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    Default I think I'm INFP, confirm/deny?

    A lot of these personality types tend to overlap, making me feel a bit confused about which I fall under. Hoping someone here can help me out a bit. First time I took this test I ended up as INTJ, and after reading the description thought "hey cool! ANALYTICAL MASTERMIND ". But after reading through the MBTi in depth, I don't think it's a good reflection of me. I took the test again, ending up as INTP instead. It fitted better, but through reading I figured I was INFP. However, I don't really trust my ability to reflect on myself objectively, so I hope someone here can help.

    Ok, I'm pretty sure I'm at the very least Introverted...I tend to be fairy shy and reserved, and avoid doing anything without thinking it over for at least a little bit. I also prefer small gatherings of close friends rather than huge parties where I don't know anyone.

    I tend to focus on developing awesome ideas in my head, but the process of actually acting out on ideas tends to feel stretched out for me, eventually becoming kinda boring and tedious. I have a lot of thoughts and ideas scattered around my computer in text files, but not much else.

    I'm fairly aware that I take into consideration people's feelings, and will often help people regardless of what I'm doing, but not always happily. I also like seeking consensus whenever I'm trusted with making a decision. At the same time I have a fascinaton with abstract systems, especially programming and website design. I was also very good at Maths when I was a kid, and probably would have gone further with it if I was allowed (I wasn't because I was in the "intermediate" class, yet I was convinced I could take it to the next level). I'm also prone to be thankful when people are no longer hogging me for help, and I can just attend to whatever I was doing.

    I'm pretty disorganised overall, and often work better when a deadline is looming. I also tend to work in small explosions of energy and interest, and like I said before tend to lose interest over a long period of time. Then again, I have been fairly anal when frustrated, demanding straight answers and often organising things so I can get it out of the way quickly. Small quirks about other people might annoy me as well, though I never really point them out. I'm also interested in the layout of things, and tend to get kind of annoyed if something gets moved from where I knew it was (though I won't always put it back, I tend to just remember where it was and leave it there from then on).

    Bloody hell, that was a bit long-winded. Thanks if you actually took the time to read that.

    Still, :confused:

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    Probably so!

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    Welcome to the board

    I would try and look at the functions and go from there. INTJ, INFJ are dominant Introverted Intuition, INFP's are dom Introverted Feeling, INTP's are dom Introverted thinking.

    The temperament theory may also help if you are close between NF and NT.

    This page describes the functions
    http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...-tutorial.html

    and for the different temperaments
    http://www.keirsey.com/handler.aspx?...b=1&c=overview

    It's really hard to type someone over the internet, and if you're like me you wouldn't trust someone elses opinion anyway, so you're probably going to have to figure it out yourself.

    It took me awhile to realize I wasn't a rational because I idealized them, so I can relate. Good luck with your self discovery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Numbers View Post
    I would try and look at the functions and go from there. INTJ, INFJ are dominant Introverted Intuition, INFP's are dom Introverted Feeling, INTP's are dom Introverted thinking.
    That's one theory. (The wrong theory.)

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    Well, that's one man's opinion.

    I'm kind of partial to socionics, but I assume since he is here he wants to stay within the MBTI system.

    This all really is just different classification systems not cold hard reality or science.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Numbers View Post
    I'm kind of partial to socionics, but I assume since he is here he wants to stay within the MBTI system.
    This is Typology Central now.

    I do think Socionics function orders ring a bit truer, but are still imperfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    This is Typology Central now.

    I do think Socionics function orders right a bit truer, but are still imperfect.
    Oh yeah, true

    Actually OP, you may want to check out Flaks system (which is actually pretty good) and socionics as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Numbers View Post
    Oh yeah, true

    Actually OP, you may want to check out Flaks system (which is actually pretty good) and socionics as well.
    Now for the SJ to insert his opinion:

    What the hell are you trying to accomplish here? Once you find your "type" within a theory, that's all you've done. Did you find anything out about yourself in the process? Knowing your type in a system is useless. The biggest jump in self-knowledge is acknowledgment of the 4 main preferences.

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    (A)bort, (R)etry, (F)ail? F

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    Quote Originally Posted by raz1337 View Post
    Now for the SJ to insert his opinion:

    What the hell are you trying to accomplish here? Once you find your "type" within a theory, that's all you've done. Did you find anything out about yourself in the process? Knowing your type in a system is useless. The biggest jump in self-knowledge is acknowledgment of the 4 main preferences.
    It's up to each person to decide what they want to take from this. Whatever personality system you choose to believe in it's going to be pretty subjective.

    I think most people take this shit too seriously, myself included (well, until recently anyway). People are sooo complex and trying to fit everyone into neat boxes (no matter how broad) is kind of crazy and wrong.

    I also think the idea of building a community around this is a mistake. Most of these systems are decent self-discovery tools, but when used externally it just ends up a bunch of shitty generalizations and stereotypes. (LOLzslk;;p he's an NF so he must not be able to think logically durrr).

    I never started out with a goal in mind for this, but it turned out to be useful in some ways. It made me realize what I truly value in life (career wise) and gave a name to a stuff that I already knew existed. Beyond that? Nah, not much. But for someone who is in his mid-20's who is still trying to figure out what he wants to do with his life it's helped some.

    I will probably continue to pop in from time to time, but I don't really see the point of defining myself with this stuff anymore.

    I went off on a tangent, but I wanted to type it out to make sense of it all even if noone gives a shit ;P

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