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    Default Could I have totally mistyped myself?

    I am beginning to think I may be totally wrong about my MBTI type. I have tested myself several times and always get either INTP or INFP. I seem to be pretty balanced between T and F. I have read various INTP and INFP profiles and INTP just seemed to "fit" better. There are aspects of both types that don't seem to fit me, but INFP seemed further off.

    In order to settle this once and for all (silly me!), I took a cognitive processes test. (Is it relevant that it bothered me that I was unsure?)

    The cognitive processes test gave me a result of INFJ. What? I'm sooo not J. I'm disorganized, messy, and procrastinate. However, if I'm being honest with myself, I do like things to be settled -- sometimes it really bothers me to not know what to expect. And though I may be messy and disorganized, I do feel better, more at peace, when I'm not. I just seem to have a hard time staying that way.

    Anyway, I looked at a few INFJ profiles and they seem to fit fairly well. I really think the main reason I settled on INTP was that I use Ti and Fe far more than Te and Fi...but that also fits with INFJ.

    Of course, there's also a part of me that say INFJ is supposedly the rarest type, so it's rather unlikely that I'm INFJ.

    Any ideas? Is it possible that I was that wrong on my type? Is this a common mischaracterization? INTP and INFJ seem rather different to me.

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    INFJ are not always organized in the physical world. Inferior Se.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Popsicle View Post
    I am beginning to think I may be totally wrong about my MBTI type.
    I'm beginning to think that you're simply reading into it way too much.

    Quote Originally Posted by Popsicle View Post
    I have tested myself several times and always get either INTP or INFP. I seem to be pretty balanced between T and F. I have read various INTP and INFP profiles and INTP just seemed to "fit" better. There are aspects of both types that don't seem to fit me, but INFP seemed further off.

    In order to settle this once and for all (silly me!), I took a cognitive processes test. (Is it relevant that it bothered me that I was unsure?)

    The cognitive processes test gave me a result of INFJ. What? I'm sooo not J. I'm disorganized, messy, and procrastinate. However, if I'm being honest with myself, I do like things to be settled -- sometimes it really bothers me to not know what to expect. And though I may be messy and disorganized, I do feel better, more at peace, when I'm not. I just seem to have a hard time staying that way.

    Anyway, I looked at a few INFJ profiles and they seem to fit fairly well. I really think the main reason I settled on INTP was that I use Ti and Fe far more than Te and Fi...but that also fits with INFJ.

    Of course, there's also a part of me that say INFJ is supposedly the rarest type, so it's rather unlikely that I'm INFJ.

    Any ideas? Is it possible that I was that wrong on my type? Is this a common mischaracterization? INTP and INFJ seem rather different to me.
    Now, I actually do think you're reading into it too much.

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    Well here's my totally awesome INTP profile that I wrote:
    http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...p-profile.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
    I'm beginning to think that you're simply reading into it way too much.



    Now, I actually do think you're reading into it too much.
    I'm sure you are correct.

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    Everybody could have completely mistyped themselves. Just go with what feels right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy View Post
    Everybody could have completely mistyped themselves. Just go with what feels right.
    Ha! Doing that has gotten me into trouble on several occasions....

    But you are probably right. I am leaning toward INFJ, even though I don't really think of my self as J-ish. I'm still undecided.

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    if it helps...my mother is a totally messy disorganized infj.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Popsicle View Post
    Ha! Doing that has gotten me into trouble on several occasions....

    But you are probably right. I am leaning toward INFJ, even though I don't really think of my self as J-ish. I'm still undecided.
    It's really hard to decide and very easy to over think. Perhaps you could just choose the type that feels best and see how you fit in with people of the same type on here.

    If you use a system to choose a type don't mix the systems it only gets more confusing. Pick one system and see what type you are.

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    Determine your temperament and it will settle whether you are one or the other.

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