I am still unsure why type I am for sure, but I am leaning heavily toward INFp. So I thought that maybe if I listed a few traits of mine and they were decidedly INFp traits then I could put my doubts to rest.
1. I have a very hard time making in the moment decisions, even for mundane things like which route to take when both take the same amount of time, and I often end up reversing my original decision. To clarify, I do not reverse my decision once I have started doing a particular thing, but in the time leading up to doing something I may determine that I am going to do it one way, but then right at the moment when I am to start I do it a different way.
2. I am very easily embarrassed and self-conscious. For example, I was walking with a friend and we met up with some of his friends who I did not know. For a little bit of the way he and one of the girls skipped together down path and there were lots of other people around at the time. I wasn't doing anything out of the ordinary, but just being associated with them made me feel uncomfortable. Also (I am embarrassed to admit this, it makes me feel like a jerk thinking about it but) I often feel uncomfortable/self-conscious/embarrassed when I am walking with not very attractive or somewhat clumsy/dorky people. Even as it is happening I feel bad about it, but I just can not help feeling that way at the time.
3. Absolutely hate calling someone on the telephone or picking up the phone. I just hate it. It makes me feel awkward because I feel like I do not know what the other person is really thinking when I have them on the phone and that I just can not communicate properly.
4. Very often I find something that I absolutely love, and I just do it all the time, like play a particular game, or a sport, listen to a piece of music or watch a particular movie. I just do this one thing over and over again for weeks, but then suddenly I get tired of it and do not do it anymore. I just stop liking it and the thought of it makes me annoyed with myself for having done it for so long.
5. I feel as though, when other people are around, that I am always being judged. Not just by people I know, but even when it is all people I do not know and I am by myself, I always feel that someone is 'sizing me up' so to speak. This leads to some of the self-conscious stuff I mentioned earlier.
6. Always in doubt. When I am writing a paper for a class, say, and I am about half-way through, I am guaranteed to go through a phase where I think everything that I have written is wrong and that I missed the whole point, that somehow I have plagiarized and that what I am writing is completely unoriginal and crappy. Then I get over it and move on, but then it will come back again later on and I have to deal with it then. This sort of thing happens to me a lot with lots of different things.
7. I am always late wherever I go. Only on very rare occasions or when I am going somewhere with someone else (because they force me to be on time) do I make it to where I am going at the right time.
8. I am very good at expressing myself, my ideas, thoughts, feelings, etc. in my head, but terrible at getting them out to tell other people. Just awful. If I do not mentally prepare in someway, then it is bound to be a mess. I am at my worst when trying to explain something to someone, I just can not do it for the life of me. Even when it is something I know, like directions for example, I can perfectly imagine the entire walk or ride there, but I just can not explain it to the person who does not know.
9. I tend to think that characters like Leonidas (from 300), or Hector (from the Iliad [epic poem] or Troy [film]), or William Wallace (Braveheart) are instances of the ideal sort of person and I try my best to be more like them. However, I do not tell anyone this because I know that most would think it silly to find 'action heroes' from war movies examples of the ideal sort of person.
10. I really dislike having to learn things that I do not believe are true. The reason for this, I think, is that for me to truly learn something and understand it, I have to accept it as part of my own world-view. This is something I do not like the thought of because it means sacrificing my own view, albeit temporarily, for another view which I think is false. I guess I am afraid that then I will be tricked into keeping that view and not switching back. I don't know. Maybe I am just to lazy to learn other views, but I do not think it is that simple. I just have an extremely difficult time moving along in understanding a view once I find one thing that I think is incorrect. This sort of thing happens a lot as I am a philosophy major and so part of what I have to do is learn the views of different philosophers. When I think they are wrong I just want to toss them aside and move on. "Nothing to gain here," I say, "this guy is an externalist about knowledge and epistemic externalism is wrong, so forget it." That is the sort of thing that goes on in my head.
So, are these INFp traits? If not what are they? I would like to know what everyone thinks so that hopefully I can nail down what type I am once and for all.