The one thing that has kept me from deciding I am INTP is the idea that you guys constantly learn and study advanced concepts and theories. I am not typically inclined to learn advanced things - sometimes I am but have difficulty doing so. Another thing is you guys like math - I do not gravitate toward it (I fell out around 4th grade math and struggled with it ever since). I do read a lot though, different things - not magazines or useless information - just what grabs my imagination such as the MBTI. Recently started reading flatland because I am fascinated by the dimensions.
I am constantly re-evaluating and analyzing things I am interested in - on an obsessive level. I find it hard to accept things unless A: someone tells me with confidence it is correct, or B: I find conclusive evidence it is correct. Otherwise everything is up in the air as possibility, but I don't allow it into my accepted beliefs without proof. I also tend to accept reviews of books and other products as being valid if they make sense and raise good points - which is to say I tend to trust others more than myself when basing decisions.
I always strive to analyze and define things as accurately as I can, with the exact words used to describe their essence. It doesn't quite feel right unless my understanding or description makes sense or comes together as a cohesive whole. It always helps me to have authentication from others to validate my analysis.
I know I went off on a bait-and-switch tangent here, but I need input from people outside. I am in a period of deciding my type and the cognitive functions no longer serve to prove much to me.
Does this sound like any of you?