Even though I've never considered myself a 'textbook' INTJ, I've never seriously doubted that this was my best-fit type. Until now. Recently, I've been finding it difficult to dissociate myself emotionally from people, situations, and arguments. I've just been more emotionally expressive in general. I've also wanted to be around people a lot more often. I used to be able to spend hours in my room getting lost in random projects, and now I have a hard time getting into that super-focused mode about anything.
I'm sure of N and J. I definitely think in terms of future possibilities, what could be, and have an odd sense of humor that not everyone gets. I like to plan things, prefer not to leave decisions open-ended, and like to know exactly where I stand. It's difficult for me to live in the moment. And I'm pretty sure I'm some sort of Ni-using creature, I relate to those descriptions quite well.
Other information that could help, both pro- and anti-Sonata-as-INTJ:
I dislike small talk, but understand the need for it to get to 'deeper' conversations. I enjoy analyzing things, and people. I enjoy science and math, which both 'click' for me easily. I dislike personal confrontation, and avoid it. I try to present myself as someone who isn't difficult to get along with, but if someone doesn't like me, I don't care too much. I'm difficult to get to know well. People call me 'shy' until they get to know me, at which point they realize I can be completely silly. I consider myself someone with a strong sense of fairness. I like things to make sense. When I'm around a group of people for too long, I need to take some time and not talk. I've been called 'emotionally idiotic' so many times that I've accepted it as truth, but I've realized this is really only coming from one person (an INFJ, who I wouldn't quite call unhealthy but she definitely has her problems).
Could I have changed type? Or was I always an F who repressed that aspect of myself? If so, what am I now? Or am I just a non-typical INTJ?
Please do not direct me to tests --- I know them well enough to know what they're looking for (including the cognitive functions test), so it will be biased. I haven't been around much on the boards lately, but I think at least a few people here know me well enough to guess from posts I've already made. If you need more information, ask and it shall be given.