think that alot of their ideas are surface level, lacking in any real depth, thus true understanding. I also find them to be over assumptive attention whores. Now before anyone gets their feathers ruffled, I realize that in no way does this sum up ALL ENFP's. I'm going off the 2 that I know. But it just seems like their need for the spotlight makes them do really off the wall things at times that comes across as counter productive for any real sincerity or authenticity. Again, just my perception. Maybe I'm just a crusty ole snag =)
Though I type as an E, I tend to follow INFP's better (on paper atleast). I will read their thoughts/blogs etc. and it hits really close to home. I've taken the cognitive functions tests but have alot of doubts on the validity of theory as I seem to score higher on Ne, Ni, Fe, Fi, and Ti than any of the others. I even came across an introverted/extroverted hand writing analysis that claims Introverts will emphasize a space between words but jumble the letters of the words together, while Extroverts will space their letters more clearly but not leave such gaps between words. Who knows...
Things about me: I follow politics religiously, hate authority (libertarian), and LOVE to debate. Only to move ideas around, not to get nasty or hurt feelings. I can write and speak equally well. I am outspoken. I have an opinion on everything. I love books and movies. I am pre occupied with health physically and mentally. I like satirical comedy. Near death research. I tend to be attracted to INFJ's & INTJ's, though INFJ's will eventually make me feel trapped, and INTJ's dont stick around long per "irrational emotional outbursts" and lack of logic. When I debate I will often look carefully at text book word definitions and base my argument there. I like to research what interests me. I like to research everything. I will sometimes plan out loud what I want to say to someone, but end up going with the moment. I would rather deal head on with a problem than ignore it. I cant bare to be around people with tension in the air. I'd so much rather throw it out there and talk thru a problem then leave it looming. I will usually bring up any problem I feel, unless I think it cant be resolved. Then I procrastinate. I cant stand anyone seeing me down and out or weak, and will usually recluse before I ask for help. I am in a long term relationship with an INTP.. but he is very border ISTP and its not a combination I'd reccomend. I am forgiving to a fault at others actions to me, but can hold a mighty grudge if you hurt someone i love. I am usually the first to engage in groups at parties. I will talk to quite a few people but prefer to find someone on the level and have a good deep conversation. I can talk about anything with anyone for a short period of time, but if their interest are too different from mine I'll get bored quickly. Ive heard this stigma about ENFP's, oh how can I say this nicely.... their tramps lol. Honestly not judging, I just cant pull it off. I HAVE to be emotionally or mentally connected to someone to find them attractive. Trust is a really big deal to me, and I wont reveal myself fully until I trust fully. My trust is not just given, its earned. This is specifically in relationships. I will be friends with almost anyone. When I am interested in someone I have tended to create situations and watch their responce to see how fully I can trust them. This sound really bad, maybe it is, or maybe its just self preserving.
Okay, I've rambled long enough.
What is your "intuitive feeling" on my type? =P