There's a very good chance that this post will end up being a bit...scattered.
But I appreciate anyone who takes the time to read it .
I need guidance...I'm not sure what type I am. So I'll tell you a little bit about myself, and hopefully the information (along with my style of language) will provide some clues as to where I fit in this system.
First of all, I would like to pose one little problem that I had with the Myers/Briggs functions. It seems that the "Thinking/Feeling" spectrum would be more aptly named "Contemplation/Evaluation." The reason this is a problem is because I may very well be a "F" type even though I consistently test otherwise. Questions like "Do you willingly involve yourself in situations that require sympathy?" or "Do you feel emotionally connected to Soap Operas" will earn a resounding "No." However, that is not to say that if a friend is in need of emotional counsel I am unsupportive. Quite the opposite is true. I merely find that interpersonal drama- especially when created unnecessarily - is a waste of time. For instance, if a relatively thin girl calls herself fat, as if fishing for a complement, she is unlikely to recieve one from me. But, if she came to me saying that she often feels as if she is too fat, and this bears down on her self-confidence, she will undoubtedly earn my sympathetic counsel. There IS a difference- I hope that was clear enough.
By the way, my name's Lance.I'm 20 years old and a psychology student at UT.
Back to my original point about Contemplation/evaluation. At first I thought I would certainly test as a T rather than an F simply because I am capable and prize intelligence and logic highly. After a while though, I realized that the "F" is a result of rational, linear thought processes, rather than just "emotion," which is what the word seems to imply (as do the test questions referring to it.) My understanding of "thinking" and "feeling" in this system is that thinking refers to actual contemplation, whereas feeling refers to rational judgements about the importance of things.
Another important note is that I have ADD to a greatly debilitating degree. I also have been battling with anxiety and depression on and off for some time. As a result, I have a number of prescription medications which alter my personality possibly to the point of altering the order of my intelligences. This means that I may seem to be one type on one medication, and a different type on another. I regulate my own medications and dosages- and alter them frequently to match what "intelligences" I believe will be most helpful for the day.
I always test ENTP. I have never invented anything, though, and while I'm wildly original, I'm not so much interested in gadgetry or mechanics.
Thanks for skimming this post.