Yeah, though to me the particular statement sounds more Te/Se than Ni, though sure, that's there too.Regarding this statement, it does sound gamma, particularly gamma NT.
(Or, it could also be enneagram, right?)
Yeah that's what I meant, I didn't see it as particularly gammaMaintaining relationships = Fi, something gamma values. Helping to achieve goals through motivation/encouragement = Se.
I'm not sure about the caring about looks part of it. I've seen members of other quadras say this too.
Mainly for the impact just like the statement put it, it's about standing out, looking good/better than many others, making an impact in these ways & I like to express my individuality. It's hard to explain how I decide that something - a piece of clothing or hair style, etc - fits me in a special way but when I hit on something good, I sure like the feeling that it's just for me. Sure I also like the aesthetic appeal. What exactly did you mean by "personal" and "aesthetic reasons" though, in a Si sense?I suppose it depends on the motivation behind it. Do you want to look a certain way in order to achieve some sort of goal or make some sort of impact on the external world? Or do you do it more for personal or aesthetic reasons? I'd say the former sounds more gamma and Se valuing. The latter, less so and more Si valuing.
Well okay sure, I just really liked those statements I do realize that it can be something else, not socionics quadra values and that it's more complex than that anyway.I don't think it's quite that simple. I don't know you well enough to pick a quadra for you but I think you have to go by more than just a couple of test questions. Really understand the functions and which ones you value in yourself and seek out in other people.
In what way do you take life seriously? By that I mainly meant that I tend to be really involved in stuff. E.g. if I want something then I want something, I don't go around saying "ah nevermind" instead. Did you mean this or something else?Yes, that does sound rather alpha. In spite of being in the alpha quadra, I couldn't agree with that. I'm like you, I take life way too seriously. I think that statement tends to be more true of alpha irrationals SEI or ILE than rational types, especially LII, who tend to be the most serious of the alphas.
I relate to some of what you said: independence and doing as I please; also when I take care of a close friend or family member, the process itself is pretty boring, right. It's just my decision to do it anyway. Mostly because it makes them happy or because I decide the relationship itself is worth it, but I definitely can think of better ways to help someone or to contribute to the relationship :PNow this is where we differ. I do care about comfort, particularly a comfortable atmosphere, which correlates to Si valuing. I do care about friends and family but I have to say I don't enjoy much the actual taking care of others part of it. I do it more out of sense of obligation or it's the right thing to do. I mostly just want my independence and be able to do as I please.
That thing about "comfortable atmosphere", we do differ there, true.
Thanks again! Btw about you not knowing me well enough.. I did make a thread on my socionics type, there I discussed these things in a much deeper way (the thread about beta vs gamma )I don't know you well enough to pick a quadra for you (...) I don't know your type but you're probably in an Se valuing quadra and the not valuing comfort much would confirm that.