Note on MBTI, Socionics, Enneagram and Variants
Those who have spent some time studying MBTI, socionics, and enneagram types usually notice that they overlap in several traits that they attempt to cover, making it easy to mis-attribute traits from one system to another. Here are a few common "crossroads":
1.Self-preservation instinct focus on practical and pragmatic matters may be easily confused for Jungian Sensing and Thinking. Income and salary concerns, planning, scheduling, budgeting, can be mistaken for extraverted logic, Te. SP/SX's interest in things that serve as common denominators of life (family, food, prices, TV shows, etc.) and can be mistaken for them being a Sensing type.
2.SX instinct craving for intensity, enlivening experiences gets mistaken for extraverted sensing (Se) and extraverted feeling (Fe). SX-firsts may seek to draw attention to themselves in a way that resembles socionics Fe-HA. SX/SO stackings may exhibit contarian, revolutionary attitudes that may be confused for belonging to Beta quadra. SX insistence on personal preferences can be confused for Fi.
3.Adventurism and search for more satisfying experiences of type 7 can be confused for extraverted sensorics, Se, resulting in erroneous typings of ENxPs as ESxPs.
4.Focus on emotional needs and social obligations of type 2 may be mistaken extraverted ethics, Fe.
5.Head types, 5-6-7, prone to dry rationalizations can be confused for logical types. This is especially true for cp6w5 who exhibit intellectual mistrust.
6.Social instinct can be confused for Fe and ethics in general. SX/SOs and SX/SOs have a proclivity to interpret events within socio-cultural context and may exhibit a pronounced interest in 'soft' sciences and fields of study.
7.SO/SX's and SO/SP's need for connection with the greater social scene may be mistaken for extroversion. SP/SX and SX/SP to the contrary emphasize traits commonly attributed to introversion.
8.Social and sometimes bubbly nature of SO-firsts and SX/SO may be confused for Ethical types.