User Tag List

12 Last

Results 1 to 10 of 14

  1. #1
    Senior Member toast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    MBTI
    ENFJ
    Enneagram
    2w3
    Posts
    249

    Default Is it possible to be 2 types?

    My bf has all the characteristics of an 5w4 sometimes and then switches to what looks just like 7w8. Its honestly about half and half. What's weird is he seems conflicted between the two, like he wants to behave & be identified by the behavior of 4w5 sometimes with total certainty, but then want the qualities of 7w8 at other times.

    He generally has the 5w4 behavior when he is getting alone time or recharging, and also when he's depressed. Then the 7w8 comes out when he has energy & feels like socializing.

    What's going on here?
    ____________________________________________
    "In my soul rages a battle without victor. Between faith without proof and reason without charm." - Sully Prudhomme

  2. #2

    Default

    While theoretically impossible, what a cool insight into his nature!

    Quote Originally Posted by toast View Post
    What's going on here?
    Reality.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Jaguar's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    12,431

    Default

    ^ Great post!

  4. #4
    pathwise dependent FDG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    MBTI
    ENTJ
    Enneagram
    7w8
    Socionics
    ENTj
    Posts
    5,908

    Default

    He's a 7w8
    ENTj 7-3-8 sx/sp

  5. #5
    Listening Oaky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Enneagram
    5w6 sp/so
    Socionics
    SLI None
    Posts
    6,168

    Default

    I can identify with a similar problem...

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    MBTI
    intp
    Posts
    183

    Default



    Not according to the theory.

  7. #7
    Feelin' FiNe speculative's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    MBTI
    INFP
    Enneagram
    4w5
    Socionics
    LoL
    Posts
    929

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by toast View Post
    My bf has all the characteristics of an 5w4 sometimes and then switches to what looks just like 7w8.

    What's going on here?
    Check out: Enneagram Institute: Enneagram Testing & Training

    5's direction of integration is 8, while its direction of disintegration is 7. So, a 5 would very likely exhibit the characteristics of 7/8. There's nothing unusual about this; it doesn't mean they're not still a 5.
    "How can I be, all I want to be,
    When all I want to do is strip away these stilled constraints
    And crush this charade, shred this sad, masquerade"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGeq5v7L3WM

  8. #8
    mrs disregard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    INFP
    Posts
    7,855

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by toast View Post
    What's going on here?
    This is a common case of someone taking a method of typology too seriously.

  9. #9
    Pumpernickel
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    MBTI
    ENTJ
    Posts
    1,960

    Default

    Isnt he an ISTP?

    5 probably describes his dom Ti behaviour while 7 describes his aux Se behaviour.

  10. #10
    psicobolche tcda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    MBTI
    intp
    Enneagram
    5
    Posts
    1,292

    Default

    Rather than thinking "he must be two types", such an experience wold make me decide either 1.) I don't understand this personality well enough or 2.) The theory goes out the window.
    "Of course we spent our money in the good times. That's what you're supposed to do in good times! You can't save money in the good times. Then they wouldn't be good times, they'd be 'preparation for the bad times' times."

    "Every country in the world owes money. Everyone. So heere's what I dont get: who do they all owe it to, and why don't we just kill the bastard and relax?"

    -Tommy Tiernan, Irish comedian.

Similar Threads

  1. Is it possible to be an "XXXX"?
    By swordpath in forum Myers-Briggs and Jungian Cognitive Functions
    Replies: 63
    Last Post: 06-16-2016, 09:21 PM
  2. Is it possible to be every type?
    By Savage Idealist in forum Myers-Briggs and Jungian Cognitive Functions
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 08-31-2010, 06:35 AM
  3. is it possible to be a peaceful muslim?
    By Il Morto Qui Parla in forum Philosophy and Spirituality
    Replies: 58
    Last Post: 04-23-2010, 09:11 PM
  4. [NT] Is it possible to be an INTP that has ENTP tendencies?
    By Optimus Prime in forum The NT Rationale (ENTP, INTP, ENTJ, INTJ)
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 08-01-2009, 04:02 PM
  5. Is it possible to be an INFJ with INTP tendencies?
    By aic in forum What's my Type?
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 09-05-2008, 12:02 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