When I first started getting into Myers-Briggs, I originally typed as ENFP, but after a while a lot of people eventually that I couldn't be a Ne-dom because I rarely went off on tangents, wasn't good at improvising and didn't play around with straightforwards questions in some obvious, grandiose way whenever I'd do written or video questionnaires, so it was concluded that I was some sort of SFP. There was also this one section of their questionnaires where you would have to describe a picture that you found off flickr, and people more often than not pointed out how I would focus my attention on describing the content of the picture, as opposed to thinking about the "possibilities" inherent to it, or going on some lengthy off-topic tangent about something that had happened to me in the past, which I found ridiculous. I'd write the lengthiest posts about my thinking process and people time-and-time again would say, no, this isn't Ne, it's too immediate and stuck within context. I could actually see where they were coming from at the time since I didn't relate to how some ENxP's would take every opportunity to say something random or off-topic like this:
"Description of Ne?
Ne. Closely related to Ni. Knights who say Ni desire shrubberies. Shrubberies are trimmed with pruning sheers. Pruning? Prunes. Almonds are in the same genus as prunes. Almonds go on hot fudge sundaes.
Ne is like a hot fudge sundae: sometimes warm, sometimes cold, and always delicious"
Yet ENFp and Ne as described by Socionics make sense on some level. So why this discrepancy? Is it a subtype difference? Or are they just playing it up?