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    Default ISFPs and fluid identity

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    I donít want to commit to any particular way to be. I want to be able to be a lot of ways. In my mind, I am peacefully assimilating myself to a lot of different situations, flowing easily between them all. Most people donít understand thereís a lot going on inside. Itís always different, and if itís not always different, itís no fun.
    When Iím someplace, doing something, Iím really there. The whole experience is related to that time and place. And people only see the part of me that is with them that day. Thatís who I am for that day, but little do they know that tomorrow I might be different.
    I was wondering whether other ISFPs relate to this and how it influences our ability to type ourselves. A lot of other types seem to have a strong identity, one that is easy to spot and type but like these quotes show, I don't have a very rigid sense of self. I'm sure I could form a reasonable case for me being a number of different types, dependng on different situations. I'm also compelled by the idea of mbti's boxes but I'm repulsed by the idea of being put in a box.

    ISFPs, did you find it hard to accurately type yourself? do you often get different types in tests? Do you ever wonder if you're a different type? Do you find type too limiting to describe your personality?

    For other types, do these tendencies make us difficult to type at times?

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    I can totally relate the the quotes above, especially the second one
    and yes: it's hard for me to accurately type myself...still unsure if I'm E or I...sometimes I even score as a weak T....

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    I'm the same way. I can't describe myself because I always feel differently. I simply just am.

    Maybe it's an SP thing?

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    Count me in
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    me too
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    I feel my personality is fluid. That's what I teach my kids too. Nobody can really be labelled in anyway.
    When people do that they are simply using a shortcut in thinking.
    We are what we are in the moment.
    When I do something stupid am I stupid?
    Of course not. People change and adapt.

    On a side note. I measured as ENFP six times the other night.

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    I'd test ENFP if I was high on something I reckon.

    *Looks at Wolfy suspiciously*

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    If you really believe in type theory you have to concentrate on the functions only and which you can identify with. This whole thing about isfp, esfj, abcd is just bullshit and tests determining it are bullshit≤
    [URL]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEBvftJUwDw&t=0s[/URL]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinlan View Post
    I'd test ENFP if I was high on something I reckon.

    *Looks at Wolfy suspiciously*
    dude...I gave up.

    why you got some?

    I'm joking. Just joking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropie View Post
    If you really believe in type theory you have to concentrate on the functions only and which you can identify with. This whole thing about isfp, esfj, abcd is just bullshit and tests determining it are bullshit≤
    I tend to agree with you on that, but I also tend to think of ISFPs as people who identify with a Fi, Se, Ni function order.

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy View Post
    dude...I gave up.

    why you got some?

    I'm joking. Just joking.
    Nah, brings new meaning to "I tested ENFP 6 times the other night" though!

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