I havent told anyone on here but back in the day curious sent me a PM saying he thought I was INFj. I disagreed, and decided not to start a thread about it. But now Im beginning to beleive that Im INFp again. Thats what i beleived I was at first, but then changed to INTp, but now Im again having doubts. I sent a message to Curious soul today and explained some of reasons in there, and I decided it would be better for me to post this on here instead. Heres what I wrote to curious:
To think I've been worng all along is kind of emabrrassing... . But I identify with little in the INTp decsriptions. I realize decsriptions areent everything, but I dont think that they are based on a load of shit either. if INTps are said to be able to do certain things and behave in certain ways that, for the most part i dont idnetify with, I have my doubts, you know?Originally Posted by I
Im not asking any of you to type me, as you dont know me personally and it would be a bit like typing a celebrity but I wanna know what you guys think on this. are decsriptions really that good of a way of determining your type? Could they be completly wrong? Or is it me whos most likely off?
INTps are decsribed as being able to predict future events. This is something which recurrs in every description I read, that INTps have very precise, visualization of upcoming events and I dont have that, I think visually but my predictions are usually wrong and most often I dont care to predict the future, anyways. I prefer a sponantaniety towars the future, even stuff thats just about to happen, I dont make pedictions about dangers, I just either avoid the situation or go into it with enthousiasm, not making calculations or using caution. I do have a sense of upcoming dangers( which suggests ), but its more in regards to people's attitudes and not precise events, wich leads me to beleive Im rather than .
Also my way of dealing with problems is different from my dad, who I've typed as INTp. I get dramatic and emotional when things dont work for me, he tends to stay calm and stragetic and tries to calm me down if I get excited about a problem, which I find annoying. This leads me to suspect my creative function is and not . I just always thought it was the other way around- I get emotional because my is weak so i cant control it. My dad gets emotional sometimes, but when faced with a problem he tries to stay objective more than complain(even though he does complain and get annoyed, its like he never gets carried away in extreme situations).
EDIT: I have more to add. My dad resembles the IxTP + - descriptions well, whereas I resemble The IxFP ones more. For me, the order of the + - decsriptions from most like me to least like me is as follows:
1.INFp(most like me)
2.ISFp(mainly the negative aspects resemble me, which leads me to suspect as polr)
For my dad, the order is as follows:
This lead me to beleive he has as polr, in cotrast to me having as polr. If is about being organized, methodical, functional, effectice in your work habits etc, then I am most likely not , even if I am into things which demand logic(like socionics). I am into intellectual pursuits and always have been since I was a kid, but I am not into applying or testing my knowledge. This makes me think I've confused with . And since Im into expressing emotion more than appying knowledge, it leads me to beleive Im an INFp obsessed with his hidden agenda, rather than an INTp.
For example, according to alot of decsriptions types are decsribed as being functional, methodical, practical, paying attention to strict logic etc in their work habits, and I have to say Im not like that at all. Im actually pretty impractical, like I dont care about paying attention to detail etc, I dont even have a work method, I just go through the work that has to be done, only when I really have to, and it gets done sloppily and in any way that I feel like doing it, really. Theres no "method" in my work habits, and people who comment on this piss me off.
What do you guys think about all this? Any serious help or advice would be appreciated.