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    9 12.86%
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Thread: At what age you developed your current MBTI personaility

  1. #11
    Queen hunter Array Virtual ghost's Avatar
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    At very young age.

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    Honestly, I think since earliest childhood (I was horribly shy in the early elementary years, inclined toward being bookish from an extremely young age, always sensitive about feelings, etc.) However, I think in elementary school I was very inclined to adapt to what adults and authority figures wanted, thereby displaying SP and even SJ behaviors to please people. So I picked the 11-20 slot since that's when I remember being conscious of asserting myself as "who I really am."
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    Not really sure.. I think very early..
    Although growing up I've always been pretty changeable, I think the basic personality stayed the same and just developed. I go through shyer phases which makes me seem more introverted- always been on the line there.

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    Fi was really as apparent as a kid. I didn't really hold back. Even my high Ti was very much apparent too. I could be really snarky.

    Ne...I honestly can't tell. I guess it's true what they say about dominant functions being so intrinsic to our nature that they work almost 100% at a subconscious level. But yeah, I had lots of weird ideas. Other people would stare at me at times. And I was like...yeah...I'm cool aint' I? Sue me.

    So yeah pretty much an ENFP since I was a brat. (what do you mean I'm still a brat?!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethe View Post
    19 - now: Se & Balancing Ni (STPs)

    I might revisit Fe very soon and combine it with Se. (ESTP influence.)
    Are you sure you couldn't learn this stuff from an ISTP or ESFP? I don't think trusting ESTPs is a good idea. I know I personally wouldn't trust them further than I could throw them. They're quite savage, ruthless, quick, manipulative, and cunning.

    If you must hang around ESTPs... never totally trust them, and never turn your back on them. Keep your eyes on them at all times. If you do that, you'll be fine around them.


    I'd say I became clearly INFJ around... 12-15 or so? Before that, I was mostly Ni and Si without judgment. I had lots of Si-ish quirks, like not wanting furniture moved out of it's impressions (and insisting on it being put back in them exactly), or knowing exactly where everything was. This tendency was always fighting with my tendency to look at things in different ways and daydream/fantasize a lot. Ni won right before my Fe started developing, but it was close. I still have those Si traits to a lesser degree (I'll still notice if something larger than a soda can been moved from where it usually is), but they don't affect me as much anymore, and I now only tend to notice where I last left things I used, rather than just everything. I also have a much more elaborate fantasy world and spend most of my time in my head.

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    I was about 12 or 13 and I'm nearing 17 now.

    Up until about my early teenage years, I always thought of myself as an ENFJ. I didn't start learning about MBTI until I was 9, at which my dad told me I was an ENFJ, and always had been.

    When I was about 12 or 13, my P started to come out. It might have been because of Puberty, but I can't see how the two correlate. And today, I stand a very strong P. It's weird..maybe I was an ENFP to begin with.

    I did have some trouble about a year and half ago, thinking I was an INFP. I seemed quieter than most ENFPs, and more reserved. I started this forum thinking I was an INFP, but being here long enough made me lean back towards ENFP again, which I know is right.
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    For sure early childhood:

    On my Kindergarten report card - "Shows concern for classmates and wants to help them"

    Easily embarrassed, as early as four.

    Stubborn streak early on. Very specific ideas of what clothes I did and didn't want to wear, even at 3. (Loved the velour red jumpsuit, but no way for the Donald duck shorts!!)

    Looked to adults for direction and wanted to please teachers from a young age. At 3, to my mum "If you die, who will tell me what to do?" Had horrible stomach aches from stress about my Grade 3 teacher who did not like the children and was waiting it out till retirement.

    Trouble seeing the forsest for the trees when trying to structure high school essays. Wanted to include too many details. Same with telling people about a movie I had seen or a book I had read.

    Early interest in music and art, which continued on.

    Always had a messy desk, but could find anything that mattered. Needed my crayons to be neatly arranged according to colour, even if my books weren't organized.

    Trouble seeing the forest for the trees when working on high school essays.

    Tendancy to look down the road and prepare for the worst. Early elementary school - Used to lie in bed thinking how old the people I loved would be when I was different ages and feel bad. Thought about my sister leaving home even though it would be years from then. Had contingency plans in case I there were fires (complete with a blanket and thought out list of what I would lower out the window in it).

    Early fascination with reading and writing - by about 4.

    Perfectionist tendancies.

    Imaginary friends - Huntry, Jackie, T Shirt, Candle and some elves that lived under our ship's bell and were treated abominably by the Tooth Fairy.

    Only a couple of close friends at a time.

    Early interest in languages. (Wanted to learn German in Grade 7)

    Big on analogies even in early elementary school.

    Some unreasonable fears (usually based on true stories that I had read) that I was embarrassed to admit to my parents but which were very real. I spent years covertly running across people's lawns because our school had had a big campaign about not talking to strangers and because my best friend's big sister had been abducted and murdered after they moved away from our town. I thought if I could stay away from the cars, they couldn't get me!

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    I think my childhood development was disrupted....or some what altered from the norm. I was deaf for the first 4-5 years of my life, so the introversion was a given, and I think my Ne (and perhaps my Ni) was developed out of necessity. Most children in my situation end up developmentally impaired, I was one of the lucky ones, I adapted. My mother used to tell me stories, about how she was sure I taught myself to lip read, and that my curiosity got the better of me. I developed more along the lines of an ENXP child, than IXFP. I finally learnt speak at the age of 4 1/2 when I finially got diagnosed properly, and got appropriate treatment.
    I'm not sure about the Fi though, for a while I think I could have gone either way....I definitely spent a fair amount of my child hood "numb", due to a great deal of trauma. In some ways it's truly surprise that I can feel as deeply as I can. I don't think the Fi clicked into place, until I was eight.
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    I've always been analytical as far as i can remember. I think cause my grandad who is a medical scientist ans ex seorgoen used to tell me about science and i though it was kool how we could do all this amazing stuff by thinking a lot. So i always wanted things to make sense.

    Then the last year Ne has really came into its own. I was always creative and dreamy but its only recently that i've realised that i could really use it to my advantage.
    "I'd never die for my beliefs, I might be wrong"

    "Is it not enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe there are fairys at the bottom of it too"

    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by Athenian200 View Post
    Are you sure you couldn't learn this stuff from an ISTP or ESFP? I don't think trusting ESTPs is a good idea. I know I personally wouldn't trust them further than I could throw them. They're quite savage, ruthless, quick, manipulative, and cunning.

    If you must hang around ESTPs... never totally trust them, and never turn your back on them. Keep your eyes on them at all times. If you do that, you'll be fine around them.
    I hope you're being facetious.


    I'd say that my Thinking was very apparent from a young age, because it would actually overwhelm me and be one of the quickest triggers of frustration (which also points to my utter lack of self-control when it comes to my own feelings, lacking in Fi?). A lot of my behaviourally challenging issues as a kid stemmed from my inability to have words at my disposal to fully explain my frustration because something in the world didn't add up, didn't follow, 1+1 =2.

    *You're missing something, something is off...I can't explain what, but, the way you have presented it currently doesn't make sense because you've missed something, or are leaving something out/not telling me!*

    Especially, if from an authority figure, which would make me not take them as seriously, be suspicious of them, or make me react with challenging behaviour.

    My intuition was never something that I think I became conscious of, except for as a reaction to others around me. I thought my view of how I took in the world was so perfectly natural and self-evident.

    *How strange you think. Where in the world would you come up with that?*

    But, on the whole, I went through two main cycles: ENTP and INTP (with some random instances of ENTJ - the pile-driving, no nonsense, focused, self-appointed, leader role). But, mainly, xNTP... The INTP was when dire consequences were faced when I led with Ne (such as being thought weird, strange, challenging, chaos-creating/loving...and I was cornered to NOT be like that)...then, you'd see a very withdrawn version of me, which I would say was quite INTPish. I'm not extremely high scoring on the extraverted function as well.

    So, I can't say that throughout my developing years, I would have consistently identified with what an ENTP profile is.

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