For about a year now I've typed myself as an INTP, but the more I examine my thoughts and actions the more it seems that I have very INFP tendencies.
I love science but I prefer the life sciences rather than the physical sciences, and I'm studying environmental management.
I love to learn and I'm always reading non-fiction books.
I'm often cold towards people but its mainly because I'm often not sure what to do in social situations, so I don't do anything.
I find problems interesting, especially complex global problems, this is one of the reasons why I'm studying environmental management, I find the issue of environmental sustainability extremely interesting. Everything is so connected, and I'm having fun trying to identify the root of the problems and come up with my own solutions.
I get bored easily if I don't have something to stimulate my thinking, but if I have something interesting to think about I can sit for hours in reflection.
I like to design things, like houses, gardens, villages, cities etc in my mind. I wanted to do urban planning/architecture/landscape design at one stage.
I currently in the process of questioning all my religious beliefs, and I have an intuitive feeling that it all exists in our minds. I had very strong beliefs from the age of 12 until I was 20. In order to make the right decision, I have not let my emotions sway me, but I am doing a systematic scholarly type study to get to the truth.
I analyse everything to death .
I spent most of my youth reading novels. My favourites were novelists like George Eliot (I really identified with her biography and characters), Henry James, the Brontes, Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell. I've read lots of literary novels as well as hundreds of books that were forgettable!
I wanted to be a writer (still do) and I would constantly make up characters, but never get round to writing the story.
I've never had any NT or NF friends, mainly SFs with a few STJs, however I prefer the SFs to be honest.
I'm obviously into Psychology...
I was very religious. I would use this as a basis to agonise over decisions. I still agonise over whether I'm doing the right thing from an ethics standpoint but I'm trying to use my own perceptions and reasoning rather than taking the Bible as the authority.
I don't like science on its own, I think we should combine the objective with the subjective, and let our emotions guide us to a certain extent. We don't know everything about life and therefore we cannot make perfectly rational decisions, so I think taking into account our emotions is justifiable.
I hardly ever contradict people because I don't want to hurt people by making them feel stupid. I often assume that I might be wrong if I have a different opinion. I don't think I'm tactless, and I'll try to soften criticism as much as possible. However, in my immediate family I speak my mind and won't hesitate to argue and contradict, in fact I love doing it - I do live my parents though .
I want to make the world a better place, and I don't mind if that involves a little self-sacrifice. I'm attracted to radical sort of environmentalist ideas such as forming self-sustaining intentional communities. I would love to live in a tight-knit community where we solve our problems on a personal level, where its a real democracy.