Well, now I'm really confused. I wrote before how when I recently re-took the MBTI, I typed differently than I did 4 years ago - now as a ENFJ as opposed to an ENTJ. I understood the transition and found it enlightening.
So, I just took another personality typing test that uses Jung's 8 congitive processes - this test your cognitive strengths/weaknesses as opposed to personality behaviors. It then compares this result with the MBTI type and has an 75% accuracy rating.
Every single question seemed to me "mostly me" or "exactly me". I was wondering what the results would show because I was feeling "pretty fucked up".
Well, I tested between 30 and 35% on most of the 8 types but it strongly suggests an INFP typology! So I ventured to read about the INFP. The last paragraph just shut me up!
"I don’t know what I am going to do next, but I trust in myself that something will come in as a new idea, with challenge and inner meaning. Whatever it is, it will be right. Although I would never actually say it, it feels as though I am grounded in the very being of who I am when I talk like this."
So, am I evolving? Metamorphisizing? Or perhaps it's just that as we grow into who we really are and discover new things about ourselves, we "incorporate" the other personality traits. Oh - but that would the ENTJ overthinking everything again :)
Here's what Jung says:
Jung observed that everyone has potential access to all eight cognitive processes but that we each prefer one as dominant — playing a lead role — with a second process playing a support role. Your two preferred cognitive processes allow you to do information gathering and decision making, introverting and extraverting. Maybe you prefer introverted Intuiting in a lead role with extraverted Feeling in a support role, or maybe you prefer extraverted Sensing in a lead role with introverted Thinking in a support role.
That doesn't help with the confusion though! This is from the ENFP description:
Did I not just write about this lack of passion in my life? And I was just talking on the phone with my friend in Phoenix about the exact same thing - she's the same way.
More:I am a perfect mimic. I can be someone else and get enormous insight about that person, and I want to tell them about it. I admire authenticity, the person who can just be, and speaking the truth with clarity and tact, to get this magic bond where we are transfixed in that moment. That’s something I seek. Wow.
Ok, so I'm ESFP and ENTJ. I have concluded that ENTJ is dominant and ESFP is the support - which is really quite cool.