This is an offshoot off my typing thread
Since suggestions have been made for both INTP and ISFJ with a couple admitting that it was narrowed down to those two types, I thought I'd elaborate in more detail what fits and doesn't fit with these two types.
First, the INTP description from Personality Page
I'm not going to paste the entire description here so as to shorten the post but I will say that about 85-90% of the description fits me to a T (pun intended). I'm going to elaborate on just the parts I'm less sure about or don't quite fit here:
*The INTP has no understanding or value for decisions made on the basis of personal subjectivity or feelings.
--> I don't relate to this. Feelings are definitely important and weigh into my decisions. I think in general I tend to decide on logic more but there's no denying feelings here.
*INTPs are usually not in-tune with how people are feeling, and are not naturally well equipped to meet the emotional needs of others.
--> Partially agree/disagree. I think this was more true when I was younger. I'm not always entirely confident of my ability to correctly interpret body language and wondering if I'm missing some important clues. If the body language is made obvious though and if they explicitly tell me how they're feeling, I'm receptive to it. I'm capable of meeting others' emotional needs but would prefer not too. I don't feel confident in such situations, worry about my ability to effectively calm stressed people down or cheer sad people up. I would rather leave these sorts of things to someone else.
*The INTP may have a problem with self-aggrandizement and social rebellion.
--> Not true of me. If anything, I'm overly humble and selling myself short. Socially I'm not openly rebellious. I appear pretty conventional to most people, probably because a) I want to keep my job b) I desire harmonious relations with others, and C) I don't want to draw too much attention to myself.
There are some social conventions that I rebel more silently against.
*Exhibits weakness in performing maintenance-type tasks, such as bill-paying and dressing appropriately.
--> Again not true. I'm actually quite good at maintenance type tasks. I keep a clean apartment for example. I pay all my bills on time and in full. The dressing part was an issue when I was younger. I used to have terrible fashion sense- I'd dress sloppily with things wrinkled and mismatched and didn't care one bit. I'm not like that anymore. I'm by no means trendy and fashion isn't a high priority but I take care to look presentable and appropriate.
*INTP is not naturally likely to tailor the truth so as to explain it in an understandable way to others.
--> Generally not true. This may have been more of a problem when I was younger. As I got older, I learned that some people are not as mentally quick or that my ideas are rather complex and I need to look for ways to simplify my explanations. I care about having my ideas understood properly by others.
*They are not likely to place much value on traditional goals such as popularity or security.
--> I care somewhat more about popularity as some of my more recent threads indicate. However, I'm not into having friends for the sake of having friends. Quality is definitely more important than quantity. Still I don't wish to be ignored and I like having my presence acknowledged. I also care a great deal about security in all its various forms: physical, emotional, and financial and work hard towards achieving greater security in my life.