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    Type 7w6

    Stereotypes or Core Features You Don't Relate to With Your Core Type

    Do you know your core type with almost certainty but don't fit some of its key features? Do share! It might be helpful for someone who isn't sure of theirs. I've broken it down:


    1. What is your core type (with wing and instinct)?

    2. How sure are you?

    3. List some stereotypes you don't relate to.

    4. List some core features (from reliable sources) you don't relate to.

    5. If you don't relate to core features, what makes you sure of your type? (Optional)


    Keep suggestions on other peoples' types to a minimum here. Feel free to PM people if you think they aren't the type they suggest.
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  2. #2
    Type 2w1

    1. What is your core type (with wing and instinct)? ISFJ

    2. How sure are you? 100% sure. I always, always, always score ISFJ and have since I was like 12. :P

    3. List some stereotypes you don't relate to: "Doesn't like theory/higher education" - actually, I wish I could live at school. I love deep intellectual discussions. I am currently completing a masters in theology and before that I studied art history and cultural studies.

    4. List some core features (from reliable sources) you don't relate to: ISFJs have a hard time not secretly judging those who don't fit their personal values (deviant folks). I'm not sure how much I can relate to this.

    5. If you don't relate to core features, what makes you sure of your type? (Optional)

    Even though I love theory, I have realized that I actually become quite frustrated when I am unable to ground theories in my personal experiences or the concrete world. So there's a limit to how theoretical I can be. Also, I know I'm an S because I'm very observant (but have a harder time knowing things intuitively), I'm gullible (take people at face value), I love taking care of the details and DOING what needs to be done to execute an idea, and I love to home-make (i.e. make living spaces feel warm and welcoming).



  3. #3
    Type 7w6

    Psst, @old_bean , we're in the Enneagram forum ;)

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  5. #4
    Type 2w1

    Lol, yeah, I JUST realized that now. Woops!!
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  6. #5
    Type 6w7

    1. What is your core type (with wing and instinct)?
    6w7 sp/sx

    2. How sure are you?
    90% sure.

    3. List some stereotypes you don't relate to.
    I think it might be quicker to list the stereotypes I do relate to -_-

    4. List some core features (from reliable sources) you don't relate to.
    - Fear is not the worst thing ever. I don't avoid or "fear" my anxiety.
    - I don't really care enough about most things to be super vigilant or to always question them.
    - The concepts of "trust," "loyalty," and "betrayal" don't cross my mind unless someone else mentions it.
    - I am not sociable, optimistic, or peppy. (w7)
    - I think the more graphic sp/sx descriptions are gross and uncalled for.

    5. If you don't relate to core features, what makes you sure of your type? (Optional)
    Eh. Due to the type in question being 6, it's more like "I know I embody the motivations of type 6" than it is "I totally fit authors' ideas of what 6 is."
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  7. #6

    1. What is your core type (with wing and instinct)?
    sx/sp 5w6

    2. How sure are you?
    99.99% (always have to leave some possibility for error no matter how small)

    3. List some stereotypes you don't relate to.
    Don't have feelings - This article describes it better than I can.

    4. List some core features (from reliable sources) you don't relate to.
    From Riso:

    • Basic Fear: Being useless, helpless, or incapable
    • Basic Desire: To be capable and competent


    5. If you don't relate to core features, what makes you sure of your type? (Optional)
    It's more about being prepared before jumping in. Habit is to extensively research and analyze mentally, put pieces together until they create a logical whole (big picture containing the pieces) - delay jumping into action because there always seems to be more to analyze or that's missing before the big picture is complete. Often don't trust other people's process for doing this so would rather analyze the raw data myself.
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    Type 1w2


    1. What is your core type (with wing and instinct)?
    7w8 Sp/Sx

    2. How sure are you?
    95%

    3. List some stereotypes you don't relate to

    • Not keeping commitments (this does happen, but I also tend to stay in commitments much longer than I should)
    • Scattered interests (I am scattered within my interests, not scattered with topics of interest)
    • Avoidance of pain (I'm aware of my own pain and dark side, but not the full extent. Physical pain doesn't really bug me either)
    • Optimist (I tend to look at the negatives and get caught in thickets of negative perception despite hoping for better)
    • Intellectual (I only sound intellectual. Truly smart people are aware of what's in front of them, and I'm not always great at that/would rather synthesize something new.)
    • Wild (I have no issues with a shakeup or doing something bold, but not if it's going to lead to being arrested or calling the fire department. Make it loud and clear, but make it measured too)
    • Idealistic (this is true, but I don't always look like an idealist on the outside)
    • Not Serious (people think I have a stick up my ass and take things like work, personal life etc way too seriously)
    • Party animal (I'll beat you in a whiskey drinking contest to the point you're gurgling alcoholic vomit in your sleep - WHEN I party, but that is very rare. I would rather sit around on the computer on a Friday).
    • Argumentative (only if you're impeding on my space, or I'm bored)
    • Materialistic (would be more likely to try and go without)


    4. List some core features (from reliable sources) you don't relate to.


    • Honestly, I relate to all of the critical features of my core type. It's the stereotypes I believe to be badly misaligned.
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    Type 8w9

    1. What is your core type (with wing and instinct)?
    5w4 sx/sp

    2. How sure are you?
    Extremely sure.

    3. List some stereotypes you don't relate to.
    Bookish, nerdish, emotional robot, researcher, scientist, knowledge-hoarder, master of a specific trade.

    4. List some core features (from reliable sources) you don't relate to.
    What core features?

  10. #9
    Type 7w6

    1. What is your core type (with wing and instinct)?

    7 Sp/Sx

    2. How sure are you?

    Over 90%

    3. List some stereotypes you don't relate to.

    ~ I am fairly conscientious. Not in a "right/wrong", "good/bad" universal sense, but moreso a personal "healthy/unhealthy", "worthwhile/waste", "meaningful/meaningless", "advantageous/unhelpful". I find the "should"s in my head, as annoying as they are, actually help me accomplish what's important to me.

    ~ I consider myself responsible. I tend to follow through on things I actually (not hypothetically) say I'll do.

    ~ I am never bored. My mind is endless entertainment. One of my favourite things to do is be alone in a comfortable room for hours. The only times I've been "bored" is when I've been trapped in a situation with unpleasant people that I couldn't for whatever reason escape.

    ~ I do not avoid my pain. Rather, I usually don't realize it's there.

    ~ I am not "socially confident". I actually have social anxiety and have been shy my whole life. The thing is I actively go against my fears because it's "worthwhile".

    ~ I am definitely not in any way a "people person". That applies more to 2, 6, 9, and maybe 3 anyway. I'm an idea person.

    4. List some core features (from reliable sources) you don't relate to.

    (Most of these are probably from R&H, but others not).

    ~ Meaningless entertainment bothers me. I need to either be learning, intellectually stimulated, emotionally moved, or otherwise productive in some sense. That could be playing video games stoned, so long as any of the previous criteria have been met. Internally, I know when it's "too much" of something, and I can reasonably self-adjust.

    ~ I'm not all that spontaneous. I definitely act before I think sometimes, but usually my mind sits in the future and envisions how to make things happen. I usually refuse activities when not given enough prior notice.

    ~ I considered myself a true introvert for many years. Now I can see I have qualities of both sides, but still identify with introversion more strongly.

    5. If you don't relate to core features, what makes you sure of your type? (Optional)

    ~ Reading descriptions that were NOT some of the popular ones online made me better understand this type. When I first learned about enneagram, I immediately discounted 7 because it almost seemed opposite to me. I related most to 5 and 8.

    ~ Reading any Sp 7 description out there can send shivers down my spine. Definitely sealed my type when I was uncertain. The Sp 7 sounds quite different than what most people picture when they think 7. Reading Naranjo also confirmed this for me.

    ~ The enneagram was able to point out to me some flaws I was barely aware of, and others which I didn't even consider could negatively impact me/others. No other type has done this for me to this extent.

    ~ I can make a list of things I do relate to. It would include undying optimism, narcissism, self-absorption, aggressive positivity, excitement, extreme love of variety, fear of commitment, fear of living anywhere long-term, extreme fear of/aversion to taking care of others, thirst for freedom, thirst for collecting experience, fear of deprivation, fear of physical barriers, and so on.
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    1. What is your core type (with wing and instinct)?

    9w8, sx/so

    2. How sure are you?

    90%

    3. List some stereotypes you don't relate to.

    Being a door-mat. I don't let people walk all over me. I am quick to police my boundaries when people try to cross or ignore them.

    Being unambitious; I am more ambitious than most of the people I know and I seem to have a much clearer picture of what it is I want to achieve than they do.

    4. List some core features (from reliable sources) you don't relate to.

    Resignation/apathy. I am very indifferent about little things in life that I am not overly concerned about. So, in ever day life I come off as very chill. But, when it comes to things which are important to me I am demanding and quite picky. If things don't work out the way I had planned I will figure out where I went wrong and try, try again.

    Gluttony. Naranjo in particular seems to equate enneagram point nine with being endomorphic and/or obese, and suggests that SP-nines exist in a state of "I eat, therefore I am." I am sp-last so that might have something to do with it, but I can't see any of that in myself.

    5. If you don't relate to core features, what makes you sure of your type? (Optional)

    I relate intensely with the idea of Holy Love, and I can see that it is something which troubles me day in, day out. Looking back on my life so far, I can clearly identify when I took very round-about paths in attempting to secure the affection of people, in order to fill the sort of emptiness that I experience. Such experiences fit Almaas' concept of 'localized love' to the letter. It's scary how much his writing in particular describes me.

    The concept of 'fusion' as described by Naranjo for sx-9 is very accurate in describing my experiences as well.
    Last edited by Father of Dragons; 12-12-2013 at 06:10 PM. Reason: 97.5% was too high :0
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