I'm pretty sure I'm a 4w5, but in the past few years it seems like my feelings have settled somewhat and I don't experience a lot of the emotional turmoils I used to. Not sure if I'm supposed to do both lists or only the Four one to see if I show 9-ish characteristics, but here goes:
Can Fours typically:
9.1. Hate unnecessary drama.
I think people who like drama actually like the emotional intensity that comes with it. Personally, I don't like drama -- but maybe it's because I find the emotions that come from unnecessary drama shallow, loud and totally unpretty.
9.2.Seek to be of service to others wherever possible, enjoy looking after those close to them, making them smile.
Yes, but only with people I really care about. Normally I'm not a people-pleaser. I can be nice, but I have too little energy to take care of everyone.
9.3. Resort to happy fantasy until problems 'blow over' rather than dwelling.
Never. For me, that's a bad strategy. If you have problems you need to dig deep, try to understand it and deal with it.
9.4. Usually seek to people please, not always jump to defend their thoughts/values/feelings when they feel it might cause friction.
Nope. The only reason that I don't try to argue my point about something is that I don't have enough energy to do it. For things I care passionately about, though, I will defend it to the death.
9.5. Like being 'normal.'
Generally, no. Sometimes I have that longing to be like everyone else and fit in, but that's just when I'm stressed and don't have a lot of self-confidence.
9.6. Be low maintainance.
Physically, yes. Emotionally, not at all. I'm pretty high-maintenance when it comes to attention
9.7. See the positives in most things/people.
Yep. I try to find excuses for people. However, if they're openly mean, manipulative, evil, I resort to hating them very quickly.
9.8. Present a cheerful face to the world.
I try to, because I don't want people who care about me to worry.
9.9. Not dwell on their insecurities much.
Once I'm aware of my own insecurities, I try to understand them so that I can overcome them. So, I guess, no.
Can Nines typically:
4.1. Be openly emotional by nature (albeit to friends and loved ones, this doesn't necessarily refer to sharing problems.)
Yes, as long as I know my 'emotions' won't worry them.
4.2. Enjoy a touch of darkness in imagination (literature etc, Burtonesque fantasy etc.)
4.3. Feel negative about the self.
I know I'm not perfect, but I'm not too hard on myself. I think I'm a pretty healthy 4, though.
4.4. Be inclined to express themselves well through fiction writing/poetry/art/music.
4.5. Idolize others (particularly lovers) whilst not seeing much good in themselves.
Is this really a 4 trait? I don't really idolize people; I try to see them as who they really are and I try very hard to get a glimpse of their naked soul.
4.6. Come across as 'intense'
4.7. Lapse in self-analysis easily.
4.8. Happily relive/recollect cathartic moments as a means of relieving strong emotions.
Not really. I think that's also part of 'avoiding' your emotions. I love it when I have strong emotions. It makes me feel alive.
4.9. Become depressive about problems rather than trying to ignore them.
I can relate to this. I never, ever ignore problems.