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    Let's see how right or wrong I am after I graduate college.

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    The only types I've taken seriously are 3w4, 6w5, and 5w6. I'm pretty sure that 3w4 is me at my neurophysiologically healthiest, when medications have actually done their job. My condition comes with bouts of doubt, reclusion, lack of energy, and existential crises. And since I've only been on treatment that works for the past.. six months, I've been unsure for a while.

    Turns out that, when that's out of the way, 3 is a damn good fit. At its core, it's a better fit for me than any other type in any typoological system.

    Though, I leave room for the fact that I might be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfboy View Post
    being an Se dom and Sx/So (and given your personality on the forum) it makes a lot of sense you would mistype as 7w8 (even now, I don't see much outwardly 6 about you, it must be much more internal)
    His defensiveness and fire. Look at Marm and me, we both have it too. Sx and 6 do that together, apparently.

    Quote Originally Posted by Huxley3112 View Post
    I think I may be a 6w7 instead of 4w3. Yup. It kinda sucks when I consider how much I've written in e-gram threads about the 4w3 qualities and problems and <insert Charlie Brown telephone> whawhawah.
    I have been right there too. Embarrassing, but kind of exciting when you realize things are clicking into place when they didn't quite before.

    Have you previously mistyped yourself?
    Yes, as an INFP in the MBTI system and as a 7w6 and 3w4/4w3 on the enneagram.

    How long did this mistyping occur?
    I thought I was INFP from the time I took my first informal MBTI in like 8th grade to my 2nd year of college, when I finally bothered to learn more about the system and discovered myself as an ENFP.

    As for the enneagram, maybe a span of several months floating in type limbo - it was always easier to identify what I am not (1, 2, 5, 8, 9) than what I am. I'm still not 100% confident that I'm a w7 over w5. I definitely have some 5 in me.

    For what it's worth, I think I also just recently realized that I might be tritype 648 instead of 649, like I had initially thought. But I have to delve much more into that to decide.

    Why do you think you mistyped?
    Enneatype is often hard to identify, I think because it's something the ego tries to "hide" from one to protect oneself. It's essentially defining your defense mechanisms, and those won't be as iron-clad if you can readily break them down theoretically. That's my preliminary thought on it, anyway. And it's just not something you really want to think about - the way in which you're constantly screwing yourself over.

    As for me personally, 6 was a tricky conclusion. I didn't see it at first... I didn't even consider it at first. I didn't think of myself as a "loyalist" and I didn't associate with the hard-working, responsible, dutiful, suspicious type. That was in part because I didn't understand the "core" of the type, which is instability... and part because I was blind to my own traits because I'd only been in certain situations. I've been in my current job for a year now, and I have seen the hard-working and responsible and loyal side of myself emerge: hard-working because I like the certainty of everything being done and done well; responsible because I have a strong innate understanding of how I screw over the group and thereby myself if I don't pull my own weight; dutiful because I want to be good; loyal because I am idealistic; suspicious because I am anxious about losing my job or good schedule or position of respect.

    Are you confidant in your typing now?
    I am very confident that I am a 6 and sexual-first. In fact, I'm more sure I'm sexual-first than 6. I am moderately assured that I am a 6w7 and sx/so.

    One trait that did help to clue me in to 6 was my indecision - not because of 9ish complacency, but because of 6ish overanalysis. That overanalysis is a pretty solid clue, too - 6 is totally, totally about overthinking. Way too much mental processing. Defensiveness was another - if you look at my posts, they generally tend towards the analytic side, I feel (good indication of a head type), but I would launch into all-out Te attack mode when threatened. I am definitely a reactive type - things in my external world change me internally more than vice versa. That's the 4, 6, 8 group - we use our mental energy primarily to respond, moment-to-moment, to the external world - whereas the 2, 7, 9 group tries to harness their mental energy to create positivity while the 1, 3, 5 group tries to employ mental energy become competent in specific areas.

    Really, for me, 3 was out of the question because I have never been that much of an external action person. I am much more of a thinker first, and I derive more satisfaction and stability from my thoughts than from my actions. I do seek external validation, but it's not my primary tactic to protect myself - retreating into my head is. And 3, 6, and 9 are all technically approval-seeking types, but 3 seeks it for validation; 6 for protection; 9 for harmony. I have strong innate internal confidence in my self as a person and do not seek that externally, which makes 3 unlikely. 4 is probably the most likely second, but again, I'm more of a thinker than a feeler, in terms of the enneagram. If I have a problem, I don't tend to amplify emotions to sort it out - I tend to dive into analysis. That was really confusing because as an ENFP, Fi aux, I do have the "drowning in emotion" syndrome and as Ne-Fi and a very visual person I do have the tendency to cultivate certain emotional atmospheres for the sake of aesthetics, but I do not associate so much with focusing on the idea that something is fundamentally wrong with me (isn't something fundamentally wrong with everyone?). I also associate more with the 6's levels of health and deterioration.
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    For enneagram, I have always thought I was a 6. I took a test (just to get myself started; I don't ultimately trust them as definitive), and it said I was a 5 closely followed by 6. I read both of the descriptions, and while the 5 description fit me about 50%, the 6 description just sent chills down my spine. I've read about 6's more closely, and read about all the other enneagram types, and I'm so 6 it's not funny. I'm more convinced I'm 6 than I am that I'm INFJ, and I'm 99.9% sure I'm INFJ. I picked out the quote I use in my signature before I read about the enneagram, and when I put my sig together with both, I laughed because the quote went with my enneagram so well!

    For MBTI, I used to think I was an INTJ, but I'm clearly not, lol.
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    I used to type as INTJ. The fact that quite a few people here type me as ISFJ leads me to think that might have been kind of a big miscalculation.
    Tentative typing: ISFJ 6w5 or 9w1 (Sp/S[?]).

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    I never had any super-serious doubts about my MBTI type. I do wonder sometimes, but all in all, I'm confident that I'm an ENFP.

    In terms of enneagram, it took me a while to get typed correctly. In fact, I didn't like the system for a long time because I didn't think that any of the types fit me. I eventually read an extended article of how 4w3's get mistyped and fell in love with the enneagram. I was considering being a 7 or 3, but none of those really stuck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huxley3112 View Post
    I think I may be a 6w7 instead of 4w3. Yup. It kinda sucks when I consider how much I've written in e-gram threads about the 4w3 qualities and problems and <insert Charlie Brown telephone> whawhawah.
    There's nothing to be ashamed of - sixes come in so many flavors that the typing is usually hard. Fwiw, I think you sound more like an En 6w7.

    I'm pretty confident in my typing, and I don't think I've ever mistyped myself. The fact that the internet is full of Enneagram 5 INTPs helped me a lot, as I was able to compare myself with a lot of people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viridian View Post
    I used to type as INTJ. The fact that quite a few people here type me as ISFJ leads me to think that might have been kind of a big miscalculation.
    Quote Originally Posted by SubtleFighter View Post
    For MBTI, I used to think I was an INTJ, but I'm clearly not, lol.
    I think that 6 impacts our MBTI, as Fs... makes us more reserved and forward-looking and analytical. More ITJish. I know that I am very different from 7w8 and 2w3 ENFPs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huxley3112 View Post
    Have you previously mistyped yourself?
    When I first took the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator I scored as an INTP.

    Quote Originally Posted by Huxley3112 View Post
    How long did this mistyping occur?
    A month or something, I think.

    Quote Originally Posted by Huxley3112 View Post
    Why do you think you mistyped?
    The creator of that simplistic test was too ambiguous on the matters of planning and spontaneity.

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    Are you confidant in your typing now?
    Yeah, if there's anything that I'm ambivalent about it's about my Enneagram type. I can't really decide upon if I'm a 5w6 or 6w5. It changes with my current state of mind.

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    I self-typed as a 4w5 for a long time because that's what the tests always tell me I am. I'm definitely not a 4w5.

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