Hi guys, I'm new to this stuff and don't even know my type yet, so if you have any brilliant ideas tell me! I found these descriptions on the "MBTI Tutorial" thread, so I'll just write how I compare to each...
J/P -- Judging/Perceiving. Judging types don't always carry gavels. If you're a Judging type, that means you're diligent, focused, organized, driven, and anal-retentive. If you're a Perceiving type, that means you're sloppy, disorganized, unmotivated, indecisive, and happy-go-lucky. Those with strong Judging preferences were never really youthful, and those with strong Perceiving preferences never really grow up.
I think I'm quite an obvious P to be honest. I'm really not very organised at all, and I'm messy and late with everything. I tend to just do things when I feel like it (if ever). When I do want to do something, I usually just do it straight away if I can. Why wait? And I'd say I was a "never grow up" kind of person!
I honestly can't think of any J traits I am like - I can be quite focused when I'm doing English homework (especially if I'm writing a story) or when I'm reading something interesting but that's about it.
E/I -- Extraversion/Introversion. Extraverts are the cool, social people who go to all the parties, and impress people. Introverts are the misunderstood nerds who sit at home reading and surfing the Internet all day. As you might have guessed, most of us are Introverts. So please take some pity and speak to us poor, pasty-faced nerds who pine away in front of our monitors?
Haha I'd say I was an E then. I have quite a lot of friends and like being around people a lot of the day.
I do spend a lot of time reading and on the internet though!
T/F -- Thinking/Feeling. Feeling types are compassionate, sensitive people who put the happiness of people first. Thinking type are very logical, independent, accomplished, and know how to do things. However, you could also say Thinking types are heartless, arrogant jerks who treat people like machines, and Feeling types are insipid, dependent, conflict-avoiding basket cases.
I'm not so sure on this one. I do like people, especially if they're not boring, but I'm not sure I'd put the happiness of other people first ... In fact, thinking about it, I can't think of one time where I've thought the happiness of other people is the most interesting thing in the world lol. Also, I'm not very sensitive. I don't really understand people who cry over nothing.
I think I would describe myself as being quite logical, and I'm very independent (I hate being told what to do, and prefer to do my own thing). I'm not too sure about the accomplished part though (I got mainly As in my GCSEs, so does that count?).
I wouldn't say I was heartless at all - I actually really like people. I have been described as arrogant haha, but I'm really not. I'm usually conflict-avoidant - I can't stand people moaning at me for things.
S/N -- Sensing/Intuition. Sensing types are practical, no-nonsense people when it comes to dealing with things. They are well attuned to the world around them, and know how to deal with it. Intuitive types are creative, insightful people who have an advantage in Science, Philosophy, Psychology, and Poetry. In pretty much everything else and everyday life, however, Sensors excel and surpass Intuitives. So if we seem critical of Sensors, know it's out of jealousy, fear, and bitterness, and don't take it personally.
I think I'm more N by this. I'm a very creative person, always coming up with interesting weird ideas of things to do, and I'm really interested in Science and writing.
I don't think most of my ideas are very practical, or even possible haha. I like nonsense if it's a story or a joke, but I don't like it when people think nonsense things are true (it's pretty interesting to try to find out why they believe such crap though!).
Ni -- Introverted Intuition (not Nickel, which I know is what you thought). Allows you to see ideas from different perspectives, as well as have unusual insights or hunches that are often useful. And for the last time, it does NOT make you psychic (normally).
I'm always looking at things from different angles - it's more interesting! I'm not sure if my ideas are often useful though ... Haha I'm definitely not psychic.
Ne -- Extraverted Intuition. It thinks it's less of a nerd than Introverted Intuition. Kidding aside, this allows you to see patterns and connections in theories, see several possibilities in a situation, and make an annoying number of puns and play-on words.
Haha I'm not a nerd. I always see loads of ways something can happen, and get annoyed when people say, "Well, THIS is going to happen". Like, how the hell do they know? I do make a million crappy puns a day haha (you know trees? They're BARKing mad! Get it? I know...).
Fe -- Extraverted Feeling. Hello everyone, this is the function that observes commonly held social rules and pleasantries, and is very concerned with the welfare of the group. If you don't have this function, then you're a rude person, and I don't want to be seen with you.
I try not to be rude most of the time, because I can't stand the hassle. I always fail at it though, because some idiots get offended at ANYTHING!
Fi -- Introverted Feeling. Very shy, deeply held values based on an internal sense of good and evil. Introverted Feelers are often lost in the depth of their own emotion, and have trouble expressing those emotions outwardly. If you've read Shakespeare or Milton, you may have seen Fi. (Notice I didn't joke about them, because they're SO sensitive.)
I'm not shy at all. I don't really look at the world in terms of good and evil - I don't like to see people being hurt though. I don't get super-strong feelings very often. Haha I can definitely take a joke!
Ti -- Introverted Thinking. Introverted thinking is always trying to uncover the specific rules that govern a system, and typically sees everything as a system. So basically, Ti nitpicks and criticizes everything from social conventions to grammar to government policies, and is fairly anti-social.
I criticise things a lot haha, so I might use this. I think most social conventions are stupid, so I talk about those a lot. I don't really care about politics though. I'm not sure whether I see everything as a system or not - I'm not really sure what that means.
Te -- Extraverted Thinking. "Hey, work faster, you slacker! You're losing us time and money!" Extraverted Thinking is a blunt function that is results-oriented, much like that angry boss. Extraverted Thinking follows rules to the letter, and uses the most efficient procedure known to work that will get the job done.
I never tell people to do things like this, and I hate it when people do it to me. I don't pay that much attention to rules, to be honest.
Se -- Extraverted Sensing. This is basically paying attention to what goes on around you, and living the moment. You use this if you like to burn yourself on a hot stove, run laps, ride a bike, go swimming, etc. If you want to use it right now, pay attention to what's going on around you at the moment. Don't try to connect it with anything, or think about what it means, what went before, or what's coming after. Just watch and experience. Let go of your mind. Side effects may include lack of forethought, and overindulgence. This is also what causes you to eat that box of chocolates instead of sticking to your diet, or finish watching that TV program instead of shutting it off and going back to work/bed. Now you can just say, "That was Se's fault, not mine!"
I do quite a lot of this stuff. I really like sports and exercise - cycling, hockey, tennis, football, go-karting - and I pay attention to what's going on around me. I also eat a lot of chocolate and stay up most of the night watching films or on the internet haha
Si -- Introverted Sensing. Very routine, habitual, and boring. It's based on a desire to do things the way they've always been done... day after day, year after year, century after century. Obviously, people with this function dislike change. They accept things without question, and preserve what's familiar, and often try to align things with their internal idea of what things are supposed to be like, garnered from early experiences. But the plus side is, they have good memories, and are very organized and conscientious people. If you want something done a certain way with no questions asked, they are your best resource.
Haha I'm definitely not very routine, habitual, or boring. I don't think I'm this type - I like change, I always ask questions, and I'm very disorganised.
So yeah, any thoughts??