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Birdie Borracho
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Pretty self-explanatory.

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I find it harder to relate to enneagram types than I do the MBTI. I'm such a mix of things that it eventually becomes tiresome to research, so I just give up. I wish there were more in-depth information on different tri-types.

I also feel like I've learned more from the MBTI about myself, as well as others.
 

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Well in general I'm more interested what drives people and why than how they process information. Anyway aren't MBTI and enneagram in correlation? Why are they correlating?

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Birdie Borracho
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I prefer socionics, but I think Mbti and socionics describe the same types so I don't mind using the Mbti labels. Enneagram is decent, but the system is pretty complete so theres not much to study in my opinion.
Fair, I meant MBTI in the vernacular sense.
 

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Hmmm find both to be quite fascinating.
I think mbti deals more with what we know about ourselves and how we behave. I prefer directly studying Jung's ideas.
But enneagram is moreso the things we often hide like our inner fears...
They're both valuable in different ways because of that and I like how they balance eachother.
Enneagram makes me see stuff about myself that I previously felt but hadn't identified as being a part of myself.

I can't remember what else I was going to say... I'll be back again:kitteh:
 

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I haven't bothered enough with enneagram, to be honest. MBTI is the one I definitely prefer
 

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Birdie Borracho
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i prefer MBTI but i find most people tend to correlate MBTI types to enneagram types in an almost exclusive manner
I used to do that. I've found there is correlation, like ENTP 7 is most common for ENTP. But, all combos do exist, just some more likely than others
 

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Enneagram is a pain to deal with because of the ever growing variables. You start with a core type, then you've got wings, instinctual variants, the triads, countertypes, the positive outlook vs competency vs reactive thing, tritypes, etc. There's actually a point where it can be justified to be a 5 and be socially extroverted... MBTI is simple to deal with, and doesn't come with active witch hunts concerning mistypes.

I guess both can be as equally useful, but the way the Enneagram is designed makes me want to bash my head in a wall. MBTI by default.
 

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I voted both. I find MBTI much easier to understand, thanks to the breakdown of functions and whatnot. But enneagram is quite a bit more interesting, as it deals with base fears and defense mechanisms. And I quite enjoy seeing how one affects the other. To me anyway, it seems like enneagram gives each person's MBTI type a certain 'flavor', if that makes any sense.

As a side note, I also think the varient stackings (sp/sx/so) are fun to throw in the mix too. There's a lot more that goes into a person than just one type or another.
 

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I suppose MBTI if I have to pick. One's better because I know about the other, though. They each contribute to a bigger picture.
 

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I like both. Enneagram is easier to understand, it deals with motivations and insecurities, which intuitively make sense to me, whereas I had to learn the cognitive functions one by one and how they present in real time.

Knowing how people think and value info is fascinating; understanding and zeroing in on their internal motivations is more obvious but amusing. Mind traps make me laugh.
 
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