The main issue I take with claiming a type is when you encounter someone with a preconceived notion regarding who you are because you have that label by your name.
The first man to raise a fist is the man who's run out of ideas. H.G. WELLS
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. FEYNMAN If this is monkey pee, you're on your own.SCULLY
i think irl a lot of people might peg me as an NT.....one ESxP friend thinks i'm ISFP.
it's certainly interesting to consider what different people get from you.
i notice that some people tend to relate others to being like themselves, while others seem to pick up more on what's different.
that said, i don't care either way if people i hang out with know my type, because i think there are a lot of things about me that aren't 'cookie cutter NF'...and if they're into typology in the first place, they'll probably be open to discuss things anyway.
i think i usually give myself away as IxFx in my mannerisms, though. that's a freebie for anyone attuned to it.
edit: i thought of one thing that i hate about being my type, though it has more to do with others...
the assumption that INFx's have no sense of humor! that's not true, but people often seem to think that being a 'caring' type automatically makes a person devoid of all silliness and humor. probably explains why i got away with so many pranks and practical jokes in school and nobody ever gave me a second look...
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.."
- Being naturally inclined toward the abstract, complex and interesting interests that I have
- Analysing everything compulsively
- Having the capacity to detach and retreat to a mental place whenever the environment fails to please
- My imaginary realities
- Having maximally efficient courses of action automatically present themselves to me
- My social skills being somewhat sub par
- Being perceived as robotic, regimented and/or intimidating
- The unrelenting drive for competence
- That if I'm honest with myself, I have to accept that I am, in fact, just a little bit arrogant
- The fact that spontaneity makes me anxious; the compulsion to plan for everything