i don't know, you seem like an ISTP to me, but it's up to you.
i sometimes feel like an ISFP too, sometimes it fits me more than ISTP. and i have been out-of-control extroverted lately, so i tend to think it's all very flexible.
have you thought about changing your type on your profile here to what seems right - to what seems right for right now? and then you could change it again when it seems like you're more INTP, and again when you feel more ISFP, etc etc.
Wow, for an SP, you sure do think ahead -- I hadn't yet considered that I would be changing it again, later, but of course you're probably right.
You know, having met you I have sort of gotten an F-ey vibe from you but I just figured I didn't know you well, since you seemed pretty sure you were IxTP. I could totally buy ISFP, but not INFP.
Reading back through a lot of my posts, there's a lot of emotions there. And I generally feel a lot more emotion than I let on. Of course emotion itself isn't monopolied by F's but I think introverted feeling is a good way to explain how I go about things.
Although I must admit that Kingfisher is probably right, and I'll just incorporate a little more of the ISFP nature into how I perceive myself, so that instead of being IxTP I'll be IxxP.
How very "Blank slate" to be IxxP. Introverted perceiving. It's odd to think about what it would be like to have no N, S, T, or F at all.
It's also true that you don't seem like a typical ISFP (Jeffster seems pretty iconically ISFP to me). Perhaps you are an IxTP, but just have the benefit of emotionally in-tune parenting and have identified with some fairly F-ey subcultures.
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hi rhinosaur. fwiw, i think that cognitive functions test can just point you in the wrong direction for actual type, but can give you the types that you might be like. it scored me way too heavy on Ne, for example. i have a functions book yet i still find it limited, but the most helpful yet when it comes to nailing down tricky types.
so, it looks like you could have 4 possibilities based on your functions tests (since your Te and Fe are in such limited use): istp/intp/isfp/infp
istp and intp are both primarily Ti, right? so, you would be most likely to spend your time thinking excessively about things. how to make things work. seek precision in the use of words, and continually sort and resort data and ideas into categories, searching for precision. identifying the problems keeping something from working at optimal level. making synchronous connections that lead to the formation of a conclusion.
isfp and infp are both primarily Fi. Fi is not very familiar to me, so i'll quote from my functions book: "Fi organizes our values to maintain personal integrity. Fi leads us to reach conclusions by using an internal value system that attempts to maintain personal integrity. the conscience is willing to recognize pyschic pain when those subjective values are violated. Fi bases decision-making on the need to maintain personal integrity. it judges ideas and behaviors according to closely held values. at its best (which you would do if this were your primary function) it supports other people maintaining their personal integrity.
one of these functions should feel really comfortable and familiar, because it will be your primary function. then you can go from there. i dunno, i feel you to be ixtp. you don't seem arguementative enough to be intp so i'd go with istp. but i don't know too many intps. are you attracted to understanding weird people and things?
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I've always sat on the fence between ISFP and ISTP. The ISFP just fits slightly better. I'm still thinking about it. But all things considered, practicality wise, there is not much difference between the types. I just chose the one that felt right. That was after tons of thinking mind you. Ti makes more sense to me than Fi though.