Looking for both MBTI and Enneagram typings:
1. Is there anything that may affect the way you answer the questions? For example, a stressful time, mental illness, medications, special life circumstances? Other useful information includes sex, age, and current state of mind.
No, no issues except frustration at not being able to find my type on my own. And why would gender and age be used in typing if not for stereotyping?
2. Study these two images here and here. Which one do you prefer and why? How would you describe it?
I know taste is subjective and blah blah blah but it escapes me why anyone would choose the second one. I love croissants like crazy, but that picture is stale and not particularly well taken. Anyway I chose #1 because I love aurora borealis since I was a kid. It's an incredible magical thing, I loved reading His Dark Materials and seeing that I wasn't the only one who thought those lights were a glimpse into another realm. I also love beaches at night, so much mystery and potential, it gives me the sensation that something important is about to happen, an encounter with something otherworldly perhaps. The sea represents that to me, the unknown.
3. Please describe yourself as a person if you were to introduce yourself to someone else like in a cover letter. What kind of person are you and why?
Hate that as I don't think most people can be objective about themselves. We either undersell ourselves or overdo it. Let's see: I'm a curious and investigative person who loves to explore theories and can't give myself (or anyone else) a rest until I get to an answer. I have a very sharp eye for mistakes and anything that doesn't fit in, and very high standards. I'm impatient both mentally and physically and wish I had any discipline to speak of. I'm a highly visual person who loves art and anything that investigates our world and our minds.
4. What kind of person would you LIKE to be? Why? What kind of person would you NOT want to be? Why?
I wish I was more patient and disciplined, and not terrified of failing and making a fool of myself. My very low threshold for not fun and interesting activities and pain holds me back. But nothing is a bigger weakness than my obsession at only showing myself excelling or at the very least being competent in front of others. I read something about not starting things for not wanting to be seen at the bottom that really stroke a cord.
I'd hate to be a stupid, biased, incapable of being objective and realistic person.
5. Do you think there are any differences to how you described yourself and how people actually perceive you?
Obviously, as with all humans. My vulnerability and fears aren't visible, and so I appear tougher and more detached than I really am.
How do you think others would describe you? If there are any discrepancies between these two that are you are aware of; do you know why exactly that is?
Kind of already did, see above. I've always been described as very intelligent, fast thinking and insightful, critical and demanding quality. Those are correct perceptions.
What in life do you find to be of importance? Why?
To be happy, however that looks like. There are many other things, but it'd take too long. My #1 tip is: use critical thinking, don't be a tool. A mind is a terrible thing to waste.
How do you react to new situations in your life?
Absurdly vague questions get absurdly vague answers: it depends.
Can you describe an event in your life where you were in an unknown situation? How did you deal with it?
I got a trip to an amusement park as a Christmas gift, and I'd never traveled without a parent. At first I was kinda hoping something would go wrong because I was very stressed about my finals results, I feared not making it. But then as soon as we hit the road I became enamored by the view and didn't even sleep at night. There was only an older man awake I remember, I wonder what he was thinking. I didn't really enjoy the park as the rides traumatized me, but I loved the freedom and independence I had, I remember not feeling like I needed anyone. I went with an aunt, but we're not that close and I kinda ditched her early on. What I really did love was exploring the places. I forgot everything about my exams results.
Please describe yourself when you are in a stressful situation. How do you act and why? Real life experiences are welcome.
Sorry but I'm not going there. If I have to recall those instances in detail the anxiety might come back.
Please describe yourself when you are in an enjoyable situation. How do you act and why? Real life experiences are welcome.
This is a terrible question, because if one is enjoying themselves then they are not self aware. how can we describe what happiness feels like? I don't know, I just feel great.
Describe your relationship to socialization. How do you perceive one-on-one interaction? How do you perceive group interaction?
I don't care how many people are there as long as it's good company.
Describe your relationship to society. What are the elements of it you hold important or unimportant (e.g. social norms, values, customs, traditions)? How do you see people as a whole?
A necessary evil. I like the idea, but we never had a good practice of it. I'm tired just thinking about going into it too much. I think that as long as you're not hurting or offending anyone unjustly you can do whatever you want, but you should be ready for consequences. It's important to respect the cultural context one is living in if you're an immigrant or traveler, as you were the one to choose to live there. You shouldn't expect a culture to accommodate you, it's the other way around.
Describe your relationship to authority. How do you perceive authority? What does it mean to you, and how do you deal with it?
Except for the law (and even then) I don't recognize authority easily. I respect teachers for example, but if they're being incompetent or unjust (like being biased or making arbitrary decisions) I'll call them out.
Describe your relationship to order and chaos. What do order and chaos mean to you? How do they manifest in your daily life?
I don't like chaos unless it's a non serious situation. For fun is great, but everything needs structure. I'm not naturally disciplined, left to my own devices I can waste a lot of time. I'm messy to a point, but serious mess, specially physical, makes me very anxious.
What is it that you fear in life? Why? How does this fear manifest to you both in how you think and how you act?
Not being able to become what I envision, not being good enough. Having to settle for a passionless life. Anything bad happening to me or my family. Not finding the place/people I belong with. It makes me suffocated with internal pressure and frozen, with serious fear of commitment (don't wanna get stuck).
What is it that you desire in life? What do you strive to achieve? Why? Where do you think these drives and desires stem from or are inspired by?
To be happy doing what I love and being with people I feel are family to me. I don't know, I was born with it I guess.
a) What activities energize you most? b) What activities drain you most? Why?
a) So many: music and dance (whether is watching/listening or doing it myself), watching or reading interesting material, specially lengthy and colorful analysis, trying to uncover any sort of mystery, taking pictures and editing videos.
b) House chores, serving people or attending to them in any form (except family for short periods), writing at length about anything uninteresting to me at the moment, explaining myself to people who just don't get it.
Why do you want to know your type?
I have to, both because it's a point of reference to the theories themselves and because I want to use it for self actualization/health. And because it's humiliating to not know when it's been years and I can type others correctly but not myself.
What type do you think you are? Why this/these type(s)?
Either an NT (minus INTP) or an STP. Based on my priorities and decision making.
Is there a type that appeals to you, to your self-perception, that you would like to be? Why? If you know your enneagram, please post this here. If you have done any online function tests such as the Keys2Cognition, it helps if you post these results here as well.
Yes, but my preferences change sometimes even on the same day. Many types are really cool, so it's hard to choose.
These results are hilarious, an ISTP withe excellent Ne, that's funny.