Any help would be appreciated. I’m just starting to learn about MBTI, and I’m having a really hard time trying to figure out what I am. I seem to get a different type every time I take a test (I realize they’re not that accurate, that’s why I’m here) or ask a friend. I’m almost positive I’m a very strong F, that’s the only one I’m fairly sure about.
These are the two that I keep coming across in my tests. I listed the character traits for each type that I feel describe me (+) and then the ones that do not (-). To be clear, the traits in the (-) section do NOT fit me. These traits might be stereotypes or totally wrong, feel free to correct me.
INFP+ Highly empathetic, always roots for the underdog, thoughtful and considerate, good listener, do not like conflict, flexible and laid-back
INFP- Do not like to deal with facts and logic, idealistic (this is the main one, I’m very realistic and down to earth), “dreamy”/off in their own little world
ISFP+ Quiet and reserved, warm, do not give themselves enough credit, procrastinate. I’ve heard that they’re the most extroverted of the introverts, and I feel like I’m on the border of introvert/extrovert.
ISFP- Artistic, creative, oversensitive, close minded/not very open to learning new things. I’ve heard them called “emo” and “flower children” – not me at all.
My friend who is obsessed with MBTI thinks I’m ISTJ. Also, on another forum, some of the members think I’m ENFJ or ESFJ.
A little more information about me – I’m practical, I don’t tend to let feelings cloud my judgment, I don’t get offended easily. I’m emotional but not overtly so (you’ll probably never know when I’m sad), but I can’t hide when I’m annoyed or when I don’t like someone. My default mood is happy. I’m not terribly sentimental or romantic, I wouldn’t call myself creative in the least bit.
I normally follow rules, but I like to know why a rule exists and if I feel that it doesn’t make sense or is just plain dumb, I don’t have a problem ignoring it. I’m not much of a planner, I tend to fly by the seat of my pants whenever I can. I once booked a trip to Greece after thinking about it for around 20 seconds and with less than $100 in my bank account. I like having deadlines because that’s the only way anything will get done. I will probably wait until the very last second before that deadline to start on a project.
I will go out of my way to help someone if they need it, I feel like it's my purpose in life to help people (hence, strong F). I’ve always identified as an introvert, but after reading about personality types, I’ve realized that I’m more of an extrovert than I’ve always thought. I like being around people, I don’t feel the need to “recharge” by being alone, I will never pass up an invitation to hang out with friends, even people I don’t know very well. However, I’m shy and quiet and not very talkative...although now that I think about it, when I'm around good friends, you can't shut me up.
I really don't know if any of this information is helpful. I'll be honest, I still don't understand dominant/Se/Fi etc. If you do try to decipher all this crap I fed you, you're amazing! Thanks in advance!