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    Try reading this to see if it fits.

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    More information which might be or might not be relevant:

    I was always good in school and took to things like physics and math very easily. I studied engineering as an undergrad, and found I could keep up with the subject matter intellectually, but the details and the structure made me want to die or quit. I managed to graduate though, and with pretty good grades.
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    First you have to decide which typing "system" you want to use to "type" yourself. Personally, I believe it makes more sense to go by people's "words and tools" which is why I like Keirsey's system. It throws out all the "Ne-Ni-Fe-Fi-Fo-Fum" stuff and sticks to what our basic motivations and self-images are.

    It usually doesn't take much time to figure out your "intelligent role" in that system. Trying to make sense of functions may be possible, but it takes MUCH longer in my view to really understand. To some, that's obviously important, but I don't think it really is, because it's not that useful for anything. Functions are kind of like additives to food. They can make the flavor fuller but they can also just confuse your body if they rely on them too much.

    Saying "I'm not sure I'm ISFP because I have really high Ne" is about like saying "I'm not sure I can be a doctor because I don't look good in labcoats."
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    It is interesting that you chose to go from enfp to isfp. Not to esfp or infp. There are some similarities I guess but the tempo is really different. Have you tried this to get clearer? A Quick Guide To Double-Checking Your Type

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ming View Post
    gromit judging by your avatar and the way you project yourself, I would take ISFP.. But that's just my opinion!

    Just be you, k?! Be what you think you are/will be! Life's easier that way!
    Good advice, Ming.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffster View Post
    First you have to decide which typing "system" you want to use to "type" yourself. Personally, I believe it makes more sense to go by people's "words and tools" which is why I like Keirsey's system. It throws out all the "Ne-Ni-Fe-Fi-Fo-Fum" stuff and sticks to what our basic motivations and self-images are.

    It usually doesn't take much time to figure out your "intelligent role" in that system. Trying to make sense of functions may be possible, but it takes MUCH longer in my view to really understand. To some, that's obviously important, but I don't think it really is, because it's not that useful for anything. Functions are kind of like additives to food. They can make the flavor fuller but they can also just confuse your body if they rely on them too much.

    Saying "I'm not sure I'm ISFP because I have really high Ne" is about like saying "I'm not sure I can be a doctor because I don't look good in labcoats."


    Can you explain to me more about "intelligent role" (or at least point me in a direction that I can read about it more)?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy View Post
    It is interesting that you chose to go from enfp to isfp. Not to esfp or infp. There are some similarities I guess but the tempo is really different. Have you tried this to get clearer? A Quick Guide To Double-Checking Your Type
    I have considered those two. But ESFP seems even more extroverted than ENFP and INFP seems more introverted than ISFP. Maybe that's not true, but it is the sense I get.

    I have looked at that link, but it makes me confused. I guess if I want someone to do something I prefer to use directive rather than informing language, but other than that I prefer informing. I am equally comfortable with initiating-responding. I guess probably I'd say I'm either Get-Things-Going or Behind-the Scenes, depending upon context, though I'm comfortable with In-Charge or Chart-the-Course as well.

    My language is both abstract and concrete... I don't know. I love imagery, but I love symbolism and concepts. For roles, I might tend toward affiliation roles, but I am comfortable taking on pragmatic roles... But then I read the descriptions and they all sound like me in different situations. Probably I would tend toward Idealist/Catalyst, but again I honestly don't know. I guess the problem with those descriptions is that I will do almost any of those depending upon the situation. And I have great admiration for all of them, so when it describes the desires of the 4 temperaments, I DO want all of those things... because I admire traits, I want to posses them.

    So it's difficult for me to distinguish what I AM from what I WANT to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by countrygirl View Post
    Try reading this to see if it fits.
    These quotes from ISFP resonated with me:
    Probably Iím the happiest when things are just a little different everyday. I donít want to commit to any particular way to be. I want to be able to be a lot of ways. In my mind, I am peacefully assimilating myself to a lot of different situations, flowing easily between them all. Most people donít understand thereís a lot going on inside. Itís always different, and if itís not always different, itís no fun.

    When Iím someplace, doing something, Iím really there. The whole experience is related to that time and place. And people only see the part of me that is with them that day. Thatís who I am for that day, but little do they know that tomorrow I might be different.

    I really enjoy listening to people, hearing other peopleís stories and learning about them. I remember a lot of the details. I ask a lot of questions and like the challenge of recognizing where people are coming from and why they might be coming from that perspective. I love the give and take of conversations. I really feel thrilled and excited learning from that intellectual energy combined with that emotional energy. It gives me a sense of the person. In any situation, I love the give and take, the playfulness and energy, the excitement and a little bit of competition, a little bit of one-upsmanship. But when it becomes abrasive and people personally attack others, Iím offended.

    I have a lot of interests and I can get interested in one thing, and then something else comes along and that looks fascinating. I enjoy using the skills that I do have, and theyíre varied. Iím always on the lookout for something that uses my skills and abilities, that will give me variety and still be stimulating and let me have a mission with people. In my best jobs, I was connecting with people and problem solving and often using tools, adapting equipment or techniques...

    These quotes from ENFP resonated with me:
    I have to be directly in contact with people and know that somehow I am influencing what happens for them in a positive way. That is a kind of driving force in my life, actualizing potential, giving encouragement...

    I see myself as a facilitator. Itís not about imposing what I want to see happen, although I have some grand ideal of everyone having a better life or feeling better or dealing with a particular issue.

    If Iím stuck for hours working at a monotonous task, I get peculiar, zonky, and weird. I get very tired if I canít get out and exchange information. Iíll lack bounce, the bubbling of ideas that makes me run through life. I absolutely have to have a fulfilling job or I get depressed. I want to use my talents, make a difference, and have autonomy. If not, I struggle to retain a sense of self and itís like my spirit is dying.

    People talk about being drawn to me. Friends are so important to me and I have good intentions. I like to think Iíll do whatever I can do to hold on to them, but often I donít get around to writing or calling. They know that if they create a friendship with me, then the friendship is going to be intense and loyal and I will be there for them when they really need me. And I can engage with people that I care about who are a distance away and feel like they are a part of my life on an ongoing basis, picking up a lot of feeling from what they write or when they call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy View Post
    It is interesting that you chose to go from enfp to isfp. Not to esfp or infp. There are some similarities I guess but the tempo is really different. Have you tried this to get clearer? A Quick Guide To Double-Checking Your Type
    How so?
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    i don't know but it would be interesting to see a system that grouped people by their top 4 or 5 most preferred functions rather than the way it is because there's obvious differences amongst types with varying preference strengths.

    have you taken the cognitive function test?
    what are your top 4 or 5?
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    it is possible to be an SP with freakishly high Ne... it's also possible to be an N with freakishly high Se... which feels more comfortable and natural to you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    How so?
    ISFP have a more easy going tempo. ENFP are more faster paced.

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