Hey everyone. I've been at this site for maybe a month now, and have been reading and studying MBTI for a few months before that. The thing is that I don't know what my own type is.
Most tests I take make me out to be an "intp". And a bit of the intp description fits me, but some others do also. Taking an online test that included percentages recently allowed me to kind of see why I could only relate partly to the intp profile.
The percentages on my signature show that I'm at or near 55-60% on each of the i-n-t-p functions. This would slightly explain why I like to be alone in introversion, but I can only get by if I know someone out there cares about me. The extroversion comes out in knowing I could come out with new relationships and I often do.
My intuition is correct in that I like abstract ideas and theories, but I also like hard facts and mechanical structure, but not so much how things work in the end. I get constant ideas that just pop out of nowhere and I don't tend to focus on the future at all. My friends all think I'm a strange person, but I just think that I have trouble getting what I mean into words.
When I use thinking, I am of course, detached and looking upon the situation in an entirely objective sense. I don't think about people's feelings if I don't have a connection with the people involved with the decision I'll be making. But I also use feeling because I can't make a decision if it will hurt a person I really care about. I show my feelings by shoving them in between the bars of the fence I put up to protect myself. I can't really reach out and connect with someone because I'm constantly thinking of what I'm doing and what could be happening with the situation.
I relate quite a bit to perceiving because I'm quite lazy and spontaneous if I'm in a healthy mood. My philosophy in life is to "go with the flow" and try to make the happiest life I can make. I don't like schedules and I strive to keep them out of my life as much as possible. I have such a fear of obligation that it drives me to the point of being nervous about the next thing that I have to attend.
On the other end of the spectrum, I like to have a loose routine as long as it's entirely on my terms and no one else has a say in how it runs. I do make lists for things because I forget things easily, but I only make them if they are very important.
I'm a laid back and peace loving person that loves to have a a conversation that makes me feel a bond to someone. Having a moment with a person and laughing together can make my day. But I tend to also have a "take no shit" attitude and I do not get impressed by authority. If you treat me as a peer and don't step over the line and offend me, then I wont tell you to go fuck yourself in front of your grandmother.
I hope I made this post sort of informative about me. Could it be that I'm so close to the 50% line on the intp spectrum that it could be sort of a mixture of a couple types? Do you know of any other examples of people that have the same problem with finding out their type?
I'll be waiting for some answers, if you didn't quite understand all the jibberish I just typed then go about your day. Thanks.