The official function order for the INTJ, at least the first four anyway, is: Ni Te Fi Se. Since N and S are Percieving functions and T and F are Judging functions this gives a pattern of: Pi Je Ji Pe. The first function is commonly labled as the Dominant function, the second as the Auxiliary, the third as Tertiary, and the fourth as Inferior. That first means that as much as the INTJ is fundamentally a Judging type, they lead with Perception. It's what makes IJs and IPs, especially the intuitives, somewhat difficult to distinguish between at first glance.
Dreams are best served manifest and tangible.
INFP, 6w7, IEI
I accept no responsibility, what so ever, for the fact that I exist; I do, however, accept full responsibility for what I do while I exist.
I was thinking either ENTJ or ENFJ, but I'm leaning towards ENTJ, because the only reason I put ENFJ there was because I'm not so sure what they're all like. Welcome to my kingdom of woe watch that you fit into the circle of life, and dont tread on my cape.
Progress made. Thanks to all of your feedback, I'm now near-convinced that I'm an N and a J; and about 75% buying into the T. So that leaves me with a likely ENTJ or INTJ. Neither is a perfect fit. If I had to take a stab at it right now, I guess I'm leaning a little toward INTJ.
OK, so it's been about six months since I first showed up and solicited a free typing. In that time, I've thought I was a lot of different things, but the past couple of months I've been pretty certain of being ISTJ. I'm about ready to consider it sold and add it as my type, but I still have a few obstacles to get past before making it official. The bullet-pointed list on page 1 is still pretty accurate, but I wanted to zero in specifically on the pro/con SJ arguments for more accuracy:
Why I think I'm an SJ:
-Excellent ability to memorize random things: dates, names, facts; I have a weird obsession with reference books of all kinds.
-Prefer the past to the present or future.
-Love history and all social sciences.
-Lack adventure streak.
-Feel comfortable with tradition and routines.
-Not particularly rebellious.
-Am obsessed with the concept of loyalty.
-Strong sense of nostalgia.
And, the obstacles...
-Have always been disorganized. Was so disorganized as a student that I was placed in a special 1-day class for right-brained thinkers.
-Love theories and concepts, and am completely comfortable in that realm.
-Daydream a lot.
-Am oblivious to my environment.
-Worst job I ever had was as a scheduler. I screwed up all the time and was almost fired.
-No attention to detail.
-Major lazy streak.
-Always idealize belonging to groups (SJ), but never actually join anything.
-Hate making plans.
-Never stress about little things that need to be done.
So, looking over that list, any reason to doubt I'm an SJ? Anyone who has followed any of my previous posts, feel free to chime in on any observations from there as well. ISFJ is also a possibility, and I suppose ISTP, INTJ and even ENTP are still on the table as well. Any thoughts?
[This should probably now be moved to What's My Type...]