Note: I believe I'm an INTJ, but I keep questioning it. I want to hear input, too. Don't say "You're XXXX" definitely, like you're 100% sure since it's still up to me to contemplate and choose for myself. Just say what you think it is and show back-up. I'm saying this because usually when people say "you're this" I usually snap and disregard your comment.
0. Is there anything that may affect the way you answer the questions? For example, a stressful time, mental illness, medications, special life circumstances? Other useful information includes sex, age, and current state of mind.
Age 15. Major depression with psychotic symptoms. Mood disorder (ex: Bipolar). Anxiety Disorder. ADHD, but I still can't believe it. omfg I'm a mess. Though, I'm on medication, so it's balanced out. I'm not on any ADHD medicine right now. I also did not sleep at all last night.
1. Click on this link: Flickr: Explore! Look at the random photo for about 30 seconds. Copy and paste it here, and write about your impression of it.
The texture of the photo looks weird, tbh. Anyway, I can go many ways with this. I initially thought how the flashes of light could have suddenly turned into solid discs which you can use to glide. I also thought of how birds usually sing, but this one bird either has lost its voice, or wanted to try something different/likes human music/somehow learned how to work a radio/etc. So, going with the first thought of the bird losing its voice, it can only express itself with recorded music. Then I can make a whole story about this bird and that human, which can possibly end up killing the birds both with one stone. I imagine the music notes flying off the paper and the birds try to eat them, but it tastes like graphite. I can go on forever. Those yellow blocks annoy me. It looks like a little gate opening for a kid. Does that make sense? I get all these images in my head, but, ever since my mental issues have increased, my ability to describe them using specific vocabulary has declined. I have to sit and think longer about it. Oh, blue and yellow should not go together. It makes me think of weird yellow-bellied monsters with blue fur, or fir since they're monsters and monsters can have trees growing out their backs.
....I just reread the question and saw the word impression. It didn't say how far I could go with the impression.
2. You are with a group of people in a car, heading to a different town to see your favourite band/artist/musician. Suddenly, the car breaks down for an unknown reason in the middle of nowhere. What are your initial thoughts? What are your outward reactions?
Depends who I'm with and on my mood. Since we're going to a concert, then it's probably going to be with my friends. Which friends? To make it easier my close friends. (Usually all this thinking shoots through my head, but by being diligent I am able to type them down. Showing parts of my thought process will help you figure out my type.)
I'm probably be calm. I wouldn't really feel much. I would just get my phone, which happens to magically have 5 bars and 4G network. Let's pretend it's the latest iPhone. I can do anything. Look up the problem, call a friend, call a pick-up truck, etc. But really I would be calm, fix the problem, and tell everyone to shut up, which wouldn't be that difficult since most of my friends would already be quiet.
3. You somehow make it to the concert. The driver wants to go to the afterparty that was announced (and assure you they won't drink so they can drive back later). How do you feel about this party? What do you do?
I've grown out of "hating" parties and "hating" people. It drains my energy. I'll either sit in the back and talk to some people. If I see something interesting, I'll jump in it. I'm not going to spend my time getting angry over things I can't control (thank you, Drama teacher). I'll make the best of it. I can shape my world.
4. On the drive back, your friends are talking. A friend makes a claim that clashes with your current beliefs. What is your inward reaction? What do you outwardly say?
I ask them why. Challenge them. Understand their side. Think. I wouldn't be quiet basically.
5. What would you do if you actually saw/experienced something that clashes with your previous beliefs, experiences, and habits?
Depends what it is. Murder? Rape? Abuse? I'll jump in and stop it. I'm very open to other people's beliefs. I really don't try to stop them. I try to understand then say my side, too. Then we'll come to an agreement. It's interesting to have different types of people with colorful pasts and beliefs.
6. What are some of your most important values? How did you come about determining them? How can they change?
I don't think about my values all day long. I have better things to think about it. If a subject comes up, I'll say what I believe. Well, I just hate people lying to me because my younger sister always lied before. She'd steal my stuff. She'd lie even about the little things. If she should just tell the truth at first, I wouldn't get that angry. I want the truth. I usually tell the truth, especially about what I believe and what I am thinking. I've changed a little bit where I've learned that you have to lie sometimes. I'm a hypocrite.
7. a) What about your personality most distinguishes you from everyone else? b) If you could change one thing about you personality, what would it be? Why?
a) I've always noticed I was different. I always get frustrated on how timid people can be, especially talking out taboo subjects. My beliefs, thought processing, humor, outspokenness, etc. have always been different.
b) My ability to get things done. Confidence. I'm working on it.
8. How do you treat hunches or gut feelings? In what situations are they most often triggered?
They go by so fast that sometimes I can't stop my movement and listen to it. Though, I've been getting better and I've been listening to them. They're usually always right. I've just have tried so much to put myself "out there" so much I've left my head. I'm getting back into it now, and it feels so much better to be able to listen to your thoughts. I'm able to comprehend these hunches efficiently. I am able to think.
Also, these hunches happen every day, anywhere, and anytime.
9. a) What activities energize you most? b) What activities drain you most? Why?
a) Track & Field. Exercising. Adrenaline-junkie activities. Actually doing my crazy ideas in the real world. I mean, the thing is, I rarely bring my crazy ideas in the real world, but I'm working on it. I realize that I can actually just sit down and think of doing crazy stuff like riding a motorcycle, and I become really energized. My heart begins to race. I have to move around because of how much energy I have. I make weird expressions on my face because I'm so immersed in my thoughts. I can just be sitting randomly and just jump up in the air, spilling out my ideas, cutting myself off, and saying a better idea. Then going back into my head and thinking. Realizing I'm in complete control of my life. Making art.
b) Anything I'm not interested in. Thinking about things that are unnecessary to think about. Thinking about things I can't control. Having conversations about other people. I hate that. There are so many better things to be talking about.
10. What do you repress about your outward behavior or internal thought process when around others? Why?
Not that much. I try my best to listen to my urges. It's me. I'm an artist. I try to live my life like one, too, molding the world into a place I want to live in.