Ah, hello... I'm quite new to the forum (and the MBTI concept in general, I suppose) and hope to get my type more definitely sorted out.
I initially tested as an IXTP, but did not find the ISTP description very accurate. Since then, I test usually as an INTP. I accepted this for a bit, but today I've been doing some more in-depth reading on the subjects, and the more I read, the less sure I am. I could be just second-guessing. So, I'm interested in opinions, if I may be allowed to say a bit about myself? I'm going to try to be as objective as I can, please bear with me.
To start, I'm female, a junior in high school, and pretty atheistic. I'm intelligent and usually prefer the company of those older than myself. I'm mildly serious about playing my clarinet, though I don't think that's what I want to do as a career, nor do I think I'm good enough for that. I'm good at languages, but get more enjoyment out of sciences, and to a lesser extent mathematics. I'm rather cynical, I've been told, and I can't dispute the accusations of sarcasm. Also compulsively polite and feel quite guilty whenever someone does something for me. I really enjoy time by myself, and am quite content not to go out and do things if no opportunities present themselves. I spend a lot of quality time with my Rubik's Cube, it's something nice to do with my hands.
I'm very quiet in new situations, and I don't usually initiate conversations with new people. Starting off introductions feels awkward to me, not something that comes naturally. I have a small circle of friends that mean the world to me. However, if I'm somewhere new with one of these friends, I'm much more confident, and hardly shy at all. My first year of high school I was timid... by now, I'm comfortable in the surrounding and can interact freely with others. I have a much larger circle of people I enjoy being around, and can be myself easily. It's to the point where I can feel easy around new additions to, say, the clarinet section with minimal effort.
I place a high personal value on things such as grades, ACTs, etc. At the same time, I can be immensely lazy regarding school work and usually procrastinate everything. I'm not very organized... Things will get to a point where the mess irritates me, but things never stay clean for long. I don't like having my life scheduled, but I stress a bit on school related projects if a group that I'm in seems content to just 'wing it.'
I usually get along best with those that share my interests somewhat, books, music, computers... I dislike sports. My friends typically have their own idiosyncrasies and bouts of unpredictability, like I do. If I feel like riding a carousel in public, I do so without much concern for others, and my friends are the type to join me. I'm usually pretty laid-back, and take things in stride, but also have days where I have seemingly boundless energy and good cheer.
I really don't think I'm the 'feeling' type. I don't get really emotionally involved in things much. I don't get angry much, I'm pretty hard to irritate, I rarely cry. (Except when I laugh, which I can't do without crying. (: ) I'm not the type to be attracted to someone easily, and I dislike having a 'crush' on someone... It makes me anxious around a person I previously could be comfortable around as a friend, and I resent that. I'm logic oriented and it's something I don't understand or have a choice in. I assume part of that is being fifteen. I'd rather not downplay my age- if you aren't going to be able to respect me despite it, than I guess that's that. And if you find me being immature or 'like a 15-year-old,' I'd rather know it than not.
Eh, I would hope that would be plenty/a start, it's more talking about myself than I've done in a long time. If you have any opinions or questions, please respond?