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    I changed my post:

    I am a very laidback and relaxed person. People see me as a very safe person, and people tend to see me as confident, even if it might not be the case. People trust me, and my friends like to speak with me about their problems, I mostly listen and observe then, which people seem to like. I am quite fun as a person, but this is mostly manifested on a 2on2 basis or in a group of close friends/family. I can easily go from being overly serious, thinking and philosophical to being not serious, witty and eccentric, also here, only with close friends or people I know very well.

    Still I find it hard to approach strangers sometimes, I can't just walk up to people and talk to them about random shite. I hate small talk and I feel I need to interconnect with person an a deeper basis. I always felt that I am a very "deep" and "complex" person and that I am different to many others in that aspect. I am drawn to mysteries, "odd" places and "odd" things. I have to connect with something, which I never find. I am hard to get to know I think.

    I love to work alone with things that interests me, or in smaller groups. Deadlines are always kept til last minute, if not overseen. I am disorganized and flexible, I have a hard time telling people in advance my plans or my time of arrival.

    I need time alone away from people to load my batteries, and I don't like too much attention drawn to myself. I am quite a loner I think, and well, I have nothing against being.

    As a kid I was very shy and lived in a world of fantasy, I read tons of books, and in school my favorite subjects were humanities such as religion and history, also Swedish (mother tongue), arts and music was fun. Maths, physics and biology were the most hated subjects. I hanged out with the "nerds" but somehow I was more accepted by the "populars" more than the other nerds. If something is threatening me, my believes, or my values I can become overly defensive and it seems that it surprises people.

    My passions/interests in life are: photography , music, writing, gastronomy, history, browsing the web for information, languages, travelling.

    I see myself as intellectual and well-read, my friends also do that, but I have a tendency to have alot of things going on and not being able to make something out of it (eg. hobbies), I mean that I have alot of interests but I am not extremely good at anything, as some people have passions such as computers or stamps, I don't. I don't want to get trapped in anywhere so I like to my keep doors open, which make me comparing different alternatives all the time so I always can change my mind later on.

    I love travelling and explore new sights, beauty is important to me, in nature aswell as in buildings, the place I liked to live the most in yet is Barcelona, Spain.
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    INFP or ISFJ maybe. If anything, because gastronomy seems like a Ne or Si thing and cooking a Se and Ni thing

    Seriously though, you seem to be pretty flexible and well rounded in your ambitions/interests, so I'd just say INFP. ISFJ would be a little more specialized (or even obsessive) in their hobbies. And ISFPs would generally be well rounded over time, after doing things here and there (rather than what you said, comparing many alternatives to begin with).

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    INFP or ISFJ maybe. If anything, because gastronomy seems like a Ne or Si thing and cooking a Se and Ni thing

    Seriously though, you seem to be pretty flexible and well rounded in your ambitions/interests, so I'd just say INFP. ISFJ would be a little more specialized (or even obsessive) in their hobbies. And ISFPs would generally be well rounded over time, after doing things here and there (rather than what you said, comparing many alternatives to begin with).
    Thank you. Interesting, I use to score INFP in the online tests but I am always doubting it (maybe this is typical INFP though). It is like the tests online are too general and overly positive in their descriptions about every type which make me feel I can be any type (almost), at the same time it is very easy for me to type my friends. My friend (ISTJ I think) thinks I am ENFP. I should read more about the functions I guess.....

    Maybe I could add something:

    - Even If I find it hard to small talk or to approach strangers it's never hard for me to meet people when eg. travelling or alone in a new town. Somehow it's always solved...maybe not the first few days.

    - I hate when people don't pay attention to what I am saying, still I can easily loose attention myself. I have no problem going back in a conversation 2 hours to something that was interesting for me, but not for the person I am speaking with. That person might think that we've changed topic totally. But I never really did....

    - I never really liked school until higher years (upper secondary/college). I felt that I didn't learn too much or that what we learnt wasn't very interesting as I in the subjects I did like, had read it all already, and in the subjects I didn't like, well, I just read less. Still I got above the average grades but I could always have performed better (or maybe I couldn't).

    - I am not religious, but drawn to buddhism, and I am quite spiritual. Meditation and such interests me, but I never really started with it.

    - My clothing is very laidback, leaning towards bohemian sometimes. I have no problem with dressing odd, and my taste in eg. music is considered "odd" for my age. Eg. I listen alot to cool jazz and folk music. I have tried cannabis and smoke it on occasions, usually when friends invite me. I like to have fun, but prefer intimate bars to fancy clubs, I HATE clubbing, the music, the superficial people and the pretentious attitude towards people that prevails there. I am a peace lover, and it's easy for me to see the good in humans, even if my pessimistic and sarcastic view on the world and mankind might label me as a big pessimist aswell. I love animals and the honesty and grace that they have, that humans will never undertake. I can surprise people (well somehow, they should have gotten used by now) by taking the car to a new place just to see that place. Or booking a last minute weekend to Amsterdam and just leave off.

    - I use to keep all my interests, it is not like I am putting them away in favor for a new interest, but I use to do hobbies in big intervals. When I practised eg. martial arts I was very focused, I practised it 2-3 days a week, gym 2 days a week (to perform better) and for half a year. Finally I tired, but now I want to start with it again or with another martial art (didn't do it in 2 years now or such). Same with genealogy, I was focusing on discovering old relatives every day for months, then leaved it for a year and then started again for some months...

    - What I do: now I study online (English) to form a bachelor's grade in foreign languages (spanish+english), I read 1 year of Spanish in university. Then I decided to do something else for 2 years. Well at very first I thought I wanted to study informatics so I did that for half year. Now I am here again planning my exam in languages. I also write an article for a backpacker's site which pay badly but might be a start for writing more articles (which I see as the perfect job, travelling writer). I think I need someone saying to me sometimes "decide for one thing and go for it", but it never happens.

    Btw. at the moment I am reading a book about digital photography and listen to Sidney Bechet on spotify when I should be writing an essay for my studies.

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    Do you like dirty porn jokes ? Wait that doesnt help both the isfj and infp dont like these... hmm well.. I got to go it's late

    Most of the things you've said would lemme think you're infp, but there's a finiteness in your posts what is good but usually a bit contrary to an INP person. You lay out your life in a very finished, well-rounded shape so one can say in the end, yes this guy feels fine. That's good for you by all means and infp's tend to have a resoluteness like that, but you normally sense a deeply questioning individual behind infps. They sometimes sound as if they are going with a certain thing right now and wont change their opinion about it, just because they dont want to think about it no more.

    I dont know it's difficult to tell from one post only but I think if you hang around here for some time, we'll figure out. And if you need dirty porn, send me a PM
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    Quote Originally Posted by entropie View Post
    Do you like dirty porn jokes ? Wait that doesnt help both the isfj and infp dont like these... hmm well.. I got to go it's late

    Most of the things you've said would lemme think you're infp, but there's a finiteness in your posts what is good but usually a bit contrary to an INP person. You lay out your life in a very finished, well-rounded shape so one can say in the end, yes this guy feels fine. That's good for you by all means and infp's tend to have a resoluteness like that, but you normally sense a deeply questioning individual behind infps. They sometimes sound as if they are going with a certain thing right now and wont change their opinion about it, just because they dont want to think about it no more.

    I dont know it's difficult to tell from one post only but I think if you hang around here for some time, we'll figure out. And if you need dirty porn, send me a PM
    I'm not much into porn jokes.... porn maybe more, but that's not too discuss here

    I score INFP on all tests, still I don't feel I belong to INFP, listening to other INFP's in the forums just makes me mad and want them to "wake up", it screams too much "EMO" too me. But maybe there are some INFP's who aren't.....And maybe I have a dislike of reading other INFPs cause they are like me? Aaaaae. A room filled with people that reminds me about myself! Nightmare!

    In another forum I was suggested INFP, INTP, ENTP and ENFP and also ISFP. On one test I scored right in the middle of Extraverted/Introverted and then NFP. My friend thinks I am ENFP based on the descriptions, but that's just on the description which seems generalizing everything and making it all "easy".

    In the enneagram tests I always get nr 4 or nr 9.

    I am more thinking in ways of how I act in certain situations and not how I generally act, which I suppose I should to base a type on myself.....
    The ones I am most considering is ISFP and INFP.

    Dammit. Maybe I can't type myself cause I dislike to being labeled?

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    I think INFP is a maybe, but I see where your friend thought ENFP from. Best start I could give you is the same as the other forum. Ne type (any NP) or ISFP.

    The thing that I feel leans toward INFP and ISFP is the art/individuality part (type 4 enneagram), which is slightly weaker in ENFPs; it shows in some of the things you wrote about yourself and your enneagram. I did get a strong feeling that you are an extroverted intuitive though. So you could be an INFP with a strong secondary function, or ENFP with a strong artistic side or who grew up with artistic influence.

    The things I'd use to distinguish ENFP, INFP and ISFP are skills. When you said you have a wide range of interests but don't think you are extremely good at anything, did that relate more to the skills part or conceptual part of the problems? Best way to answer that might be look at one of your interests. eg. What drives you in photography? How do you approach it? What do you look for in a shot? What do you like to photograph? What drives you insane? What matters?
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    Quote Originally Posted by noigmn View Post
    I think INFP is a maybe, but I see where your friend thought ENFP from. Best start I could give you is the same as the other forum. Ne type (any NP) or ISFP.

    The thing that I feel leans toward INFP and ISFP is the art/individuality part (type 4 enneagram), which is slightly weaker in ENFPs; it shows in some of the things you wrote about yourself and your enneagram. I did get a strong feeling that you are an extroverted intuitive though. So you could be an INFP with a strong secondary function, or ENFP with a strong artistic side or who grew up with artistic influence.

    The things I'd use to distinguish ENFP, INFP and ISFP are skills. When you said you have a wide range of interests but don't think you are extremely good at anything, did that relate more to the skills part or conceptual part of the problems? Best way to answer that might be look at one of your interests. eg. What drives you in photography? How do you approach it? What do you look for in a shot? What do you like to photograph? What drives you insane? What matters?
    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Maybe I am extremely good at some things compared to others when I think about it. When it comes to eg. writing, or telling European capitals.....;-)

    Anyway, when it comes to photography I could say that what drives me is that I want to make an impression with my photos (as all photographers?), what I look for is beauty. I take mostly photos of landscapes (eg. the forest) and in city environments, as well as spontaneous portraits outside. I like the fact that in a photo, my photo, it resembles myself, and will at the same time be an impression in time (if the memory card is not stolen or broken). It also helps me to focus on here and now, and see how beautiful the world is, and how different it may look from different perspectives. ö


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    I forgot to add that things I think I am particularly good at (compared to many) are:

    picking up foreign language skills, as with music (I play/learn both accordeon and harmonica) I didn't take classes in all languages. I studied by just reading it, trying out, reading more, gathering books and tapes etc. I am also good at writing (both poetry, novels and reports). I tend to write from a very personal perspective, it is like my persona is aware in everything I write.

    I think my I/E side change from day to day. Is that possible? It's somehow easier for me to meet and speak with people abroad than it is in Sweden, and I thought it might not have to do with me, but rather the mentality of the people whom with I speak, or which I approach? Or it's just about the situation. And hence, I maybe focus too much on how I was when growing up/ a kid (very reserved, shy).

    I am member of Couchsurfing, (if you want to meet other travellers it's a good site) and people I met there wrote this about me, this might be describing me well when travelling, and maybe I act like this cause I meet others with the same interests as myself and easily find that I can connect with them (and have something to talk about).

    For me, it's quite hard to meet people in bars and such (if I'm in a bar which I don't like especially), when not at my workplace or in activities where I find people with common interests. At a workplace I usually am curious about others and want to get to know people, I am not reserved in that matter, but I have the impression that people might feel that I am somewhat reserved on the other hand, maybe cause I am "picky" in my choice of social acquaintances.

    "Great to see this young lad.Full of enthusiasm and is active for everything.We had great evening together at the bbq and then at the feria."
    "heyyy, get redy to know the best wine seller! seriously , communicative and party animal."
    "He is really easy going and funny... and he is a little bit Italian about the conception of time :-P ! "
    But then there is also:
    "Danis a nice guy. Very trustworthy. Maybe a bit quiet but doing well for a guy born and raised in the Swedish woods."
    and
    "Dan is a nice, polite and talkative person."

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    I would say INFP =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Django View Post
    I score INFP on all tests, still I don't feel I belong to INFP, listening to other INFP's in the forums just makes me mad and want them to "wake up", it screams too much "EMO" too me. But maybe there are some INFP's who aren't.....And maybe I have a dislike of reading other INFPs cause they are like me? Aaaaae. A room filled with people that reminds me about myself! Nightmare!
    Don't let this bother you too much. I think that nationality has a lot to do with things. This maybe contentious, but I think it's true.

    I think American INFP males tend towards the "Emo", perhaps because that is how INFP manifests itself in American society. In England, I think it's common for INFPs to be more sarcastic (similar to Oscar Wilde: there is an idealistic criticism of society, but in an humourous way). I'm not sure how INFPs would display themselves in Swedish society, but perhaps you could analyse things and consider the proposition? Like I said, this is my own theory, so see if you think it makes sense before you believe it as truth!

    Also, there's nothing wrong with being XNFP, which it kind of sounds like you are.
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