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This is a discussion on Instinctual Variant Test (Final Version) within the Enneagram Personality Theory Forum forums, part of the Personality Type Forums category; answer each question on a scale from 0 (that's not me at all) to 5 (that's TOTALLY me!) and put ...

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    Instinctual Variant Test (Final Version)

    answer each question on a scale from 0 (that's not me at all) to 5 (that's TOTALLY me!) and put your scores over 50 for each section.

    Disclaimer: like any forced choice questionnaire, your results in no way guarantee accuracy. the purpose of this test is to provide a starting point to determining your variants as well as a basic idea of what each of the instinctual variants is actually about (because there is tremendous misinformation about each of them out there). if you are new to instinctual variants and just taking this test for the first time, I recommend taking it again some time in the future once you have a better grasp of the theory and greater self awareness.


    Social
    1) Generally, I positively associate with the idea of being a part of something larger than myself. Though I may find it either overwhelming, because of my astute awareness of what lies beyond my own interests, or inspiring.
    2) I am very aware of the impact my decision will have on others and can be quite attuned to their reactions and needs. I read people well.
    3) Being recognized or valued by my peers or community, for my contributions, is important to me.
    4) I tend to have strong opinions on social change and/or social constructs and trends.
    5) I am aware of not only my own relationships, but also power structures and the nature of bonds between other people. I have a deep understanding of interconnectedness between groups and people who comprise them. In other words, I am good at perceiving the many facets of how a group works within its context and outside of it. I easily pick up on how I fit into the social hierarchy, whether or not I approve of it.
    6) I am socially aware, but I can also be reserved and socially distant.
    7) If I gravitate towards group (s)/institution (s)/gathering(s)of my choosing, I can be quite involved with championing the values and goals of this grouping.
    8) I tend to keep track of current events, even when not required to for my career performance.
    9) At my worst I am either strongly conformist or excessively anti-society/counter culture. At my best, my relationships with others are ones of healthy interdependence, and I may be inclined to strong individual leadership or display deep commitment in establishing teamwork and collaboration.
    10) "no man is an island." Everything is part of an interconnected web, like it or not.
    Self Preservation
    1) I am acutely aware of my physical safety (though sometimes I will choose to do something dangerous anyway)
    2) when I go to a party, I immediately notice the temperature, the smells and where the food is
    3) I am very health conscious
    4) financial/career, physical and/or romantic security are very important to me
    5) if I have an injury or a health related problem, I typically notice quickly
    6) I tend to save a decent amount of my money
    7) predictability is important to me. the sooner I can know about things in advance, the better.
    8) when I'm under stress, things like health, finances, hygiene or other things that I normally stay on top of start to slip, sometimes severely.
    9) I'm acutely aware of cause and effect, particularly when the potential consequences are dire. if my friends listened to me more, they'd end up making a lot less stupid mistakes
    10) physical comfort is important to me. I can get distracted by things like uncomfortable seats, high humidity or bodily pain when I'm trying to enjoy time with my friends
    Sexual
    1) I have an addictive personality
    2) "if it's not worth doing in excess, it's not worth doing at all"
    3) people generally think I'm "too much". in lots of situations, I feel like it's expected of me to tone myself down considerably (which I will either refuse to do or do so begrudgingly)
    4) my energy is either "on" or "off". when I'm in the presence of someone who I vibe with my mind does an internal "YES! FINALLY!" and I try to start a conversation with that person
    5) I can be obsessive with my love interests. I am either clingy or have to try very hard not to be
    6) I feel like a part of me is missing and am looking for someone to complete me. at times, this creates a raw sort of longing that can lead to emotional volatility
    7) I have strong impulses (particularly with regards to relationships). I frequently wish I didn't have to be so damn careful
    8) if I'm not in a relationship, I feel old. I don't know how it's possible for people to be happy without passionate intimacy, because being without it makes me feel dead
    9) I only feel alive when indulging my passions. sometimes this causes me to neglect other areas of my life
    10) people either love me or hate me, but either way, my personality grabs attention, whether I want it to or not
    special thanks to
    @Boss
    @kaleidoscope
    @Dark Romantic
    @Paradigm
    @Spades
    @sodden
    and everyone else for your collaboration and input (if you feel you contributed significantly and feel I should have mentioned you, let me know and I'll have the OP edited)

    Edit: special thanks to @Ice Ghost for pointing out that the Social section had too many questions



    Last edited by Swordsman of Mana; 06-08-2013 at 08:54 PM.
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  2. #2
    Type 4w3

    -deep breath- Here we go.

    Social
    1) Generally, I positively associate with the idea of being a part of something larger than myself. Though I may find it either overwhelming, because of my astute awareness of what lies beyond my own interests, or inspiring. 3
    2) I easily pick up on how I fit into the social hierarchy, whether or not I approve of it. 2
    3) I am very aware of the impact my decision will have on others and can be quite attuned to their reactions and needs. I read people well. 2
    4) Being recognized or valued by my peers or community, for my contributions, is important to me. 4
    5) I tend to have strong opinions on social change and/or social constructs and trends. 2
    6) I am aware of not only my own relationships, but also power structures and the nature of bonds between other people. I have a deep understanding of interconnectedness between groups and people who comprise them. In other words, I am good at perceiving the many facets of how a group works within its context and outside of it. 3
    7) I am socially aware, but I can also be reserved and socially distant 2
    8) If I gravitate towards group (s)/institution (s)/gathering(s)of my choosing, I can be quite involved with championing the values and goals of this grouping. 2
    8) I tend to keep track of current events, even when not required to for my career performance. 1
    9) At my worst I am either strongly conformist or excessively anti-society/counter culture. At my best, my relationships with others are ones of healthy interdependence, and I may be inclined to strong individual leadership or display deep commitment in establishing teamwork and collaboration. 2
    10) "no man is an island." Everything is part of an interconnected web, like it or not. 1
    Self Preservation
    1) I am acutely aware of my physical safety (though sometimes I will choose to do something dangerous anyway) 4
    2) when I go to a party, I immediately notice the temperature, the smells and where the food is 3
    3) I am very health conscious 3
    4) financial/career, physical and/or romantic security are very important to me 3
    5) if I have an injury or a health related problem, I typically notice quickly 3
    6) I tend to save a decent amount of my money 5
    7) predictability is important to me. the sooner I can know about things in advance, the better. 4
    8) when I'm under stress, things like health, finances, hygiene or other things that I normally stay on top of start to slip, sometimes severely. 3
    9) I'm acutely aware of cause and effect, particularly when the potential consequences are dire. if my friends listened to me more, they'd end up making a lot less stupid mistakes 5
    10) physical comfort is important to me. I can get distracted by things like uncomfortable seats, high humidity or bodily pain when I'm trying to enjoy time with my friends 5
    Sexual
    1) I have an addictive personality 5
    2) "if it's not worth doing in excess, it's not worth doing at all" 4
    3) people generally think I'm "too much". in lots of situations, I feel like it's expected of me to tone myself down considerably (which I will either refuse to do or do so begrudgingly) 2
    4) my energy is either "on" or "off". when I'm in the presence of someone who I vibe with my mind does an internal "YES! FINALLY!" and I try to start a conversation with that person 2
    5) I can be obsessive with my love interests. I am either clingy or have to try very hard not to be 1
    6) I feel like a part of me is missing and am looking for someone to complete me. at times, this creates a raw sort of longing that can lead to emotional volatility 5
    7) I have strong impulses (particularly with regards to relationships). I frequently wish I didn't have to be so damn careful 3
    8) if I'm not in a relationship, I feel old. I don't know how it's possible for people to be happy without passionate intimacy, because being without it makes me feel dead 3
    9) I only feel alive when indulging my passions. sometimes this causes me to neglect other areas of my life 4
    10) people either love me or hate me, but either way, my personality grabs attention, whether I want it to or not 2
    SO: 24
    SP: 38
    SX: 31

    How 'bout it SOM? xD

  3. #3
    Type 3w2

    Should these answers be answered in this thread or should they complement the questionnaires?

    Edit: Well, then.

    Social
    1) Generally, I positively associate with the idea of being a part of something larger than myself. Though I may find it either overwhelming, because of my astute awareness of what lies beyond my own interests, or inspiring. (3)
    2) I easily pick up on how I fit into the social hierarchy, whether or not I approve of it. (5)
    3) I am very aware of the impact my decision will have on others and can be quite attuned to their reactions and needs. I read people well. (5)
    4) Being recognized or valued by my peers or community, for my contributions, is important to me. (5)
    5) I tend to have strong opinions on social change and/or social constructs and trends. (2)
    6) I am aware of not only my own relationships, but also power structures and the nature of bonds between other people. I have a deep understanding of interconnectedness between groups and people who comprise them. In other words, I am good at perceiving the many facets of how a group works within its context and outside of it. (4)
    7) I am socially aware, but I can also be reserved and socially distant. (5)
    8) If I gravitate towards group (s)/institution (s)/gathering(s)of my choosing, I can be quite involved with championing the values and goals of this grouping. (2)
    8) I tend to keep track of current events, even when not required to for my career performance. (3)
    9) At my worst I am either strongly conformist or excessively anti-society/counter culture. At my best, my relationships with others are ones of healthy interdependence, and I may be inclined to strong individual leadership or display deep commitment in establishing teamwork and collaboration. (5)
    10) "no man is an island." Everything is part of an interconnected web, like it or not.(5)
    Self Preservation
    1) I am acutely aware of my physical safety (though sometimes I will choose to do something dangerous anyway) (3)
    2) When I go to a party, I immediately notice the temperature, the smells and where the food is (3)
    3) I am very health conscious (4)
    4) financial/career, physical and/or romantic security are very important to me (5)
    5) if I have an injury or a health related problem, I typically notice quickly (5)
    6) I tend to save a decent amount of my money (1)
    7) predictability is important to me. the sooner I can know about things in advance, the better. (5)
    8) when I'm under stress, things like health, finances, hygiene or other things that I normally stay on top of start to slip, sometimes severely. (5)
    9) I'm acutely aware of cause and effect, particularly when the potential consequences are dire. if my friends listened to me more, they'd end up making a lot less stupid mistakes (4)
    10) physical comfort is important to me. I can get distracted by things like uncomfortable seats, high humidity or bodily pain when I'm trying to enjoy time with my friends(4)
    Sexual
    1) I have an addictive personality (1)
    2) "if it's not worth doing in excess, it's not worth doing at all" (3)
    3) people generally think I'm "too much". in lots of situations, I feel like it's expected of me to tone myself down considerably (which I will either refuse to do or do so begrudgingly) (0)
    4) my energy is either "on" or "off". when I'm in the presence of someone who I vibe with my mind does an internal "YES! FINALLY!" and I try to start a conversation with that person (0)
    5) I can be obsessive with my love interests. I am either clingy or have to try very hard not to be (3)
    6) I feel like a part of me is missing and am looking for someone to complete me. at times, this creates a raw sort of longing that can lead to emotional volatility (5)
    7) I have strong impulses (particularly with regards to relationships). I frequently wish I didn't have to be so damn careful (4)
    8) if I'm not in a relationship, I feel old. I don't know how it's possible for people to be happy without passionate intimacy, because being without it makes me feel dead (2)
    9) I only feel alive when indulging my passions. sometimes this causes me to neglect other areas of my life (3)
    10) people either love me or hate me, but either way, my personality grabs attention, whether I want it to or not. (1)
    SO: 44
    SP: 39
    SX: 22

    Well, that's it.
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    Uhm, lets see...

    Social
    1) Generally, I positively associate with the idea of being a part of something larger than myself. Though I may find it either overwhelming, because of my astute awareness of what lies beyond my own interests, or inspiring. 4
    2) I easily pick up on how I fit into the social hierarchy, whether or not I approve of it. 1
    3) I am very aware of the impact my decision will have on others and can be quite attuned to their reactions and needs. I read people well. 2
    4) Being recognized or valued by my peers or community, for my contributions, is important to me. 2
    5) I tend to have strong opinions on social change and/or social constructs and trends. 1
    6) I am aware of not only my own relationships, but also power structures and the nature of bonds between other people. I have a deep understanding of interconnectedness between groups and people who comprise them. In other words, I am good at perceiving the many facets of how a group works within its context and outside of it. 2
    7) I am socially aware, but I can also be reserved and socially distant. 3
    8) If I gravitate towards group (s)/institution (s)/gathering(s)of my choosing, I can be quite involved with championing the values and goals of this grouping. 1
    8) I tend to keep track of current events, even when not required to for my career performance. 0
    9) At my worst I am either strongly conformist or excessively anti-society/counter culture. At my best, my relationships with others are ones of healthy interdependence, and I may be inclined to strong individual leadership or display deep commitment in establishing teamwork and collaboration. 0
    10) "no man is an island." Everything is part of an interconnected web, like it or not. ​2
    Self Preservation
    1) I am acutely aware of my physical safety (though sometimes I will choose to do something dangerous anyway) 5
    2) when I go to a party, I immediately notice the temperature, the smells and where the food is 3 (It's been a while since I've been to a party, though.)
    3) I am very health conscious 2
    4) financial/career, physical and/or romantic security are very important to me 4
    5) if I have an injury or a health related problem, I typically notice quickly 3
    6) I tend to save a decent amount of my money 3
    7) predictability is important to me. the sooner I can know about things in advance, the better. 5
    8) when I'm under stress, things like health, finances, hygiene or other things that I normally stay on top of start to slip, sometimes severely. 3
    9) I'm acutely aware of cause and effect, particularly when the potential consequences are dire. if my friends listened to me more, they'd end up making a lot less stupid mistakes 1
    10) physical comfort is important to me. I can get distracted by things like uncomfortable seats, high humidity or bodily pain when I'm trying to enjoy time with my friends 5
    Sexual
    1) I have an addictive personality 3
    2) "if it's not worth doing in excess, it's not worth doing at all" 2
    3) people generally think I'm "too much". in lots of situations, I feel like it's expected of me to tone myself down considerably (which I will either refuse to do or do so begrudgingly) 1
    4) my energy is either "on" or "off". when I'm in the presence of someone who I vibe with my mind does an internal "YES! FINALLY!" and I try to start a conversation with that person 3
    5) I can be obsessive with my love interests. I am either clingy or have to try very hard not to be 3 (Honestly I'm not sure though.)
    6) I feel like a part of me is missing and am looking for someone to complete me. at times, this creates a raw sort of longing that can lead to emotional volatility 2
    7) I have strong impulses (particularly with regards to relationships). I frequently wish I didn't have to be so damn careful 0
    8) if I'm not in a relationship, I feel old. I don't know how it's possible for people to be happy without passionate intimacy, because being without it makes me feel dead 1
    9) I only feel alive when indulging my passions. sometimes this causes me to neglect other areas of my life 4
    10) people either love me or hate me, but either way, my personality grabs attention, whether I want it to or not ​0 (Not that I've noticed, anyway.)
    SO: 18
    SP: 31
    SX: 18

    Well then.
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  6. #5
    Type 9w1

    Good to see this project is still ongoing! I had:

    SO: 41
    SP: 31
    SX: 30
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  7. #6

    I did mine in Percentages.

    So = 36.47%
    Sp = 18.82%
    Sx = 44.71%

  8. #7

    @Swordsman of Mana

    What were your results?
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  9. #8
    Type 8w9

    SO: 10
    SP: 19
    SX: 37

    I think question 7 for SP should be rephrased or another example should be used. It ties too much with my enneagram core of needing to know things in advance due to the way avarice operates.

    I also think some of the SX questions should be re-phrased too, as they focus too much on id-drive, question 2 for example. I understand what it says and in such a sense I relate, but for me clearly, SX isn't so much about doing things in excess as much as it is an extreme focus on one thing. For me SX is more a compulsive need to share ideas and knowledge with other people so I think the essence of SX could still be captured but be more reflective of how non-id types view SX, too.

    For example, "When I tend to invest into something or decide to do something, I really put all my heart and energy into it."

    By phrasing it this way, you still capture the basic nature of it, that is, the extreme energy and focus investment, but it loses the excess-focus that I think is something 8s or 7s in particular might relate to. It's not necessarily about doing many things; it's about feeling or investing into something very passionately. Using words such as "excess" implies some kind of quantitive quality, e.g. I like to drink excessively which implies that the person likes to have a lot of drinks or go on binges. I think you can for example still enjoy ONE drink but really enjoy that one drink in an SX manner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wanderering ______ View Post
    @Swordsman of Mana
    What were your results?
    Sx: 43/50
    Sp: 38/50
    So: 8/50



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  11. #10

    Are you aware that the Social section has 11 questions instead of 10?
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