I enjoyed your metaphor:
You said that a 6 will check the alarms and extinguisher. A CP6 will separate the can and matches. I would say that a 4 would clothe themselves in fire retardant material.Think of matches and a gas can sitting on a bench.
- I find the 6’s I know are driven more by anxious and problematic thoughts (not to the exclusion of other lovely thoughts of course, my 6 friend is a joy). CP 6’s appear more idealistic with a core motivation of realism and I ‘find myself’ more in that kind of thinking.
- I can relate to both the 6 and CP 6 ability to determine ‘worst case scenario’s’ very quickly. The difference though is that instead of responding with anxiety, I (usually) will analyze the logical possibilities and either dismiss the thought or immediately form a viable plan of action to implement. Only if I am overly tired or under pressure, will I choose to reside in the ‘worst case place’ and worry. Thankfully, I don’t generally waste much time on worrying as it produces the least enjoyable version of me (blush).
- I can relate to the CP6 tendency for crusading or taking up a cause. Even as a small child I couldn’t help but be vocal and advocate for anyone I perceived as an underdog. And, I also have experienced the CP6 dynamic of: having more “observational evidence” as the rational for action, rather than verbally expressing why it is justified. Which sometimes leads others to conclude that I am acting on emotion or ideals.
- Like with CP6, as a 4 I am sometimes not aware that fear is a motivator behind what I do or say. When I AM aware, I understand greatly the CP6 idea of: acknowledging the fear and enjoying the challenge of overcoming it.
I don’t relate to generalized anxiety/stress but do definitely to the: ‘fight or flight’ mode. I am sometimes shocked when someone perceptive let’s me know that they recognize it IS fear driving my actions. But, upon reflection, I will recognize it to be truth.
- I relate to fear (for 4 it feels more related to vulnerability than external factors). I also can relate to having a chill, laid-back attitude inside and find it can be at the forefront (except for times when I allow pressure to make me backslide to a more instinctive state).
- Like CP6, the 4 in me also responds with defensiveness if I feel someone has spoken about me behind my back (especially if their intent gets twisted in multiple communications). Best to speak to me oneself, and I appreciate direct speech even if it includes analysis of my deficits. I will not be defensive if the person approaches me themselves.
- Have noticed that 6’s can get frustrated or consumed with their own behaviour and that of other’s if they perceive it is unseemly or unfair, and will want to ‘school the person’ in their errors I find that CP 6’s have more sense of self (even if critical towards self), and are more engaged in pursuing understanding in changing their OWN behaviour. I can relate to the latter as well.
- I have seen what Forever_Jung stated, as present in the 6’s I have had the pleasure of being acquainted with:
I cannot relate to that but I do relate to initially testing/ascertaining trust. Once I feel ‘safe’, it’s decided and I can lavish the person with the rewards without giving further thought to that. Where do you fall with this @MDP2525?I know this sounds contradictory, but the more trust I put in someone, the more I have to check in to make sure I can still trust them. It's kind of like when sports team get super paranoid when their best players suffer minor injuries.