Hey, guys. Well, I'm not exactly sure where to start or what to say without boring you guys half to death with irrelevant information, so I'll try to make this short and to the point.
For some background information, I used to be on the fence between INFP and INTP, but I've since acknowledged that I have problems (though not so much now as before) with social anxiety due to excessive bullying throughout my childhood and early adolescence. Now that I've made it a point to take more risks getting out of my comfort zone and have met lots of people, I've started to wonder whether I'm just a shy extrovert (the question arose when I found to relate so well to the ENFP profile)? But in reality, I still need a lot of time alone, and I'm emotionally independent. I have a few very close friends who I love, but I feel like I have too many friends. I like them all, and I want to be close with all of them, but I know that's not possible. x-x
Anyway, enough with that, here are a few things about myself that may or may not help. I realize a lot of people here are well in identifying quirks with types, so I hope I'm not just babbling for the sake of babbling!
I tend to be a very logic-oriented person, but most of my thoughts revolve around people and humanity (but I guess this applies to most thinkers?). I also daydream quite a bit. In high school, my favorite classes were the social sciences. I would always dismiss the hard sciences and math as lame-o and impersonal (I remember back in middle school when I would personify numbers, LOL), but I'm really good with math and the sciences, so nowadays I embrace them and their open-ended interpretation for our use. That's kind of how I look at it. On another note, I was an ADD kid, so maybe I would've embraced them with some effort from the start if this wasn't the case?
I absolutely love music. I learned to play the clarinet in high school band, and despite it being a loser instrument on it's own, I still play it just for the sake of doing so, haha. I also learned the flute at that time, and now I'm taking up the guitar. As for music I like, my favorite is pretty music. Especially pretty music that makes me sniffle, like Cat Power. Catchy club tunes also do the trick for me. =P Just makes me want to move around. And metal's great. And I love that ambient, new-age music like Loreena Mckennitt and Enya. Short list of a few of my favorite bands: The Cure, Shakira, Linkin Park, Evanescence, Bjork, Tiesto, The Sisters of Mercy, Cradle of Filth, VNV Nation, Kate Bush, Tristania, The Gathering, Bob Dylan, Jefferson Airplane, HIM, Silversun Pickups, Emilie Autumn
Other things I like doing are hiking, swimming, reading, movies, and reading wikipedia page upon wikipedia page. My favorite books are 1984 and Crime and Punishment, and my favorite movies are Stardust, Pan's Labyrinth, and V for Vendetta.
As for spirituality, I'm not particularly spiritual (I'd call myself agnostic), but I don't have a single problem believing my friend when he tells me he sees auras and ghosts, and I think there's some sort of "God" just from other people's accounts. And my own experience tells me there's too much coincidence for there to just be random. And the way I see it, science and theory have plenty limitations. There's so much neither can disprove (or prove) because they're completely human-centric.
I'm somewhat politically oriented. Or at least I used to be. Nowadays, the whole system just seems like shit to me, and I wish politics would go fuck itself. But I still vote, if only to help keep right-wingers out of power.
I'm vegetarian. I started off doing it because of animal ethics and such, but nowadays it's just a matter of not wanting to something that was once living and perceptive.
So yeah, in a nutshell, I keep up with what's going on around me and definitely have fun with it, but I tend to keep to myself and do a lot of reflecting, but that's usually enough for me. And despite being so people-centric, I still have a very detached way of seeing things. I can't even remember the last time I cried. But then again, as I become more comfortable with myself and at peace with the world, I find myself become much more in-tuned with my feelings (understanding them rather than just putting them into words) and much more receptive of my intuition. Definitely rejecting intellectualism more and more and going with what feels right, even if it sometimes means getting bad vibes from people, whereas I would never give myself the luxury to pay much attention to them. Maybe out of insecurities (I'm not good enough to assume bad things of a people, so I have to give them the benefit of the doubt)?
But anyway, I did exactly what I meant not to, and went into a lot of self-centered babbling. Sorry, guys! Thanks for putting up with it all and for your time.