For anyone here who remembers me, I suppose I'll give an explanation for my mostly-unexplained hiatus. I could go into a long story, but I'll keep it short and say that I subscribe more to Socionics and my personality theory time has been mostly devoted away from MBTI.
The reason I'm back, at least for a sliver of time, is to again attempt to ascertain my MBTI type after having spent time away from the theory. In Socionics, my typing is a rather solid LII, (INTj or TiNe, for those not familiar with the theory) and I especially identify with the Socionics' descriptions of Ne, for what it's worth. These days, while they're both based on Jung's work in some form or another, I see them as two separate entities and am willing to hear the possibility that my types in each system don't closely "correlate."
Anyways, that's the pertinent information for those of you I've interacted with before and remember me from past experiences here. For those of you thinking "who is this guy?" I'll digress into a brief but hopefully meaningful self description.
As for my background, I'm strict about not giving away my age online, but I will divulge that I am a full-time student as to give an accurate fix on what stage I am in life.
At this point, I'll delve a little into my belief system to perhaps give you all a perspective on how my mind works. In the metaphysical context, I classify myself as an atheist, although, using a strict technical definition, I'd be an agnostic. I follow a Dawkins-esque idea that, given the modern understanding mankind has, the most rational conception of a "god" or supernatural being is a "god of the gaps," and that this interpretation pails in comparison to the belief that there are no gods. From my understanding of social anthropology, I see religion as a conception in early man's mind as an attempt to explain what he could not fully explain, thus allowing his mind to be at ease. That said, I entirely disagree with theists on a intellectual level, but I do believe that, as an idea, religion was a psychologically beneficial idea to adhere to when the "god of the gaps" still had a lot of territory to inhabit, and I do have a great deal of respect and admiration for the philanthropic pillars of the major of the world's major religions.
Away form metaphysics and onto the level of personal philosophy, I describe myself as a sort of "hedonistic existentialist." I resonate strongly with the idea that it is the responsibility of each individual to assign meaning to his or her own life. To this end, I accept that there likely is only one life, and, in that life, I try create a "happy" existence for myself, for lack of a less vague term. When I find something particularly enjoyable or fulfilling, I have no problem indulging into that until such feelings fade away. That being my philosophy on a more abstract level, on a slightly more concrete level, I mostly disassociate from modern consumerist values as they are mostly unfulfilling and create only a temporary high, but I do prefer a well-off standard of living and am by no means an ascetic.
My long rant finished, I've been mulling over a few MBTI types for anyone here to consider, namely:
I am fully open to questions and will attempt to answer them as openly as possible without jeopardizing my online identity security. I'm currently not debating my beliefs as outlined above simply out of concerns for time, but I'm more than aware that most any person without a sense of mindlessly following what they read will have struck at least some dissonant chord with what I'm written.
Thanks for reading,