The two most common Enneagram for INFP seem to be 4 and 9. Other common ones are 2 and 5. How do you see these as being different?
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Thread: INFP Enneagram 4 vs 9 vs 2 vs 5
12-24-2011, 02:46 PM #1
12-25-2011, 03:42 AM #2
I don't have any deep analysis or warrants, but it seems to me that the INFP 5 I know is much more aware of 'how things work' in the world than others. Also, when in interpersonal conflicts he tends to stay poised outwardly but collapse inwardly, ultimately marking himself as wrong and the other person right. I catch that quite often.
12-26-2011, 01:53 AM #3
I dunno the Egram thingy too well, but I am a 4 and I am a brooding emo who just wants to be a unique little butterfly that makes art. World peace can take care of itself. I have pictures to paint and wrists to slice okay?With dreamers, pure and simple, the imagination remains a vaguely sketched inner affair. It is not embodied in any aesthetic or practical invention. Reverie is the equivalent of weak desires. Dreamers are the aboulics of the creative imagination.
12-26-2011, 03:36 PM #4
Well, I've considered all of those as a possibility for myself at one time...
As somoene else pointed out to me, 9s are more positive and optimistic and they don't have an appreciation for the darker side of emotion (which is why I excluded that for myself). An INFP 9 is probbaly pretty close the positive idealist stereotype of INFPs in many descriptions.
INFP 4s are by their nature unique, so its hard to stereotype them Those of us that feel "were a little bit of this and a little bit of that", well thats actually accounted for in the 4s individuality, so if you feel that way, there is a good chance you are might be a 4.
INFP 5s would be more focused on knowledge and probably better at academics. INFP 5s are probably very likely to mis-type as INTPs and outside of personal realtionships, they would be very easy to confuse with thinking types - the same goes for those with a strong 5 wing of either 4s or 6s.
INFP 2s are actually not common from what I've seen. I ocasioanly think I have some very strong 2 preferences, but not enough to say that 2 is more probable than 4 for me. Since I have not seen an INFP 2 (and for that matter don't think I've even seen other INFPs that have even given serious cosnideration to being a 2) this is all just my theoretical guessing based on myself. Those of us INFPs that might be an Enneagram 2 probably have a good chance of strongly identifying with (and possibly mis-typing as) INFJ and ISFJ types and we will have a lot of common characteristics with them regarding things like taking other peoples wants and needs into consideration above our own. Unlike an extrovert 2 (the most common case for them), we would probably look for ways to help others and contribute behind the scenes and and to help others 1:1.
12-26-2011, 03:59 PM #5
4s are the most emotional, 9s are calmer / less intense, 5s are weirder or more detached, then 6s are more anxious / neurotic (while still emotional, just more influenced by anxiety than others), then the next most common is probably 1-- 1s are colder, more self-controlled like INFJs... then maybe 2 & 7, who would both be more toward extroversion than the usual.
Personally I'm pretty midway b/t 4 & 5, but my ultimate priorities are in the 4 zone... i'm on that originaliyty shit.RCUAI
"Man is free, but his freedom ceases when he has no faith in it."
12-26-2011, 03:59 PM #6GinkgoGuest
12-28-2011, 03:12 PM #7
Sometimes I test higher on 4 and sometimes I test higher on 5. The next highest is "6". Probably 9 is my fourth highest.
A few people have said I am 9 based on my reactions here. Yet, I watched a video where 9's described themselves as meshed with a group and unaware of their own feelings, and I'm definitely not that!!
In high school, before I knew about any typology or enneagram, I did get hospitalized for depression...after slicing my wrist...and after the hospital, I did rearrange my schedule to take art.
Though that is a fact, and though I consider myself very unique and strange, I did major in biology in college, which would suggest En 5.
I saw somewhere that Tim Burton was 5w4, and they can have a sort of dark humor or dark eccentricity, and I identify with that.
12-28-2011, 03:23 PM #8
Originally Posted by Wisdom of the Enneagram - page 181
I also found a passage from the description of Nines that supports your point as well
Originally Posted by Wisdom of the Enneagram - page 316
Here is a point of comparrison/contrast between Nines and Fours...
Originally Posted by Wisdom of the Enneagram - page 317
12-30-2011, 12:06 AM #9
As a 5, I don't like not knowing what makes things tick. I'm still moody with all the trappings of infp-Dom, but as a good friend once said inspite of the tendency for spiritualism and mysticism, I'm a scientist to the core. I think 5's tend to be slightly more pragmatic. I don't know for sure. It's quite likely the other INFP's I've met we're fives also, all of them being scientists as well. I type INTP more often than not.
It's hard for me to judge, compared with the NT and ST's at work I'm an emotional tempest. However friends outside of work say I'm pretty unflappable. I'm not in my twenties so life experience has to do with that, and no one will die if my car breaks down ( theoretically ). Some one might if I screw up at work.
Also, I can come across as super intellectual and very serious.....until I say some thing humorous. And laugh. I'm also optimistic nilhest.Currently submerged under an avalanche of books and paper work. I may come back up for air from time to time.
Real life awaits and she is a demanding mistress.
02-04-2012, 05:28 PM #10
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