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    Quote Originally Posted by Crescent Fresh View Post
    Here comes the next question. Do you think you guys have been mistyped from the beginning or you did evolve to a different type over time?
    This is very hard to answer because who I think I am seems to effect how I see myself through time. I have noticed that the more I am able to personally explore myself, the more I feel in touch with myself as a kid. I think there was just a momentary (decade+) disconnect between who I was and who I am. But I have feeling that my 12 year old self was more ENTP than ENFP.

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    When i originally took the test 3 years ago i came up as ESFJ although in my defence i was in a very messed up place when asked to take it. Over the last 3 years and having taken the test many times i have fallen into numerous categories but recently have been given the title INFP (I-55%, N-55%, F-55%, P-65%) and on the socionics came out with INFj. It's only over the last 19 months that I've started trusting my intuition or possibly i am an ISFP, either may i am more comfortable in my quest than previously

    I don't openly advertise this type to people as i know i am a neurotic feeler however IRL i display far more Fi and on here Fe.


    Quote Originally Posted by Crescent Fresh View Post
    Here comes the next question. Do you think you guys have been mistyped from the beginning or you did evolve to a different type over time?
    I think i will continue to evolve. Who i was 10 years ago to present day is different due to the wisdom i have obtained through life experiences. Also being on this forum and being in a position to share and seek knowledge in a multitude of areas has opened my mind to many differing perspectives.
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    From beginning to end... (Starting from before forum days)

    INFP, ENFP, INFP, ISFP, ESFP, ISFP, ESFP, ENFP INFP. *sigh*

    Re: question about correct typing.
    Seems like I had it right the first time but it appears as though I started in a more natural state and developed really handy traits as I got older with some focus on traits to survive environmental stuff. E was an immediate helper and a lot of SJ traits that I needed as I got older and put in different situations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crescent Fresh View Post
    Here comes the next question. Do you think you guys have been mistyped from the beginning or you did evolve to a different type over time?
    I feel that I took on traits, projects, and goals that were at least somewhat against what I would truly have wanted. I've had a love/hate relationship (also fear, anxiety, etc.) with other people, so psychology was out of the question until after I had already started to establish my career. I've always had good analytical skills and a dash of creativity, so I sought engineering at first. Things just never seemed 'right' in that field for me, though, even though I had a notion of myself that I was an engineer.

    Had I 'found myself' earlier, I would likely have majored in psychology instead of engineering--but who knows what sort of paycheck I would have drawn or how I could have established a career? It may have worked, or it may have not. Now, I bring psychology into engineering, and vice versa, so I'll say that everything worked out for the best.

    Long and short, we can't argue with our own innate preferences, whether or not MBTI accurately describes them--but we can grow and adapt much more than we tend to think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crescent Fresh View Post
    I've been thinking about this too. I did get other types when I first discovered MBTI less than a year ago. Even though I did get different types in the beginning, I did get tested repeatedly as INFJ eventually.

    When I read both descriptions of E/INFJ, I do see parallel traits from both types. I need to reflect a little more as I'm having inconsistent results with Eneg type as well (ranging from type 1w9, 4w3 and most recently 4w5).


    And also compared to most of you here, I realized I'm such a late boomer (for less than a year). I wonder if there are any newbies like me among NFs in TypeC?
    If I absolutely had to guess...I would say eNFJ 4w3...but I can't say for certain. I was just throwing that out there in the off-chance there was any value in it for you.

    Also...I didn't quite understand what you meant by that last bit. Are you wondering if there are any other NFs that are 'newer' to the site?

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    Seems like the teritary function has a heavy influence on all these variant typings. That and not knowing much about MBTI.

    Not an NF, but I've had the potential to mistype as ISTJ (actually happened), INTP, INTJ (Ni influence), ISFP (Enneatype 9 influence).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crescent Fresh View Post
    Here comes the next question. Do you think you guys have been mistyped from the beginning or you did evolve to a different type over time?
    I've always been who I am, so in that sense, I'm never going to change the 'core' of who I am and how I operate.

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    However the problem is applying a persons' core to a framework that was created by us and which may not contain all of the parameters with which any persons' 'core' (however you want to define that) is constructed. It's also making the framework Reality (i.e. 'everyone's born a type') rather than keeping it as: we are born who we are, and most of us can probably be categorized into one of 16 types/trends. i.e. Mbti is an after-the-fact Tool which can be utilized, not the starting point, and it describes trends, not black-and-white modes with no variability/deviation.

    There's also no objective, definitive way to type someone or to 'prove' you are one type and not another. There is simply too much variance in definitions, usage, perceptions, and applications of type. So there's no way for me to even say 100% that I AM a certain type, or I am mistyped now, or was mistyped then, etc.

    Any 'evolution' in typing is probably due to the fact that there's no standard notion of what is what, and so how can you really blame people from moving from one type to the next if every test out there is utilizing different methods of typing/determining type? Everyone on this site probably also has their own pet ways of typing other people and deciding what is 'really' the way to determine type.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starry View Post
    If I absolutely had to guess...I would say eNFJ 4w3...but I can't say for certain. I was just throwing that out there in the off-chance there was any value in it for you.
    Funny enough, I did get tested as 4w3 before but recently I got tested as 4w5. And that's when I started to suspect that I could be a ENFJ due to Fe-dom.

    I also noticed both of my Fi and Fe scored relatively high, so I'm wondering if that's the reason why I can relate to Fi users on occasion.



    Are you wondering if there are any other NFs that are 'newer' to the site?
    Yes, as I want to see if they share the similar experience as I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crescent Fresh View Post

    Yes, as I want to see if they share the similar experience as I do.
    to be succinct.. Yes. Im in the boat right here with you. “as long as you mean having a preference for extroversion”

    I came across the mbti field in 08, however at the time I was typing infp.. but that was essentially because I was having a massive identity crisis a trying to figure out who I was I
    related to many of the questions in the infp profile search for there true selves.. and "I was probably I think at this point mistaking my chronic childhood depression with natural introversion..but never felt that there was enough of a connection for the typology to be applicable as a useful lens. Pretty much forgot about it until this year..

    for me Im beginning to questions whether the introverted behavior I exhibited was almost an entirely a adaptive/defensive learned trait as my social, psychological and behavioral wellbeing has improved directly along side with my willingness to be outgoing and express Fe.. “and I want to do more” also talking to my mother, she said that as a child I was extremely extroverted and very sensitive to those around me . however several years later and quite a bit more happy with myself. it seems I may have been unnecessarily quick to dismiss the value of the system. and the and the community of people looking to find better ways to relate to each other.


    the question for me now "in mbti speak" is whether Im more comfortable with Fe or Ni.

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    The nutshell:

    Age 17 - tested INTP, didn't fit, dismissed the theory
    Early-mid 20s - tested INFP, INFJ, INTP, figured I was INFP or INFJ & didn't care enough to investigate further
    Age 25 - Settled on INFP after reading Fi description & began to identify as INFP (the only type I've actually ever identified as)

    I have only ever tested as an INxx ype, and I've only tested INTJ twice. I mostly test INTP or INFP now, often very close on T/F. Of course, the test is only an indicator of what you might be, so changing results does not mean a changing personality (more like changing moods and variations in the tests themselves).

    The long version:

    I took a test in a book of my sister's called Love Types & got INTP (the book is awful, FYI). The description did not fit well, but the Feeling ones sounded too mushy & people-focused. It made feeling sound like emotion. As a teen, I was very detached emotionally from people and did not have any characteristic empathetic NF attitude. However, the INTP description sounded too dry, cold and "scientific". I saw my inner self as passionate & artistic, just not people-focused. I dismissed the whole thing & forgot about it.

    Then in my early-mid 20s I'd goof off at work and take various MBTI tests online for fun. I started testing INFP & INFJ sometimes, in addition to INTP still. The INFP & INFJ descriptions I read (I think it was on personalitypage.com) really hit home. They stirred a strong reaction in me. They made feeling sound more like people who reasoned on what is important/valuable and who were passionate about what was right/good/beautiful. That resonated with me. I didn't care enough to look into the j/p thing at that point. It just sounded like time management/decisiveness tendencies. I considered myself a decisive & willful person, but preferring unstructured environments and spontaneity.

    One day, I decided to get to figure out what was the real difference between INTP, INFP & INFJ, since I tested all of these and some parts of the descriptions seemed to overlap, or I'd relate to chunks of each. I leaned towards INxP, especially INFP, because of the three, it sounded the most imaginative and creative/artistic, which I saw as some of my defining qualities. So I found my way to INFPgc and someone gave me a Ti & Fi description to read (Van Der Hoop's). The Fi description really hit home with me. I knew then I was a Fi-dominant. I began to identify as INFP. Further research just explained the other aspects (such as the j/p bit & cognitive processes) and cemented my type.
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