After a good deal of personal observation and reflecting on the past, I realized that I am a 3w4 in the average-to-unhealthy range. I relate more to the portrait of the 3 going to 9 under stress than that of the 1 going to 4 or the 4 going to 2 (though I have had periods of clinginess before).
What sealed it was my desire to be exceptional at anything and everything I set out to do, whether it's my work or some silly video game. If I can't be the best at something, or even just really damn good, then I won't bother with it. Also, as much as I don't like to admit it, I love getting positive feedback from other people; I even sometimes enjoy negative feedback because it means that the critics are focusing on me. I've even gone so far as to solicit others for feedback on how I'm doing, but I haven't done that for a while. Unfortunately, I'm not at my best stage now. I am an alumnus of one of the world's best universities, but it was almost by the skin of my teeth. My heyday was during my teen years. I was one of, if not the absolute smartest students to walk the hall of my high school, and I made sure everyone knew it.
I'm definitely a Competent-triad person, but I've had emotional issues in the past with people and life. It's probably because I'm an INFJ and much of my problem has been reconciling my ideal of how things should be with how they are. This is why I've hard such a hard time distinguishing between the 3 and the 1. But unlike 1s, I have no overarching sense of morality, as much as I'd like to. But I'm certain it's a part of my tritype (thanks to @Elfboy for pointing that out).
So there you have it. Any questions and comments will be much appreciated.