I was thinking about this recently.
I like what the INTP description has to offer. I relate to it. But sometimes I feel like it's really... hard? Like, as in, not soft. I am definitely not as hard-edged as the INTP appears to be described. But, then again, I'm not a marshmallow.
Recently, I've grown comfortable with my idea of who I am. It seems to reflect how I act, and accurately portrays my personality. But it doesn't really fit into the MBTI vocabulary. (For more thoughts on the MBTI vocabulary and how people interact with it, see my TANGENT below) This isn't a bad thing, and it's of no consequence. But I kind of want to try and describe myself as best as possible with the MBTI language as a kind of thought experiment. Because I'm not quite an INTP anymore (unlike when I when I was 15/16), but I'm not quite an INFP or an INFJ.
At least, that's the impression I give myself.
What are your thoughts, forum-goers?
End TANGENTPeople on this forum do it all the time. It's how we have users who say their strongest functions are Fe and Te, because they relate to those two descriptions very strongly. This is despite the fact that this is unallowed within the framework of how cognitive functions are actually supposed to work. It's interesting to think about how people have molded and reshaped the rules of MBTI and cognitive functions to try and capture their personalities. This interaction between the individual and their understanding of typology shows its weaknesses, in my opinion, since many aspects of one's personality cannot be defined by typology alone.
All this is just talk, though. Many people have discussed the limitations of typology on this forum, and I don't want to rehash it.