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    Default Do you agree: NT searches for identity? How alike or different from NF's?

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    I can relation to the personal search thing....maybe it's a little different. I guess I look at me and what I am and try to improve it. It's still a personal search, but with a different aim, thus I can relate.
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    NF The NF must be authentic. they seek self-actualization in identity and unity in relationships. The search for the true unique self is the lifelong process of becoming.

    How is your NT identity important? What is important to you? Do you think more often about your own self-knowledge/ how you see yourself, or communicating competency (or something else) to others?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Afkan View Post
    NF The NF must be authentic. they seek self-actualization in identity and unity in relationships. The search for the true unique self is the lifelong process of becoming.

    How is your NT identity important? What is important to you? Do you think more often about your own self-knowledge/ how you see yourself, or communicating competency (or something else) to others?
    Integrity is among my top priorities, but I don't have to search for it. It's already present, and all I need do is follow my own rules.

    Therefore, in practice, this integrity isn't often apparent, because I don't have to think about it. I concentrate on deciphering causes and recognizing trends and patterns most of the time, which is an objective pursuit.

    The NT often seems cold because his values are not open to change, and rarely is there a desire to make them obvious to others.

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    I've never felt like I was in search of an identity.

    I am what I am inside even though I can't define it. I might attempt to present myself differently to others, but that's not touching the core.

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    I was always in search of an identity but for many years I sought to derive it outside myself and would ignore my own feelings and values -- it was always a rationalized identity. It had to be calculated from all data present, NOT just drawn from some inner wellspring.

    I think the journey was always more impersonal too, in some sense. I wanted to figure out who and what I was, just as I wanted to understand who and what everything else was -- I wanted to understand the definition and essence of everything.

    I feel like Fi is much more personal in nature than Ti, and there's a sense of "being true to me" whereas for me it was more about "being true to my definition"... that impersonalized sense of me that I could derive from everything around me and what role I played in the equation.
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    What the hell is identity?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Afkan View Post
    How is your NT identity important? What is important to you? Do you think more often about your own self-knowledge/ how you see yourself, or communicating competency (or something else) to others?
    I seek to understand others and be understood by others. That search helps me understand myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    What the hell is identity?
    A movie with Ray Liotta and that fat guy with the shifty eyes.
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    I was deeply involved with an NT, for many years. In hindsight, she took much identity from the relationship, which wasn't the best thing --- and had done so in her previous relationship, and again in the relationship she entered after we parted.

    I haven't known enough NTs intimately to know if she was typical or an exception, where identity was concerned ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    Integrity is among my top priorities, but I don't have to search for it. It's already present, and all I need do is follow my own rules.

    Therefore, in practice, this integrity isn't often apparent, because I don't have to think about it. I concentrate on deciphering causes and recognizing trends and patterns most of the time, which is an objective pursuit.

    The NT often seems cold because his values are not open to change, and rarely is there a desire to make them obvious to others.
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    No, I've never understood the search for identity. It is meaningless to me. I may as well search for my hand. Oh, it's at the end of my arm. Ok then. Job done.

    I don't think NFs and NTs are at all alike in this regard.
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