I've been thinking about this constantly for the last couple of weeks, so I decided to finally create a thread.
(I'm a 17-year old guy from Sweden, my english isn't great)
I'm not sure where this "what if I'm ISFP?"-thing came from, but it's really been bothering me. I think it has to do with the fact that I took a personality test for about 5 months ago (when I was new to the MBTI) and came out ISFP, with 1% on the S. Since then, I've tested INFP, and the INFP profile fits me incredibly well. What's the doubt about then? Well, I suspect that I've been biased towards N the last times I've taken the test, and that I was only completely unbiased in the beginning.
Every description of the intuiting preference fits, and the S doesn't, but I still can't stop thinking about this, so I'll just explain how I look at things.
What's on my mind?
I'm constantly in my head, thinking. Mostly, I'm thinking about myself and ways to improve, how others see me, how I should change in order to make relationships work better. I also think very much about other people and try to figure them out, to avoid getting mad at them when it's only a matter of a misunderstanding.
I've spent a lot of time thinking about the universe as well, the mind-boggling size of it all and the absurdness of our tinyness in relation to all that. I've thought a lot about moral as well, and that sort of thing.
I've never been good at depicting reality, since I can't remember what things look like. I like to express myself in other ways though, mostly by writing. If I'd paint, I'd just create a mixture of colors in order to evoke a certain feeling. I enjoy music very much, because it helps me zone out. I played the clarinet for eight years, but found it boring and quit. Regret it now, though.
I've always been good at running, jumping and climbing, and I enjoy it a lot. However, I dislike team sports, since it involves so many people and because you're not able to do things at your own pace. If you're climbing, you decide when and how to do it, which I like.
I hate competing.
Fact vs. Theory
When I was a kid (about 5-13) i was incredibly interested in records of any sort. I knew the highest mountains, the longest rivers, the tallest buildings and so on. I was also interested in geography and knew everything about earthquakes, volcanoes, clouds etc.
However, that's not as appealing to me now as it was then. Nowadays (as my presence at the forum indicates), I'm more into psychology of different kinds (personality disorders, MBTI, dream interpretation etc.), and have a tendency to dig deep into every subject I find to be of any interest. My mother explained this tendency to me a while ago, and I hadn't thought about it before, but then discovered that it's true.
I've read about 10 books about NLP, a couple about cold reading, a couple about dream interpretation, 10 about MBTI and type theory etc. in a couple of months. I'm not trying to measure anything by listing the books I've read, but I think it shows my interest in these kinds of things, and that I not intend to learn about each subject in only a brief manner.
For a while I thought that I was NT, due to my thirst for knowledge, but I came to the conclusion that it probably has to do more with the NF's aspiration (according to Keirsey) to be a sage.
Clean/Messy? (if that has anything to do with it...)
I like to keep things in order, and not having stuff lying around. Everything is in alphabetical order and has it's place. When it comes to wiping the dust off things etc., I couldn't care less.
I'm extremely impractical and don't like to do things with my hands. My favorite subjects in school are maths, physics and psychology. I tend to be completely unaware of my surroundings. I HATE telephone interruptions when working with something, and tend to be "in the subject" long after the interruption took place.
I feel like this post is saying "please confirm that I'm INFP", but yeah... I'd like you to just tell me what you think, and if there's something in my writing style that resembles a specific type in some way (my limited english might make it skewed, though...), point it out.
Ask questions if you like.
EDIT: I'd like to add that the article by Linda Berens about the artisan temperament often mistaken for intuiting was what really got me thinking.