SP Dominant people, how do YOU know your primary instinct is Self-Preservation?

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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; Hi folk! I'm going off a new tangent here and want to ask people on why they think they are ...

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    Type 4w5

    SP Dominant people, how do YOU know your primary instinct is Self-Preservation?

    Hi folk!

    I'm going off a new tangent here and want to ask people on why they think they are this type/instinct/tritype etc.

    So, this thread is all about you SP doms! Regardless of your core enneatype/MBTI/Tritype/etc., why do you think you're an SP dom?

    Not SP so I'm gonna skip my two cents on that one...

    Thanks in advance!



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    I don't really look at deciding on my type as "knowing." I look at it as choosing the most relevant category.

    I'm sure that I'm an Sp dom because I can trace almost everything I get riled up about to concern about individual survival.

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    Type 6w5

    I look very, very Sp/Sx.

    Also: boundaries, walled up, retentive of energy.
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    Type 5w4

    I'm perhaps exaggerating a bit, but you could say that my first reaction to any suggestion is to be concerned about its possible interference with my individual freedom and independence.

    It doesn't mean that I don't eventually want to do the things - I may be very happy to do them, but guarding my personal space is my first reaction. For instance, when my son developed a passion for football: my first instinct was to mourn for the time I'd have to spend enabling this hobby. The second reaction was to be really happy for him for finding a new passion, and of course I encouraged him to pursue this interest.
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    Idk I feel like I'm dying pretty much all the time

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    Type 6w7

    My husband is a very clear Sp dominant. He knew immediately when I described the instinct variants to him, and I easily concurred. His major concerns are his home being secure and comfortable, having stable finances and stable work, and maintaining being independent and free to pursue his personal interests. Basically having all his life resources being stable and well-maintained so he can do what he wants to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelfish View Post
    My husband is a very clear Sp dominant. He knew immediately when I described the instinct variants to him, and I easily concurred. His major concerns are his home being secure and comfortable, having stable finances and stable work, and maintaining being independent and free to pursue his personal interests. Basically having all his life resources being stable and well-maintained so he can do what he wants to do.
    What is his MBTI type? I’m just trying to determine if there’s Si at play in this sp since they can overlap, but overall this is what I do see important to sp-doms. I actually don’t think being retentive of energy or guarding one’s personal space is necessarily sp, more introversion and related to core type/wing (Type 5 concerns, for instance). Though, sp-last might expend more energy/resources without realizing the effect it has on their well-being.
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    Type 6w7

    Quote Originally Posted by mistakenforstranger View Post
    What is his MBTI type? I’m just trying to determine if there’s Si at play in this sp since they can overlap, but overall this is what I do see important to sp-doms. I actually don’t think being retentive of energy or guarding one’s personal space is necessarily sp, more introversion and related to core type/wing (Type 5 concerns, for instance). Though, sp-last might expend more energy/resources without realizing the effect it has on their well-being.
    Si indeed. He's ISFJ. And a 9 also - tendency towards body grounding, comfort seeking, etc.

    FWIW I believe both of my parents are also sp-dominant (ESFJ 2w1 sp/soc mom, INTP 5w6 sp/sx dad). Of course they manifest sp a little differently. Mom is very much the resource provider and dad the guardian, designer, and groundskeeper of his castle.
    Last edited by angelfish; 07-21-2019 at 02:31 PM.
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    @angelfish my Ex (also likely Sp-first).

    At first I got confused because Sp is so SJ-like in many ways - my ex is very far from that stereotype, very much INTJ in every aspect, lol.

    Security comes first, it's paramount. I actually learnt a lot from being with them and I'm forever grateful for that. I also discovered I'm just a bit waywardly intense to keep up with them. I think I also caused a lot of stress
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    Type 1w9

    Because I know I'm So-last and out of the Sp/Sx and Sx/Sp descriptions Sp/Sx seems the most likely, but I don't really know for sure. Instincts are confusing.


     
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