Hi there, the more I study typology the more I get lost. I don't know if my functions are just balanced or anything like this... I've been testing for several times as an INFP, but I have to say, since I first discovered MBTI, I scored as many types. When I was 14, that was when I took my first test, I scored ENTJ. I read the description and it wasn't me, and my family members agreed. I wasn't an ENTJ. Then, I took the test again and I came up as an INFJ. I asked my relatives if it was right, and they agreed. Years later, I retook the test and it said ENFP, then ENFJ. Totally crazy. And nowadays I scored as an INFP.
All the NF types seems to fit in some ways to my personality. All of them.
Then, I read about MBTI in children, and the profile of "INJ child" was perfectly my description as a child.
Portrait of an INJ Child
In the sticky thread here "A Quick Guide To Double-Checking Your Type" I perceived that I use the directing information style, what indicates again INFJ.
I may fit pretty well in both descriptions (of INFJ and INFP), but I really want to take a final decision.
But then, what makes me think I'm an INFP?
Well, Si: the nostalgia, the detailed information about the past and indulgency in past imaginations are very common.
About Fe and Fi, sometimes I may appear Fi, and sometimes Fe. I have many values of my own, that doesn't fit the overrall scheme of things around me. In spite of it, I have also some values that are shared with my family and religion. Like it's 50/50.
What are the boundaries between what's Fi-Ne and what's Fe through Ni?
Some characteristics that I may highlight about me:
*I'm outspoken and stubborn about things I believe. It may get me in heated discussions sometimes.
*I matured early. People say that when I was 15 I had a behavior of a 35-years-old. I kind of skipped my teen years.
*People comes to me asking for counselling, and it's a pleasure for me to do it.
*I dislike when big plans aren't decided ahead of time like travels etc. But I really don't care about smaller things when decided spontaneously.
*I had a hard time deciding what to do with my life.
*I suffer from a big lack of coordination and mild hypochondria, heh (I don't know if it has to do with some inferior function, soooo).
*I have a great imagination and I have a lot of intellectual curiosity.
*I love reading, writing, and playing/ listening to music. I love antiques too.
*I love studying psychology and human behavior. Mainly because I like studying people and their motivations in general.
*I'm not shy, although I'm rather quiet and reserved.
*I have a quirky sense of humor.
*I tend to fantasize the world and create an atmosphere to it.
*I'm responsible and very careful.
*I tend to have "nostalgia about times I hadn't lived".
*I kind of feel disconnected from my body and when I pay attention to it, it seems strange.
*Sometimes I fall in a paranoiac mode, principally when I'm worried about something. And I obsess over it.
*I can appear a little bit rebellious sometimes, but I'm not really a rebellious person. Just a non-conformist about things I find wrong in the world.
What's your opinion? I'm really an INFP? Or an INFJ? Please, help me!
Thank you all!