This was published at Enneagram Institute instinct event>
Originally Posted by themightyfetus
"It was mentioned that many people who thought they were soc-last, later find out they are soc-middle or soc-first once they actually understand the instinct. Social instinct is not about "liking to be in groups" or liking to socialize.
Due to misunderstanding of the SO instinct and negative stereotyping as "group-ness", "mindless group think", "herdishness" and shallow socialite behavior, the typers with social instinct in their stacking will type themselves as having it as their last.
Sp/so's prefer to type as sp/sx's due to not understanding the nature of the social instinct (I've made this mistyping of myself).
The so/sp's mistype themselves as sx/sp's and sometimes so/sx's. So/sp's almost never consider so/sp for themselves at first take.
The result is a falsely high number of individuals who type as "social" instinct last, which boosts the sp/sx and sx/sp votes at the expense of others.
And falsely low count of so/sp and sp/so votes.