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Do you necessarily must have the same instinctual variation across the tritypes?

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So I know that I'm most definitely SP/Soc across all my tritypes...but I'm wondering if this must necessarily be the case...

Can you have SP on one of the tritypes but then Sexual on another? If uniformity of instincts across the tritypes must necessarily happen, why is that the case?
 

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If uniformity of instincts across the tritypes must necessarily happen, why is that the case?
Because instincts come first and are innate whereas type is at least a little nurture-dependent (IMO).

There's a theory out there that if one was 1-2-5 sx/so then their types would be:
1 sx/so
2 so/sp
5 sp/sx

Frankly I don't see it as valid, because to me it smells too much like cherry-picking types and ignoring how the system is supposed to work. But then I'm a skeptic and hate seeing shortcuts for introspection used xD
I haven't even really seen that theory mentioned in more than a couple threads, so I don't think a lot of others use it, either.
 

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So/Sx fits my 6w7 and my 4w3, 1w2...its kinda strange

Social/Sexual (6 - Six)

This type can be very different from the other social type, because with this type, security comes from making alliances with individuals. Their weakness comes from their self-pres instinct being last, so they are not as independent as the self-pres/soc. They rely on key people in their lives when doubt sets in. Their security comes from maintaining close bonds. They fear rejection much more then the soc/self-pres. This softens the strong stances seen in the soc/self-pres, because the soc/sex doesn’t find its security in organizations and government. They go through life looking for the people they think will be able to direct them. On the down side, they can make individuals into their authority figures and rely too much on them. They are a lighter Six. They go with the flow more than the other subtypes. They are likely to use humor to charm people, but on the down side may whine and complain about their circumstances to garner support. When healthier, their charm, enthusiasm and curiosity are infectious. They are very loyal friends, although that can be said more or less about all reasonably healthy Sixes. But with the self-pres/soc and the soc/sex nothing much more then your support is required, for maintaining their friendship.

Social/Sexual (4 - Four)

This is overall the "lightest" type Four when it comes to social interaction. They are likely to utilize charm and humor. This type is more scattered and can be down right disorganized. They can drift through life always feeling like an outsider, yet they usually have friends. They can alternate from being the life of the party to withdrawing. Intimates will know of their insecurities and dark moody side while acquaintances will see a softer, friendlier side. This subtype’s energy is geared towards people, but they never feel as though they really fit in. They are often quite creative, talented people who have many interests, but they frequently lack the energy to actually accomplish what they would like. They can drift and withdraw very easily. When healthy and with the right support from friends (and perhaps a little push) they tap into their instinctual energy. When they do this, they begin to see how much they can accomplish. A positive connection to others helps them stay focused.

Social/Sexual (1 - One)

The social/sexual One will have the same concerns as the social/self-pres types, however those concerns center more on individuals. Rules aren’t quite as important. They will zero in on what they want to make better and the intensity of their conviction is more obvious. Along with this, they are more personable, somewhat "lighter" and don’t generally take themselves as seriously. They can have a great sense of humor.

On the down side, their sensitivity can cause them to hold grudges. Because the self-pres instinct is last, this subtype could easily be mistaken for other enneatypes. Along with the sexual/social subtype, they can even be somewhat sloppy. Usually, there is still a sense of organization and a desire to do the job right, but there is much less emphasis on perfectionism in the material, physical environment. Most of their focus is on people and society. With this as their focus, they can be quite persuasive when it comes to their chosen causes. On the down side, when this extra outward energy is taken too far, they can approach the world with the attitude that they need to be right at all costs.
 
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