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    Below are descriptions for sp/sx and sx/sp. I find them hard to distinguish from each other, and I also do not know if the two descriptions are accurate. Can you guys comment/interpret the writings below, and perhaps point out things between the two are make them more distinguishable?

    sp/sx
    Motivation: to explore new ways to maintain a secure and comfortable living.
    Appearance: self-absorbed, wistful, calm, withdrawn, internally intense.

    This type has a quiet, down-to-earth but mysterious quality. They are intense within but may seem withdrawn to others. They naturally seek intimacy but not at the expense of their independence or emotional security. This may create a pull-push effect, in which they draw others in but detach if they feel like they may get hurt. For the few interpersonal bonds they form, their loyalty is unbreakable, but these alliances make them feel more secure. They attach to others at an organic level, as opposed to the sp/so's formality. They are often unaware of the social dynamics and goals of a group, but they can read an individual with accuracy. When they sense their well-being is in jeopardy, they either completely withdraw or confront the danger head-on. Some have an appetite for wild adventures, which they view as learning experiences. They see their home as a refuge, and they take pride in decorating their surroundings.

    Compatible with: sx/sp, sp/sx, sp/so
    sx/sp
    Motivation: to reconcile inner conflict, explore the mind and soul, and discover truths in a comfortable, independent environment.
    Appearance: internally intense, brooding, contained energy, self-absorbed.

    They are on an eternal search for the missing piece. They live according to their own outlook and are only affected by the affirmation of a select few. Their ambitions are more personal in nature and do not necessarily have a social cause. They may isolate themselves for extended periods when feeling anxious or depressed, seeking understanding from within. They focus their repressed sexual energy into understanding their subconscious emotions and behaviors. They are often restless, torn between a stable life and the urge to explore. Some are prone to self-medication. Many have a naturally seductive, sexual charisma that may manifest as erotic playfulness or an untouchable aura to other sx types. They can create an unsurpassed level of intimacy with their partners. When they find a soulmate, they will bond without expressing the formalities of their connection. Once they feel deeply connect, they have difficulty letting go. When stressed, their sexual tension may carry out as erractic, impulsively self-destructive behaviors.

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    These descriptions seem fairly accurate enough, in fact I don't think they could be any better. Going by this I'm definitely an sp/sx.

    Say, do you also happen to have descriptions of the other varients?

    Also, welsome to the forum

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    whoa...i've never read that description! i'm defintely sx/sp. thank you!
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    I relate to 40% or Sp/Sx and 90% or Sx/Sp.
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    The sp/sx is a better fit over all (and I know it is my type), but I don't like the stated motivation here. I relate more to the sx/sp motivation, and I think this part "discover truths in a comfortable, independent environment" might actually be a better fit for sp/sx. Maybe because I am a 4, but "security" is not high on my list...
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    The sp/sx is a better fit over all (and I know it is my type), but I don't like the stated motivation here. I relate more to the sx/sp motivation, and I think this part "discover truths in a comfortable, independent environment" might actually be a better fit for sp/sx. Maybe because I am a 4, but "security" is not high on my list...
    Hey, thanks for the feedback everyone. I'm glad you guys like them. Yea, I am still trying to perfect the descriptions.

    What would you say is the "motivation" of the sp/sx? Also, are there any other differences I can highlight between sp/sx vs sx/sp? Whenever people read these, they always seem like they see a little of both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    The sp/sx is a better fit over all (and I know it is my type), but I don't like the stated motivation here. I relate more to the sx/sp motivation, and I think this part "discover truths in a comfortable, independent environment" might actually be a better fit for sp/sx. Maybe because I am a 4, but "security" is not high on my list...
    I'd agree with the "discover truths in a comfortable, independent environment" If I am reword security as a a solid foundation it works for me. I relate to nine so then that would influence it my end.

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    Sx/Sp for sure...
    Life is so difficult for me


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    Sp/Sx, "They naturally seek intimacy but not at the expense of their independence or emotional security"
    Sx/Sp, seeking intimacy first and independence or emotional security second.

    Sp/Sx, "Some have an appetite for wild adventures, which they view as learning experiences,"
    Sx/Sp, "They are often restless, torn between a stable life and the urge to explore."

    The other parts of the descriptions are simply different. For example, Sp/Sx has nothing like "They can create an unsurpassed level of intimacy with their partners" in its description.

    Nor does it have, "Many have a naturally seductive, sexual charisma that may manifest as erotic playfulness or an untouchable aura to other sx types." I'm an Sx/Sp, and my Sx/Sp wife can personally testify to the part about the Sx aura.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elranger View Post
    Below are descriptions for sp/sx and sx/sp. I find them hard to distinguish from each other, and I also do not know if the two descriptions are accurate. Can you guys comment/interpret the writings below, and perhaps point out things between the two are make them more distinguishable?

    sp/sx
    Motivation: to explore new ways to maintain a secure and comfortable living.
    Appearance: self-absorbed, wistful, calm, withdrawn, internally intense.

    This type has a quiet, down-to-earth but mysterious quality. They are intense within but may seem withdrawn to others. They naturally seek intimacy but not at the expense of their independence or emotional security. This may create a pull-push effect, in which they draw others in but detach if they feel like they may get hurt. For the few interpersonal bonds they form, their loyalty is unbreakable, but these alliances make them feel more secure. They attach to others at an organic level, as opposed to the sp/so's formality. They are often unaware of the social dynamics and goals of a group, but they can read an individual with accuracy. When they sense their well-being is in jeopardy, they either completely withdraw or confront the danger head-on. Some have an appetite for wild adventures, which they view as learning experiences. They see their home as a refuge, and they take pride in decorating their surroundings.

    Compatible with: sx/sp, sp/sx, sp/so
    sx/sp
    Motivation: to reconcile inner conflict, explore the mind and soul, and discover truths in a comfortable, independent environment.
    Appearance: internally intense, brooding, contained energy, self-absorbed.

    They are on an eternal search for the missing piece. They live according to their own outlook and are only affected by the affirmation of a select few. Their ambitions are more personal in nature and do not necessarily have a social cause. They may isolate themselves for extended periods when feeling anxious or depressed, seeking understanding from within. They focus their repressed sexual energy into understanding their subconscious emotions and behaviors. They are often restless, torn between a stable life and the urge to explore. Some are prone to self-medication. Many have a naturally seductive, sexual charisma that may manifest as erotic playfulness or an untouchable aura to other sx types. They can create an unsurpassed level of intimacy with their partners. When they find a soulmate, they will bond without expressing the formalities of their connection. Once they feel deeply connect, they have difficulty letting go. When stressed, their sexual tension may carry out as erractic, impulsively self-destructive behaviors.
    This looks much like the descriptions found at the oceans-moonshine site, but with variations in wording. It seems like clearer wording than the ones at oceans, but I cannot find a direct source for this. Where may I ask did these quotes come from?
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