Yes, I think you are ISTP. We first bonded over me making fun of Fi. You seem detached and perplexed by people who don't respond to what seems to be reasonable, impersonal argumentation. You don't seem to make many values-based decisions, except whatever natural reason dictates should make sense.
If you could be anything you want, I bet you'd be disappointed--am I right?
The times we talked, you displayed a greater understanding and use of Fi than I've ever seen from a T. However, I do find in my own experience and personal growth that the more you understand and channel Fi properly, the closer it comes to T. It is a system afterall, and once you are able to step outside of those emotions once they've served their purpose, you tend to become detached from them and use them as tools to further the goal. So perhaps that is causing the confusion
Add to that that you're a 9, if memory serves, which prefer things to be smooth and calm, instead of intense and well..emo, that with your S would explain your laid-back nature and ability to laugh at yourself easier, as well as your irritation with those that do get hung up on typically Fi-things.
And he reminds me of laid-back ISFPs, that seem a little like Ts cuz they're pretty easy-going and steady.
See, I think that this may be clouding people's perceptions of me. This exactly.
Originally Posted by Ragingkatsuki
What made you doubt your an F?
I'm just not that motivated by feelings that much. My main motivator is logic. This, plus all of what simulated has said.
But again. Could the fact that I'm just easy going, steady, and realistic make me appear to be more T like? Some of my mental processes can resemble Ti, but I'm not too sure if this is again just realism.
I also disvalue letting emotions get the best of me, or anyone else. I can't deal with a lot of F's, especially the NFs I've met. They are just too irrational. I dislike irrational and unreasonable people; and most of the people who I've met who have been like this have been far too emotional.
But perhaps this isn't that I'm a T, but that I grew up with an insanely unhealthy ENFJ. Maybe I learned to disvalue emotion from that. I saw the results of expressing too much emotion and being irrational, and didn't want to do that from a very young age. But I'm not sure that I'm a T.
Yet I still think that I could be one. But it just seems really unclear, and it doesn't seem right.
This may all have to do with the enneagram. I'm not a heart triad type, so I don't appear to be a typical F. I'm not a type 4 ISFP, so I don't seem like a typical one. With 9w8s, the 8 part disvalues and trivializes emotion. I may not appear to be an Fi dom, because people's perceptions of Fi are that of 4's.
Another thing for F is like amargith said. I understand and apply Fi pretty well in my daily life. This Ti that is perceived by myself could just be realism.