I've talked about these before on various other forums, but I'm interested to hear from not only 8s but from everyone on this forum about how you personally differentiate between an 8w7 and an 8w9, from your experience. And 8s, how did you decide which wing was your dominant one?
Personally, I've typed as an 8w7 most in my childhood years, and - besides a brief phase from 12-14 which I can only describe as a 6w7 phase - for most of my teens. Recently though, my 9 wing has become more evident, although I certainly retain some aspects of the 7 wing. I'm still concerned about formalities, and the 8w9 is informal by nature. I don't always have the calm of the 8w9 - sometimes I can be very outgoing and forceful.