Just wondering on what your thoughts are since you guys are more "comfortable" with your type.
I took this test 3 years ago in senior year of high school and got INFP. In fact, my childhood/adolescence has INFP written all over it - imaginative, emotional, and artistic - and I have always been one to read social situations, people, and consider their feelings when interacting with them..
However, my last three years of college have been absolutely integral in the development of my "genuine" personality. I love the arts and aspire to be a writer someday; oddly enough, I had a tough time with art history and theatre, but aced my critical thinking and math classes. I decided to take the MB again, and truthfully, I keep getting INTP (on three separate, but recent occasions).
So in summation:
*I love logical arguments and artistic works that make you think deeply. I want to write and my writing has always been very logical and critical; however, I was always bored when professors would throw theory/semantics in your face and suck the "fun" out of a topic.
*I feel very awkward around crowds of people, but I am not socially inept and understand "how" to fit in, but choose not to. Not to mention, I always "feel" the need to be liked around people - friends, family, and acquaintances - so I am usually the first to ask them questions with genuine interest about themselves. As a result, I speak fast since I fear people would lose interest in my conversation and think I was "boring" - which from my understanding on clips I've seen on youtube, INTP's tend to be boring to talk to. I am very wishy-washy in making decisions and I always tend to go with gut feelings.
*Whenever someone tells me something that I don't necessarily agree with, rather than argue, I always correct them in my head, but "agree/nod" since I do not want to seem like a jerk, almost always taking their feelings in consideration.
*People say that I come off as a very nice person and at times, I can tell others could see the vulnerability in my politeness and try to take advantage of me. I try to avoid that, but if it happens, I really dislike to argue (unless its on the internet, lol) or be defiant and just let them think they are right. When I do argue, I feel horrible since I "usually" don't have a quick tongue and come off as awkward raising my voice and exposing my temper.
*Even though math and logic has come fairy easy to me, I absolutely hold the arts in highest regard due to the my adoration of "feeling/experiencing" a piece of art first, and then breaking it down. I would pick the arts over anything math/science related; however, I hate being touchy-feely and sentimental, since I think that's just pretentious as hell.
*I over-analyze, think, and seek obscure signals about so many things, it's created a somewhat odd paranoia/temper that my friends tell me. In tense situations, I feel very panick-y rather than calm, and do my best to not let anyone notice.
However, I've been thinking: my parents raised me to fear getting in "trouble" or coming off "rude" to strangers; is there a kind of hybrid IN*F/T*P?
Thanks for reading.