Hi everyone. I've been lurking here for a week or so, reading some interesting discussions and decided I wanted to participate.
Briefly about me:
I've taken the Myers-Briggs test several times. With the exception of once scoring as an INFJ, every time I've scored as an INFP. It seems to fit me like a glove. I'm also an aspie (asperger's syndrome), so I'm a rare and somewhat crazy breed.
I'm fortunate to have a lovely wife (herself an ISFP) who understands and puts up with all of my quirks and neurotic behavior and a four year old boy named Alexander who is the light in our lives. I see much of my wife and I in him, and yet he is also very much his own unique person.
I'm a junkie for typology. While shy and often the guy in the corner at social gatherings, I am constantly observing and studying those around me -- I often feel like an anthropologist on Mars (to quote Oliver Sacks).
While people can grate on my nerves and tax my reserves, I often feel a genuine need to care for and help people, particularly the ones close to me. If I walk past a homeless person, I feel impelled to give them money. I don't do this to feel better about myself; I do it because to not help seems unnatural and cruel to me. Who am I to judge this person and then determine they are unworthy of kindness because they are less fortunate than I? I spend many nights awake worrying about friends and family and will feel guilty about wronging someone as far back as my childhood, even though that person may have long forgotten the transgression.
I often have good ideas, yet implementing them can be troublesome.
I'm a perfectionist to the point of obsession. I can spend hours on a minor detail when making art or music.
I'm messy by nature, although I make a concerted effort to be clean and organized, especially at work.