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This is a discussion on Enneagram vs. MBTI Same Type Compatibility within the Enneagram Personality Theory Forum forums, part of the Personality Type Forums category; Hello all, I was just wondering whether, from personal experience, you better get along with and/or understand someone of the ...

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    Enneagram vs. MBTI Same Type Compatibility

    Hello all,

    I was just wondering whether, from personal experience, you better get along with and/or understand someone of the same Enneagram type and different MBTI type or someone of the same MBTI type and a different Enneagram type. Why do you think that is?

    Looking forward to your replies!
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    Type 7w8

    Same Enneagram type, different MBTI type.

    I seem to have an instant attraction towards sevens in general. For INTJs, it depends. Maybe it's because I've suppressed my seven attributes for a long time, so that I now identify more with them. Or maybe it's because INTJs usually are rather unlike sevens, while I can still share preferences and cognitive functions with other MBTI types.

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    I agree with @Holunder . I have found compatibility, ability to get along, and understand others better to lie more with same enneagram type, different MBTI type.

    I find types 5, 7, 8 and 3 to be my favorites regardless of MTBI type. After typing this I wonder if this is due to my Ennegram being 7, having 3 and 8 in my tritypes, and point of integration being type 5. Should be interesting to see if this holds true for others.

    I can get along well with type 9 to a certain degree...I tend to part ways with them on what I perceive as sitting on the fence.

    I can get along well with type 6 for the most part....I tend to part ways with them when they go on their negative tirades and when they say things that are not so nice and they don't see the error of their ways (For instance, my mom).

    Types 4 and 1 tend to be the most challenging for me to relate to regardless MBTI type.
    Last edited by n2freedom; 08-02-2011 at 07:39 PM. Reason: added observation about my enneagram type
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    I agree with @Holunder and @n2freedom . I have plenty in common with the ISTJs I've interacted with in terms of the way we think and the crap we get annoyed at, but when it comes to sixes, there's a magnetism there. I've been close to sixes and really felt like we understood each other.

    I think it's because enneagram types are more about the experiences that brought us to where we are, and MBTI types are more about the way we're wired to take in, process, and express information. I think shared experiences do more to help us connect.

    I also relate very well to nines, and not so well to threes. Nines would be my direction of integration, and threes disintegration... I figure there's something to that.
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    Unknown

    @Stephen . Very insightful. I love your take on Enneagram vs MBTI that is a really really good way to describe it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen View Post
    I also relate very well to nines, and not so well to threes. Nines would be my direction of integration, and threes disintegration... I figure there's something to that.
    Hmm. That's an interesting theory. Good thing Nines get along with almost anyone, since we're disintegrating to hang out with you! Nah, but actually I like basically all of the 6s I've met.

    OT:
    I can't decide. Though I might be tempted into saying enneagram too because my best friend throughout childhood was/is probably a 9w1 like me, although she's an ESFP. She might be a 2 instead of a 9, but in that case, then she is at least high in 9 tendencies. But of course I get along with ISTJs too, as evidenced by my neglect of almost all of PerC besides the ISTJ board.

    I was thinking perhaps MBTI is more important since that is how you present yourself to the world whereas enneagram mostly just describes your motivations, thoughts, desires, and fears (things on the inside.)

    Or maybe superficially MBTI is more important whereas fundamentally enneagram is more important. Hmm.

    More thoughts?
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    Type 6

    I just found out that my husband (ISTP) is a 6w5 on the enneagram (I have no clue about his tri type) and I'm a 6w7. I find this really interesting since we're obviously very dissimilar by MBTI standards. I don't know if this is considered good for compatibility (probably not. We're apparently psychologically crossed lovers according to every theory =P
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    Type 6

    Quote Originally Posted by MBTI Enthusiast View Post
    Hmm. That's an interesting theory. Good thing Nines get along with almost anyone, since we're disintegrating to hang out with you! Nah, but actually I like basically all of the 6s I've met.

    OT:
    I can't decide. Though I might be tempted into saying enneagram too because my best friend throughout childhood was/is probably a 9w1 like me, although she's an ESFP. She might be a 2 instead of a 9, but in that case, then she is at least high in 9 tendencies. But of course I get along with ISTJs too, as evidenced by my neglect of almost all of PerC besides the ISTJ board.

    I was thinking perhaps MBTI is more important since that is how you present yourself to the world whereas enneagram mostly just describes your motivations, thoughts, desires, and fears (things on the inside.)

    Or maybe superficially MBTI is more important whereas fundamentally enneagram is more important. Hmm.

    More thoughts?
    I find that the enneagram, though I've relatively new to it still has helped me a lot in what motivates me (in my case fear. yay me.) So it's actually helped me more in understanding my problems and issues. MBTI is interesting to me because it's interesting to read about my skills and abilities and weaknesses, but I don't really get a sense of what to do with them as much as the enneagram seems to delve in to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Linnifae View Post
    MBTI is interesting to me because it's interesting to read about my skills and abilities and weaknesses, but I don't really get a sense of what to do with them as much as the enneagram seems to delve in to.
    Hmm, really? (Warning: Slight derail ahead!) All I know is that reading descriptions of my enneagram type usually depresses me while reading descriptions of my MBTI type usually motivates me. Heh.
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    Type 3

    Quote Originally Posted by MBTI Enthusiast View Post
    I was thinking perhaps MBTI is more important since that is how you present yourself to the world whereas enneagram mostly just describes your motivations, thoughts, desires, and fears (things on the inside.)

    Or maybe superficially MBTI is more important whereas fundamentally enneagram is more important. Hmm.
    Relating to others of the same Enneagram type makes sense. There'd be common values and life goals.

    Then again, we're likely to notice our differences the longer we interact with people (initially assumed to be similar to ourselves.) Spending a lot of time on the ISTJ board allowed me to observe some of the differences among our members. If I spent more time on the E3 board I'd probably start noticing slight dissimilarities among the different MBTI types.



    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen View Post
    I also relate very well to nines, and not so well to threes. Nines would be my direction of integration, and threes disintegration... I figure there's something to that.
    Feeling a bit sad and rejected here.
    I'll be in the corner sulking, thx.

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