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For the longest time, I thought I was ISTP. Even after doing the personality tests, joining PerC, posting and reading more about types, I still thought I was ISTP. Even after the tests came back saying I was ISXJ, I brushed them aside or modified my answers so that they came up with ISTP.
But recently, I began questioning myself and my motivations. I questioned why I had the values that I had. And I realized, after some painfully honest introspective moments, that what I thought were
Preface: It feels good to write and express something in the way I want to express it. This is something I noticed a few days ago. I guess it's an emotion. I'm not looking for a diagnosis, although any personality/function-related insights are appreciated. There is what I can only describe as a glut of emotion, or something, stuck inside me. I feel it just inside my throat but a bit lower. A little above the ribcage. Itís not like Iím going to cry, no, itís not a sensation like that,
I'm starting to feel about MBTI the way some religious people feel about religion. If the whole thing were 'debunked' and some new psychological theory came up would I have to go re-discover myself and the processes that make me tick? Would I feel out of place? 'I think like Y because of X. I feel like Z because of T'. What if X and T don't really exist or are flawed representations? I'm forming an attachment to it and using it to validate myself and the way I think. =/ Can't be good.
I'm applying Point no. 9 here. Enjoy.
*** 1. Allow events to change you.
You have to be willing to grow.
Growth is different from something that happens to you.
You produce it. You live it.
The prerequisites for growth: the openness to experience events and the willingness to be changed by them. 2. Forget about good.
Good is a known quantity. Good is what we all agree on.
Growth is not necessarily good.