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    Default Are Type Sixes the hardest people to read in the MBTI?

    I've noticed type 6s can seem really ambiguous in terms of MBTI type at first glance. ENTP 6s like @The Great One, George Carlin, Seth Rogen, Louis CK, Jon Stewart, etc. seem like they use Fi/Te, and some can come off as more self-doubting/insecure than other ENTPs. SP 6s also look drastically different from their non-6 counterparts (ie; Jimmy kimmel vs. the stereotypical ESTP 8w7 badass, Kanye West vs. ISFP 9s). 6w7 + xxxP or xSFJ can seem like xNFPs due to their quirkiness and nervous head energy. After a while you can sort of read what MBTI type they are beneath their Six-ness, but they can be somewhat deceiving if you aren't good at reading out functions.


    Anyone else notice this?

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    Yeah 6w7 is the wild card of the enneagram. It literally correlates with all 16 mbti types. Trying to write a basic 6 description is like trying to write a description of the modern household family in America. Type 6 varies too much to write a truly accurate description.

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    I think 6 is the most diverse and expansive type. People focus so much on the nervous qualities, that they forget the impact 6s have on society, not to mention the sheer pervasiveness of the type. Unlike other types, they are less limited in terms of their skills, interests and influence. It's the last type you want to cram into a tiny, little, stereotyped box.
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    5w6 isn't particularly easy to read either. Anything 6 related is hard to read, yes.
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    I think cp6s are the real wild card. An INTJ cp6 can look like an ESTP, an ENFP cp6 can look ENTJ, an INTP will seem ENFP, and a ranty ISTP cp6 can look ENTP. Lots of famous SP cp6s get typed as Ns because they're "brainy", speculative, silly and have animate body movements/facial expressions. An ESFP cp6w7 like Chris Brown can punch his girlfriend, and a social-last 6w7 ISFP like Kanye West can interrupt award shows, and people will peg them as ESTPs based on those instances.

    Really, they're usually pretty ambiguous when it comes to F, T, S, N, J, P,E and I based on external behavior because of how contradictory they are. They're scattered, emotional, logical, confrontational, speculative, down-to-earth, silly, and serious all at once.

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    For sure! This is why I love 6's, you really can't fit them in a box. The three 6's I'm closest to are undoubtedly different MBTI types, though I'm not sure which (heck, I don't even know my own):
    • my all American, hard working, craft-brew loving, Marine brother. ExTx
    • a super outgoing, punky, artistic, Narnia-tatted friend. I'm guessing ENFx here.
    • an introverted, petite and adorable historian friend who loves anime. IxTx


    I love that all three are 6's and no one would ever draw lines between them. I realize there will be a variety of very different people in every type, but not this much. I'm kind of annoyed that the only other 4 I know, though we have different interests and heritage, resembles me-- I'm not sure if it's physical, the way we carry ourselves, facial expression, or what, but it's something. I haven't seen that resemblance thing with 6's though, it's just too varied.
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    In my honest opinion, sixes tend to lean towards Intuition and Thinking types.
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    Yeah I think this is true. Usually if I can't figure out a person's enneatype fairly quickly, they later strike me as being either a 6 or a 9.

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    As a 6 it's hard to put a description on us because we are very subjective to what were being dealt with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDP2525 View Post
    As a 6 it's hard to put a description on us because we are very subjective to what were being dealt with.
    That's so true. I feel like the same is true with ISxJs.

    Our mental processing patterns make us particularly malleable... in some ways we may embody the zeitgeist.

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