1. Yes. I tested IXTJ for several years consecutively/consistently. Whenever I'm in an academic setting, I seem to be in IXTJ mode. Think: Hermione from Harry Potter, only later, not when she was ultra annoying, although I used to be annoying like that when I was little.
1. Nope. I've read all the type descriptions from every Internet source I could find and taken a bunch of tests; never got any result other than ISTJ. Only thing that ever changed was my level of introversion.
2. I thought for a time that I was 6w5. 1 and 6 are the only enneagram types that come anywhere close to describing me accurately.
1. No. Although I tested as INFP once, and I can see why with regard to certain areas, and in the past I used to act relatively more INFP-ish, even making major decisions that way but it didn't make me very happy, and with age I have become more ISTJ and am more successful as ISTJ.
2. No. I am 5w4, and in the past acted more 4-ish but it wasn't really right for me, similar to how INFP-ish wasn't right for me, although I had some of those tendencies. By the time I learned about Enneagram I had clarified those issues already so I was never in doubt about being a 5w4.
the shoheen ho of the wind of the west and the lulla lo of the soft sea billow - Alfred Graves
1- I have been in various forms of shadow function most of my life. But I have always been an ENFJ, It's tough to be yourself all the time.
INTJ to INTP to ISTP to ISFP to INFP and now I test as INFJ..
And yet I am ENFJ.. Go figure
2- I have tested as a 4w5 but I am positive I am 6w5.. my 4,5,6 scores are always very close, usually no more than a point or 2 separating them.
1. Do you think that you were ever (genuinely) another MBTI type?
When I was little, I think I could have passed up for an ENFJ in flying colors. In academic settings, I can be an INTJ. When I am in a non-academic setting, yep, INFJ.
2. Do you ever think that you were ever another enneagram type?
I've gone through type 1 and type 6 phases in my life. At the moment I feel closer to type 4, but it's subject to change.
“Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings -- always darker, emptier and simpler.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche