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    Type 4w5

    How were you as a baby/young child

    Now that I'm a mother I can't wait to get to know my daughter ;) So I wonder what the different personalities look like when they're babies and if there are similarities. Here's what I know:

    -My brother is a 5w6, he was a cry-baby, could walk really soon, always waved with his hands whenever there was anything exciting.
    -Another brother is an 8w9, very easy as a baby, slept a lot, more social, not so fast in his physical development.
    -I'm a 4w5 and a lot in my youth went wrong so, it's hard to say if the way I was as a baby had to do with the complicated situation or if it was really just my personality. My mom says I was an easy baby, happy, didn't make much eye-contact (but am unhealthy attached so that could explain), would be forceful about getting things my way, was soon to potty train and dress myself, wanted to do everything myself.

    Anyone knows/heard how they (or others) were as a baby?
    Last edited by Newana; 06-04-2019 at 04:07 AM.



  2. #2
    Type 2w3

    As a baby I was neglected and sometimes abused and that emotional distress follows me into adult life. My school going years were also filled with anxiety and low self esteem which lead to extreme shyness, as well as getting attached to people way too easily. In the later childhood and teenage years, I was raised with a very sheltered lifestyle, often having to resort to my own devices and keep myself entertained. This lead to fun things, like making up stories about thieves breaking into houses and stealing stuff, which was most likely my way of coping with things I couldn't have.

    Long story short, my life overall was fucked up. It's a wonder I'm not some psychopathic/narcissistic nutcase now. After being completely one way, and then swinging completely the other way, I think I'm finally starting to get closer to a well balanced middle. I didn't start coming out of my shell until I was about 15 anyway, and even then, it was only a way to seek validation and approval from other males before going back to the world of women that I started with. This might give me a more feminine nature, but I always was a gentle, sensitive soul anyway. But I can develop a hard outer shell when need be.

    As for the bottom two questions... well, the basic necessities would have been nice. I've spent my life coping with the lack of basic things most others take for granted. My good friend I've known for 24 years is now distant with me. And I cope, indulging in this interest and that, hoping a good friend will come along.

  3. #3

    Quiet, self-contained, kind, selfless (when someone was looking), (seemingly) content, easy, obedient, harmless, non-aggressive, curious, intelligent, friendly. A 9w1.
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    Type 4w5

    Quote Originally Posted by Marvin the Dendroid View Post
    Quiet, self-contained, kind, selfless (when someone was looking), (seemingly) content, easy, obedient, harmless, non-aggressive, curious, intelligent, friendly. A 9w1.
    Haha! Commercial for the 9 :D You're right. I've looked up the enneagram for children but it's (pretty obviously) the same as it is for adults. So I edited my post to just for babies cause I haven't found anything about that :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newana View Post
    Haha! Commercial for the 9 :D You're right. I've looked up the enneagram for children but it's (pretty obviously) the same as it is for adults. So I edited my post to just for babies cause I haven't found anything about that :)
    Me as a baby? I don't remember of course, and my parents aren't particularly loquacious. I seem to remember that my mother has said that I was quiet from birth, wouldn't cry even when I was sick. Would just lie quietly in my crib, let her sleep.

  7. #6
    Type 4w5

    @APBReloaded I'm sorry to hear/read. So many children don't get the youth they need and deserve and that puts them so far behind on so many things later in life: school, contacts, love, jobs... You need to relearn everything, even how to be healthy attached to people and that some people can actually be trusted and good (read: some :p). No matter where you go, remember you always have a choise. Choose right and life will become better. But it's really hard.
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  8. #7
    Type 4w5

    I really hate my childhood and never want to remember it. Too emotional, curious and energetic. I needed attention so much and if not, I would get enraged so easily.
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  9. #8
    Type 2w3

    Quote Originally Posted by Newana View Post
    @APBReloaded I'm sorry to hear/read. So many children don't get the youth they need and deserve and that puts them so far behind on so many things later in life: school, contacts, love, jobs... You need to relearn everything, even how to be healthy attached to people and that some people can actually be trusted and good (read: some :p). No matter where you go, remember you always have a choise. Choose right and life will become better. But it's really hard.
    I think I've managed quite well despite the circumstances. I stand up for what I believe in without wavering, that's a good start. I just wish everyone didn't turn away the moment I started being me and going for what I want instead of caving to do what everyone else wanted. I grew apart from everyone, everyone else went and found their own circles, and the internet is not the place to maintain friendships. Not for me anyway. Our technology has both connected us with opportunities never before possible, and disconnected us.

  10. #9
    Type 4w5

    Quote Originally Posted by Marvin the Dendroid View Post
    Me as a baby? I don't remember of course, and my parents aren't particularly loquacious. I seem to remember that my mother has said that I was quiet from birth, wouldn't cry even when I was sick. Would just lie quietly in my crib, let her sleep.
    A nine friend of mine said she slept all through the night as soon as she was born, half of the days and she walked only when she was 2 years old. It might be that the nine baby is really laid back ;)
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    I was told ( bc I have no memories of myself before 2.5 )

    Very calm, curious, friendly - always smiling- very bald , enjoys playing hide and go seek

    As an adult- I guess I'm not as extroverted and more laid back but my family think my personality temperament have been the same my entire life

    No idea if I'm a 7 or a 9

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    Last edited by ai.tran.75; 06-05-2019 at 07:21 AM.
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