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ENFP Enneagram Type?

  • Type 1 - The Reformer

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Type 2 - The Helper

    Votes: 12 20.0%
  • Type 3 - The Achiever

    Votes: 5 8.3%
  • Type 4 - The Individualist

    Votes: 8 13.3%
  • Type 5 - The Investigator

    Votes: 2 3.3%
  • Type 6 - The Loyalist

    Votes: 5 8.3%
  • Type 7 - The Enthusiast

    Votes: 13 21.7%
  • Type 8 - The Challenger

    Votes: 3 5.0%
  • Type 9 - The Peacemaker

    Votes: 12 20.0%

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Im 7w6 - I might be wrong in thinking ENFPs would typically be Type 7 too, but im stereotyping ....feel free to prove me wrong...im intrigued!! haha

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Counterphobic 6w7 3w2 9w8 Sx/So

Unsettled whether 6w7 or 3w2 is my core.
 

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9w1-3w4-7w6 is my best estimation. The 9w1 definitely dominates, and the 3w4 is always present. I'm just not completely sure about the head triad. (Maybe a five instead?)
 

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My tests alternate between 9w1 and 2w3. But I also relate to 7w6.
 

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My tests alternate between 9w1 and 2w3. But I also relate to 7w6.
The tests seem to like to sometimes type me as a 2 as well, when I really can't relate to the profiles one bit. There's an article somewhere on the commonality of 9's mistyping as 2's.
 

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Wow. I'm surprised at how many of you are actually 2s. I would have thought that the majority of ENFPs would be 7s.

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Yer absolutely thought that too...I suppose we all have potential other types within us or varying degree...but yer, interesting....hmm...very interesting lol
 

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I have a question: How do you guys figure out your tri-types? Do you just take an enneagram test and see which numbers you got the second and third highest scores on and then figure out the wings you relate to more?
 

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I have a question: How do you guys figure out your tri-types? Do you just take an enneagram test and see which numbers you got the second and third highest scores on and then figure out the wings you relate to more?
Well, you're going to be looking at one from the heart triad (2-4), one from the head triad (5-7) and one from the gut triad (8-1)---listed in order of strength. I personally wouldn't put much weight into the test as anything more than a starting point. There's lots of great articles around the forum. :happy:
 
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I have a question: How do you guys figure out your tri-types? Do you just take an enneagram test and see which numbers you got the second and third highest scores on and then figure out the wings you relate to more?
If anyone is interested you can look around this site: Type Stackings - the enneagram ...info from the underground

I wouldn't trust tests or the profiles. But a lot of research.

Looks like my image type is 2w3. That makes me:

counterphobic 6w7-2w3-9w8 Sx/So
 

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Type four all the way, but I always test as a seven which caused some confusion when I first got into the Enneagram. Proof you shouldn't trust the tests 100%, especially since they test your behaviors, not your motivations.

4w3-7w6-8w9 sx/so

If you're not sure of your wing, these descriptions help a lot. Descriptions of the Enneagram Wings
 

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I'm Type 2... :tongue:
 

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funny how this thread got a very heavy type 2 response from ENFP's, as my thread here (click me) got a different answer. Perhaps my test given wasn't trustable?

Does the type 2 really fit the ENFP better than the 7? It's good to point out that these types are supposed to be created throughout our adolescence as we seek value and reward in life, and function in a way that fits the stereotypes (in theory). Type 2's being feeling centered, and 7's thinking centered. Heres a few links as a trustworthy sources for information type 7 and type 2

I be would interested which type is dominant 2 or 7. Us ISTJ's are dominant type 1, but we all have a strong type 5 (as it's a belief in strong objectivity), but I think thats common amongst type 1's.

I found this nice illustration through this link: (click me for data)
 

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Mis-identifications between 2's and 7's
Grey posted this on our forums, which is quoting Enneagraminstitute.com

"These types are frequently mistaken because both can be emotional and histrionic, although the emotions of Sevens are more labile (changing quickly) than the feelings of Twos. Average Twos are friendly and effusive, even gushy and dramatic, although they take pains to express their warm, personal appreciation of other people. They are deeply feeling (one of the types in the Feeling Triad), and their feelings are intimately connected with their sense of self, their behavior, and their interactions with others.
Average Sevens are also histrionic in that they dramatize their emotions flamboyantly, although their emotions are usually shorter lived and wide-ranging–from elation to delight to giddiness to flightiness to highly negative displays of anger, frustration, vituperation, and rage at others. Twos, while needing to express their feelings, tend to be more low-keyed. (Unless they are very unhealthy, Twos do not express their anger at others as openly, nor do they ever display the range of emotions–or such a dazzling variety of them–as Sevens.)
Although both types are gregarious and enjoy being with people, their interpersonal styles are noticeably different. The Two is more interpersonal, genuinely friendly and warm, and interested in others–they would like to be the heart and soul of a family or community, the best friend or confidant everyone comes to for attention, advice, and approval. Twos want to be significant to others and on intimate terms with them, although sometimes they go too far, meddling too much and being too solicitous to make sure they are needed.
By contrast, Sevens do not get as involved in other people's lives. Sevens do not see themselves as the center of a community or family, but as members of a free-floating band of fellow adventurers whose own enjoyment is enhanced by being with others. Sevens do not like to eat or drink alone, or go to the theater alone, or go on vacation alone, but this does not always mean that they are great lovers of people. But it is certainly true that their activities are more enjoyable when others are around to contribute to the excitement and stimulation they seek. To provide themselves with the company of others, Sevens may pay for the pleasure, buying tickets for poorer friends, inviting them to dinner or the country house, and so forth. Sevens may thus exhibit a certain generosity, although their motives may well have less to do with helping needier friends than with making sure that they themselves have a good time by having others around.
While average Twos want others to need them, average Sevens do not want to be needed by anyone: just the reverse, they have little patience for anyone who is too dependent on them since dependents become a drain on their resources and limit their freedom. Average Twos can be possessive of their friends because they feel they have invested a lot of time and emotional energy in them and do not want to see them drift away. Average Sevens tend to be less attached to people. ("Fine. If you don't want to be with me, there are always more fish in the sea.") Sevens can be devoted to loved ones like anyone else, but they refuse to cling. Once they decide that a relationship is not working, they can end them fairly quickly. They may feel sad for a time, but seldom have regrets about their decisions. Twos can leave relationships behind as well, but have a lot more difficulty letting go.
Lastly, although Sevens are action-oriented and expressive, they are primarily thinking types. They are quick-witted and like to fill their minds with interesting possibilities and concepts. Although Twos can certainly be bright and knowledgeable, they really are feeling types and the juice for them is in the sharing of feelings and intimacies. It is probable that more Sevens misidentify themselves as Twos than vice versa. The differences between Leo Buscaglia and Ann Landers (Twos), and Timothy Leary and Joan Rivers (Sevens) may clarify these two types."
 

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Enneagram focuses on motivations rather than the behaviors. I think the above may be a tad misleading as there are behaviors discussed. In addition, I'm not sure about 2 being "feeling based".

Type 1 is anger based

Type 5 is fear based

Type 2 is image based

Type 6 & 7 is fear.

I know I'm a type 6 and that over half the population is type 6. I think your graft corresponds. However, people often mistype themselves. I know I previously mistyped from a 7 to a 9 and then back to 7 before I found my actual type.
 

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Enneagram focuses on motivations rather than the behaviors. I think the above may be a tad misleading as there are behaviors discussed. In addition, I'm not sure about 2 being "feeling based".
I was making reference to

and I don't think I mispoke and said "based" but instead "centered". My understanding of centered being thats how the type's characteristics are derived. So a type 1 like myself makes use of the conscience to form opinions, as the type 2 wants to be loved by others hence feeling centered. I am uncertain how that applies to type 7's though as they want to have fun more than anything else.

I know I'm a type 6 and that over half the population is type 6. I think your graft corresponds. However, people often mistype themselves.
I don't know if I believe that one. I have found so many type 2's and type 8's in my days. Then again 6's are hard to type as you alluded to, you could be right, I just have my doubts
 
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