After first learning about MBTI 11 months ago, I have spent an excessive amount of time studying every facet of it, not because I've been particularly interested in pseudo-self-awareness, but because I find classification systems fascinating (mainly because of the associated statistics).
However, despite the fact that I care very little about actually establishing my type, it would only be natural that, because I have been studying the MBTI theory so extensively, I would like to apply the system to myself.
So, in an effort to accomplish this, I have taken a myriad of tests. Surely enough, on nearly every test, I have scored as an INTP.
Even so, I must be honest; I idealize Introversion, iNtuition, Thinking, and---you guessed it---Perceiving.
For this reason, I feel that I cannot properly take subjective tests, as I am automatically inclined to choose the traits that I prefer, rather than the traits that I may actually possess.
Thus, I am interested in seeing how others perceive me. Granted, I have an extremely limited number of posts here at Typology Central, and so, to assist you in providing a perspective, I will attempt to provide information that supports each of my potential traits:
Introversion: I enjoy solitude, as it allows me to think more efficiently. Furthermore, I am a socially anxious individual, to the extent that social interaction with unfamiliar people is...painful, to say the least.
Extroversion: However, I do not necessarily gain energy from being alone; in fact, if I was to spend the day socializing, rather than in solitude, I would not experience a significant increase or decrease in my energy level. Also, if I am comfortable with those present, I can be very expressive and outgoing.
iNtuition: I approach the world from a primarily distant standpoint; I do not feel one with my environment, and I instinctively tune out external stimuli. I understand things very holistically, and often baffle others with my long-range perspective. Furthermore, my philosophical inclinations are quite unconventional. Also, if a problem needs to be solved, I can instantly produce multiple ways in which to solve it.
Sensing: However, there are certain sensory experiences that I enjoy deeply. The frigid air of winter, the soothing warmth of a crackling fire, the smell of a woman's freshly washed hair. These experiences not only induce a feeling of comfort, but they also call forth a plethora of memories. Furthermore, as long as a discussion is about a topic of interest, I am perfectly fine with speaking concretely (though, to be honest, I do greatly prefer abstract conversation).
Thinking: As soon as I have gathered new data, I immediately analyze it, and explore it as thoroughly as possible, so as to understand it in its entirety. My whole thought process is so logically oriented, that I often disregard my own emotions entirely. I have been described as cold and heartless by others, and have been entirely unaffected by their claims. Furthermore, I love to debate, and can generally produce a counterargument when needed. Also, I do not go out of my way to help others, and am very forgetful when it comes to fulfilling the needs of those who are in my care.
Feeling: However, I am extremely empathetic; that is, if I am well acquainted with another individual's emotions, I feel a sense of unity between us. Also, people routinely come to me with advice, especially that which pertains to relationships. Interestingly enough, I have never been within an intimate relationship with another person. Nevertheless, I am very good at evaluating their situation, and providing them with the advice they need.
Perceiving: To put it bluntly, I am extraordinarily disorganized and messy. I simply lack the motivation to alter my current state, because I am not at all bothered by it. Also, I am very open-minded, and am thus willing to consider radical perspectives, regardless of how far-fetched they may seem.
Judging: However, I do these things out of habit. And, though it pains me to admit it, my life is very predictable. I engage in the same activities at about the same time each day, and do not necessarily feel inclined to alter my external habits. It is only my internal world that is always changing, and always interested in novelty. Also, it seems as though when dealing with concrete matters, I am very decisive, but when dealing with abstract matters, I am very indecisive.
I thank you if you managed to read all of that, and I look forward to your responses.