Fell into a lot of conflict at school. I'd say it's because I rocketted up to 6'2" in the space of a couple years, but remained visibly NF, leading to every wannabe-machismo poser kid thinking he could take me down and achieve the title of "giant killer". I was not happy, but I had a blast with my small circle of friends.
Here I had a fresh start into a different high school than the rest of my peers. I went into full extroverted mode and kept contacts in all of the different cliques, got along with all my teachers, and made a circle of about a dozen best friends who I still can't get rid of today. I was the first guy with a car (1991 Mercury Topaz that would fall apart within a couple years ^_^), and did great in school, getting into the university I wanted, for the program my parents wanted....
Went to uni, residence was a blast just like high school. My choice of studying biomedical science was a big mistake though and drove me batty. I soon switched to liberal arts, but I was still all over the place in terms of organization, procrastination, sleep schedule, etc.... I got depressed after a bad break up, went to counseling services, and tested as an INFP on the official MBTI, which somehow lead me to believe that my only hope to succeed in the world was to become a published novelist posthaste. (Man, was I deluded.) Stress, stress and more stress. Pretty much stop talking to everyone except my rock-solid INFP roommate and my professors.
A cute INFJ sets me straight. With her support, I manage to pull myself together academically, set more realistic (but still characteristically optimistic) goals, and figure out the trick to that whole essay-writing thing that stood between me and my degree. Love, love, love, love at a distance, love across the continent, love over the Atlantic, random inexplicable decision to move to the Southern Hemisphere, surprisingly positive breakup. Southern Hemisphere an 8-month extroverted daze and a lesson in how hard a time I'd have it holding onto a serious teaching job.
Back in the Northern Hemisphere, I'm all together too smug right now. Or at least I was too smug when I was unemployed. Now, I'm "self-actualized". 1) Patch things up with family: check. 2) See enough of my old friends: check. 3) Get a job that fits my skillset: check. 4) ???: check. 5) Profit....