Hello TypeC-ers! I need your help! Please help type me.
When I joined this forum I thought I was an ISFJ. Then I tried on ISTJ, ESFP, and finally ISFP. Well, each time I changed type I unintentionally changed my behaviour and posting habits to match. This is a problem because when people try to type me by my past posts, they see posts that were already crafted to fit a certain type. This leads them to think I am that type, when really it was just some unintentional "acting"
I think even my recent mentions of Fi are hollow -- I've been posting things that don't really relate to me... I post them just because they "seem" ISFP-ish.
So for this thread, please set aside my past posts as much as possible...
I'm going to post about the way I regularly think (cognitive patterns) without using JCF or MBTI terms. I hope you guys can tell me if it fits a functional order.
Debates energize me. Even more so if I learn something.
Conflict, disagreement, etc. are fine. I don't need harmony/ people getting along.
I generally don't speak in absolutes (e.g. "never"/"always"). Even if I haven't seen an exception to the absolute, I'm open to the possibility that one exists. So I leave room for the exception in my speech/writing to be more precise and/or accurate.
(Of course there's probably an exception to the rule that "all rules have exceptions"! lol)
I also account for things I can't imagine. A friend once made me promise that I would never do a certain thing, and I said I couldn't promise that, because I can't imagine all possible situations. e.g. there might be torture more painful than what I could imagine.
Kind of like this: http://xkcd.com/883/ -- I can imagine well enough that I imagine there are many horrible things I can't begin to imagine (kind of like: "I know enough to know how little I know", except with imagination)
I perceive the pattern more than the instance. For example, I'll understand something as happening "all the time", but when asked to point to a specific instance, I won't be able to remember one.
I love problem-solving. I see potential improvements everywhere, even when things are supposedly "fine". I am most myself when in the process of improving something... without that challenge, it's no fun, and I seek out a new problem.
BUT I really don't like the pseudo-"problem-solving" in my university courses... I don't like to do the same boring calculation over and over again with different numbers! That's not really problem-solving. To me, problem-solving does not involve a formula or a set method. I seldom know how I'm going to solve a problem until the solution jumps into my brain (comes out of nowhere, seemingly) while I'm doing something else.
As @guesswho says here:
I agree completely with that whole post.Looking at the possible outcomes worries me, because I think of the 0.0001% negative possibility, and I experience it kind of weird. Even though it is low, I don't feel it low, I feel it as a 10% 20% 50% 100%
Well, I tried to be concise so that people might actually read it. I'm usually pretty verbose.
Thanks in advance for your input!