I´ve taken the instinctual subtype test several times and have always gotten So-Sx. I especially identify with the description for Social 4´s http://www.enneagramworldwide.com/ex...subtypes-4.php
As I go through a normal day I´m mostly ¨floating¨ not really interacting with people unless prompted. Occasionally though someone will catch my eye and off I go. I tend to do quite well in 1 on 1 situations.
I often feel a push-pull. The introvert in me wants to save energy unless something really interests me and the social side of me wants to chat people up and assess the situation, nothing too long though. If I am in a group of 5 people I often find myself spending a couple minutes talking to each person then I move on. I often try to drag any introverts out of their shells and get them involved in whatever is going on or being discussed. If I get the feeling they really don´t want to have anything to do with anyone I leave them alone. It´s like I feel the need to ¨ping¨ everyone around me. The social urge will usually dominate my need for introversion and after a couple hours of socializing I´m totally drained and I need to rest. Over the years I´ve upgraded my batteries and I´ve noticed that I can last longer and my recharge sessions are shorter. I think my job has had a lot to do with this. I´ve worked in a supervisor capacity for about 15 years now so there isn´t 5 minutes that goes by that I don´t speak to someone at work. I´d call it an ESTJ type job.
My ESFP wife has accused me of being an incorrigible flirt. She sees the other side of me, when I´m at home, regaining energy and not talking to anyone, sometimes for hours so when we are out and I turn it *on* she is sometimes suspicious. I try to explain to her that I have no ulterior motives, that I just feel the need to chat people up, like she does although she is a true social butterfly and can hold down large groups with ease. She will counter, then why am I only sometimes like this...clearly I am after something... Oh well. I´ve tried to explain mbti-enneagram to her and her eyes glaze over as she peers at the ships on the horizon.
If you´re a social introvert pull up a chair, have a cheese-cracker snack and relax.