I want to know why I do what I do, why I want knowledge and meaning.
I want to know why I'm frequently restless and unsatisfied with myself, despite, from an objective standpoint, having done very well in life so far. I want to know why I sometimes feel a wellspring of joy bubble up in my, just from reflecting on the amazing nature of the universe.
That's interesting... I confess myself extremely skeptical of the possibility that I am ENFP, most especially the extroverted bit. I do not feel recharged by being around people, and need several hours of solitude every single day or I become very perturbed. One of the greatest experiences of my life was when I went a week during a trip to Ireland without talking to a single human being, even once...
Still, your explanation is engrossing, and I'll consider it, even though the profiles don't seem to fit me in the least. I'm curious as to how you were able to use the results to eliminate INTP, though, given that the dominant and secondary traits are there in full.
Thank you for the input, and I'll think about what you've said.
I can't imagine being without the core values of both temperaments, though I do agree that wisdom is more important than intelligence, if that means anything.BTW that same test Von Hase linked in this thread indicated me an INTJ. I've also scored ENFJ at some point in the past. And some research shows that test reliability is not that great indeed. So how do I know my own type?
I'm pretty sure of my I,N and J components. But T/F? The answer comes from temperament theory. NFs are called idealists or catalysts and their greatest aspiration in life is to be authentic and unique. NTs are called rationals or theorists and their greatest value is knowledge. In my previous posts I mentioned that I really admire intelligence and use it a lot but when I compare it to being authentic the latter is far more important to me. Being wise is more important than being intelligent. From here some of my greatest dreams arise: to influence and empower people around me in whatever means necessary. In that way I see myself fulfilled in life. Knowledge just for it's own sake means nothing to me.
Vicky has a detailed article to help distinguish INFJ from INTJ (there's a nice video there).
Please don't think I was upset by your analysis, or offended. I really appreciate your input, I just don't think that particular test was very useful in my case, as the results don't match my observations at all.Ultimately, the truest judge of your type is yourself. I have only shared my theories based on what was represented. You're the one who knows how you think. If you're curious enough to find out, research the cognitive functions and decide for yourself.
Here are some links that you might find very helpful.
(I just checked the links are the servers were down. If that's the case, just check them later.)