The 4s romanticism, aestheticism, sensitivity, introspection, authenticity valuing is all there in me. Where I seem to fall short (no surprise as a 5), is in the 'sitting in emotions/identity from emotions' stuff. I don't use my independence defensively or do any emotional amplifying/temperamental/dramatic/self-absorbed/self-pity/melancholy stuff said of 4s. I don't experience that sense that something is missing or wrong with me either and I don't wish to be rescued. Health levels should be factored in though -- with that suddenly it's humorous how much I relate (to the brief description of the 4 at my health level):
"Level 3: Highly personal, individualistic, "true to self." Self-revealing, emotionally honest, humane. Ironic view of self and life: can be serious and funny, vulnerable and emotionally strong." -- All true but that last line in particular describes me perfectly.
I'm a typical 5w4 in that I spend my time trying to push the limits of understanding (the independent/creative e4 + the e5 observer, driven to understand, mixed together). The 5w6 descriptions don't describe me.Balanced wings seem to be less common although I have heard some describe themselves that way.2) What's your opinon regarding people who develop both wings over time (ex : a core 4 with both a 3 and a 5 wing). Do you think it's relatively uncommon?It's possible to have one stronger wing and a weaker one. I see the 3 in my tritype this way (w4 is the bigger wing but a little w2 is there). Both will be weak in comparison to the core type regardless of how strong the wings are -- they are only wings afterall.Would a wing dominate over the other strength-wise or both would appear to be quite weak compared to the core type?
A wing can never surpass your core type. If your core type isn't working in a challenging situation, you may behave more like your wing, but even then, core motivations/fears/desires should still be the core type's. In other words, no matter how 4ish I appear, for example, 5 issues relating to fear/competency/understanding are still with me and are still primary (4 core issues relating to shame/lack of identity/significance are still absent -- I remain a 5 and a 'head' type).