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    Default ISFP, How much do you relate to these?

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    First one, not much.

    Second one, quite a bit, I'm not sure if I go between extremes of extraversion and introversion but it's possible and worth consideration.
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    I find the first has a lot of correlation to myself...In the second example, Like Quinlan the idea of great swings in underlying temprament is foreign to me. I can manufacture something like exuberant extroversion when I am teaching, as a part of my (necessary) technique. But when class is over I shut it down and resume my regularly scheduled programming.

    I find it very difficult and taxing to erect this same facade (Exuberant extroversion, glad handing) for social interaction...which has no real redeeming purpose to me. Well, I should say compelled, structured interactions; parties and events....not a quiet get together with trusted friends in a very small gathering.

    I find some resonance with the Hemingway comparisons...strangely, we share a birthday. Though I have not been able to enjoy his writings...in fact I've never been interested enough to finish one.
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    First one, not very much.
    Second one... yes, this is more accurate. It gives a good explanation of why I can't figure out whether my personality type is isfp or esfp.
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    I'm much more the second one. However, I don't regard my relationships as secondary...and I like my relationships to be intrinsically rewarding.
    I'm a Phlegmatic-Melancholy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy View Post
    at the first one. Eggheads are starting to annoy me. Those "symptoms" are not a "disorder", they are evidence of being human.

    The "Exuberant Personality Type" is Keirsey's Artisan with a few extras thrown in, right? Obviously, I relate to much of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffster View Post
    at the first one. Eggheads are starting to annoy me. Those "symptoms" are not a "disorder", they are evidence of being human.

    The "Exuberant Personality Type" is Keirsey's Artisan with a few extras thrown in, right? Obviously, I relate to much of it.
    Like everyone else I relate to the second one.
    I think it is the artisan temperament with a SFP twist on it.

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    Only a couple of things resonate with me in the first one:

    • frequently shifts line of work, study, interest, or future plan
    • engages in occasional financial extravagance
    • may use alcohol or drugs to control moods or to augment excitement


    I've had about 40 different jobs in my life, and not because I got fired, but because once I learned how to be good at what I was doing, I got bored and wanted to do something else. I've only been at my current job for 8 years because it is stable and I have a kid.

    When I have money, I spend it, pretty plain and simple. I don't plan anything when it comes to money, and I really don't care much about saving. If I have, I give and share and have a good time, if I don't, I stay home and eat Ramen noodles.

    I've battled with addiction my whole life. From being a heroin addict in my 20's to being a borderline alcoholic now, it's always been something I've convinced myself I've needed to regulate/relax/have fun. Some battles you win quickly, others take your whole life.


    Other than those three, I definitely identify with the second one best.

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    I can relate to almost everything for both; except for the parts about being promiscuous and putting my relationships second. If anything, I put my relationships first. Heck, the things I do each day are because of my significant other and/or friends. I have an extreme depth of caring for my loved ones... I live for them pretty much.

    Although all the other stuff are very true!

    From the first one:
    Childhood

    Strong, aggressive mother; weak, passive father.
    Erratic and neglectful parenting: failure to inculcate a discipline of emotional self-regulation.

    Overbearing, inconsistent parenting: "the combination of swift, harsh, and often arbitrary punishment with loving overindulgence" (Spilka, pg. 22).
    That's how it was for me growing up pretty much. I had an extremely abusive and hard-headed mother while my father was the gentle, soft one. He was really quiet... I don't remember much about him... we never really talked alot. My mother drove me crazy though; couldn't stand a second being with her! :/ Her expectations of me were ridiculous and if I didn't conform to her rules, I'd face a beating. Bleh. It's whatever though now.
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