So I walk in the grocery store today... push the cart. I decide to be a dork and see if I could guess the people's types, so I people watch. I figure, might as well make a mundane trip to the grocery store fun and exciting!
There's a woman with long, gray hair that looks pretty, but kinda uptight. Like she's.... hovering everybody, making sure nobody does anything stupid. Seems ESI. Reminds me of Diana for some reason. I feel guarded/yet drawn to her at the same time. A sense of weirdness. I do feel safe around her, like I know if there was a mugging or an argument she would be the first person to do something to try and stop it, I can just feel it.
There's a well-to-do black woman from my mom's old work, that talks to me. She has VERY good social skills and is funny. Seems to be too much 'on my level' though and I kind of have the urge to challenge and compete with her too much. Most likely EIE though, same quadra as me. Is very nice. Of course it's typical, fake social bullshit what we talk about but she is still.... nice, and probably a lot more deeper/quirky than she first appears.
There's a shy single guy in his mid 30s that's buying beer. I feel instantly attracted to him... we like follow each other around but don't say anything. Most likely my identical, IEI. I feel extremely romantic with him. My heart beats fast when I see him. Gaydar goes off. I want to flirt with him soooo bad but I can't muster the courage, and neither can he lol. It's like love at first sight. He has these puppy dog eyes and is withdrawn and introverted. We both like, talk to other people while trying to get the other's attention but still can't talk directly to each other lmao. We share eye contact for a few seconds and are both like 'damn I like that guy' and look down. We're both wearing clean, crisp idealistic clothes that has the aura of 'putting a pretty bow' on things. Typical IEI shit.
Then there's this kinda fat-ish, dyke-y looking woman that passes me in the dairy aisle and says hello. SLE intensely I can just tell. We are very magnetic with each other. But she's already with her obviously IEI boyfriend. He was hot, but obviously straight. They don't talk to me, but they hover around me, almost as if they want to invite me to their clique and we have like that air around us that tells us we are all Betas here. The SLE's Se makes me feel safe, protected from the crowd.
There's another woman... who has a stuck-up walk and strut that startles and scares me a bit. 100% sure she's LSE. She's like super confident and administrator-like. Back when I was less self-confident, I would sooo try to talk to her, no doubt. So now I have a greater self-awareness and I avoid her. She gives me this kind of smarmy, condescending look. Stupid bitch. She probably isn't being unfriendly I know, it's just how I interpret it.
It starts to get REALLY busy now, and it annoys me... these people are draining my energy and I can no longer have fun. I sense a lot of EJ temperaments, and it makes me feel crazy ... like somebody is siphoning my magical power. I was never scared or social phobic per se, just really drained in situations like these. It's like hard for me to concentrate and I don't think logically. I kinda scatter around the store, it's a zoo.
I find an aisle with people that are... IJ. Eh. Better, but still not what I'd prefer. This one IJ (most likely LII) guy is behind me, and I can tell he wants me to push my cart faster but he doesn't say anything. I sense his tense, IJ-awkwardness and it annoys me. So I just move out of the way and let him get by. It kind of angers me in a slight way. I look to see if they have my favorite frozen burritos, but of course they don't.
I get in the checkout line, back behind an IP at last so it calms me down a bit. She really knows how to put her stuff on the conveyor belt thingie all orderly.... so perhaps INTp? (Whereas I just throw it on there ghetto-like and say 'fuck it.') The cashier is another EP, dykey-looking woman, so I'm comfortable around her and kinda chatty.
Then this OBVIOUSLY LIE guy comes in and asks the lady where something is. Has very direct, moderate social skills. I feel intensely supervised, like if we had a conversation I'm almost for certain he would do supervisor shit. The dude who bags my groceries is this really sweet SEI guy. Is probably annoyed by the LIE... and how busy the store is.
I then laugh at myself like 'haha why the hell did I just socionically judge those goofballs in there?" and drive home. Oh well. Try as I might I just can't be like an ESE and just focus on doing the chore and being nice without creating some sort of inner world.