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    SingSmileShine
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    Question ENFP Identity Crisis -_-

    Hello, all!

    I have a slight dilemma, I guess you could say.

    I am the quintessential ENFP - absent-minded, abstract, optimistic. But after looking at this site:

    http://russellrowe.com/Myers-Briggs%...y%20System.htm

    and reading the types' descriptions, I am so much like an ESFP that I'm starting to wonder. I am extremely "warm, charming, and witty" as it says under ESFP, and nothing makes me happier than performing, entertaining, and being a showman. The spotlight is my dream and my destiny.

    However, my N preference is my strongest one. I'm so head-in-the-clouds and introspective that there is no possible way that I am an S of any sort. I am very ENFP in the sense that I'm very interested in possibilities (I'm one of those anything-is-possible-anything-at-all-if-you-just-believe people) and I am extremely idealistic. I just feel that my strongest aspect is my performing and I do realize the beauty in everything, and I am very eager-to-please and affectionate.

    I guess what I'm saying is that, if you look at each individual type, I'm totally E over I, N over S, F over T, and P over J. But, looking at the descriptions as a whole, my only non-ESFP trait is my absent-mindedness and abstraction. Other than that, I'm a performer and a warm, charming person. ENFP are intereted in motivating others, which I am, but I'm much more focused on me-me-me and being in the spotlight. ESFP right there...

    I guess it's just that it's not so black-and-white, and I happen to be an ENFP with a huge love for the arts and performing and being the one that everyone's looking at...?

    Thanks so much! (:

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    I would look at it more along the lines of thought processes than behaviors. Motivations behind things, thought patterns over time, etc.
    06/13 10:51:03 five sounds: you!!!
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    06/13 10:51:12 shortnsweet: go do your things and my things too!
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    06/13 10:51:57 shortnsweet: (cries)
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    If you're so clearly N over S, then you're definitely not an ESFP.

    Type descriptions are just written by some people... they're not gospel or anything. Go with the dichotomies when you're typing. (Or go with the functions if you have enough knowledge.)

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    An ENFP attention whore?!?

    WHY I NEVER!
    Listen to me, baby, you got to understand, you're old enough to learn the makings of a man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgar View Post
    An ENFP attention whore?!?

    WHY I NEVER!
    A sarcastic INTJ?! I've never heard of such a thing!
    06/13 10:51:03 five sounds: you!!!
    06/13 10:51:08 shortnsweet: no you!!
    06/13 10:51:12 shortnsweet: go do your things and my things too!
    06/13 10:51:23 five sounds: oh hell naw
    06/13 10:51:55 shortnsweet: !!!!
    06/13 10:51:57 shortnsweet: (cries)
    06/13 10:52:19 RiftsWRX: You two are like furbies stuck in a shoe box

    My Nohari
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgar View Post
    An ENFP attention whore?!?

    WHY I NEVER!
    That put a smile on my face. (:

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortnsweet View Post
    A sarcastic INTJ?! I've never heard of such a thing!
    Hey, get your own jokes.
    Listen to me, baby, you got to understand, you're old enough to learn the makings of a man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortnsweet View Post
    A sarcastic INTJ?! I've never heard of such a thing!
    As did that. (:

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    What is the problem with identifying with more than 1 type? You could identify with all 12 and whilst that may make things more difficult to organize and understand, it's still real and you Don't worry, you just have a big personality

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    Quote Originally Posted by clandestine View Post
    What is the problem with identifying with more than 1 type? You could identify with all 12 and whilst that may make things more difficult to organize and understand, it's still real and you Don't worry, you just have a big personality
    Yay, this is true! Thanks - you're a cool person. (:

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