One thing that can confuse me about 9s is that sometimes they come across as much angrier than I'd expect. Like an 8 or cf 6. Makes me wonder if there's some sort of phobic/counterphobic split with type 9.
that's a good point. there can be a definite dark side to 9, at least from what i've experienced. i kind of associate it with Fi in some weird way.
You hem me in -- behind and before;
you have laid your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
Yeah but I've avoided type 9 for forever because i don't feel conflict avoident and i feel like i have pretty defined sense of self...i don't feel like i have any doormat tendencies
but the way in which i check out of reality is much more 9 like...then 7 or any other type. i often feel like I'm barely here...or that I'm just apart of the breeze...or melded with the ambience somehow
however my mind is busy...i don't feel like i have a quiet mind...but i am often peaceful...blah...
i don't have time atm to actually post what I'm trying to say
i think it's easier to identify type by the pathology associated. i think there was a good book about it, you know it?*