My name is Antonio, and I've been interested in Psychology, especially in MBTI, for two years. I am quite unsure of my type: I've taken different tests, and I've usually resulted as INFJ, less often as INTP, seldom as INTJ. For almost an year, I've been quite sure of being INFJ, basically for these reasons:
a) I thought I were too "stupid" to be an INTP, since, even if my marks were really good, I thought I didn't have a high "Intelligence Quotient". I thought this also because:
- I'm mediocre at chess or other strategy games, even if "Age of Empires" ,"Medieval Total War" and so on have been a funny hobby of mine during my teen years;
- I don't like to debate on religion, philosophy, psychology and so on (although I'm often quite sure to be right) as people sometimes misunderstands me (maybe I'm not good at explaining myself);
b) Although I had very good marks in Maths,
- I thought the exercises of the tests were too easy, because the teachers have to "help" the other students; so I've always believed that school was over-estimating me;
- Maths wasn't my "passion": I mean, it didn't make me "feel" something, except a some sensation of gratification when I solved the problems;
c) I supposed that my real passions were "feeling stuff" or "intuition stuff" like:
- LEGO (childhood);
- Literature and drawing (12-15 years old);
- Classical piano (16-18);
- Jazz piano (now);
- Find my place in the word (always).
However, I've read many other interesting articles about MBTI in the last months, especially about INFJs, and I've noticed that:
a) I'm not a philanthropist or a giver: I care of people just because I don't want any trouble. I've realized this after I saw a movie in which a guy remained alone on earth with his dog, and I thought "wow, it would be great!" (yeah, I already know it's not a good thing to say or to think);
b) I'm not religious;
c) I like to rationalize art: for example, when I study a classical piano piece, I analyze it, trying to find patterns, harmonic changes, chords, modulations and so on.
Therefore, what do you think my personality type is?
In short: do all the INTPs need to be "Einstein-like"?
PS: I'm looking at my post now and it seems to me very "squared". Don't pay too much attention on this aspect: you must consider at first that English is not my mother tongue, so I could have been forced to be schematic and synthetic by my poor knowledge of this language; moreover, that today I could have woken up "feeling" as an INTP.
Thanks and sorry for the rambling speech.