How do you tell the difference between So/Sx and So/Sp? I'd very much like to hear your thoughts and opinions.
Funny - I saw Ellen DeGeneres commonly typed as a So/Sp 6w7. In case, are So/Sp truly cold and restrained?^^ They use the sexual instinct, which is the messiest of the instincts, to facilitate social bonds. That makes for a lot of awkwardness and dorkiness. Think Ellen Degeneres.
No, it depends on other aspects of their personalities. Perhaps Sp/So is more likely not to be attracted to crude humor, but I have known So/Sps with the raunchiest sense of humor.Sexual last feelers are usually quite humorless or at least don't like crude humour. Sexual lasts usually lack the "it" factor and can easily blend to the mass.
I conceptualize the difference in a similar way. So/Sp are speakers to groups and So/Sx are the best friend archetype. Obviously, there's more of an underlying zest for life with So/Sx. The So/Sp I have come across tend to be more sober and long-range planning focused.The way that I distinguish them is to look at So/Sp as 'politician' and So/Sx as 'buddy'.
As necessary annoyances, but more on the annoying than the necessary. I wouldn't go so far as to say I'm disconnected from my body, because that's not the case, but there is a level of physical detachment that is present. Food, shelter, adequate funds, these things don't concern me. I forget to attend to basic standards of hygiene simply because everything is more important/interesting. I have to be really grimey and dirty and just disgusting in order for me to realize (on my own! i don't ignore people when they tell me i should probably shower after 2 days of raging) that i need to take a shower and clean myself.How does So/Sx/Sp typically experience Self-Preservation?
Anecdotally, my 7w6 So/Sx ESTP younger sister really doesn't experience self-preservation. She drinks like mad and doesn't sleep properly. She asked me what a carb was last week...oh my sister hardly ever showers as well...yet she lives in the city.How does So/Sx/Sp typically experience Self-Preservation?
As necessary annoyances, but more on the annoying than the necessary.
I can't tell you how many times I've been told that I'm going to grind myself into nothing and burn out before I get close to retirement age... I also don't know how to respond to that.The talk about So/Sx not recognizing their physical state is really interesting, because everyone's descriptions are really adding up to what I would have otherwise written off, without enneagram background, as a "zany" personality. From the point of view of Self Pres coming first, the So/Sx look like they're going to destroy themselves out of simple unawareness at some point before their 40s - and for the old ones, the thought is "how the hell did they make it that far?"
Socionics - the16types.info - Instinctual StackingsThankfully, at the moment, I am quite sure that I am not Self-Preservation last.Four stackings to choose from left. Real challenge!