Now, before I get all locked up in some type, if anybody could help me in finding a type that would fit me, it would be appreciated. I believe myself to be an INxx of some kind, most likely an INTP. I'll try to paint a picture of how I believe I appear, was, and am like, hoping it doesn't seem too random.
Me, and People
As a school child, I was a loner until about the age of 13-14, when I got a bit more expressive than I had been before, and started gaining a small group of friends, with whom I still spend a good deal of time with at the age of 24. As time passes, the group slowly grows bigger.
In this group, I often have an advisor-like role. I think that by them I'm considered independent, intelligent and open. I don't impose my views on people, but try to enable them to solve problems and conflicts themselves by giving hints, when they aren't just in need of someone to listen. That hasn't happen very often for some time, though.
As we don't meet up that often, we decided to make a little club, which meets up every 3 months, and on christmas and easter. The 'chairman' who coordinates it together with two others ('the board') has tried to convince me to 'run' as 'deputy chairman', and I've consistently said no. Firstly one of my younger brothers wants it now that it's free and he'll do fine, secondly it seems overly formal, thirdly I don't want to be some authority figure.
Me, and my Interest
Anyway. Before I reached the 13-age mark that I mentioned above, I was quite content to live in my own world, and for the most part didn't identify with the other children I was surrounded by.
Most of my interest were quite introverted, and still are; I like writing and reading, and especially wrote a lot in my first years of school, playing chess, which I didn't have the necessary patience for however, and playing games like Civilization and (traditional western) RPGs. When I didn't, from time to time, play soccer.
In high school I was in a band, were I sung and enjoyed it a lot. It was a possibility to express myself in a way that didn't seem... inappropriate. I would like to do it again, someday, and have discussed it quite a bit with my younger brother, who plays bass.
I've also, in the last few years, spend a good amount of time in politics in a youth organisation. I enjoy discussions about ideas on how to look at the world and my country, how we wish it to be in the future, why and how we'll get there.
Me, and Academics
I performed well in school in most subjects. My teachers in my first language-subject considered me very imaginative, my math teachers in the latter grades said that I had a tendency to forget making the steps I made when solving assignments completely clear, but they didn't consider it much of a problem.
I usually perform well at written exams and horribly at oral exams, where I have to think much more on the fly than I'm good at and... it's an awkward situation all in all. My teachers thought I was much more independent in class than at exams. At high school I turned into a bit of a slacker, and have never really returned to my younger selfs more structured way of studying.
I studied economics and got a bachelor's degree, and continued studying it a bit after that, but should have quit sooner as the focus was far more on maths than I could enjoy; it's not that it's that difficult, it's just very uninteresting. My bachelor's degree can't be used for anything in this country, so I'll study something else (going to school is luckily free here and I'll hopefully be able to get some credit), and aim for some kind of teaching position, where I can hopefully help develop the hearts and minds of young people.
I'm sorry if it got a bit long-winded. Is this enough to give you some idea, or was it mostly useless info? What type would you believe me to be, and why?