I've previously be 'professionally' typed as an INFP as part of a careers assessment but I'm really not sure.
I'm pretty sure of my N & P part but the I/E and T/F divide is a bit ambiguous, at least from my perspective.
I can be ridiculously silly and extroverted when I want to, sometimes too excess (lol) and I find I tend to "explode" a bit and then peter out. That said, I generally feel when I socialize that I have to "step into" a different mindset. In my head, there is this sometimes even an image of stepping across a line into social-mode. I'm not sure if this is actually to do with E/I or maybe just stepping passed any shyness.
I don't think any of the people I know would probably classify me as an "introvert" though, but I admittedly do feel more centered I think when I'm by myself. Although, sometimes after being quite extroverted and then being on my own, I find being by myself quite riddled with feelings of insecurity, isolation etc but after I've been on my own for a while (assuming I'm not bored and restless) then I start feeling more clear-headed. Or maybe focused is a better word.
In terms of friends, I am very selective about who I call a "friend". For me, I don't think I can be friends with someone without having known them reasonably well for at least a month. I have a friend who I've known for about 6 months now and I still sometimes hesitate to call him a friend. He is introverted, not that that is probably relevant.
Umm, personal experience, I have once spent a month of holidays where the majority of my life revolved around reading a 12 book series, eating, sleeping, and some other equally as solitudal stuff, and that didn't bother me in the slightest.
Also, I tend to be very quiet at home. I'm nineteen, and still at home, but I have had plenty of arguments with my dad because I "Don't communicate", which is partially true, but I don't communicate because I always feel like he thinks I should etc, which only puts me off speaking more. And the more he tries to get me to talk, the less I actually do. I don't know why, I know I'm doing it, but I can't seem to help it.
umm more info... I don't like most of the social activities of people my age, including pubs, clubs etc
The more I type, the more I seem to be supporting the Introverted side of the divide, but I'm still not sure. Mostly, that is because I find the more I socialize, the harder it is to settle into being alone. I seem to go through a bit of a period where I can feel horribly alone and insecure and perhaps even a bit depressed. But it does go away and I feel comfortable in my own skin again lol
okay, that is way more info than I planned on posting - Maybe you should ask some questions for me to answer, which would give more relevant answers?
Okay, and the T / F divide? I really just don't know where to begin with that. Any questions for me? Or perhaps there are some behavioral traits that are indicators of these that I might exhibit.
Another part of the problem I have with this comes straight from the I/E thing I was just rambling on about I'm more *T* when I'm on my own I think, and I'm more *F* when I'm with other people.
But like I said, that I'm not really too sure, I could be completely wrong about all of it!
Any tips? Thanks :-)