I thought I was an ENFP for the longest time but I'm starting to have doubts.
I took the Jungian functions quiz and without a doubt Extroverted Intuition (Ne)'s my most often used function.
The results are here:
Your Cognitive Functions:
Extroverted Intuition (Ne) |||||||||||||||||||||||||| 12.23
Introverted Feeling (Fi) |||||||||||||||||||||| 10.08
Introverted Intuition (Ni) ||||||||||||||| 6.6
Extroverted Feeling (Fe) |||||||||||| 5.45
Introverted Thinking (Ti) |||||||||||| 5.45
Introverted Sensation (Si) ||||||||||| 4.54
Extroverted Thinking (Te) |||| 1.24
Extroverted Sensation (Se) ||| 0.94
Your Extroverted Intuition (Ne) is very developed.
Your Introverted Feeling (Fi) is very developed.
Your Introverted Intuition (Ni) is moderate.
Your Introverted Sensation (Si) is moderate.
Your Introverted Thinking (Ti) is moderate.
Your Extroverted Feeling (Fe) is moderate.
Your Extroverted Sensation (Se) is low.
Your Extroverted Thinking (Te) is low.
Based on your cognitive functions, your type is most likely:
Most Likely: ENFP
or Second Possibility: INFP
or Third Possibility: INFJ
And I've always gotten ENFP on the dodgy online quizzes that one always seems to find online. However, I'm starting to have doubts.
Sometimes I identify so strongly with my ISFJ friend that it scares me. We're both socially awkward (though he's an introvert and I have been described to be "extremely sociable") and we have a fear of losing the people we're close to. We don't really do well in large elaborate affairs and would rather have a nice one-to-one talk or spend time at the bookstore together.
Alternatively, an INTJ friend of mine called me an "introvert" and I seem to give off the vibe of an "introverted thinker" -- whatever that means. People don't seem to believe that I'm an ENFP.
The strange thing is that others find me "friendly" and "affable". Moreover, I'm definitely eccentric and "weird"... in the good way apparently.
My teacher in school described me as someone "very open" and "earnest" and that I live in a fantasy world of my own. True enough, I have always fantasized about being the righteous hero and defeating evil. Or saving the world. Or making a difference so large and leaving a legacy behind for myself.
A few of my closest friends are INFPs. There's an ESFP, an ISTJ, an INFJ and an INTP. I don't get along with the jocks and I do extremely poorly in sports -- and I'm definitely not living in the moment (I'm, as I said before, almost always living in my own fantasy world and space out quite often) so I think I'm not very sensory.
I have been described by the INFJs as being very open-minded and tolerant of different opinions. My INTP friend thinks I'm very pessimistic (which seems contrary to most ENFPs, no?). I have a tendency to speak before I think and shoot myself in the foot or blurt out something insensitive and hurt people's feelings while being very sensitive about my own (I'm pretty sure that's Fi at work).
On the enneagram, I'm quite sure I'm a 4w3. I've identified as a 3w4 for the longest time before realizing that 4w3 works more for me. I'm an extrovert that prefers one-to-one conversations and even that wears me down after a while (even though I enjoy them tremendously and look forward to them all the time). I'm a hopeless, diehard idealist (while being pessimistic at the same time does that even make sense?) and I'm essentially just confusing myself the more I dig.
Oh I seem to be fascinated by a wide variety of subjects -- and would tend to become very obsessed over them for a while (gathering as much information as I can about them, get bored and move on). My favorites tend to be psychology and history. Historical heroes that fascinate me are great conquerors like Napoleon that have demonstrated the strength of the human will and what we can achieve. I'm also fascinated by the shadow and concepts like serial killers and conspiracy theories. Though I must admit my interest dies down quickly so I'm more "breadth" than "depth".
OH OH I have also been described as "morally questionable" and I tend to identify a lot more with the anti-heroes than the do-gooders. I used to believe that the ends justify the means but I have grown out of that belief after working with people. Nonetheless, I still think I have a vicious streak and I am explosive when I'm mad.
An ESTJ friend calls me a "rabid puppy". And I'm very much influenced by how other people see me. I thrive on admiration whilst at the same time disdaining the attention... (wait does that even make sense) but yes.
From the "Quick Guide", I seem to be ENFP. I'm Informing, Initiating, Abstract and Affiliative. So... That's ENFP, right? But I still need more confirmation, I think.
I seem to be everything and nothing at the same time. I don't know, do I seem like an ENFP to you?
EDIT: The questionnaire.
0. Is there anything that may affect the way you answer the questions? For example, a stressful time, mental illness, medications, special life circumstances? Other useful information includes sex, age, and current state of mind.
I'm a male. I'm 18 (so my self-awareness might not be fully developed as of yet). I'm currently feeling aimless but I highly doubt that I have any mental illness or special life circumstances.
1. Click on this link: Flickr: Explore! Look at the random photo for about 30 seconds. Copy and paste it here, and write about your impression of it.
I think the picture overall seems quite poetic to me. The evening sky in the background lends an air of melancholy to the picture that conveys the same emotion of wistfulness as one would expect from a separation. The complete lack of human presence in the picture seems to indicate, again, loneliness and melancholy -- and yet it gives the scene an untarnished, natural beauty that is often not seen in the world today. The purple cloth on top of the boat is very eye-catching for it only reinforces the wistfulness and the beauty of the scenery; with the mellow color that is purple grounding the boat and making it work.
And yet there seems to be bondage, as symbolized by the presence of the chain. The greenery at the back shrouded in darkness seems ominous; furthering the view that the picture presents a sanctuary and a brief respite from danger.
2. You are with a group of people in a car, heading to a different town to see your favourite band/artist/musician. Suddenly, the car breaks down for an unknown reason in the middle of nowhere. What are your initial thoughts? What are your outward reactions?
I would be stunned at first. I think I would panic outwardly as well but somehow pull myself together and think of a way to get to the town in time and solve the problem. That seems to be the best course of action.
3. You somehow make it to the concert. The driver wants to go to the afterparty that was announced (and assure you they won't drink so they can drive back later). How do you feel about this party? What do you do?
I would feel obliged to tag along even though I don't really like parties that much. Nonetheless, I'll still be open about it and hope that I'll meet someone nice in the party.
OH and of course keep a lookout on him (and hope I don't forget). I don't trust that he'll resist the temptation to drink.
4. On the drive back, your friends are talking. A friend makes a claim that clashes with your current beliefs. What is your inward reaction? What do you outwardly say?
My reaction would depend on the degree of friendship and the importance of the claim to me. If we were just polite acquaintances, I think I would let it go but simmer inwardly if it's something I really think is important. If we were good friends -- and I trust that he knows what he's talking about -- I would be open to receiving new information to further embellish my knowledge on the subject. I can't give you a proper answer because it really depends and hinges on a lot of different factors.
5. What would you do if you actually saw/experienced something that clashes with your previous beliefs, experiences, and habits?
It depends on what you mean by "clash"? Anyway, if I perceive that the new belief/experience/habit is "better" than my previous one, I'll adopt it. Otherwise I'll let it go. Sorry if this answer seems to be a cop-out. I'm really not sure how to answer this question.
6. What are some of your most important values? How did you come about determining them? How can they change?
I believe in being true to yourself as well as generally be kind to people (though again it depends on the situation). The process through which I obtained these values was from my accumulated life experiences as well as knowledge and wisdom from respected elders and family members that have given me tremendously useful advice. They could probably change with the onset of new life experiences that make me review my current belief systems.
7. a) What about your personality most distinguishes you from everyone else? b) If you could change one thing about you personality, what would it be? Why?
My friendliness. I think I'm very friendly to everyone at first, gather their reactions and then alter myself accordingly. My teacher, as I mentioned above, described me as "earnest". I am, however, very socially awkward and I don't tend to react in a manner deemed "appropriate" sometimes. I speak before I think and I have unconsciously offended friends and authority figures.
8. How do you treat hunches or gut feelings? In what situations are they most often triggered?
I believe in them but they often turn out to be the opposite of my hunch. Like the direct opposite. I go by impulse and gut feel very frequently, however. I think the most obvious trigger would be anything that touches me emotionally and tugs my heartstrings. I find melancholy very inspiring.
9. a) What activities energize you most? b) What activities drain you most? Why?
Being engaged. That refers to a whole slew of activity; from reading, playing video games (I really dislike MMOs and I prefer JRPGs and Visual Novels) to having good and nice one-to-one conversations where I can understand the other person. High-stress, athletic activities drain me the most and I frequently seek to move away from them. I really dislike parties too because I frequently am bored by the puny attempts to entertain.
10. What do you repress about your outward behavior or internal thought process when around others? Why?
I try to suppress my quirky side sometimes because I'm afraid of being judged and being deemed as eccentric but it still comes out anyhow. I have darker thoughts occasionally so perhaps that too, I guess. I want people to think of me favorably and I don't want to tarnish how people look at me.