because...i kinda think you can still be an enfp and have a lil social insecurity...because i do think we are so sensitive to others perception of us and our intuition isn't always right...it says negatively expressed it can read like paranoia or social anxiety...so...maybe it's just that....i don't mean that in a bad way...i just mean...intuition can still be your dominant function but you're reading people wrong so you retreat but if the read was positive you wouldn't...maybe??
and i was a lot more shy when i was younger but eventually grew out of it.
There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.
both of the child descriptions fit me almost perfectly, except for these lines:
quiet and gentle
enjoy reading (I LOVED stories but I wasn't into reading until almost middle school)
they're very independent and want to do things for themselves
they probably tend to be dramatic, and enjoy acting or performing
neither a nor b fit me. I am usually fine if 3 strangers join as long as they don't treat me like the third wheel. if, though, they know the other people better than yeah, it fits.
Not sure if you did this or not but you aren't supposed to think of how they fit you now. Children show a definite preference for a specific function over the other so think of which one identifies with how you were when you were younger.
You might not be able to do that from an unbiased view... maybe get someone who knew you when you were younger to take a look at them?
I know an INFP who is very smart, but she's always cutting down on herself and talking about how much she sucks. And I'm like, "lol, you need to calm down and learn to love your failures."
Your writing style seems very INFP to me. INTP seems highly unlikely.
Something I've noticed is that INP's have very extroverted moments, especially in the company of their friends. The afformentioned INFP is very outgoing and crazy in front of her friends, but from her negativity, shyness around strangers and strong attachment to her values I know she is introverted. She also has a tendency to exaggerate events or aspects of herself in an obvious, nervous effort to make them appear more "extreme!" (and thus more interesting)
Just throwing out a few observations which you may or may not relate to.
"Whoever stands on the highest mountains laughs at all tragic plays and tragic seriousness." ~Friedrich Nietzsche