I'm still pretty sure about ENFp, but there's still this little niggle at the back of my mind that I can't help scratching...
I definitely value Ne, Fi, Te, and Si the most, and I have worked hard to develop all of them. So, it's hard for me to really know for certain which are my naturally strong functions, and which are naturally weak, but just well-developed due to research and practice.
Points for Ne as Ego function:
I have always been described by people as being creative, and I love thinking up new and original solutions to things, to look for possiblities and potential.
Points against Ne as Ego function:
I am not as easily bored by routine and sameness as the Ne-base descriptions seem to suggest.
Points for Fi as Ego function:
I care about people and my relationships with them. Once I've befriended someone, I will always consider myself their friend, and even if we haven't seen each other for years, if I meet them again, I am happy and willing to do anything for them that I am able.
Points against Fi as Ego function:
I find it tiring to have to make a constant effort to maintain a close friendship with someone. Convenience is a big factor in determining whether or not I will pursue a close, long-term relationship.
Points for Te as Ego function:
Efficiency is very important to me. I am often looking for ways to make my life and my household run more efficiently and smoothly. I enjoy learning new things and am inclined to research my options before making big decisions.
Points against Te as Ego function:
Execution of my grandiose schemes for efficiency often falls short. Or, I will keep up with a new system for a while, only to have a wrench thrown in the works and I give up on the whole endeavor. As for researching my options, it is something that I find important, but if someone I trust (like my husband) is willing to do the research for me, I am ecstatic to let him take the lead and just tell me what to do.
Points for Si as Ego function:
Comfort and aesthetics are very important to me. For instance, I have a hard time settling in at night if anything is causing me discomfort-- the room is too warm, my head hurts, there's too much light coming through the window, whatever it is. I will often notice little things out of place, like a loose hair on someone's sweater, or a piece of lint on the carpet-- and it bugs me. I enjoy putting an outfit together, or decorating a room; I even considered a career in interior design once. I love to cook, and am very good at it; I seem to have a knack for combining things in new and tasty (and aesthetically pleasing) ways; I rarely follow a recipe.
Points against Si as Ego function:
Although I said I enjoy fashion and design, it is not something I believe myself to be naturally good at; rather, I rely heavily on learning what others have done before me, and researching color and pattern combinations, etc. Also, I often think about how nice it would be if I didn't have to be constantly eating, sleeping, going to the bathroom, etc.; it is just so annoying to me that so much of my time is necessarily wasted on these things, and also attending to the physical needs of my children (thank goodness my husband takes care of himself). In other words, I want to be able to focus on Si when I want to, not because I have to.