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    Default ENTs who thought they were actually INTs

    Any of you ENTs thought for a while that you were an INT? Explain why you thought this...

    Anyone, explain how so... why so... srs

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    Well i'm an INTP but last few weeks i've been really E and i've been getting more E for a months actually. Not sure if its the whole becoming an adult/leaving home thing - i'm 17 - or not. Also i found i'm ILE in socionics so i'm testing it theories on how ILEs act by trying to judge whether i act like that or not.
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    "Intelligence is being able to hold too opposing views in the mind at the one time without going crazy" - Now all I need to figure out is if I'm intelligent or crazy!

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    Kind of a definitive stance to take, but you're describing a gradual realization I've come to accept. Depending on externalities in life, I switch from INTJ to ENTP. My natural state tends to reside within the NT framework, with specific N emphasis (something of an annoyance, as I'm trying to increase my S proficiency).

    Might represent natural psychological maturity or a simple response system to stress. Either way, I'm comfortable with the shift.

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    i think for sometime i had this complex of me against the world. being alone is better, etc.

    when i scrapped that theory, i thinkmy extrovertnes cameback.

    i knew my introvertness was forced b/c i would get extremly pissed off in my introverted routines. Whereas that didn't happen in my extroverted situations.

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    i never thought i was INTX, but sometimes my more introverted behavior is due to an efficiency standard:

    "its more trouble than its worth to deal with these idiots..."
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    "these people give me very little utility...interacting only wastes my alloted time"

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    The extraversion/introversion preference seems to fluctuate fairly often for NTP's. I know I go full on E when I'm very stressed from sleep and food deprivation (the course of a regular school day). After I get sleep and food, I go back to normal. It's as if my brain jumps to a completely different track. I'd liken it to Jung's shadow theory or the more basic case of inferior functions rising to the surface from stress. It's a very interesting state, though very uncomfortable due to the fact that I'm super stressed at the time and it's almost opposite of my usual nature. However, I really would like to be able to reach that mental state without having to go through the stress trigger.

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    ive thought about it before
    but then again, each time ive tested for it, its always been in the 50% range. so i guess im in the middle..
    i guess all i can do is base it from the descriptions. for the most part, entp seems to fit better
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    I thought I was because I'm shy in real life (though an excellent actor). I still like to be around people, but I get more satisfaction out of being quiet around people, so I think in the end, I'm an introvert FO LIFE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Risen View Post
    The extraversion/introversion preference seems to fluctuate fairly often for NTP's. I know I go full on E when I'm very stressed from sleep and food deprivation (the course of a regular school day). After I get sleep and food, I go back to normal. It's as if my brain jumps to a completely different track. I'd liken it to Jung's shadow theory or the more basic case of inferior functions rising to the surface from stress. It's a very interesting state, though very uncomfortable due to the fact that I'm super stressed at the time and it's almost opposite of my usual nature. However, I really would like to be able to reach that mental state without having to go through the stress trigger.
    See i'm the total opposite. When i have enough energy i can easily go really E but when tired i get very I.
    "I'd never die for my beliefs, I might be wrong"

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    "Intelligence is being able to hold too opposing views in the mind at the one time without going crazy" - Now all I need to figure out is if I'm intelligent or crazy!

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    Well, I identify a little more with the INTP description than the ENTP description but I always test somewhere pretty close to like 5 or 10% I and there have been times I've tested as 15% E.

    For me, I am happy to straddle the line and be INTP or ENTP depending on my mood. For example, I've found that I enjoy public speaking and giving presentations if it's on a subject where I'm well educated. I've gone up, given a talk and felt energized by my ability to hold people's attention or make them laugh. But that's usually not how I recharge. A lot of the time I'm content to go somewhere and read a book.

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