View Full Version : Attempting to type someone
11-28-2007, 06:34 PM
So I was studying the behaviour of a girl I recently met, out of habit. She is definetely F, but that's as far as I go.
Usually, I'd classify her as an ESFP and call it a day, but she's unusual. She likes to read, and actually writes fan fiction (the only person I've ever met to be a writer of prose, other than myself). So, as you can see, I'm puzzled. Regarding her behaviour, she's openly affectionate and lively. I've only me her a handful of times, and our conversations have never strayed far from common interests.
Any ideas to determine her type, or what exactly should I be looking for next time I see her?
11-28-2007, 06:52 PM
The logical conclusion here is ENFP. They tend to read/write a lot whilst also being generally happy, energetic and outgoing. Most ENFPs love to discuss their latest intuitions and (felt, remember that they are felt rather than thought!) theories, so watch out if/when she suddenly turns all serious and starts preaching about some new idea of hers. They usually don't do very well with actual logic and judgement though, so their values tend to reflect some anecdotal feelings rather than thorough logic.
In general they also tend to get along very well with INTJs (until you turn logical and "unfeeling", or they get distracted by something else), so that may be one reason of why you get along well.
12-01-2007, 03:51 PM
Yeah, she sounds ENFPish. My brother reads more than I do. He also enjoys writing and drawing and stuff like that.
Remember, ESFP is all party all the time. If this girl is flamboyant, yet likes to read she's probably ENFP. I think the difference is that the ENFP knows when something is a bad idea, and so they'll decline some offers, while the ESFP is just all about experiences with people, and would probably walk right into a crack house at 2am not thinking of the consequences. The ENFP would offer an alternative, like IHOP or something safer.
12-01-2007, 05:55 PM
I know that's not helpful, but I thought it deserved comending!
12-01-2007, 06:14 PM
No ENFP would have the patience to write fanfiction. Affectionate in public is also a no-no for us. I would say that this girl of yours is an ISTJ.
I'd bet XNFPs are passionately-affectionate in private, though.
12-01-2007, 09:12 PM
Oh, my. So many diverse answers.
But really, niffer, was the sarcasm necessary? :)
12-01-2007, 09:20 PM
lol, niffer is niffer, it seems you care to differ.
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