This is a discussion on SP Dominant people, how do YOU know your primary instinct is Self-Preservation? within the Enneagram Personality Theory Forum forums, part of the Personality Type Forums category; Originally Posted by AnneM Marvin, why does it have to be warm, and why do you need any bed, let ...
My saintly qualities are entirely non-physical. Cleaning your bathroom while you're away visiting in-laws, listening quietly so you get to talk, looking you in the eyes so you feel a little less lonely. Not to mention hugs.
Heart types make it really confusing though, even the most introverted INTJ sp/sx 3w4 will still be essentially focused on who they are in eyes of other people, focus on themselves as someone who can get validation rather than just on themselves by themselves and for themselves.
The problem gets even worse with 2 and 4, especially 2.
I feel like I understand the way it works, how the self focused energy can apply regardless of type, but only in very vague terms and pretty much just enough to know that according to every other sp definition I'm sp blind and according to this particular one my gut tells me I'm sp even though it's difficult to directly experience my own sp-ness in sp-ish terms, ultimately what I can say about it is:
a)As a child I was sp, don't even need to define sp to know it
b)So dom seems ridiculous when I think about it more and sx seems like it should be right, but it just feels kinda meh and insubstantial, I mean there is a definite string of sx woven throughout my entire life but it doesn't feel like the thing (so I guess by process of elimination it's sp?)
Would be great if someone with better Ti than mine could sort out my thoughts for me
It is difficult enough for me to fathom what life looks like for an extrovert, never mind an SP-first extrovert. I guess there must be a contradiction in there somewhere, some conserving of your energy and prioritising your own needs over those of others. Although the instincts, enneatypes and MB types are separate layers, they tend not to be entirely randomly combined - there's a reason you won't find many INFP 8s or ESTJ 2s.
I know this movie too and it highly resonated with me. Also always wanted to pack up and live alone somewhere alone in nature for a while. It`s still something I wanna do someday, just not as long as he did, maybe for one or two monts or so.
But I think the main character could as well be a so called "antisocial" social subtype, because he seems to still be quite concerned about what is going on in society, how it is doing and so on, I could easily see him as a social 4, which is a type very critical and possibly resentful and hateful of society, defining themselves as outside the system whilst simultaneusly constantly tracking society and its actions. But then again, I could see him as SP as well and, also, it`s a long time since I watched this movie, so I don`t remember the plot exactly.