So what do you live for, as opposed to being helpful?
well, I do like helping people, but that's not all I live for. I think I live for my own happiness just as much. The description makes it seem like helping others is all 2's live for. Like they'd just be dying to help out someone in need. That is not true for me. I might feel that way about some people but not everyone that I see.
The understanding, I think, is that 2s aren't really all that confident.
Maybe not, but some of the descriptions make it sound that way.
I'll ponder on how to give a more human example.
In the mean time, did you ever read this?
No, but that was really good. According to that comparison, I don't sound like a 9, but more like a 2. However, I don't think I've ever or will ever have the gall to tell someone that they are indebted to me. lol I'm wise enough to know that you can't make people love or appreciate you. If you are feeling unappreciated, then it's probably time to take a break and redirect your focus to yourself a little bit more.
Instinctual variant theory holds that your instinctual drives can be divided into three forces. The Sexual force drives you to seek closeness, like you would experience in a strong romantic relationship or a close friendship. The Social force drives you to consider the wider community, where you and others stand, what everyone thinks/feels/needs of you and what you think/feel/need of them. The Self Preservation force drives you to maintain individual concerns - security, health, comfort, etc.. Each person will have a different mix of these three variants. Your results suggest the following mix:
Sexual |||||||||||||||||| 58%
Social |||||||||||||||||| 58% Self Preservation |||||||||||||||||||||||| 78%
out of the descriptions, the most obvious thing that fits with me is that i have an exhibitionist orientation, i suppose though that my answer to the one about adopting the clothing of your group changes for my moods and social groups... and answering that in the mood for suiting up (or hipping down) would probably drive me towards the social end by a few points...
Sexual |||||||||||||||||||||||| 78%
Social |||||||||||| 34%
Self Preservation |||||||||||| 34%
i guess s SX/SO wins by a margin...
one thing is sure: both my SO and my SP are... exceptionally weak.
Sexual ||||||||||||||| 42%
Social |||||||||||| 38%
Self Preservation |||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 86%
A man builds. A parasite asks 'Where is my share?'
A man creates. A parasite says, 'What will the neighbors think?'
A man invents. A parasite says, 'Watch out, or you might tread on the toes of God... '