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Recently I've being going back and forth on whether I am a 6w7 or a 9w1 with a 7 fix since, now that my mental health has improved a little bit, I can see that some of my natural habits are 7-esque. Still, I don't relate to the "glutton" ego fix or the "intense desire for things" that is described in the 7 descriptions, so I've been contemplating that I might have been right from the beginning in thinking I was a 6 core. So....

1) What types do you identify as? (Specifically looking for mbti, instinctual variants, maybe tritype just to put things into context)
2) To what degree do you relate to the type 7 descriptions?
3) How do you think your 7 fix manifests in your life?
 

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Krayfish said:
1) What types do you identify as? (Specifically looking for mbti, instinctual variants, maybe tritype just to put things into context)
Tbh I'm not too sure of being a 6, I've been feeling frustrated with the system lately and 6 feels like it could be right so I am trying to explore it more by reading this forum and hopefully posting here a bit more. Good thread! :D

Other than that, I used to be sure of Fe and I feel Se valuing but been kinda ignoring socionics lately.
For instincts probably sp/sx.

I have a very hard time typing myself and getting typed, considering mainly 2, 3, 6, typed as 9w8 for a while but it feels very wrong now.

2) To what degree do you relate to the type 7 descriptions?
In a way I don't really relate at all...used to think I was 5 or 6w5 fixed but if I am core 6 then 6w7 seems more likely...
But at the same time I am quite 7-ish in ways, like I'm literally gluttonous, I love food, I love treating myself, I always need to bring home with me a snack or something to make existence bearable, I've always been like that, especially if I'm doing something fun I get this high and then when it's over I crash, I need a new fix immediately.
I always got bored easily, I was an introvert-ish child and didn't have many friends (and remembering now, I'd often hide from friends I had, like during summer break I'd pretend I wanted to see them but couldn't because I was out of town even though I wasn't, don't think I was fully aware of it back then, think I saw myself as an extrovert even though I was shy) yet I also didn't have many introverted interests, had no clue how to entertain myself especially in the long run, always wanted to go somewhere, watch movies, buy new toys and clothes, thinking and talking about buying new things, I fantasized about all the toys and candy I wanted falling from the sky just for me, and I thought about what a great playground the roof of our building would make.
My father and grandma found me to be exhausting, I kinda tried to make them be everything for me...or like grandma would often tell me "You need to find a boyfriend to fight with" lol because it seemed I guess like I sometimes craved drama yet in school I was very shy and sweet and quiet, no one could imagine me raising my voice.

I'm also...not very serious, but it's hard to explain in what way exactly, it's strange but I'm starting to see most people as so...dramatic in how seriously they take themselves and everything else, hard to explain. I take some things seriously, I don't run away from seriousness at all, but...

Also I love fun I guess but I'm not the type of person to talk a lot about having fun in that sense, but like I love concerts, I love fairs, I love crowds...but I recently told someone in a pm, hate people seeing me have fun, to the point that I go out of my way to not have too much fun visibly in case someone will notice lol, can't imagine going to a concert not alone, I wouldn't feel free, also usually don't say "I had so much fun" and such.

What I don't relate to about 7 is I think anxiety, for me there doesn't seem to be anxiety surrounding 7 issues :/
If anything I relate it a bit more to type 8 lust or something or sp maybe, or Se, I can get really want-y but I'm not...idk, 7 seems to be more idealistic and poetic about some things in a way, more intelectualized id in a way? There's something about it I can't wrap my head around. And I don't fear my inner world or feel the need to keep moving, the 'high' thing I described earlier feels different.
And 6w7 is strange to me because I never related to wanting experiences or to be brave and such yet feeling pulled back by fear or superego or something, I mean...I could make a case for it but it doesn't feel right, I have maybe a similar thing but it feels like the individual pieces look misleadingly similar yet the picture they make is different, if that makes sense. For what it's worth for the longest time I thought that if I do have 7 influence it's more likely to be 7w8 than 6w7 or 7w6. Don't think it has to mean anything in terms of actual type but I do experience my 7 influence as being a bit 8-ish more than 6-ish, like I feel I go from 5/6 to 7/8 rather than being more 6/7.

3) How do you think your 7 fix manifests in your life?
Think I answered :unsure:
 

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1. 6w7-4w5-1w2 sp/sx (check the sig you wiener)

2. I relate somewhat to the 7 descriptions, although I'm definitely not that extroverted or positive or anything. I know that the "party animal" stereotype is exaggerated for 7s, but still. I identified as a 7w6 for a short period of time, but then I realized that while I am fantasy-prone and have rose-colored glasses, I think most ENFPs can relate to that. I'm also very conscientious and prone to guilt, which I don't think a 20-year-old 7 would feel; maybe an older one, but not one as young as me, or at least not as acutely.

3. 7 manifests itself in interesting ways for me. When you first meet me, I'm shy and anxious, like a stereotypical phobic 6 might appear; however, while I do have anxiety, it's mostly social anxiety. Once I find people that I am comfortable with, I quickly warm up and become much more talkative like a 7 might be. I have a good sense of humor and am very witty and quick -- 6s are often referred to as such, but it's definitely enhanced by 6w7. The 6w5s I know are much more wry and caustic than I am, even though I have my moments. While I am an anxious person, I also love thrilling sensory experiences, like roller coasters, spicy food, and "hard" rock (it's not that hard to me, but whatever). Most people are surprised that I enjoy such things, because I strike them as a mild person -- and I am, but I have that "edge" to me, that penchant for more "extreme" things.
 

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1) What types do you identify as? (Specifically looking for mbti, instinctual variants, maybe tritype just to put things into context)
It's in my sig, and I feel comfortable with most of it except for a slim chance I'm ISFP instead.

I'm also absurdly Leisurely if you know about Oldham.

2) To what degree do you relate to the type 7 descriptions?
I mean, kind of? I don't think most 7 descriptions are all that good to begin with, but even with my own concept of 7 I can't really justify typing as one. I relate to their "planning" and "distraction" mechanisms, but not to much else. Though if my 6w7 typing is wrong, I would probably be either 1w9 or 7w6.

3) How do you think your 7 fix manifests in your life?
I'm always planning, but never doing.
I use distraction as a coping mechanism.
I'm impulsive and excitable, at rare times.
I like doing new things; being adventurous is a valued trait.
"Suspicious" isn't often a word that would get applied to me.
And "vigilant" would be laughable.
I kinda like having people on my side...
I'm really eager to get past any mundanities.
I'm more openly Reactive.
I'm very idealistic, albeit very critical.

On the other hand, I'm really inexpressive and unsociable (I'm amicable, but not sociable), so I don't initially seem like a 6w7. But I think it's my INTJ showing through, 'cause a lot of my fears and coping mechanisms are 6w7ish... Just not all my behavior. (Not that I think MBTI=behavior, either.)

Edit: I should also add that the simple fact that I had a very (unwillingly) non-social childhood factors in, and I have pretty bad depression which, by itself, would easily explain the above paragraph.
 

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1) What types do you identify as? (Specifically looking for mbti, instinctual variants, maybe tritype just to put things into context)

INFP soc/sx 6w7-2w3-9w8 (or maybe 6w7-9w8-2w3, anyway, you get the idea)

2) To what degree do you relate to the type 7 descriptions?

Generally, quite a bit. The first type I identified with after encountering the Enneagram was 7w6. I did realize it didn't seem quite right, but it was the first one I could put a finger on and say, "that sounds like me". Scattered, enthusiastic, variety-seeking, and so on.

My best friend in college (3w4) and I had a running joke that internally I was 8 and she was 88. I definitely associate with that childlike sense of excitement and curiosity, which is frequently mentioned in 7 profiles. I am always thinking about the next adventure, whether that's travel or a new job or a fun event, and my mind probably runs too fast, too far for its own good (head triad problems). I am also a generalist learner - a little bit of everything - and tend to be a skillful "dabbler", but not a natural specialist. Lastly - I remember one 7 profile bit that really stuck with me - talking about a 7 traveller who would be inclined to shove all the countries on their list. I have that struggle frequently - even just getting frozen yogurt, trying to try everything that sounds remotely appealing and coming up with a frankenstein of a flavor mix as a result (that I still reasonably enjoy, usually, just maybe not as much as a more cultivated choice!)

3) How do you think your 7 fix manifests in your life?

Definitely in small choices, like with the yogurt. Relatedly I have a small collection of art supplies, of jewelry, and of perfumes. It's not a "material" thing - I don't tend to purchase large amounts of items or expensive ones - but a desire to try out lots of different and new options. I also collect screenshots of everything I love and it takes up an insane amount of my device storage. I have to purge them regularly. My excuse to myself is I'm going to use them as a reference for art, which I often do. But you just can't use eight thousand pictures. Each month. Lol. :)

I am sort of a kid in a lot of ways. I like to play, to wander, to explore. I'm curious about everything and I'm usually up for an adventure, even though I'm shy. As a 6, I'm a hard worker, but I look for ways to have fun and learn new things at work. I like coloring my spreadsheets with seasonal colors, I like writing personalized notes when I have to send memos or packets to certain people, I like asking people about their individual experiences and what's going on in their worlds. I'm always looking to expand my view, to learn more. People are endless sources of information. I can't understand others that say certain people are boring. If they're boring, you're not trying hard enough. Keep asking - there's something weird or astounding in them, always.

Finally, I have a hard time feeling satisfied. I have to make a real effort to slow down and enjoy. I tend to move too quickly through things or be so engaged in hunting down the next task that I miss what's at hand. My ISFJ 9w1 sp/soc husband is great in helping me curb this impulse. Just today he said to me in the car, put your phone down. It's beautiful out. And he was right. Thanks to him I immersed myself in the beautiful world of fall color outside.

Paradigm said:
I'm always planning, but never doing.
I use distraction as a coping mechanism.
I'm impulsive and excitable, at rare times.
I like doing new things; being adventurous is a valued trait.
"Suspicious" isn't often a word that would get applied to me.
And "vigilant" would be laughable.
I kinda like having people on my side...
I'm really eager to get past any mundanities.
I'm more openly Reactive.
I'm very idealistic, albeit very critical.
Lol me toooooo

Though honestly I'm excitable all the time. :blushed:
 

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I am also a generalist learner - a little bit of everything - and tend to be a skillful "dabbler", but not a natural specialist.
Oh yeah, I forgot that part. 7s are more jack-of-all-trades than 5s. Not that it's impossible for 5s to be a generalist, but they tend to specialize more often.

I tend to be a jack-of-all-trades, too. I used to think it was a bad thing, but now I can see the merits of both.

Lol me toooooo
Though honestly I'm excitable all the time. :blushed:
Haha, I wish I was more often tbh. I probably would be if I had stronger emotions. Even my friends can be surprised when I get excitable, because it's rare I get excited for something in the first place. (If I had guess why, it's probably because I'm so critical of things that nothing lives up to my expectations, so why bother getting excited? Ahhh idealism.)

But like, yesterday my (ISFJ, either 2w3 or 9w8) friend practically bombarded me with enthusiasm when I finally showed up, and internally I was just like, "Uh... Idk how to respond to this." Externally I was still like, "Uh... Hi?" It felt very overwhelming. Luckily she knows me very well and takes that kind of response in stride xD

I also collect screenshots of everything I love and it takes up an insane amount of my device storage. I have to purge them regularly.
Speaking of ISFJs, this sounds a lot like Si. As an NP, you'd be prone to this, too ;)
 
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