OK, as I was saying to EJCC earlier, I want to read this entire thread sometime. Tonight I got to page 22 before I decided that I needed to take a break. I wanted to respond to a few salient posts that really resonated with me.
Ok, going WAY back in time....
I hear you about type being more relevant than gender. I don't consider myself as being good with "womanly advice" either. My F is kind of underused and attempting to use it is a lot like writing with my left hand. Friends (T-types, mostly) ask me for relationship advice a lot, but the advice I give is generally based on logic, not feelings.
I've become more comfortable embracing my femininity as I've gotten older, and I've become more comfortable with my emotions, and others' emotions, but there are still times that I feel like I must obviously fail at being a girl, because I am not good with emotions.
My favorite HS grad gift was when a girl gave me a college kit- it had stuff like paper towels, a shower bucket, a shower poof, et cetera. It was thoughtful and practical! My fave college grad gift was an afghan knit by a family friend. It meant a lot to me because it was from her, but also because I appreciated the workmanship and how much effort went into making it. Also, money and gift cards are always a good gift.
I also love exercise. It's kind of a solitary thing for me, though, because it's so meditative. I don't like team sports, either. I like watching soccer or hockey, but don't want to play.
Is this why I enjoy NT types so much?So... part of my MBTI-obsession probably comes from the fact that I have a nerdy/Asperger's/crazy-Ne streak. (A quote from Typelogic.com that essentially describes my ESTJ adolescence: "I've encountered ESTJs whose Ne overshadows the auxiliary Si function--for whatever reason--to the extent that there is an appearance of NT radical geekism.")
Continued in next post....