User Tag List

First 23456 Last

Results 31 to 40 of 70

  1. #31
    Honor Thy Inferior Such Irony's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    MBTI
    INtp
    Enneagram
    5w6 sp/so
    Socionics
    LII Ne
    Posts
    5,091

    Default

    Have you previously mistyped yourself?

    In the MBTI system, initially tested as IXTJ back in high school.

    I was first exposed to enneagram in college, initially typed as a 1w9

    How long did this mistyping occur?

    I don't know exactly how long. A few years I guess.

    Why do you think you mistyped?

    Pressure of school to be more SJ and 1 like.
    Some wishful thinking on my part- want to see myself as productive J type and saw P as lazy.

    Similar with enneagram, I saw 1 as being good and desirable and kind of disowned some of the 5 and 9 traits in myself.

    Are you confidant in your typing now?

    About 85% confident of MBTI type INTP. Still some doubts. I have close J/P so will often get INTJ but don't have the certainty they seem to possess. I'm far more tentative and wishy-washy. I've also developed F alot more throughout the years and I think that's why I've come out so close on T/F lately. Cognitive functions, INTP makes the most sense. Temperament wise, NT fits like a glove but interestingly I can relate a bit to SJ probably because of external pressure from school, family, etc. I was raised in pretty traditional SJ manner and I don't think my NTness was really understood by many. I do relate some to the ISxJ type descriptions though probably because I have pretty decently developed Si. I am definitely an introvert, that's probably the most sure part. Basically, I have seriously considered every introvert non-SP type at one time or another. I'm definitely not an SP. I'm too future oriented and not into the present enough and I have weak Se. Still gives me 6 possible types.

    Enneagram wise, I'm a little less confident but still think 5w6 is most likely. I'd put it at about 70%. I'm pretty balanced between the two wings so have considered 5w4. I've also seriously considered 9w1. I've toyed with the idea of being some sort of 6 but I don't think that's too likely. I don't think any of the other enneagram types are likely for me, with 2 and 8 being the least likely and almost completely opposite to the way I operate.
    INtp
    5w6 or 9w1 sp/so/sx, I think
    Ravenclaw/Hufflepuff
    Neutral Good
    LII-Ne




  2. #32
    Senior Member Silveresque's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    1,280

    Default

    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 don't like appearing wishy-washy because when others do this (sometimes on a weekly or daily basis) it tends to erode my trust in others self-perceptions (including my own, obviously) - NOTHING against people who are still seeking.

    Anyhow, my question to you is:

    Have you previously mistyped yourself?
    How long did this mistyping occur?
    Why do you think you mistyped?
    Are you confidant in your typing now?


    And to anyone that has followed my posts and picked up on e-gram leanings.. feel free to PM me with what you've observed.

    Your thoughts and experiences are appreciated. =)
    I've mistyped myself so many times I've lost track. I've typed as INFP and INTP, 4w5, 5w4, 9w1, 9w8, and even 6w5, and I kept going in circles because I never could make up my mind. At this point, I'm pretty sure I'm a 9w1, mostly by process of elimination. I'm too disconnected from my feelings to be a 4, and not observant and intellectual enough to be a 5.

    For a while I also had no idea about my instinctual variant. I could never decide whether I was sp/sx, sp/so, so/sp, or even so/sx. I eventually settled on sp/sx for a while, since the description seemed to fit me best. But after actually putting myself in group situations where I felt comfortable and involved, my true variant became apparent. I'm dedicated to the group, but it's hard for me to really bond with people. That's why I'm sp/so. It's so obvious now, but I hadn't really been in the right situations for it to show up, so there was no way I could have typed myself before.

    Anyways, I'm now somewhat confident about my typing, though I do have occasional doubts where I wonder if I might be an INTP or a 6w5.

  3. #33
    Kraken down on piracy Lux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    1,527

    Default

    When I started studying personality in general, I was pretty sure I was an INTJ, however I was very wrong about myself.. upon reflection and acceptance, I am no T, I was typing as I wanted to be seen, not as I truly was. Also, when I was first introduced to enneagram I typed myself as a 4w5, also totally off base...

    I don't know really how long this went on as my study went more in depth and I became more accepting of who I actually was.. it was too gradual a process to be pinpointed.

    I was mistyped by myself because honestly.. I loathed what turned out to be my misunderstandings of Fe.. and wanted nothing to do with it. I wanted to not be so captured by emotions and the dramatic anger that I had seen from them. I had a dominate Fe mother in law and sister in law that made me not want to be even in the same realm as they, personality wise. So I only saw what I wanted and created, and I'm so good at living in the world I create and ignoring reality. I'll do it for so long that I loose who I am.. and only seek to find myself after catastrophe has stripped my illusions away and I am left with myself.

    I am confident with myself now. I identify with INFJ 9w1 and while I am less confidant with SX/SP/SO, I think it is a good guess for myself.

    Any thoughts would also be welcome.
    "It is not length of life, but depth of life." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

    "Thought breeds thought." ~ Henry David Thoreau

  4. #34
    Senior Member Eileen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Enneagram
    6?
    Posts
    2,191

    Default

    Heh. I used to think I was 4w5. I guess it made sense at the time--I have fairly intense emotional experiences, but when I suggested to someone that I was a 4 (who knows about enneagram), he kind of balked. And I understand why--as intensely as I FEEL, I do not demonstrate much. I am not very stormy.

    Then I thought 9w1, which makes some sense on account of my conflict aversion. But a friend recently suggested that I'm a 6. How did you come to the conclusion (however tentative) that you are a 6, @Huxley3112?
    INFJ

    "I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. You can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

  5. #35
    Freaking Ratchet Rail Tracer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    3,041

    Default

    Have you previously mistyped yourself?
    Back then I typed myself as a 4w5, have been 9w1 for a LONG while now.

    How long did this mistyping occur?
    Not too long, once I've started settling into the Enneagram (after MBTI) which was a few months at most.

    Why do you think you mistyped?
    I've started reading the enneagram and found out that 9's often take into account of other people and can often look like other types because of this. It is common to someone who is a 9 to seem like someone between a 4 and 5.

    Are you confidant in your typing now?
    Pretty much. I had a time where I thought I might be a 1w9, but learning about the instincts, 9w1 SX/SO makes a little more sense of why I thought 1w9 might have fit.

  6. #36
    Nips away your dignity Fluffywolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    MBTI
    INTP
    Enneagram
    9 sp/sx
    Posts
    9,422

    Default

    I've mistyped my enneagram for a long while (thought I was 5), lack of understanding in the subject. Apprached it from a much too conscious level.

    As for my MBTI type, I think all the way in the beginning I was introduced, like the first day, I had some doubts and thought maybe ENTP, but that was shot down rather quickly. xD
    ~Self-depricating Megalomaniacal Superwolf

  7. #37
    Wake, See, Sing, Dance Cellmold's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    5,810

    Default

    How wrong have you been? LOL!
    Oh ho!! Well I think for myself it is better to say: When have I ever been right?
    'One of (Lucas) Cranach's masterpieces, discussed by (Joseph) Koerner, is in it's self-referentiality the perfect expression of left-hemisphere emptiness and a precursor of post-modernism. There is no longer anything to point to beyond, nothing Other, so it points pointlessly to itself.' - Iain McGilChrist

    Suppose a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?"
    "Suppose it didn't," said Pooh, after careful thought.
    Piglet was comforted by this.
    - A.A. Milne.

  8. #38
    Senior Member Chaotic Harmony's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    MBTI
    ENFP
    Enneagram
    9w1 sx
    Posts
    1,436

    Default

    Have you previously mistyped yourself?
    Sort of. Someone else typed me as a 4w3... And I didn't know much about the enneagram at the time... So I didn't think anything of it. And the description isn't totally off to be honest. It just doesn't fit as well as 9w1 does.
    How long did this mistyping occur?
    Umm... It was probably four years ago that I was typed as a 4w3 and probably last year when I did a more thorough test that typed me as a 9w1. Reading the two descriptions again I realized that 9w1 was a lot more like me than 4w3 was.
    Why do you think you mistyped?
    Honestly? Because I was single when I originally took the test. I really, truly think that's why I missed the "needs harmony" aspect of a Type 9 because I wasn't in a relationship and wasn't thinking about that part of my life.
    Are you confidant in your typing now?
    Fairly confident. I can definitely see why I am the way I am now... More than I could when I thought I was a 4w3.


  9. #39
    Senior Member Santosha's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    MBTI
    HUMR
    Enneagram
    6 sx
    Socionics
    iNfp Ni
    Posts
    1,521

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Eileen View Post
    How did you come to the conclusion (however tentative) that you are a 6, @Huxley3112?
    Initially I thought 4w3, but things about the 4 didn't line up as well as they should. I thought these things could be explained by a heavy 3 wing.. but started to realize they don't. For instance, i do not like seeing myself as different from other people, it actually makes me uncomfortable. I don't mind having different ideas or style, but being fundamentally different creates worry, and I realized that I take great joy in finding similarities between myself and others, i connect better, and this is what i really prefer. While i was posting as a 4 i had a few people mssg me that i seemed more 3w4 than 4w3. okay.

    THe problem with 3w4 is that I have rarely "played the game" to move myself up in hierarches. I lack the energy and focus a 3 would have, and while I do enjoy competition, it is in very friendly environment where I am sure no ones toes get stepped on. The result has never been as important as people are to me. I am even embarassed at times when I've been awarded or recognized, because I never want people to be threatened by me or feel bad about themselves in comparison. (I think I may inwardly worry about the consequences or retaliation too)

    In every job I've had since about 19, I've taken on a workers activist/humanitarian role for the underdog. Just not officially. I didn't see this pattern until someone else pointed it out. I have gorged myself in company policy at times, not the details of my job, the big detail of employment. I will understand employee/employer rights like the back of my hand, and when I see any type of power abuse I'm fairly vocal with it in large meetings (where I present it in more of a questions format to draw attention to it, but not target myself specifically) and in personal one on one basis with other employees, which has caused many people to "seek me out" when they get their ass in tight spot and need support and direction. I can usually tell people if they are within their rights, how to manipulate it, how to cover their tracks and handle their failing with minimal risk.

    Support and direction are key words. I thought I belonged in the identity issue triad because I felt like I don't have a solid grasp on who I am in ways (especially compared to the SJ's).. but what I realized is that it is only when my external model is threatened or falls, something i've invested alot into, that I lose my standing. This might be a relationship, school of thought (Taoism), political stance, etc.

    I recognized intense emotional reactivity (especially when going CP 6) and thought it was 4, but it's not the same. I don't like to wallow in emotions and feel out of control when I do it. Control is another keyword. I can not tolerate hanging in the balance with anything, a job, a person, etc. I will actually provoke situations (to my detriment at times) only to find closure in where I stand. Somehow, the worst outcome is actually better than "not-knowing" for me.

    Being Sx drew me to alot of parallels with the 4.. but I read that 4's are true introverts and I definately am not. 6's are often more ambivert, they appreciate their alone time but need that constant checkback with the external world to feel okay.

    When I read the 6 scrip it sounded so doubtful, skeptical, pessimistic, I was sure I couldn't be this (enter 7 wing). I ping-poing between the extremes, and run CP more often than phobic these days, but if that does not produce the necessary stability I charge into a CP, who gives a fuck, let the cards fall where they will, and can be very confrontational.

    If I have to go in for any kind of medical surgery, I will look up every possible outcome, especially dangerous or life-threatening ones. Everyone around me thinks this is just bizarre, but I am made more comfortable by knowing. I feel that If i know it all, then when or if something goes wrong I can spot it fast and correct it before it gets out of hand. I went in for a laprascopy once, refused to be sedated! They had their entire medical staff trying to convince me and eventually gave up giving me a mild sedative and allowing me to consciously watch the entire thing. Pretty crazy huh. lol.

    E6 really does seem like the best fit, and I've become much more self-aware with reactivity issues. When I take tests I come out with high scores in 6, 3, 7, 8 and 5. (I think I read these are common scores for e6 too).
    Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun - Watts

  10. #40
    Senior Member Eileen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Enneagram
    6?
    Posts
    2,191

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Huxley3112 View Post
    Initially I thought 4w3, but things about the 4 didn't line up as well as they should. I thought these things could be explained by a heavy 3 wing.. but started to realize they don't. For instance, i do not like seeing myself as different from other people, it actually makes me uncomfortable. I don't mind having different ideas or style, but being fundamentally different creates worry, and I realized that I take great joy in finding similarities between myself and others, i connect better, and this is what i really prefer. While i was posting as a 4 i had a few people mssg me that i seemed more 3w4 than 4w3. okay.

    THe problem with 3w4 is that I have rarely "played the game" to move myself up in hierarches. I lack the energy and focus a 3 would have, and while I do enjoy competition, it is in very friendly environment where I am sure no ones toes get stepped on. The result has never been as important as people are to me. I am even embarassed at times when I've been awarded or recognized, because I never want people to be threatened by me or feel bad about themselves in comparison. (I think I may inwardly worry about the consequences or retaliation too)

    In every job I've had since about 19, I've taken on a workers activist/humanitarian role for the underdog. Just not officially. I didn't see this pattern until someone else pointed it out. I have gorged myself in company policy at times, not the details of my job, the big detail of employment. I will understand employee/employer rights like the back of my hand, and when I see any type of power abuse I'm fairly vocal with it in large meetings (where I present it in more of a questions format to draw attention to it, but not target myself specifically) and in personal one on one basis with other employees, which has caused many people to "seek me out" when they get their ass in tight spot and need support and direction. I can usually tell people if they are within their rights, how to manipulate it, how to cover their tracks and handle their failing with minimal risk.

    Support and direction are key words. I thought I belonged in the identity issue triad because I felt like I don't have a solid grasp on who I am in ways (especially compared to the SJ's).. but what I realized is that it is only when my external model is threatened or falls, something i've invested alot into, that I lose my standing. This might be a relationship, school of thought (Taoism), political stance, etc.

    I recognized intense emotional reactivity (especially when going CP 6) and thought it was 4, but it's not the same. I don't like to wallow in emotions and feel out of control when I do it. Control is another keyword. I can not tolerate hanging in the balance with anything, a job, a person, etc. I will actually provoke situations (to my detriment at times) only to find closure in where I stand. Somehow, the worst outcome is actually better than "not-knowing" for me.

    Being Sx drew me to alot of parallels with the 4.. but I read that 4's are true introverts and I definately am not. 6's are often more ambivert, they appreciate their alone time but need that constant checkback with the external world to feel okay.

    When I read the 6 scrip it sounded so doubtful, skeptical, pessimistic, I was sure I couldn't be this (enter 7 wing). I ping-poing between the extremes, and run CP more often than phobic these days, but if that does not produce the necessary stability I charge into a CP, who gives a fuck, let the cards fall where they will, and can be very confrontational.

    If I have to go in for any kind of medical surgery, I will look up every possible outcome, especially dangerous or life-threatening ones. Everyone around me thinks this is just bizarre, but I am made more comfortable by knowing. I feel that If i know it all, then when or if something goes wrong I can spot it fast and correct it before it gets out of hand. I went in for a laprascopy once, refused to be sedated! They had their entire medical staff trying to convince me and eventually gave up giving me a mild sedative and allowing me to consciously watch the entire thing. Pretty crazy huh. lol.

    E6 really does seem like the best fit, and I've become much more self-aware with reactivity issues. When I take tests I come out with high scores in 6, 3, 7, 8 and 5. (I think I read these are common scores for e6 too).
    Thank you for sharing! So interesting. I connect to a lot of this. I should break open my enneagram book (a friend of mine wanted to chat enneagram anyway) and see what's in there. Type 6 always just seemed really unappealing to me--I think a lot of the descriptions are really negative for 6. But the underdog/activist thing--that makes some sense for me. I am not sure what wing would make sense (which was another reason I stopped considering 6).
    INFJ

    "I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. You can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Similar Threads

  1. [NF] NFs, how long have you been learning / studying about MBTI?
    By Crescent Fresh in forum The NF Idyllic (ENFP, INFP, ENFJ, INFJ)
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 10-15-2011, 06:22 AM
  2. [INTJ] INTJs- How successful have you been at love?
    By IZthe411 in forum The NT Rationale (ENTP, INTP, ENTJ, INTJ)
    Replies: 81
    Last Post: 10-02-2010, 11:48 PM
  3. How many fights have you been in?
    By JivinJeffJones in forum Arts & Entertainment
    Replies: 71
    Last Post: 01-29-2009, 09:17 PM
  4. How long have you been studying/interested in MBTI or Personality Theory?
    By dnivera in forum Myers-Briggs and Jungian Cognitive Functions
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 08-18-2008, 07:09 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO