I am not sure of my type yet (for reasons that will soon be explained) but I think perhaps reactions to stress might help clarify it.
Although I am pretty sure I am some combination of S and L, I still don't know which one.
When stressed out I have noticed that I tend to engage in certain activities, some which calm me down and some which just makes it worse.
Reading about, and trying to understand personality type is something I typically do when stressed (or bored - which equals stress to me) but this activity and similar ones does NOT seem to calm me down. In fact in makes me more stressed, mainly because I seem unable to really understand the theory behind personality types.
I am not stupid, trust me, but for some reason this type of information makes my brain go all "foggy", its like I instantly become stupid, I can remember and repeat most of the theory, but I just cant make sense of it. This makes me try to understand it even harder, which in turn makes me understand it even less. And thus I have no clear idea of my type. I have the same problem if I try long term planning, like where is my career headed, or where will I be in five years time. Instant brain fog and total confusion.
This makes me think it must be inferior Ne or Ni ?
On the other hand - if I am really stressed and sit down and do something like going through my finances, even if it turns out to be pretty bleak, it seems to calm me down.
This is true even if my initial stress is due to my financial situation, knowing the exact numbers always helps!
Cleaning the bathroom (although I hate cleaning) also helps, it helps me achieve something concrete in the real world and that calms me down. Making lists help, cleaning out the closet helps, throwing stuff out (decluttering) helps, drinking helps, exercising especially out in nature helps,etc.
I also have an easy time understanding all information related to practical theory, like the theory of marketing etc. I have NO interest in detailed technical explanations unless I see a direct practical need for it. If I have a question about what temperature to roast a steak I only want the answer, not a long explanation to as why the meat should be cooked at such and such temperature. Such long winded explanations with no immediately practical use just irritates me and I have no qualms about showing that it irritates me.
So - even though I have tried (believe me) to get a fix on my type - I am unable to due to instant brain fog. Anyone here want to take a guess? Preferably an educated one explained in simple" to-the-point" terms that I can grasp.
I will be happy to answer any questions you might have - any help is appreciated.