posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 02:47 PM
I fit much of the description, but I've always called it 'social anxiety'. I hesitate to label myself an 'empath', since I've seen the word
thrown around a lot in psychic chat rooms.
As for dealing with social situations with a lot of other people, I used to carry a 'worry stone' in my pocket and rubbed it all the time. I thought
of it as keeping myself 'grounded'.
I took the 'RHETI' enneagram test and scored highest (6) on Type 5, but followed closely (5) on Types 4,7, and 9.
Over the last 3 years I've taken the MBTI test several times. I always scored as an INTJ, but I never felt right about it. I was suppressing my
feelings, for years. I've taken the test a couple times in the last few months, and I now score as an INFJ. I feel that's a bit more accurate.
I'll just keep telling myself it's just social anxiety. I'm more comfortable with that than presuming to perceive too much about how other people
are feeling, whether I am right about them or not.
Edit to add: MBTI/Jung Typology Test
[edit on 7/16/2009 by eMachine]