The consensus seems to be that I'm an IXFP. I'm leaning more towards ISFP than INFP but I'd like your guys' input. I put my reasoning for why I think I'm probably an ISFP instead of an INFP but perhaps I'm emphasising the wrong details or there's more I should take into consideration. I don't know. Your comments and feed back are greatly appreciated.
S vs. N:
Theoretical and philosophical discussions do interest me occasionally, especially philisophical discussions of morality, however most of the time the interest is not in it simply for the sake of it but for some purpose. Most of the time I will enter a philosophical debate/discussion because I know that there will be a practical application for what I take away from the debate/discussion.
I am in my head a lot and most definitely spacey although I wasn't born that way. In fact it's really only the past few years that I've been this way. Being in my head is my remedy for boredom (and trust me if anyone has a wild imagination full of tons of potential entertainment I do). Well actually, the thing is I am prone to fantasizing and that's something that's been true of me since I was little, however the bit where I'm so in my head and absent minded that I leave the car in reverse instead of park is something that has developed recently, like over the last two years.
When learning I love clarity. I love concrete, simple, easy to understand explanations and to be given at least one actual example of what is being talked about. Abstractions and vagueness irritate me although if I want to understand them I usually use logic to figure out what was meant by them. I just think of all the possible meanings and then from there look at which ones are most probable and usually that leads my down the right track. When it comes to seeing the big picture I like to build from the bottom up, gather details and then put them together to get an idea of the big picture.
When I'm not in my head I'm pretty good at noticing details in my environment. I notice a lot of little things that most people don't pick up on. It's not intentional, it just happens.
One other thing:
I'm either an ISFP perfectionist or an INFP idealist. With this I think I'm probably more of a perfectionist than an idealist becasue usually when people are talking about NF idealism it has to do with changing the world (or simply one's environment) and aligning it to one's inner vision of what's best and although I do indeed want to make a positive impact on the world, I don't come at it from an angle of trying to align it to my inner vision of what's best. Perfectionism has more to do with performance (performance that doens't necessarily contribute to some cause or changing the world or what not) and when it comes to my performance I often feel the need to make it completely flawless. If what I'm doing is something I care about I want it to be PERFECT.
On the personality page website (is that a good website?) the INFP description talked about needing meaning and purpose in life and that it's a strong drive. Personally, I think that everyone probably needs a purpose in life even if they're not aware that they do. Anyway, I've always felt like I needed a purpose in life to be truly happy and experience has only confirmed this. Can ISFPs also be very aware of their need for purpose in life?
Thanks for reading! Let me know what you think!