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    Default Why are sx-doms so common in typology communities?

    Is there some reason why sx-doms would be more drawn to the Enneagram and/or internet forums than average, or sx-lasts would be less so? It seems that, not only are Sx-doms particularly common in the online typology community, but the sp-doms tend to be sp/sx, and the so-doms tend to be so/sx, so sx-lasts tend to be quite rare on forums like this. I would've thought typology forums would be more appealing to so-doms, for the sense of community, opportunity to observe group dynamics, and because typology itself is a way of finding out where we belong in the human race. For Sps, it's an activity that can be done alone, autonomously, and the introspection offers an opportunity to focus on yourself. I suppose the spiritual side of the Enneagram would be particularly appealing to sx-doms, but I'm not sure how strong the correlation is between sx and spirituality. Also, it's entirely possible to take in interest in the Enneagram because of its psychological insights, without getting involved in the spiritual side, and that reason doesn't strike me as more powerful than the reasons I listed for the other variants, so I don't think that entirely explains it. I suppose mistyping could be part of it; the fact that sx is sometimes called the "intimate" or "one to one" instinct is misleading, but again, sx-first and sx-second types are so prevalent that I doubt the majority are mistyped. Any thoughts?

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    Sx doms like to go deep into things. They can be obsessive. This does not exclude typology.
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    Quote Originally Posted by five sounds View Post
    Sx doms like to go deep into things. They can be obsessive. This does not exclude typology.
    This.

    And also because they're so neurotically obsessed about finding the perfect relationship, that they're trying to learn as much about themselves, as well as their most compatible partner, via typology.

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    Just like 4's, and just like INFJ's. A lot of people are mistyped as them. If someone claims to be INFJ 4w5 sx-dom on an internet forum, I call bullshit until very much proven otherwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noll View Post
    Just like 4's, and just like INFJ's. A lot of people are mistyped as them. If someone claims to be INFJ 4w5 sx-dom on an internet forum, I call bullshit until very much proven otherwise.
    This.

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    I also wonder if sp/sx'ers don't self-mistype as sx-dom. I know I did, I feel like my sp-dom centers around keeping the sx in check, feeling like it's the defining part of me.
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    Yes, and the mistype thing.

    I do actually think there's disproportionate sx dom representation in the typology community, tho.

    http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...ad.php?t=55813

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qlip View Post
    I also wonder if sp/sx'ers don't self-mistype as sx-dom. I know I did, I feel like my sp-dom centers around keeping the sx in check, feeling like it's the defining part of me.
    Can you explain this more? How does your SP keep SX in checK?


    I think a lot of people don't realize SX-dom means tremendous insecurity in the SX realm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noll View Post
    Just like 4's, and just like INFJ's. A lot of people are mistyped as them. If someone claims to be INFJ 4w5 sx-dom on an internet forum, I call bullshit until very much proven otherwise.
    I think this is more true about INFJ and sx-dom than it is for 4w5-- as introspective and addicted to research (especially about identity) 4w5 is, I wouldn't be surprised if 90% of 4w5 individuals in existence know about the Enneagram and their own typing (vs the much lower percentage of most other types).

    Noll, your statement makes me quite curious about your thoughts about my typing (well, and really every other sx-first 4w5 INFJ)-- I'm still undecided on my MBTI though and will probably remain so eternally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Animal View Post
    Can you explain this more? How does your SP keep SX in checK?


    I think a lot of people don't realize SX-dom means tremendous insecurity in the SX realm.
    I've pretty much solidly typed myself as 4 sp/sx, mostly based on behavior and some very specific e4 descriptions, we can be a bit baffling when typing by the general description, especially when extraversion is involved. And, rl friends who are actually familiar with enneagram and MBTI concur.

    As a 4 sp-dom, I'm trying to secure a vision. On the outside I seem taciturn and methodical(for an ENFP). But that's not my experience at all, I live in this world of various forces that beckon me to engage with them, like sirens. They call, and a very strong part of me wants to respond. It's that part that I identify with, the part that wants, not the part the denies.

    What do you mean about insecurity?
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