The problem I have is wondering if my Enneagram typing, 6, is right.
Does anyone know how to confirm this?
The big piece of supporting evidence I have is that I went back and forth on this for years. I could be this type, or that type, or that type; but really I can't be sure because of the power of the Forer effect. Also, I can't trust my own mind very well; I easily trick myself or miss important details.
A few more details: I want to be type 8 the most because the descriptions make it sound like a near-superhero, and the supposed weaknesses of the type would be a small price to pay for the power. I want to be type 9 the least because they sound weak.
I could see myself as type 1, 3, 4, 6, or 8.
I used to like philosophy and literature and photography and stuff like that, but after much serious study I abandoned them because I decided they weren't useful for anything, and nobody knows anything anyway so it is all speculation. And I became dissatisfied with all forms of art. I have no other deep knowledge pursuits going on. So that tells against 5, I think. I don't really look to knowledge to 'save' me because knowledge is ultimately uncertain. That might also be evidence for 6.
Type 3, 4, or 6 are credible for me. Type 8 is probably not.