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    1) Were you always completely SURE of your type or did it take you awhile to arrive at it?
    I was pretty much sure from the start. I didn't even take the test at first; I was just purely going on type descriptions. I did waiver after that, when I took tests and learned more about the other types. However, I never deviated from INFP; I just wondered if it was right for a while, near the beginning.

    2) If you weren't always SURE of your type, what other types have you considered?
    Mainly INTP. Although there was a moment when for some reason I thought ENFP was a possibility. That seems pretty crazy now - I don't think I was really considering the facts or understood the definitions of Extroversion and Introversion (also being Social-first was a factor in this confusion). Same goes for Ti; once I understood that, I realised INTP didn't fit me at all.

    3) Have you ever previously thought you were another type and SURE you were that type but then later changed your mind and now you're SURE of your current type?
    No.

    4) What makes you think you are SURE of your type. Is it mostly:
    a. You consistently test as that type
    b. The type description fits you very well
    c. The cognitive function pattern fits you very well
    d. Family, friends, coworkers, etc. have told you how much you resemble that type.
    e. A combination of the above?

    B - the type description, however, the rest does factor in (except d). Reading the type description was like a revelation to me. The other stuff helps back that up. I suppose that's kinda the INFP way: make the leap in judgement and then wait for logic and evidence to catch up.

    5) Have people suggested you are a type other than the one you identify with?
    Not IRL, because no one I know talks about MBTI. Online, a few people have made some remarks about seeming like some other type, but it's very rare. Who knows, perhaps more people think I don't seem much like my type and don't say anything.

    6) Are you open to the possibility that you may not be the type you think you are?
    Not really. I am interested as to what people think and what vibe they might get from me, but it's not going to change my mind. I'm pretty certain about it.

    7) Even if you're SURE of your type now, do you ever think that in the future there may come a time when you seriously doubt or reconsider your type or even change your self-identified type?
    No.
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    1) Were you always completely SURE of your type or did it take you a while to arrive at it?

    I discovered MBTI and Enneagram by being linked to tests. So while I didn't have the background knowledge I thought the descriptions really captured my personality. After lots of researching I was even more certain of my type.

    2) If you weren't always SURE of your type, what other types have you considered?

    I've always been sure of my type. However, in my quieter moments I ponder the ideas of being an INFP/4w3/9w1. I've never gone beyond what's in my tritype though. But yeah, definitely sure of my type.

    3) Have you ever previously thought you were another type and SURE you were that type but then later changed your mind and now you're SURE of your current type?

    Like I said in the last answer, I was just playing with ideas. So no, I've always thought and still think I am ENFP 7w6 sx/so.

    4) What makes you think you are SURE of your type. Is it mostly:

    A, B, C, D, and E!

    5) Have people suggested you are a type other than the one you identify with?

    Yes, so/sx.

    6) Are you open to the possibility that you may not be the type you think you are?

    Nah, I like my type and I think it fits.

    7) Even if you're SURE of your type now, do you ever think that in the future there may come a time when you seriously doubt or reconsider your type or even change your self-identified type?

    Who knows! The only way I'd change my type is if I recognize that I changed as a person, but I certainly love who I am now and wouldn't want to change anything about myself in the future.
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    1) Were you always completely SURE of your type or did it take you awhile to arrive at it?

    It took me several months to arrive at my MBTI type. For Enneagram, I actually had it wrong for quite a while (thought I was an 8). That may have been for about a year or something.

    2) If you weren't always SURE of your type, what other types have you considered?

    MBTI - I considered ISTJ, ISTP and INTP

    For Enneagram, I considered 8 and 3 as well.

    3) Have you ever previously thought you were another type and SURE you were that type but then later changed your mind and now you're SURE of your current type?

    Yes, I was pretty sure I was an Enneagram 8 because I had at least 4 tests tell me that. I didn't know much at all about Enneagram though. Two people questioned the 8 - @Zarathustra and @Kasper though I don't believe they suggested something else. That caused me to question the 8.

    4) What makes you think you are SURE of your type. Is it mostly:
    a. You consistently test as that type
    b. The type description fits you very well
    c. The cognitive function pattern fits you very well
    d. Family, friends, coworkers, etc. have told you how much you resemble that type.
    e. A combination of the above?


    On MBTI, there is really no question about it. The description fits me well. The function preferences and order are exactly spot on. The eruption of the inferior is spot on. The areas of development are things I have worked on and made a big difference in my life. People I know IRL don't know much about MBTI so they don't really comment on it.

    For Enneagram, 6 just fits the best. I was professionally tested so I've got some confidence in it. I then had a couple follow up sessions with this guru person and the stuff she said was scary accurate. When I first read about 6, I didn't really want to be that type. 8 also made me feel uncomfortable. So, it was pretty well narrowed down to those two. 3 was the only other possibility.

    With instinctual subtype, I'm certain about the Sx - that very much fits me.

    5) Have people suggested you are a type other than the one you identify with?

    There have been people on the forum who at various times have suggested that I am an INTP, INFJ or Si dom. @Zarathustra keeps suggesting I'm an Ennagream 9, which I feel complimented by because 9 is my direction of integration and there are some things about 9s that I greatly admire.

    6) Are you open to the possibility that you may not be the type you think you are?

    Not much anymore.

    7) Even if you're SURE of your type now, do you ever think that in the future there may come a time when you seriously doubt or reconsider your type or even change your self-identified type?

    Pretty doubtful

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    ^ ftr: I think you very well could be a very healthy enneagram 6, not a 9 (in fact, I think the former is probably more likely).

    I just think you have a very 9ish feel to you, such that you seem much more 693 than 683.

    You say you definitely have the 8 fix, tho, so, while I still think you might have a 9 fix, I accept that you could be a 683.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Such Irony View Post
    1) Were you always completely SURE of your type or did it take you awhile to arrive at it?
    I learned my core enneagram type on the day I learned that enneagram existed, and I'm as confident of that type as a six can be. My MBTI type took a little longer, maybe a couple of weeks, because I learned about MBTI much later in life and was going by test results until I learned more. I first tested as ESTJ.

    2) If you weren't always SURE of your type, what other types have you considered?
    Well, the aforementioned ESTJ, of course. I've also looked at ISFJ, ESFJ, and INFP. As to enneagram, the only other type I've seriously believed I could be is a nine, and when I first took an enneagram test it came up with 6w5.

    3) Have you ever previously thought you were another type and SURE you were that type but then later changed your mind and now you're SURE of your current type?
    No. I thought I was 6w5 before, but I can't say I was ever *sure* of that.

    4) What makes you think you are SURE of your type. Is it mostly:
    a. You consistently test as that type
    b. The type description fits you very well
    c. The cognitive function pattern fits you very well
    d. Family, friends, coworkers, etc. have told you how much you resemble that type.
    e. A combination of the above?
    e: a, b, and c.

    5) Have people suggested you are a type other than the one you identify with?
    Yeah. A former friend who was an ENFP decided at varying times that I was ESFJ, ENFJ, and even maybe INFP. But that's Ne for you.

    6) Are you open to the possibility that you may not be the type you think you are?
    Sure. But I have yet to have someone who knows as much about type as me, or more, tell me they think I'm mistyped.

    7) Even if you're SURE of your type now, do you ever think that in the future there may come a time when you seriously doubt or reconsider your type or even change your self-identified type?
    I still occasionally wonder if I worry too little to be a six, and if I could actually be a nine. I also sometimes ask myself if I'm too social to be an ISTJ, but then I remind myself that the profiles that fit are the valid ones by Jung et al, not the shitty ones written by Internet armchair personality theorists, and then I look at thoughts like that and go, yeah... ISTJ all right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarathustra View Post
    ^ ftr: I think you very well could be a very healthy enneagram 6, not a 9 (in fact, I think the former is probably more likely).

    I just think you have a very 9ish feel to you, such that you seem much more 693 than 683.

    You say you definitely have the 8 fix, tho, so, while I still think you might have a 9 fix, I accept that you could be a 683.
    It is quite possible I'm a different tri-type. I have full confidence in the 6 and less than full confidence in the 8 and the 3. I'm not even sure I believe in Tri-type. Maybe I misunderstood you earlier.

    Edit: I just checked 693 and it's called the mediator. I could easily be that type vs. 683 actually. Interesting suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Such Irony View Post
    For those who are completely SURE of their own type:

    1) Were you always completely SURE of your type or did it take you awhile to arrive at it?
    Yep. I was introduced to MBTI indirectly after taking a career test my psych professor had recommended to us. Most of the occupations sounded like something I could do, or wanted to do. At the bottom was a hyperlink, that said, "more about your type." - which directed me to a page describing Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging people indepth. I identified a lot with the description, so I felt little need to question what category in this system I'd fallen into. Because it appeared to be a decent assessment, I thought, ey, this MBTI thing seems pretty cool to better understand myself/others.. I continued to explore MBTI, all the types, function dynamics. Reflected on my own patterns, self-monitored my reactions. Thought of how I know myself to act/think/feel, vs how I would like my best self to be. Having a firmer grasp on the whole system just supplemented my initial accepted conclusion. Minor, blurry details in the big picture simply became more focused.

    It's not something I think much on. INFJ is not who I am, it's just a means of describing how I am. I'm ambivalent with regard to how I feel about the type INFJ itself, compared to other types. It's not some rare, saintly bird, perched on a pedestal, feeding some silly need to feel "special/unique." Not for me, at least. It is what it is- a name for what was already present. A description of human behaviors that form patterns. Patterns that are particularly quite prominent in my life and mind, as well. In the end, I'm just Lex. A catlady. A human (sort of).

    2) If you weren't always SURE of your type, what other types have you considered?
    Other type descriptions fail to resonate with me. I have on occasion been mistaken for an INTP, due to my neurotic overanalysis of things, and because I don't come off as warm and fuzzy (or reactive) as other INFJ's might be. Being a pretend-INTP is just armor built over time, being under a lot of stress, leaning on a tertiary function. NiTi looping.

    I wish I were an IxTP, but I'm not. I'm a stupid feely feeler person.

    3) Have you ever previously thought you were another type and SURE you were that type but then later changed your mind and now you're SURE of your current type?
    Nope.

    4) What makes you think you are SURE of your type. Is it mostly:
    a. You consistently test as that type
    b. The type description fits you very well
    c. The cognitive function pattern fits you very well
    d. Family, friends, coworkers, etc. have told you how much you resemble that type.
    e. A combination of the above?
    e. But regarding d- refer to my answer for #3.

    5) Have people suggested you are a type other than the one you identify with?
    Yep. People who didn't know me terribly well. They ended up changing their minds after cumulative observation, however. I didn't bother to argue/correct them, really. I'd just explain why I believe myself to be the type I identify with, & let them make their own decisions.

    6) Are you open to the possibility that you may not be the type you think you are?
    I'd have to be presented with some kind of new, breakthrough information that would turn my entire understanding of MBTI/cognitive functions/my mind on its head. Sure- we can never truly "know" ourselves, or others. We all have biases, and I'm not exempt. However, we can draw fair conclusions about broad theoretical generalities like this, and we're apt to trust our own ability to comprehend/relate to things we learn about, feel in tune with on some core level... and those generalities don't change too much, over time. We just become more distinctly ourselves. Not to say that we're static creatures by any means, though.

    I think @entropie makes good points in his post, regarding this.


    7) Even if you're SURE of your type now, do you ever think that in the future there may come a time when you seriously doubt or reconsider your type or even change your self-identified type?
    see my answer for #6.

    I don't see that happening anytime soon.
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    1) Were you always completely SURE of your type or did it take you awhile to arrive at it?
    Took a decent amount of time, and a few mistypings.

    2) If you weren't always SURE of your type, what other types have you considered?
    INTJ 5 [online tests] > INTP 5 [started learning about cognitive functions] > ENTP 7w8 Sp/So (7w8 9w8 3w4) [started looking into Enneagram] > ENTP 9w8 So/Sx (9w8 7w8 4w3)

    3) Have you ever previously thought you were another type and SURE you were that type but then later changed your mind and now you're SURE of your current type?
    I was sure of my (mis)type in different systems until I started questioning aspects that didn't gel and looked deeper into the system, with MBTI that meant cognitive functions, with Enneagram it meant reading books.

    4) What makes you think you are SURE of your type. Is it mostly:
    a. You consistently test as that type <- Do not rate that as an indication of anything beyond one's ability to take a test.
    b. The type description fits you very well <- If you mean online descriptions, then I do not rate that either, if you mean understanding the core of a type, the fears, motivations etc, then yes for Enneagram.
    c. The cognitive function pattern fits you very well <- It's one of the only relevant factors with MBTI for me.

    Certainty comes mainly through deeper understanding of the systems, with Enneagram in particular reading books by writers like Naranjo, Maitri and Palmer helped get an understanding of my type to the point where there is zero chance I'm not a core 9.

    5) Have people suggested you are a type other than the one you identify with?
    Sure, however typically people said I was how I self-typed though, even when I was wrong, it's easy for self-typing to influence most impressions.

    Other people did first suggest ENTP for my MBTI though, on the other hand people mostly tried to talk me out of E9 with a suggestion to focus on head types.

    6) Are you open to the possibility that you may not be the type you think you are?
    If I'm mistyped then finding that out is only going to help my self understanding better, so sure. I only recently recognised I was incorrect in regards to my heart fix and the greater understanding that has brought me is enlightening.

    7) Even if you're SURE of your type now, do you ever think that in the future there may come a time when you seriously doubt or reconsider your type or even change your self-identified type?
    I can't see my MBTI, core Enneagram, or instincts being doubted as there is too much to back them up, however I am very hazy on my Socionics typing, and could question the order of my trytype, so there's always more to be discovered.
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    b]1) Were you always completely SURE of your type or did it take you awhile to arrive at it? [/b]Mostly, but I've had my doubts.

    2) If you weren't always SURE of your type, what other types have you considered? INFJ or ENTP. I still find those types pretty easy to understand. They have a clarity of communication that's refreshing. I don't feel like I have to do detective work to understand what they're actually trying to tell me.

    3) Have you ever previously thought you were another type and SURE you were that type but then later changed your mind and now you're SURE of your current type? No.

    4) What makes you think you are SURE of your type. Is it mostly:
    a. You consistently test as that type
    b. The type description fits you very well
    c. The cognitive function pattern fits you very well
    d. Family, friends, coworkers, etc. have told you how much you resemble that type.
    e. A combination of the above?


    Mostly c, at this point. but all of the above play a role also.

    5) Have people suggested you are a type other than the one you identify with? Yes, but I think a lot of that is that I'm capable of recognizing the value of Ne, Si and Fe, and trying to work on them.

    6) Are you open to the possibility that you may not be the type you think you are?

    Yes, but I'd need a good argument. Not just "you don't think that Ti solves everything, you must be an NF."

    7) Even if you're SURE of your type now, do you ever think that in the future there may come a time when you seriously doubt or reconsider your type or even change your self-identified type?

    Doubtful. Me being INTP creates a context for my oddness. If I become less odd, that's because of adapting, but not because of a change in preferences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Such Irony View Post
    For those who are completely SURE of their own type:

    1) Were you always completely SURE of your type or did it take you awhile to arrive at it? YES. I was always completely sure.

    2) If you weren't always SURE of your type, what other types have you considered? n/a

    3) Have you ever previously thought you were another type and SURE you were that type but then later changed your mind and now you're SURE of your current type? No

    4) What makes you think you are SURE of your type. Is it mostly:
    a. You consistently test as that type YES
    b. The type description fits you very well YES
    c. The cognitive function pattern fits you very well YES
    d. Family, friends, coworkers, etc. have told you how much you resemble that type. YES
    e. A combination of the above?

    5) Have people suggested you are a type other than the one you identify with? NO

    6) Are you open to the possibility that you may not be the type you think you are? NO

    7) Even if you're SURE of your type now, do you ever think that in the future there may come a time when you seriously doubt or reconsider your type or even change your self-identified type? NO
    I've known since I was about 19 years old that I was an ENFP. Not only do I always test as an ENFP, but the descriptions/cognitive function patterns fit me very well. Furthermore, I can apply my knowledge of my type's strengths and weaknesses to improve my life by enhancing/compensating for them. I've always had a hard time understanding why some of people seem to have such a hard time figuring out their type. But maybe that's because I've never had to struggle with this myself.
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