Well, raising my hand here. intj 8w7, according to mbti and enneagram free online tests on a few different sites and came back pretty much the same. I am new to typology mbti and enneagrams. I was looking to learn more about 8w7 and this thread stood out.
Coz, upon reading profile types, I myself had doubts whether I am not more of an ENTJ. I read that the speed of action after planning is often a decisive difference and this, along with the fact that I spend most of my time alone, lol, convinces me that introversion is the more dominant driver for me. I must start logging and bookmarking all these pages I read in future. Don't have the links now.
The reason I started looking into this was, I am aware of many of my shortcomings and everyone around me has a hard time working or being with me, given enough time. I wanted to arm myself with a perceptive framework to understand psychology and personality, so that I can apply it to my business and personal life.
I am not a 'mad dog' fighting type or anything at all, at first sight, lol. I have had a long history of fighting and confrontational troubles, not necessarily physical, though that also, from my childhood. I suppose that it might possibly have been precipitated by my own words and actions, though I never used to think so.
I have also quietly done some things as a social responsibility, with a reasonable beneficial impact on the world at large. I am planning to build scalable and replicable systems to duplicate these things from the coming year.
Also, recently, there was a possibility that I had some type of arthritis and could be in a wheelchair for a long time and it that was the time I opened myself to the idea that therapy may be useful to me. It was only a minor possibility lasting a week or so, but made me flat and completely non functional. I was afraid of possible breakdown even for a few days. It was after all only gout brought about by excess drink and food.
I don't really like this post in the first person perspective, but I write it here as I consider it does reflect the basic validity of personality typing and shows some characteristics of the intj 8w7. If I start writing my thoughts to the 'rant threads' here, i would probably get banned shortly.
It is my firm belief and faith that by surrender to the divine grace, one can and will grow into the best and greatest height and reach one's high destiny.
“By our stumbling, the world is perfected.”
― Sri Aurobindo
When I feel anger then I act like an 8 - push *past* people to reach a goal. It never really occurred to me that the people might not like it... I don't know which wing I'd have on the 8 though. Caring for the person involved instead of pushing past them is important for growth I think.