Edit: Video response the the type challenge here.
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Ok, I'm camera shy and a basket case when I'm aware that I'm being filmed or have all the attention drawn to me. You can pretty much say this isn't me when I'm relaxed, this is me when I'm stressed. I stutter, I forget stuff, I forget which questions were already done, I take a long time thinking about how to answer those questions, I do things I can't explain. There were so many things I wanted to say in the video but I ended up forgetting them all when the camera started rolling. I express myself better through typing than talking and have a hard time articulating things I want to say. It was a difficult decision not to retake another video and use the first one so that it really shows how I am when I do not have any preparations. Hope you don't mind the accent. If it's so terrible that you guys need a translation, I'll provide one. Thanks for the kind understanding.
Note: This post has been proofread and edited by Liason, an INTJ. (Thank you so much, once again.) It used to be twice as long.
I have realized that most of what I typed isn't useful anymore after understanding more about the 8 functions. I only have one shot before people start forming an impression of me (or this avatar) so I want it to be as accurate as possible. I'm quite sure I use both Ne and Si as 2 of my dominant 4 functions, hence the dilemma between those 8 types who use them.
Instead of leaving anything out, I'll just type almost everything there is about me since I'm not an expert with regards to personality types and I'll rather people have more redundant information than too little information to work with.
That said, I'm very grateful to anyone who bothers reading through this or posting ANY reply or voting in the poll or doing any two of the above or doing all three.
Maths and physics are my strongest and favourite subjects. I hate history, geography, social studies, chemistry and chinese (written, I'm fine with spoken). I have mixed feelings about literature and English.
I prefer visual compared to verbal when teachers give an outline of what we are going to learn for the day. When learning new things (even programming), I prefer searching up google/youtube for video tutorials. I prefer to watch the videos at least once through to get the general idea of the approach, before attempting them myself, sometimes to the point that know it so well that I think I can handle it on my own. However, when doing the stuff myself, I still end up following the videos step by step because I'm not confident enough and afraid that if I deviate just a bit, I might hit a point where something different happens and I can't follow through the video anymore and having to waste my time starting all over again.
When learning a new concept, I learn better if I'm able to find similarities between the new concept and previous concepts I might have learned. Sometimes, such things aren't needed though if it's simple enough for me to draw my own connections. [(Simple example would be e.g. a teacher teaching about Earth and its crust. It'll be easier for me to understand quickly just how thin Earth's crust is compared to Earth if he/she said it's like a grape and its skin than throwing a number for the thickness of the crust and the diameter of the Earth even though the latter is more accurate.)]
When writing an essay for English, I usually go for argumentative essays rather than narrative. Main reason being narrative didn't have a structure to it. Argumentative on the other hand, had a skeleton from which I could add in my thoughts in to flesh it out.
I like tracing a path out with my eyes when I see shirts/clothes with patterns, I see animals/objects on marble floors and most of the time doing so before I realise what I'm doing. However, it seems rather like "primitive Ne" and hardly goes beyond using it for puns. It is rarely used for creative contributions per se, like how INTPs think up of their own theories, but rather how I see things. Many times, I find myself not creative enough and I can't get something way too abstract.
I prefer Ďlogical abstractioní(if that's the word for it), NT related subjects more so than NF 'literature-like' subjects.
Many times though, intuitive leaps doesn't seem to come easy for me.
I'm selfish and I envy people who truly find joy in helping out others. No matter how I try, I can't seem to find happiness in that and I end up not helping because I really do not want to. If I were to begrudgingly help out, I feel like I have an ulterior motive to do so, like having them feel like they owe me a favour so that it's easier for me to ask them for one next time when a need for it arises.
Forming friendships are a problem for me. It's true that friends are great because they are there for you in times of need, but to befriend others with that in mind makes me feel like I'm only doing this for my own benefit, not them. I feel... fake.
I strongly dislike hugs or any other human contact. Animals are ok. In fact, I want to hug animals. Well, most of them.
I think Fe is my most problematic function. I have little or no control over it. I wear my heart on my sleeve, I'm not stoic at all. I'm prone to blowing my top when things don't go right. When criticising people, while what I say is objective, I'm not sure if the motive was Ti/Te driven or Fi/Fe driven, or a mixture of both. When watching comedy or reading something hilarious, I do not restrain myself from laughing out loud.
I do cry (tear, not bawl) and get very emotional when something really bad happens, like feeling betrayed by a friend or fear of not being able to find a job in the game industry. I love and hate how emotional I can get.
I dislike and am nervous around strangers.
I have/had many different kinds of interests and hobbies. Rubiks cube (record time's 40 seconds, beat that. ), papercrafting (both designing the template and the menial job lol)... Most are short term interests though. The only ones that truly stuck were watching anime and reading manga.
I like random life hacks too. I learned how to type in Colemak keyboard layout because I was fed up of not being able to touchtype in qwerty after so many years of usage.
Games wise, I highly dislike action games which tests your reaction time and ability to remember a long series of buttons to smash just sothat you can pull off an attack. Turn based rpgs are preferred because it gives me time to think through my next actions.
Noisy people, parties, people being vague in what they expect out of me or when assigning homework, sarcasm because if it's subtle, I can't catch them.
Waking up early in the morning.
I'm female, 18, come from an Asian country, with an ESFJ mom and ISTJ dad (I typed them so I'm not sure how accurate that is), forced to use my right hand even though my left was dominant. My sister and I used to get caned by my mum pretty frequently. (She had to buy new canes every few months or so) It was until I was about 14, when I finally got so blinded by rage that I wrestled the cane out of her hands and snapped it in half right in front of her face. My ISTJ dad hardly caned me because he leaves family problems to my mom but there were times where he lost his cool and slapped me or throw a fork at me.
Even until now, I get into arguments very frequently with my mum much more often than my ENFP sister. Up until recently, Iíve been thinking it was because of the differences between J and P but it seems possible that it was stubbornness on both sides.
When I was young, I was naive (who isn't) and full of self confidence (wherever did I use to get those). I had friends, but they weren't close. I was the class clown, not afraid to give witty comments. There was one painful memory of an incident which happened when I was around 11 or 12 that I remembered quite well. My science teacher was teaching about plants and germination. As usual, I was up to no good and she went "Stop sprouting nonsense!" I immediately went "Ahahaha! Sprouting! Geddit? Ahahahahaha..." but there was no response from the rest of the class because they either didn't get it (which I highly doubt) or couldn't give a damn to respond to it. The class clown habit stopped when I was about 14 when my classmates did not take well to my puns and jokes. I would say I was an ENTP or ESTP at that age.
My current self is far from how I used to be though. For one thing, I dislike going out. I am happy being alone and going out drains me. If Iím not in school, Iím most probably on my way home or at home. Many a time, I turn down invitations to go out with friends. Usually, I prefer not to have dinner out (or any other activities) with friends unless the Ďrewardí I get (be it bonding with friends, which I do not place such a high value on, or being able to chat about something Iím interested in) offsets the time wasted and energy spent (compared to if I were to have my dinner at home).
I recognise faces, not names.
Sometimes I end up not remembering pieces of info that I didn't feel were important at that time. Friend:"Don't you remember me saying that?" Me:"Huh, you did?"
Ask too many questions, provide too little answers and hate it when people want an answer out of me because usually I don't have any. I may be curious, but sometimes I do not dare to explore for fear of failure.
I keep fearing for the worst regarding my future, I'm afraid of not getting a job, I'm afraid of not being able to advance in my studies. As a result I keep adhering to safer routes, well, just to be safe.
When I'm alone, I'll be in my head most of the time. When I'm thinking, I'm usually oblivious about what's going on around me. Half the time Iíll be wondering why/how something works, half the time, Iím thinking through what Iíll be doing next and how.
This post is one great example. I had many thoughts regarding this topic floating around in my mind before I joined this forum. I end up thinking through about how I'm going to post it so much that when I actually get down to doing it, it ends up feeling like a chore because it feels as if I already done it. This sometimes proves as a problem because there are many instances where I think so much about doing something, and then end up not doing anything at all.
I actually planned to start my first post with this. Reason being that it minimizes the impact of people perceiving/judging me from what I post in the past and also hope that I do not form a bond with this avatar to be thinking that a lot is at stake when I do not seem like the person I want to portray myself as. I want to be as objective about this as possible if not itíll defeat the purpose of this post in the first place. Sometimes, I hope that anonymous postings on this forum would be allowed since it will mean that I won't keep thinking that my sense of self or identity is at stake.
Below are a couple of test results but do take them with a pinch of salt because even though I answered truthfully, unconscious biasness might have skewed some rather ambiguous questions or questions that ask preference for either when I have none.
Cognitive Process Level of Development (Preference, Skill and Frequency of Use)
extraverted Sensing (Se) **************** (16.5)
introverted Sensing (Si) *********************************************** (47.9)
extraverted Intuiting (Ne) ************************************ (36.8)
introverted Intuiting (Ni) *************** (15.2)
extraverted Thinking (Te) **************************************** (40.8)
introverted Thinking (Ti) ********************************* (33.6)
extraverted Feeling (Fe) ******** (8.3)
introverted Feeling (Fi) **************************************** (40.7)
Summary Analysis of Profile
By focusing on the strongest configuration of cognitive processes, your pattern of responses most closely matches individuals of this type: ISTJ
If these cognitive processes don't fit well then consider these types:
ESTJ, or INFP
The Four Temperaments
Corresponding best-fit temperaments based on your profile: Stabilizer;
secondly Theorist; then Improviser; and lastly, Catalyst.I have no idea if I'm a 5w6 or 6w5.Type 1 Perfectionism |||||||||||| 46%
Type 2 Helpfulness || 10%
Type 3 Image Focus |||||| 30%
Type 4 Hypersensitivity |||||||||||||| 58%
Type 5 Detachment |||||||||||||||||| 74%
Type 6 Anxiety |||||||||||||||||| 74%
Type 7 Adventurousness |||| 18%
Type 8 Aggressiveness |||||||||||| 42%
Type 9 Calmness || 10%
Extroversion |||||||||| 38%
Orderliness |||||| 27%
Emotional Stability |||||| 30%
Accommodation |||||| 24%
Inquisitiveness |||||||||||||| 55%
Global 5: RLUEI