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    Default Am I an ENFP now?

    Your Type is
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    I saw this coming. My strongest functions were Ti, Fi, Ne, the last time I checked, Te much stronger than Fe.

    I really don't care about it much either way, I know what I am and I live my life regardless of type.

    I actually did this test out of guessing I've changed to ESTP lately, as I've been more impulsive.

    Now that I think of it, I've grown to accept my feelings as a valid information making method, and I'm much less inhibited now than I've been before.

    I've scored ENFP in the absolute happiest times in my life, like now Should this prove I'm ENFP, or should I think of this as something transitory? Like that falling in love elicits the use of F function, which regresses to mean when the relationship stabilizes, making me score as an ENTP again?
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    I would rather rely on type descriptions than on online tests when defining your type.

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    I've read in the descriptions of ENFP that "everyone" becomes ENFP when they are in love. Let me grab the source.

    It might be argued that each type, when first in love, resembles a garden-variety ENFP, because ENFPs normally behave like people in love. Some of the cultural cliches about falling in love - such as "Falling in love with love," "Head over heels in love," "Love is blind," "All the world loves a lover," and "Throw caution to the wind" - seem to apply to the ENFP. This same boundless affection can be showered upon friends, co-workers, and others. People often feel unconditionally loved by ENFPs, but over time many of these relationships dissipate, as in "When I'm not near the ones I love, I love the ones I'm near."
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    Thanks Dana, that sounds sensible.

    I read some of ENFP, and I didn't find a greater match with those decriptions than what I found with ENTP.

    I really didn't feel more an F than a T before taking the test. I did feel more F than before; but I think the error comes from the calculating method in the online tests.

    I took a test with forced choice questions from 2 possible responses.
    Many of the T/F questions were either slightly in favor of F, or strongly in favor of T. Even tho I was slightly in favor of T as a whole, the testing method made me select more of the F choices, giving me an erroneous T/F score.

    This would make me recommend against the use of two-choice personality type questionnaires.
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    But do you think you use Ti as opposed to Te? Because my Te-ness was very obvious to me, so it was easy to commit to the ENFP (Ne Fi Te Si).

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    I think I use Te quite a lot, but Ti even more .. most of any function, perhaps.

    I don't believe in strict ordering of functions per MBTI theory, but I do believe that one can find a best match between person's actual function ranking and those of different MBTI types.

    Fe function score is my worst, but that may be because of the images I associate with the CognitiveFunctions Fe questions. They make me think of some formal occasions like weddings and funerals, whereas my dealings with people are most often immediate, informal, personal and funny.

    Also, CognitiveFunctions Fe questions make me think of a scheming plotter and a rumor starter, which I ain't. I'm also not planning on any use of feelings very much. Of course I use people skills to my advantage, but more so to everyone's advantage.
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    Strengths and preferences are faulty in my experience. I've been scoring INTP and ESTJ on those kinds of test consistently. So you may actually still be an INFP in a phase.

    The 16 Types.info - Socionics and Oldham personality stylesENFP
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    I have found these socionic profiles very informing. They tell you the fears and nightmares of each type!!

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    Typing by function is dangerously tricky. There are many more variables involved.

    Type does not change with mood, your mood does and hence what you fancy (your preference) is affected, not directly though.

    If you want to know what type you are then you must find what is classically you and then compare that with the type descriptions.
    Isn't it time for a colourful metaphor?

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    I think there's a mood change and a quantization error in the test which enhances it. I have a lot of strong T responses to the test, but even more weak F responses. Rest of the responses balance out, but the test doesn't ask whether something is a strong or a weak response - it counts them all the same.

    If the test would have given a 5-option answers on the scale..
    Agree strongly on A
    Agree weakly on A
    No opinion
    Agree weakly on B
    Agree strongly on B

    and the test would have made a weighed average of my responses, the test would have correctly identified me as T.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Santtu View Post
    I think there's a mood change and a quantization error in the test which enhances it. I have a lot of strong T responses to the test, but even more weak F responses. Rest of the responses balance out, but the test doesn't ask whether something is a strong or a weak response - it counts them all the same.

    If the test would have given a 5-option answers on the scale..
    Agree strongly on A
    Agree weakly on A
    No opinion
    Agree weakly on B
    Agree strongly on B

    and the test would have made a weighed average of my responses, the test would have correctly identified me as T.
    A implies B does not imply that B implies A. But it often does.

    Your answers may make it read ENTP but you may be an ENTJ. Sometimes it's all in the interpretation.

    What is classically you? That is the essence of you and can probably be relayed in those often told storied of how you screwed up horribly and with great embarrassment.

    IMO it's the flaws we lose last when developing.
    Isn't it time for a colourful metaphor?

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