Are you saying the life/death thing ascribed to sp 4s doesn't sound like me? I agree... I'm not terribly morbid. Although look at my burial-like avatar xD.
You're right that I don't interpret sp 4 that way though. The dauntless descriptions are a bit too "physical" still. I'm more indulgent than risk-taking, but then examples of sp 4 risks are relatable (impulsive with big life changes).
I relate more to Naranjos masochistic sp 4. This is a person who "endures" quietly and feels their suffering and sacrifice will bring them the savior to fill their void. Much more 1ish than the dauntless 4, which sounds almost cp 6.
I suspect the "playing dead" part of sp is the desire (envy) denial. It doesn't manifest very literally for me, which is why the idea of the second instinct being more abstract and creative made me consider sx/sp.