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    Post What am I? ENTP gone INTP?

    Hi all,

    I'm quite new to MBTI and all this typethingy.
    I have taken 3 different tests so far and all showed me as an ENTP so far.

    But I really don't seem to be very ENTPish.
    When I read the INTP descriptions they seem to fit so much better and then again not.

    I love to read. I can sit hours in front of the PC and surf the web using stumble upon or jumping from one interesting topic to another, or gathering in depth knowledge on one particular topic, unwilling to stop till I figured it out completely.
    Could this be a weird expression of regarding the web as "the outside world"? So it would again fit ENTP by gathering all my ideas from outside rather than inside?
    I also have no problems in social situations. I enjoy them and like to be the center of attention as well. I was a cheerleader for 6 years, can speak in public about any topic you want me to without any preparation at all and all this stuff.
    But then however I really love to be alone because I think it's not worth it to deal with the people and rather like being alone with my thoughts, as it seems that I'm the only one who really understands me.

    All in all I seem to be pretty borderline and rather an NTP than any of those specific types.

    I also think I didn't found my place in life yet. I don't know what to do with it and sail through life without any plan. It often seems that life has a plan with me but I'm unable to grasp it. It has not turned out bad yet. Indeed I can consider myself very lucky and blessed by life. Not really on topic but seemed to fit somehow.

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    I think you're introverted. (An introverted is perfectly capable of extraverted behaviour, but it's more about what comes most natural to you.

    Anyhow,

    It often seems that life has a plan with me but I'm unable to grasp it.
    Don't count on that. Unless you're lucky, believing that usually gets you nowhere.

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    That's the point, both seem to come natural to me :-)

    And for the lifeplan. Not having a plan by myself does not get me anywhere, too...
    When I get sad I stop being sad and be awesome instead. True story.

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    Well, be glad. Chewing on both sides. :P

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    Nothing you've said goes against the ENTP description. Why do you think you're INTP not ENTP?

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    I don't think I'm not ENTP. I think I'm INTP as well and to an equal part.

    It is totally dependend on the answers I give to the E/I questions. The point is, I can relate to both answers equally.

    E.g. on this test here: Personality test based on Jung - Myers-Briggs typology

    37. Often you prefer to read a book than go to a party
    I can answer Yes and No to this, as it is totally dependend on my mood. I enjoy both.

    24. After prolonged socializing you feel you need to get away and be alone
    This is a clear No.

    17. You spend your leisure time actively socializing with a group of people, attending parties, shopping, etc.
    This is a No aswell.

    So it seems that I have both I and E tendencies and depending on what I pick on the situational ones I turn out I or E.

    Is there another way that indicates my true type better?

    I remember reading something about showing your true type under stress.
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    Years ago, when I was extremely depressed and in the middle of an identity crisis, I thought I was an INTP and I did act, it seemed, like an unhealthy INTP.

    Years later now, I find that when I get stressed I act more like an ENTJ than anything else. Bulldozing, insensitive, but relentlessly "getting things done", probably because it's knowing there are lots of "to do" things hanging over my head, appointments, deadlines and shit, is what MAKES me get stressed out, so The General gets wheeled out of my subconscious somewhere to take care of it all, get it all out of the way so I can relax and go back to my easy going self again.

    I think the difference between then and now is that before, it was internal stuff that was depressing me, and it somhow made me clam up and avoid people and social interaction, so I passed for an introvert. Whilst now, it's external stuff that gets me stressed as I'm quite happy within myself, so introverting myself doesn't present much of a solution to the problems, instead, just extraverting in a different way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluxkom View Post
    37. Often you prefer to read a book than go to a party
    I can answer Yes and No to this, as it is totally dependend on my mood. I enjoy both.

    24. After prolonged socializing you feel you need to get away and be alone
    This is a clear No.

    17. You spend your leisure time actively socializing with a group of people, attending parties, shopping, etc.
    This is a No aswell.

    So it seems that I have both I and E tendencies and depending on what I pick on the situational ones I turn out I or E.
    I'd answer those questions the same way you have.

    I consider myself to be ENTP although I did go through thinking I was INTJ then INTP. I adore my space and alone time, I'm energised by external things but not necessarily people so being alone is never boring.

    This may help, I clearly fell on one side, doesn't work that way for everyone though.

    Besides that I'd say quite a few ENTPs go through thinking they're INTPs like subby and me. There's a few threads here on that topic if you do a search, you can check out this to see how other ENTPs consider themselves in terms of being outgoing.

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    I'm definitely an ENTP, and I can be outgoing if I have to be.

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    I relate perfectly!

    My theory is that Ne is not a 100% extravated function but actually a very introverted function at times thus why ENTPs often think their INTP.
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