I would like to know more about us Enneagram 1s and 9w8. ENFJ here and Prot I totally got your postings and then found out you were a 1 and that explained A LOT. Yeah the mushy 2 ENFJ's are not similar to us 1's. I am a lot more harsh (for lack of better word?) than them I think and come across more intimating and ENTJish especially at work.
I am a 1, 2, and the 7 sometimes 1,7, then 2 last. Depends on the day I take the test but always so variant and then sx.
So I can't totally knock the ENFJ 2s cause I am probably a close 2 but I go through periods of being helper and nurturer and then when I have completed that I snap out into reformer and self-strong one. Hard to explain.
* Also side note Prot the survey thread (http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...html#post62990) where you answered the question, of friendships:
"They also check me when I get out of control, which I appreciate. I have about 5-7 friends arranged in a concentric circle of which I'm the nucleus. Not everyone I hang out with is a friend, but I can have a good time or decent conversation with most of the people I meet."
Totally on! Has it ruined the group for you when another leader steps in?