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    I am kind of confused and thought maybe someone here could give me insight based on some things about me. Even though I have tested as ENFP the most, I am wondering how reliable this is. I have also tested as ENTP, INFP, INFJ, INTJ . . but never ever an S.
    I have I never have really viewed myself as extraverted though, I am kind of quiet (I hate being loud, drawing attention to myself, it is hard for me to deal with a huge crowd of people) but once you get me going I can't shut up. I also tend to deal with uncomfortable situations by talking a lot. I get really energized from being out with people, but I need time to recharge on my own and if I don't get this enough, I start spacing out. I do not have such a good sense of direction or awareness of what is going on around me on a day-to-day basis, but I love art, photography, and travel (I want to go everywhere and do everything). I also love fashion and have kind of my own ecclectic/casual/dressy style going on. If I have to dress a certain way, I get cranky and don't feel like myself. I highly value my friends and family, and am pretty good at maintaining friendships. My best friends have lasted through distance and lots of life changes for many years.
    I have a lot of interests and have trouble focusing on one thing at a time becuase I always feel like I am missing out on something better. I have always done pretty well in school. I am in law school now and feel that maybe I made the wrong career choice. I fear being alone for long periods at a time, and I have had some trouble doing office work in the past (I start thinking too much and kind of get depressed and tired). I really want to help people in tangible ways in my career and don't want to be too far removed from taht. I can be sympathetic toward other people but also kind of tough at times unless I see the justification for why they feel that way. I can be kind of selfish, but that may just be an only child thing? I have to really think to reach out to people. I usually keyed into how I am feeling, but not why I am feeling that way if that makes any sense. I start feeling like my world is falling apart, and thinking of everything that is POSSIBLY wrong . . . but then I rebound relatively quickly. I am not a caretaker at all, and feel really awkward when people cry. I also feel extremely uncomfortable telling people when I they have hurt me (I am embarassed, and don't know how to approach it). I don't want to let other people into my emotions at times.
    As far as stress goes, I have had some problems controling it but am getting better as I get older. Excercise seems to really help me, especially running and yoga. When I get really stressed out I kind of stop eating and try to control EVERYTHING in my life to a crazy point and I want to control other people too. I can be somewhat of a perfectionist when it comes to my own standards, but am not particularly organized. I can be kind of scattered but I feel more comfortable that way. I find that I tend to do better in school when I am not trying as hard, if that makes any sense. My listening skills are not too great, I daydream a lot if I do not make a conscious effort. In school I need to see everything written out in front of me, especially with numbers.
    I recently got married, and although it was a huge scary step for me, I love it because I love the person and we have so much fun together and bring out the best in each other although it can be hard at times. . . I was never a girl who dreamed of her wedding, and can't understand people who say things like "I want to be married by age _ and have kids at age _". That kind of creeps me out to say the least!
    Ok, that is super long. Sorry!

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    Based on that post alone, my wager is $2 on ENFJ.

    Most people knowledgeable about this kind of thing agree that tests are often wrong, and are a "roundabout" way of determining type. I usually advise those who would like to determine their type to read multiple descriptions of any type they think they could be. It's often obvious then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    Based on that post alone, my wager is $2 on ENFJ.

    Most people knowledgeable about this kind of thing agree that tests are often wrong, and are a "roundabout" way of determining type. I usually advise those who would like to determine their type to read multiple descriptions of any type they think they could be. It's often obvious then.
    I agree--www.personalitypage.com has great descriptions for helping sort out your type. Tests are a helpful starting point but when you take several inventories without settling on a particular type it's time to do a bit of reading.

    From your post, though, I would guess you are either an ENFP or an INFP.
    ENTP, professional MBTI coach, and author of a new series of personality type e-books available on Amazon.com.

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