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  • I identity more with my MBTI type

    61 38.61%
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    55 34.81%
  • I identify with them equally

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  1. #81
    Lay the coin on my tongue SilkRoad's Avatar
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    It's interesting, there are some people who I can peg with a high degree of certainty (I flatter myself!) as a certain e-type, but not their MBTI. And others where I can really see their MBTI, but not their e-type. Usually not both...

    I felt for a while like I might identify more with the enneagram than MBTI, but although I'm fairly sure I'm a 6, I'm not quite sure...I could also be a 9 (unlikely to be anything else). Whereas I'm as sure as I can be that I'm an INFJ.

    I do feel like both can be very useful, though, when properly applied.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilkRoad View Post
    It's interesting, there are some people who I can peg with a high degree of certainty (I flatter myself!) as a certain e-type, but not their MBTI. And others where I can really see their MBTI, but not their e-type. Usually not both...
    I feel you on this...

    I was watching the first X-Files movie the other night, which I hadn't seen in 10+ years, and thought to myself, "I think Scully's definitely a 5w6. Maybe a 6w5. But I'm not sure of her MBTI. IxTJ? ExTJ? xxTJ?"

    That was only the first or second time that someone's enneagram was more obvious to me than their MBTI, but I suspect that's because I'm more familiar with MBTI.

    Now that I've studied a bit of enneagram, I'm sure this will start happening more often.

    Quote Originally Posted by SilkRoad View Post
    ...but although I'm fairly sure I'm a 6, I'm not quite sure...
    As someone who's also not quite sure if he's a 6, I totally feel this statement.

    But, honestly, is there any more of a 6 thing you can say?



    Quote Originally Posted by SilkRoad View Post
    Whereas I'm as sure as I can be that I'm an INFJ.
    Ditto on INTJ.

    Quote Originally Posted by SilkRoad View Post
    I do feel like both can be very useful, though, when properly applied.
    Totally agreed.

    We must both be INxJ 6s.

    If you are a 6, what do you think is your wing?

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    Lay the coin on my tongue SilkRoad's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarathustra View Post

    As someone who's also not quite sure if he's a 6, I totally feel this statement.

    But, honestly, is there any more of a 6 thing you can say?

    ...

    We must both be INxJ 6s.

    If you are a 6, what do you think is your wing?
    Ha, you're quite right about the uncertainty thing. And it is another thing that makes me think I probably am a 6. anyway, 6 is supposed to be a very common type although it encompasses a lot of variety...phobic and counter-phobic, etc.

    The fact that it's probably so common amuses me because very few people here identify as 6. Because it doesn't sound "nice" enough or something. Actually, I think it is a pretty cool type when you look into it. And it probably makes a bit more sense for me than 9.

    My wing...I'm really not sure. Maybe I have fairly balanced wings? 6w5 seems more obvious for me, but then I've read descriptions of 6w7 that sounded an awful lot like me too (and others that didn't). I'm guessing more 6w5, but fairly balanced overall. How about you? If you're INTJ I guess 6w5 is more likely?

    I'd definitely be phobic (though with counter-phobic moments!) and probably sp/sx.
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    I identify far more with my MBTI type, I suspect largely because I am much more familiar with that system. I am fairly confident in identifying myself as an enneagram 5w6, but that seems a much broader category. It actually makes more sense to me to consider the entire trifix, though I am still quite uncertain in how to apply this system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    Equally, because I only make sense in both dimensions.
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    I feel that the 4w3 label was almost tailor-made for me. It threw so much light and clarity on the MBTI description, elucidating some major problem areas for me. It helped me to understand why I tested alternately as an INFJ - I knew I wasn't one, but I felt this sort of "ghosting" of one from my E/I axis being so closely split. I'm a Fancy Hybrid (tm).

    But I also relate to some aspects of ENFJ Fe-usage and cult leaderiness. I have a cult. It's called the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm. I raised Snoopy there. Signed, The Red Baron.
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    Enneagram. Perhaps it has less to do with what I relate to and more to do with enneagram describing different health levels and MBTI describing one health level. Enneagram is like, "When you're good, you do this, when you're average, you do this, when you're bad, you do this," and I'm like, yeah I relate to that. MBTI is like, "You're like this," and I'm like, "No, I'm not always like that."

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    The MB functions make more sense to me than the enneagram. I want to think the problem is I haven't found a good resource on enneagrams, but the different types seem very arbitrary and fuzzy. To the best I can figure, I'm a 9w1 sx/sp. MB types, on the other hand, are easier for me to grasp in myself and somewhat in others. It's a simple categorization for different ways of getting and using information that really further defined something I was already vaguely aware of more than was completely new information. I've yet to have the same striking realization with the enneagram or can really see it working in myself or anyone else.

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    I believe I identify more with my MBTI type. Although I'm sure I often behave in a typical ennea 9 way.
    And it changes... It's diffcult to say. But I'll make a choice for MBTI type, making a choice being a good thing to do for a 9 (if not far-fetched...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuchIrony View Post
    I identify with my enneagram type slightly more but I identify alot with my MBTI type as well.
    Ditto this.
    INFP~ 4w5 ~ sx/sp ~ IEI ~ Libra

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