I was reading that thread a little ways down about some ENTP lady and her ISTP who had been dating for 8 years, yada yada. And reading you guys' responses was like.... "WHOA" for me. I couldn't relate to anything you guys told her.
Ok so. Here's my thing. I'm obsessed with the future. Not literally, but I'm almost constantly thinking about where I will be in x years. In fact, every time I try to talk to my husband about a long term project or long terms ideas/goals--which is very often--he zones out and won't listen. It drives me crazy that he doesn't care (he's gotta be SP, Mr. in the present), because they really excite me. I love to plan and "dream" about the future (although I almost never follow through on my plans). And I don't mean those kinds of dreams that would make me want to gag.
I know for sure that Ti is my dominant process. And considering my previous confusion (and the way I actually preferred abstract math/physics subjects and examining artwork for hidden meanings, and coming up with ideas for various things--Ne probably--among other things) I'm really starting to think I really am INTP after all............
I'm starting to wonder if I've over-exaggerated my building/doing skills to you guys here on the forum. I have some inclinations (having a great sense of direction, and I generally like to be moving around, but then again I can be very sedentary, especially when I am learning about a subject that interest me, and I'm very good at figuring out how things work, but only when forced to do it, I usually don't care a lick about how things--mechanical or otherwise--work unless I have to care). But, I also have natural inclinations towards abstract math (those classes came the most easily to me in school), symbolism/coming up with meanings of poetry/books. I find that I love abstract dissections in various subjects (art history, english lit), and will often stay after class to talk about the subject with the few interested students and/or teacher. These are the topics that never come up in the ISTP section that have got me wondering... maybe I'm typed wrong after all? Every time I think I feel sure, something clicks that I hadn't thought of before and it makes me second (triple/quadruple/etc) guess myself. There are still quite a few things about the ISTP section that I relate to, but I wonder if most of those are more general introversion traits?
Oh yeah, and I used to not be much for going outside. I used to stay inside all day for weeks and didn't mind a bit as long as my mind was engaged. I think this whole liking outside thing might be something I've learned (especially since my husband loves it). That and my mom always making us as kids to "Go play outside!" Oh and I have a HORRIBLE memory. My husband tells me I'm the most forgetful, absent-minded person he's ever met. I wouldn't think of any sensors as being particularly forgetful, but maybe I'm wrong. It would seem that even Se is always going around collecting data (and remembering it). I can't remember details for SHIT. I am always looking for the big picture in most subjects.
BLAH. Anyway, done rambling. What do you guys think? I know you have only seen the small side of me that I have shown, but maybe you can help me explain some of my confusions?