Hey guys, i'm 16 and i'm an INTP i think. Type tests have always seemed a bit difficult tbh, but after reading the INTP profile i'm pretty sure about it.
Anyway, i've only just gotten into personality typing - i read a couple of books on it so i now have a pretty good idea of how it works. I started because i was just getting frustrated with how i really don't understand people. Even with my closest friends, it's just started to occur to me that i really don't know what's going through their mind, and basically that scares me.
So yeah, this is part of a large project to try and get myself to understand people better in general so i have a better idea of what to say to them, how they're likely to (re)act, etc.
It's dawning on me that personality typing might not be the best way to do this though. It seems like it's much better for quickly getting an approximation of what strangers are like, rather than getting a stronger idea of how the people you're closest to work. Really I started reading about personality typing because I had nowhere else to go. How does one quickly develop the skill of understanding people? If only there were man pages. (BADUM-KSSH! Oh NT wit, how i adore you)
In a nutshell, I've been having some serious identity issues for a long time now, and i've finally realised that it all pretty much comes from not having a good grip on what makes people tick. So really i'm looking for advice on where to go from here. Is becoming very adept at personality typing going to be worth my while, or would there be more merit in developing skills in a not-quite-so-rigid fashion?
Any wise-words to guide me a little would be great. I'm just feeling pretty lost at the moment, and a nudge in the right direction would be very, very appreciated.