I've read a bit about socionics and based on my limited understanding have decided to type myself as an ISFp. Of course I'm welcome to your opinions as to what type I am while I spend more time here. So I thought of hanging around at the Alpha quadra to check out how things are like.
One thing though that makes me think I may not be ISFp - I do recall a few acquaintances who, during the span of my short life, said that I'm rather of the analytical sort. This could be due to a limited understanding of me, of course since most close friends do not know me as a thinker. Some people do have the impression that I am intelligent upon meeting me, but that might not have a lot to do with my socionics type. As to my actual intelligence, if it helps typing at all which I doubt it does, I am probably slightly above average, definitely not anywhere spectacular.
There is something about my behavioral pattern that may distinguish me as an ISFp. When I'm with people I've just met, I tend to be nice and polite, sometimes avoiding conversation if I feel uncomfortable. When I'm with people I'm not too close to but comfortable with, I may open up a bit and crack more jokes. Sometimes when the mood is right and I'm a little high, my behavior tends to be 'out of character', as some people do tell me. I may become unnaturally outgoing, act silly, or be more vociferous. Those times are rare though. But with people I'm very close with, I let my guard down and those 'out of character' behavior comes out when I'm happy. Sometimes my behavior would be so silly to people I'm close to such that I would shudder to think what impression others who are not so close to me would have if they saw me acting silly. I've read somewhere that and ISFp's behavior sometimes fluctuates like that.
Well, perhaps over time I may talk more about myself, but as for now I'll leave it at that. Hope I'll enjoy my time here!