In choosing a preference, I reminisce about numerous anecdotes from my life proceeding from earliest memory to recent events.
In this thread, I may share some of these anecdotes, and I encourage everyone to do the same with their own. In a way we are a type, but the 16 types can be diversified into individuals undergoing or responding to events. I'm enormously interested in the MBTI theory, but even if someone were against the theory, similar events would compose someone's identity.
One day between the ages of 5 to 7, I was playing in a sandbox with neighborhood child. This was a sandbox my father built. We were making roads and towns. The other child made a statement like, "No! Cars drive over here. This is where the cars drive."
I remember it vividly that I had a strong visceral reaction to this. Whenever a game acquired too many rules, especially if it is imagination, I would loose interest in the game. I just got depressed. I didn't want to play anymore.
Of course, the perceiving nature of my personality is not really in doubt. Nowadays I must exercise my "J", but I do it so that I can have unstructured time later.