I'm happy to introduce myself!
I am interested in MBTI because I feel that while it doesn't completely define a person, that it has proven to be a good way to learn about people and try to predict what they will be like.
I have been into MBTI for a couple of years, but my interest has been piqued recently since I started attending college. As I met more people, I realized that how easy it was to discover positives and negatives about people by learning about their types.
Something interesting about the college I'm attending in particular (Duke) is how there are more Intuitives and Judgers than usual. (Sensors still likely make the majority though). This makes sense to me. In high school, there were more SJ's who were top students than NP's, however, I always found it easier to bond with people who are considered NP's because of similar personalities and interests. The NJ's were almost always top students and the SP's were similar to the NP's, I do know of someone at Princeton now who I'm pretty sure is an ISTP though.
I/E & T/F are pretty much the same though. Haven't met too many INFP's here yet though.. a rare type it is. I met some people who were at least interested in taking an MBTI test and have had some knowledge of the preferences and 'temperament theory'.
Another difference from college and high school is how friends 'perceive' my type, when I told friends at college that I am an INTP, they were doubting of that and commented that I didn't seem like a "T", even though I am fairly reserved about expressing emotion, an important reason was that I seemed more eager to achieve 'harmony' rather than 'efficiency'. However, at times, I always thought that in terms of human relationships that the logical answer is to have harmony rather than a relationship that is as efficient as possible.
Back home, the idea was more so that I am a "T", mostly because I am relatively skilled at logic and am relatively skilled at Sudoku, strategy games, etc and I have the "NT" trait of being calm in a crisis.. but I've learned that is true for Intuitive and Perceiving types in general.
I am confused about whether I am actually a T or an F. One thing I am confused about is how I actually make decisions. I tend to have 'gut feelings' about everything but tend to rationalize it later on like a T would. I wonder if this is NT or NF. The only thing is that many of the NT's I've known don't like trusting their gut on many issues and for making decisions. I rely on Intuition because it has served me well in the past. Hell, I used it to go to Duke for college instead of some early established colleges in the Northeast. That's mostly because Duke's better too in every way.
But what would you guys think? T or F? If you have any questions, feel free to ask. and it's good to be here!