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    i see in many ways how i could be enfp. but i think the problems i have are...

    - i was an ifp child. sooo ifp.
    - i need to recharge after being around people
    - i come up with my grand visualizations on my own
    - i spend so much time in my own head
    - i keep a tight rein on what i show others (my dad, after 20 years of knowing me, still cannot tell when i am startled or nervous. though he is intp)


    perhaps i am this...

    Type 4: The Romantic

    As a Romantic, your “mission” is to regain the “lost” ideal love or situation, and, at the most fundamental level, your original connection to essence itself. Your self-esteem and well-being depend upon compensating for these “losses” and “inner lack” through the driving forces of envy and longing. You search for what is authentic and meaningful to compensate for the “loss” of the original connections.

    Self-preservation: Reckless/dauntless

    How can being reckless and dauntless serve survival? For the Romantic, to be ordinary, mundane or regular feels like death. You must be a “somebody” or “something” by finding meaning and authenticity in what you do. You assuage your envy by playing the edge, walking the cliff, throwing caution to the winds or jumping into new situations – whatever will provide a sense of authenticity. You even may neglect your basic survival needs. In this way you feel enlivened and special – your life is meaningful and intense. You have a reckless urgency to obtain those ultimate and uniquely elite experiences that make you feel alive and quell longing. Even the ordinary events get a jazzed-up spin or dramatic flare. Perhaps you create a mini-crisis with big feelings by threatening rejection or breaking the ordinary rules. You temporarily dissolve or defy envy – “Not me, I won’t succumb.” At your worst, your self-absorption in recklessness paradoxically can lead to disastrous outcomes and a re-emergence of a sense of inner lack and depression.

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    except i don't really create crises. i do like elite experiences though. i'm kind of snobby, though i don't think anyone would ever guess it of me. it's just inside... i like feeling special and privileged (insert eye roll at self here)

    Type 7: The Epicure

    As an Epicure, you cannot stand limitations. You attempt to assure a good life and survival through gluttony for interesting interrelated ideas, fascinating future possibilities and adventures. You express an outer-directed upbeat energy while rationalizing your defenses.

    this speaks to me too, but the whole extraversion thing...

    i really am now thinking i am infp and 4w3, but y'all are thinking otherwise???

    sytpg do you know what makes you think i'm enfp? i'm curious :]

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    I know very little about Enneagram types, so I can't help you there.

    I'd be very surprised though, if you're an INFP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skylights View Post
    sytpg do you know what makes you think i'm enfp? i'm curious :]
    It's one of those intuitively-arrived-to conclusions that are made out of the piece of little vague ideas that you don't even consciously think of.

    But I'd say, how much you write, your giddiness/the light way in which you speak, the smileys, lack of capitalization, the fact you are wondering if you are 7w6. If you tested as 7w6 there's a very strong chance you are ENFP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skylights View Post
    hahahaha okayyy. i just don't seem like one in real life i guess, lol

    thanks for your help :]]]
    yeah...i'm not super obviously an extravert either it's confusing but i am and so are you.
    There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sytpg View Post
    It's one of those intuitively-arrived-to conclusions that are made out of the piece of little vague ideas that you don't even consciously think of.

    But I'd say, how much you write, your giddiness/the light way in which you speak, the smileys, lack of capitalization, the fact you are wondering if you are 7w6. If you tested as 7w6 there's a very strong chance you are ENFP.
    hehe sorry of course it's an intuition thing. i should know

    thanks again though! yeah i kind of talk like that in real life too, not super serious all the time even though i am reserved, so that makes sense. and yeah i can write a lotttttt, i always feel the desire to share more once i get over social anxiety, i guess that pretty much proves E hahaha

    Quote Originally Posted by Lady X
    yeah...i'm not super obviously an extravert either it's confusing but i am and so are you.
    haha that's good to hear. i've read lately that enfp is the "introverted extravert" and that would be accurate for me! :] your posts make me smile btw, the ones that i've read. you seem very full of smart-happy.

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    Dude, I've told you before you don't have to be one or the other. From wikipedia:

    Ambiversion is a term used to describe people who fall more or less directly in the middle and exhibit tendencies of both groups.

    If I was you I'd forget about the I/E thing, if you feel you are both you are probably right! (And who is going to know you better than you?)

    As for the enneagram, I actually find it more helpful to approach it using two different wings. Eg. I'm a five, but I have a very strong four wing and a quite strong six wing as well. So, if you're split between four and seven, take a look at the wings on *both* sides.

    In my opinion, a four should have a three wing and a five wing.
    Which means a seven should have a six wing and an eight wing.
    Look I could be wrong, but I have found this to be the case for myself and my friends.
    Theoretically speaking, if my theory is correct, could you see yourself as three/four/five or six/seven/eight? I almost always find that you when you look at two wings instead of one it will become clearer.

    This test may also help:

    Free Enneagram Test
    (Scroll down a heap to get to the questions.)

    The really helpful thing about this test is it gives you a little mini graphs at the end of it.
    If you look at the graphs you should see that there will be three in a row that will be relatively high, even if you are strong in other areas also. The middle one of these three should be what you are, in theory. (Just talking from my own results here, if you think it doesn't look right for you then it probably isn't.)

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    Another thing is that your instinctual variants (sp, sx, so) might be influencing your main E-type. For example, an introverted 5 with so-first might seem more extraverted than 'normal' 5s.

    So if you're an sp-first 7, you might have more 'introverted' characteristics than the typical 7. Or if you're a sx-last 4, you might not be as 'intense' as most 4s.

    Just an idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flutterby View Post
    Dude, I've told you before you don't have to be one or the other. From wikipedia:

    Ambiversion is a term used to describe people who fall more or less directly in the middle and exhibit tendencies of both groups.

    If I was you I'd forget about the I/E thing, if you feel you are both you are probably right! (And who is going to know you better than you?)
    i guessss i think i just want to fit in somewhere you know?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flutterby View Post
    As for the enneagram, I actually find it more helpful to approach it using two different wings. Eg. I'm a five, but I have a very strong four wing and a quite strong six wing as well. So, if you're split between four and seven, take a look at the wings on *both* sides.

    In my opinion, a four should have a three wing and a five wing.
    Which means a seven should have a six wing and an eight wing.
    Look I could be wrong, but I have found this to be the case for myself and my friends.
    Theoretically speaking, if my theory is correct, could you see yourself as three/four/five or six/seven/eight? I almost always find that you when you look at two wings instead of one it will become clearer.

    This test may also help:

    Free Enneagram Test
    (Scroll down a heap to get to the questions.)

    The really helpful thing about this test is it gives you a little mini graphs at the end of it.
    If you look at the graphs you should see that there will be three in a row that will be relatively high, even if you are strong in other areas also. The middle one of these three should be what you are, in theory. (Just talking from my own results here, if you think it doesn't look right for you then it probably isn't.)
    thanks! i like your theory; it's very interesting.

    i think i am a better fit between five and three (so a 4) but honestly i was just reading that 4 thread and there was some nice poetry but in general i reallyyyy don't get it.

    If you feel like a pathological freak, but also embrace and foster your freakiness, you are probably a four. [...] My heart needs to bleed in order for me to feel alive. [...] I am attracted to suffering and sadness. Give me depth or give me death, basically.
    [...]
    Strip away everything you ever believed in or thought or felt until nothing is left, then try to determine if you were ever really there...
    [...]
    Being a 4 is difficult. Its like having a deep, deep craving for contact, for someone to reaaaallly understand me... but doubting that anyone ever will. I'm afraid that if someone actually sees the crazy chaos that goes on inside of me they'll freak out and run away, away, away. That they won't be able to understand my need to delve as deeply into the hurt as I can before I can make sense of it and come to terms with it... and that I may sometimes revisit the pain just to make sure that my interpretation of it hasn't changed since last time we visited together.
    [...]
    If you give me something good, I will fuck it up.
    yeah i really have no idea what they're talking about. depth to me is connection with the universe or with another person, not suffering and sadness. i see beauty in sacrifice for love and values, certainly, but not so much in the sadness of it as the faith in the greater picture of it. i don't think i fuck things up. i'm kinda spacey and make dumb mistakes and my perfectionist side gets annoyed sometimes, but i don't think i screw things over at a deep level. actually i'm pretty universally competent, not to sound like an ass i want to hug 4s for feeling this way, but i... don't feel it too :/

    on the other hand,
    On a very deep level, Sevens do not feel that they can find what they really want in life.
    [...]
    Having two weeks for a vacation and a desire to visit Europe brings a similar quandary. Which countries and cities to visit? Which sites to see? The Seven’s way of dealing with this will be to cram as many different countries, cities, and attractions into his vacation as possible.
    LOL that would be me .__.

    and actually now that i think about it, my 3ness isn't really so much about productivity/success as it is being respected and having status and power, which sounds kind of 8ish. i don't really have any desire to do the work to get there. my 4ness mainly comes, i think, because i am NFP and an artist. not particularly creative(original), but artistic. 6 would make a lot of sense now that i read this. admittedly i am kind of passive aggressive. a 6 wing would account for being more introverted too - my hyper is more on the inside than the outside, really. of course i can see myself in all the enneagram points, which really suggests 7! lol. my suspicion is 7w6 sx/so :]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flutterby View Post
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    While I don't deny that ambiversion exists, in this theory you HAVE to be E or I. That determines what your dominant function is and generally your entire order. You can't have two of either...
    () 9w8-3w4-7w6 tritype.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21% View Post
    Another thing is that your instinctual variants (sp, sx, so) might be influencing your main E-type. For example, an introverted 5 with so-first might seem more extraverted than 'normal' 5s.

    So if you're an sp-first 7, you might have more 'introverted' characteristics than the typical 7. Or if you're a sx-last 4, you might not be as 'intense' as most 4s.

    Just an idea
    yes! thanks for the point. i was just looking into the instinctual variants. it gets tricky, there are so many different types. i think maybe 7w6 sx would help to explain my reservedness and desire to have a person or small group around all the time and to always share but not being comfortable in bigger groups for fear/expectation of rejection.

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