Am I an ENFP or an ENTJ?

Introspective and Pragmatic: ENTJ, INTJ, ENTP, INTP

Re: Am I an ENFP or an ENTJ?

Postby IAmNumberThree » Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:21 am

Also, I'm incredibly paranoid about everyone's intentions when I'm unhealthy. I think I'm fairly healthy now though.
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Re: Am I an ENFP or an ENTJ?

Postby jayne » Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:01 am

Oops my bad. I didn't word that clearly, sorry. :oops:

By the way, the term 'shadow functions' is an unfortunate choice of words, imo. Shadow calls to mind something dark and unhealthy. :cry: But they are merely the less preferred side of each dichotomy. If anything, they are friendly helpers we can rely on in times of trouble. Instead of picturing something dark and ominous, I'd rather picture them as a guardian angel, a fairly godmother, or Santa's elves. :D

It's probably a long shot, but there is some possibility that you're using a different set of functions today (shadow) than what you've used in the past. Some clues about your actual type could be uncovered by reviewing your past personality traits to identify any differences from how how you are now. I'm proposing that your true type might be one of the types below. Read about each one and look for anything that corresponds to what you remember about yourself in the past.

I hope I did a better job of explaining myself this time! ;)


INFJ
http://www.personalitypage.com/INFJ.html
http://typelogic.com/infj.html
http://www.keirsey.com/4temps/counselor.asp

ENFJ
http://www.personalitypage.com/ENFJ.html
http://typelogic.com/enfj.html
http://www.keirsey.com/4temps/teacher.asp

INTP
http://www.personalitypage.com/INTP.html
http://typelogic.com/intp.html
http://www.keirsey.com/4temps/architect.asp
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Re: Am I an ENFP or an ENTJ?

Postby IAmNumberThree » Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:29 am

Hmm, I see. I definitely acted ExFJish in the past. I'm very Fe-ish when I'm stressed but the healthier I get, the less I care about harmony. I don't act like an INTP when I'm stressed out at all.
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Re: Am I an ENFP or an ENTJ?

Postby IAmNumberThree » Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:36 am

I've been unhealthy for around 7 years but I'm pretty I'm fairly healthy now.
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Re: Am I an ENFP or an ENTJ?

Postby jayne » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:36 am

Ah the fact that you get Fe-ish when stressed may be important. Sometimes the most efficient path to discerning type is identifying the inferior. When you are in an unhealthy state, the inferior will become obvious! :D Let's look in another direction. Not all, but some of your answers fit ISTP. ISTPs are among the most sociable of introverts and they are known for being apathetic. Any interest in technology? Are you athletic?

ISTP
http://www.personalitypage.com/ISTP.html
http://typelogic.com/istp.html
http://www.keirsey.com/4temps/crafter.asp
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Re: Am I an ENFP or an ENTJ?

Postby IAmNumberThree » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:57 am

I thought about that but I'm don't think I'm a Sensor. Neither, to be honest. I don't focus on the present moment at all, everything has to do with my 40 year goals/plans. I'm oblivious to my external environment and I focus on the future constantly. I'm not too action-oriented.
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Re: Am I an ENFP or an ENTJ?

Postby jayne » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:20 am

And is everything you've stated about yourself pretty persistent throughout your life? Take your time and keep thinking on this. I'll be interested to know if you note any significant personality changes that would have happened gradually over time. When it happens, it can be quite a challenge to see it, it's not the kind of thing that you could realize immediately. Remember, use of the shadow functions happens without conscious awareness, it's elusive.
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Re: Am I an ENFP or an ENTJ?

Postby IAmNumberThree » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:26 am

Yup, definitely. I was the same way throughout my single digit years too. Also, I've definitely been more at peace with myself this year than I have in the past 2/3 years at my unhealthiest.
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Re: Am I an ENFP or an ENTJ?

Postby jayne » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:46 am

Well chew on it a bit and I will ask INTP for more feedback. In the meantime, I'm concerned about what you said here: "I am haunted by the past and tend to think about my memories constantly." Intrusive thoughts are a symptom of PTSD. You really should be evaluated by a mental health professional for it. It can cause serious suffering and disruption to your life. You avoiding situations that trigger you?
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Re: Am I an ENFP or an ENTJ?

Postby IAmNumberThree » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:51 am

I think about the past very negatively and I remember bad things after they've happened a long time ago and nobody but me remembers anything. I've never experienced nostalgia in my life. I honestly can't since I still live in an abusive household and a sexist, violent smalltown.
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