(Disclaimer: Yes, I do realize that Tumblr is home to a lot of communities that cater to disenfranchised and socially invisible members of society, aspiring artists and writers and reaction gif lovers. It's also seemingly swarming with CuriousFeeling clones cranked up to eleven, judgmental zealots, pretentious hipsters and people who think they should never have to speak with proles who don't enjoy talking about politics 24/7. And yaoi fangirls.)
What would you speculate on these things:
- Why would we have so few Enneagram 9s, 6s, 1s, and 2s compared to the population at large?
- Why would we have so many Enneagram 5s and 4s compared to the population at large?
- It looks like the previous dominance of 4s and 5s may be decreasing and percentage of 6s is increasing. Thoughts as to why?
- Any other thoughts?
I think there are fewer 2's because they are out there helping others and less likely to be introspective and wondering about their enneatype.
I think there are fewer 1's because they are out there fixing injustices. Again less likely to be introspective and question their enneatype.
I think 6's and 9's frequently mistake themselves for another enneatype. Maybe it's the way the type descriptions are written. 6's and 9's descriptions seem too ordinary and commonplace and less 'interesting' than some of the other types like 4 and 5, which seem more unique. Not suprisingly 4 and 5 are the two enneatypes that a disproportinally high percentage of enneagram enthusiasts self-type as. Much like there's a disproportionate number of MBTI enthusiasts self-typing as INxx types.
I think as time passes many of the 4's and 5's realize they are 6's. I think compared to other types, there seems to be a greater outward diversity as to how 6 behavior can manifest. Think phobic vs. counterphobic. They can look like two completely different styles.
5w6 or 9w1 sp/so/sx, I think
Whoa. That was slightly more judgy than I was expecting. But discounting how you dissed her just then, I agree about the annoying Tumblr groups you were talking about. Honestly, just because you're a teenager and you feel like no one understands you, it doesn't mean you're an INFJ, or a 4 -- like @SilkRoad was saying. (Was it SilkRoad?) For example, I fit that description in my early to mid teens, but that doesn't make me an NF or a 4 -- it makes me a 1 disintegrating to 4, and an ESTJ going into INFP shadow mode. (Also it makes me a TEENAGER.)