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    Default What type could be even MORE withdrawn than an INTP?

    This thread is to type my friend, C.

    A little bit of background: C and I are both female, approximately the same age (mid-twenties). I am an INTP, although like many female NTs, I've been socialized into being (probably) a bit more emotional and outgoing than your average male INTP. Otherwise, I would say that I'm a fairly standard INTP.

    C is quite withdrawn, much moreso than I am. Very, very introverted. She has panic attacks if in a large crowd. She is 'blank' expression-wise, and she has to get VERY emotional before she displays it in her voice or her face. This has gotten me into trouble before, as I inadvertantly kept bringing up something that upset her, but I was unable to spot any clues from her manner or voice that told me she was upset until she dissolved into tears (but keep in mind here that I am an INTP, and not great at picking up subtle clues to start with).

    C has her areas of expertise that she's comfortable with, and doesn't venture too much outside her comfort zone. Sometimes she will tag along with me on my 'adventures' but I can tell that what exhilarates me is scary to her. Not a complainer. Not critical of others. The only times I've heard her express ire at someone is when a friend promises her something and then doesn't follow through (not me in this case, a different friend).

    She is uninterested in clothing, jewelry, or anything of that sort. She is also a cuddler with people she's close to. I consider myself fairly affectionate but I'm not a 'handsy' sort of person, whereas she will rest her head in my lap, etc. if we're sitting on a couch watching a movie. We have compatibly kooky senses of humor (we got the best laugh one day out of going to a 'novelty store' and trying to read the synopses from the backs of porno titles to each other and keep a straight face). When she travels she likes to bring little favorite momentos of home to keep beside her pillow. Her home is fairly organized, but her decor is very much dominated by trinkets of one of her favorite hobbies (think people who love dragons and keep dragon sculptures, dragon books, toy dragons on their shelves, that sort of thing).

    I am terrible at typing people. The only thing I can say for certain is that C must be an I of some type. I also don't think she's another INTP as I feel we are, deep down inside, rather different people, but beyond that I'm not sure what C is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mipp View Post
    This thread is to type my friend, C.

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    I would say INFPs can sometimes be more withdrawn, and I don't think she is an INTP. If she is, she is an Sx-first (favors the Sexual Instinct), if you know anything about the Enneagram.
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    Interesting. The blank expression makes me think schizoid, but the cuddler part definitely contradicts that. I'm going to have to go with @Hazashin and say that she may be an INFP, and most likely sx dominant. I don't think there's any rule that certain types have to be more withdrawn, since experiences shape one's personality as well. I also think the enneagram can explain withdrawn tendencies better than the MBTI can, so if you really want to know you could look into that.

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    Any introvert can be withdrawn. I've known ISFPs & ISFJs who were generally very withdrawn & inexpressive. High introversion can also lead to inexpressive faces in any type. Her enneagram may shed light onto it also. I'm getting a sense of an enneagram 9 here, and they are a withdrawn type (4,5 & 9s are the withdrawn types).
    I don't hear much Pe in this description though.....I'm guessing IxxJ for her also, leaning towards ISFJ.
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    No type is more withdrawn than another, safe for the extraverts. Being withdrawn in of itself has more to do with the enneagram; 5's, 4's, and 9's specifically.

    From the information posted, INFP? 5? Sx? To be honest, I would need more information before I could be certain of what type your friend may be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mipp View Post
    This thread is to type my friend, C.

    A little bit of background: C and I are both female, approximately the same age (mid-twenties). I am an INTP, although like many female NTs, I've been socialized into being (probably) a bit more emotional and outgoing than your average male INTP. Otherwise, I would say that I'm a fairly standard INTP.

    C is quite withdrawn, much moreso than I am. Very, very introverted. She has panic attacks if in a large crowd. She is 'blank' expression-wise, and she has to get VERY emotional before she displays it in her voice or her face. This has gotten me into trouble before, as I inadvertantly kept bringing up something that upset her, but I was unable to spot any clues from her manner or voice that told me she was upset until she dissolved into tears (but keep in mind here that I am an INTP, and not great at picking up subtle clues to start with).

    C has her areas of expertise that she's comfortable with, and doesn't venture too much outside her comfort zone. Sometimes she will tag along with me on my 'adventures' but I can tell that what exhilarates me is scary to her. Not a complainer. Not critical of others. The only times I've heard her express ire at someone is when a friend promises her something and then doesn't follow through (not me in this case, a different friend).

    She is uninterested in clothing, jewelry, or anything of that sort. She is also a cuddler with people she's close to. I consider myself fairly affectionate but I'm not a 'handsy' sort of person, whereas she will rest her head in my lap, etc. if we're sitting on a couch watching a movie. We have compatibly kooky senses of humor (we got the best laugh one day out of going to a 'novelty store' and trying to read the synopses from the backs of porno titles to each other and keep a straight face). When she travels she likes to bring little favorite momentos of home to keep beside her pillow. Her home is fairly organized, but her decor is very much dominated by trinkets of one of her favorite hobbies (think people who love dragons and keep dragon sculptures, dragon books, toy dragons on their shelves, that sort of thing).

    I am terrible at typing people. The only thing I can say for certain is that C must be an I of some type. I also don't think she's another INTP as I feel we are, deep down inside, rather different people, but beyond that I'm not sure what C is.
    Any introverted type can have an extra withdrawn character. Your friend seems kind of like an ISFP to me, but that's just an intuitive hunch.

    Let me rephrase that. What I'm saying is that any person of an introverted type can be more withdrawn than usual, no matter what the introverted type is.
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    Nah, she sounds like she has a panic disorder.

    Generalized anxiety and panic are not a personality type.

    I do think she's an introverted feeler of some type...but I used to have panic attacks, have been treated for anxiety disorder (including social anxiety when I was younger), and I do things like carry physical objects...stuffed animals, whatever...with me to comfort myself in strange environments.

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    I agree that she's probably displaying a personality disorder of some sort, rather than a personality type.

    When I first discovered MBTI, I kept getting 100% on the introversion scale. I was also extremely depressed and recovering from a mental breakdown. Being scared of anything outside myself was a normal way of life for a while. Prior to this, I used to be quite adventurous. It was strange having that turn around.
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    ISTJ pure Melancholy, especially if Compulsive (I know a few of these! Will have to provide link to profiles later)

    Introvert: reserved in general
    Cooperative: reserved in taking autonomous action
    Directive: task-focused; only relates to people according to a strict criteria
    Structure-focused: only accepts initiated action from others according to a criteria.

    The other introverted cooperatives might fit as well: INF's and ISFJ.
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