Originally Posted by I
A while back you sent me some messages saying you beleived, from an intuitive sort of guess, that my type was INFj. I disagreed and said I was probably more INTp. Do you remember?
Well, Im now having doubts as to my type being INTp. I think it may be INFp. The reason for this is that as I read type decsriptions I idnetify with alot of things in the INFp profile, but few things in the INTp profiles. Reading the Igor Weisband decsriptions on socioniko.net I seem to fit into the INFp decsription much better. And according to the + - descriptions on socionics.com, I am much more INFp than INTp. According to the Gulenko decsriptions on Socionics.com I could be either or neither type.
I printed out these descriptions and had my mom, whos known me all my life, read them and she says that the INFp + - decsription definalty decsribes while the INTp one doesnt very well, excpet for a few things.
Its kind of embarrassing to think I've been wrong about my type all this time. But I guess Im not the only one, and with the limited amount of material we have in English on socionics its, I guess, understandeable.The reason Im PMing you is cuz we've already talked about this already and I dont wanna start a thread because Im afraid people wont want to beleive I've been wrong, or that I've been stupid all along.
The reason I thought I was INTp was because I tend to identify with both the Thinking and Feeling decsription more or less equally, always scored as T on type assistant(except once I scored as X, but I didnt give as many answers as I could have) and INFp decsriptions fit me better, so I resorted to Ganin's "tie breaker" method(if you are INTp you find it much easier to transmit your knowledge and erudtion than show up your love and affection, and if you are INFp, vice versa). Since I've always felt more comfortable with a logical image than an emotional one,(perhaps that has to do with being male) I thought that was more like me. So, that was my reasoning behind it; if I am more comfortable being logical than emotional then Im a logical type, and if Im more comfotable being emotional Im an ethical type etc, regardless of whether I attribute equal importance to logic and emotion.
anyways, Im sorry this is so damn long, but I dont wanna make a scene on the forum yet, cuz Im kind of embarrassed. But I have much more to explain I just dont wanna write it all in this post.