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    Oh, the child small.wonder was pretty much that. Call me strange but I've often referred to my little self as "the child who soared" because I was just so effortless-- but perhaps all children are in their own way.

    I was actually pretty extroverted (though I've wondered if it was just Sx/So?), a definite ring leader and instigator but also very emotionally intuitive. I was always fiercely protective of the bullied or injured, very pure-hearted but also quite quippy and hot headed. I remember being maybe 6 or 7 at my Dad's company picnic, and him playing on my flippant nature (which I guess he though was charming) by calling me up on the stage while he was giving a speech. I had a water gun and squirted him in the face. I must have thought it was funny then, but the fact that I was encouraged to behave that way kind of grieves me now.

    I was a giant tomboy who devoted a lot of time to ballet and my idea of starting a WNFL (this is legit in my 4th grade yearbook). When I had crushes on boys I would tease and bully them at recess. Though I wouldn't have guessed it of her then, my best childhood friend grew into a 7w8 ESTP-- we did war over the dominance/leadership of our friendship pretty often (which I find interesting).

    4th grade was the first time that I realized I wasn't "popular", though I'm not sure it bothered me much-- weirdly, I actually get an image in my mind whenever I think about it: the stretch of hallway that my classroom was in, and the knowledge of wearing stirrup leggings and my navy blue USA sweatshirt. Funny the things we remember.

    I did have a very strong sense of morality as a kid, wanting to pay attention in school and help others. Still, my respect for authority was very much dependent on the individual in question, and there were times that I was outright defiant (but always with a cause).

    Big ideas were frequently my thing and I was usually leading my friends in some sort of shenanigans: teaching them choreography for a "show" I thought we should put on, leading nature walks through the conservancy around my house, or hatching hair brained schemes that really made little sense.

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    Um, whoops! I just realized that this is in the SJ forum section, and I'm not! NJ contribution? Sorry!
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    I was Se, then Fi. But as adult, I seem Fi then Se. I seem so Se child. So Strawberry Shortcake, KIDS Incorporated, so New Wave, so Post Punk, so many crystal clear memories, so many radio stations, so many 80s horror movies, so much Grandad.

    I feel very S child, church and school and God and books and corporate radio.


    Seem so much Fi bike riding Black Hole Sun teen, young adult felt actual need to move to West coast. Down on the West Coast, music history, watch me cook, fuck, and dance.

    I seem very SFP. I SEEM very Se as child. I could read very thick books and do very firm cartwheels and remember Cruel Summer.

    Id be Se always, except it's SI or Fi, I just can't, I mean seriously, fuck Rhianna and Gwen Stefani.

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    Quote Originally Posted by small.wonder View Post
    Oh, the child small.wonder was pretty much that. Call me strange but I've often referred to my little self as "the child who soared" because I was just so effortless-- but perhaps all children are in their own way.

    I was actually pretty extroverted (though I've wondered if it was just Sx/So?), a definite ring leader and instigator but also very emotionally intuitive. I was always fiercely protective of the bullied or injured, very pure-hearted but also quite quippy and hot headed. I remember being maybe 6 or 7 at my Dad's company picnic, and him playing on my flippant nature (which I guess he though was charming) by calling me up on the stage while he was giving a speech. I had a water gun and squirted him in the face. I must have thought it was funny then, but the fact that I was encouraged to behave that way kind of grieves me now.

    I was a giant tomboy who devoted a lot of time to ballet and my idea of starting a WNFL (this is legit in my 4th grade yearbook). When I had crushes on boys I would tease and bully them at recess. Though I wouldn't have guessed it of her then, my best childhood friend grew into a 7w8 ESTP-- we did war over the dominance/leadership of our friendship pretty often (which I find interesting).

    4th grade was the first time that I realized I wasn't "popular", though I'm not sure it bothered me much-- weirdly, I actually get an image in my mind whenever I think about it: the stretch of hallway that my classroom was in, and the knowledge of wearing stirrup leggings and my navy blue USA sweatshirt. Funny the things we remember.

    I did have a very strong sense of morality as a kid, wanting to pay attention in school and help others. Still, my respect for authority was very much dependent on the individual in question, and there were times that I was outright defiant (but always with a cause).

    Big ideas were frequently my thing and I was usually leading my friends in some sort of shenanigans: teaching them choreography for a "show" I thought we should put on, leading nature walks through the conservancy around my house, or hatching hair brained schemes that really made little sense.

    Strong willed, compassionate, imaginative, earnest, intensely and shamelessly expressive, and probably a little overbearing.
    We all remember it darling, we just wonder why you name yourself.

    I'm more Texas Chainsaw, KIDS Incorporated, Human League. ..I only fancied theme songs as an adult.


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    Quote Originally Posted by small.wonder View Post
    Um, whoops! I just realized that this is in the SJ forum section, and I'm not! NJ contribution? Sorry!
    You're an Fi dom, so you are likely in an OK place. Always and never.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmotini View Post
    We all remember it darling, we just wonder why you name yourself.
    Haha, I did disclaim that. Well, you can wonder why I named my childhood self, while I wonder why you define your childhood completely by the culture and media of the day (granted, that does correlate with your Enneagram typing).

    You're an Fi dom, so you are likely in an OK place. Always and never.
    I'm actually not that either, Ni dominates for me.
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    A very small detail/story that will fill you in on my 11 year old self... I filled some pages of spiral notebooks while in class with 'I love ballet' written over and over in various colors.
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    I was a nervous child, and fidgeted a lot to point where my mom thought making fun of me for it would encourage me to stop. It didn't. I planned for dangerous events that I thought would happen, and got my sisters to do the same. I got upset every time they wasted food. I also nagged them to clean their areas (not their rooms since I didn't go in them so I didn't care) because my parents wouldn't. And I would chase them out of my room when I didn't want them there. She eventually stopped trying, so I guess I scared her. I just wanted to be alone most of the time.

    I have two sisters, but one of them was only a year and 18 days younger than me, so people treated us as twins. Especially since we were in the same grade.

    At school I was mostly well behaved, and rarely got caught if I broke a rule. But I still didn't try hard on my homework, and I sucked at most subjects. I had a feeling that my teachers thought I was stupid. In class I never said a word unless called on, but was more talkative at recess.

    I spent most of my time at home daydreaming or playing pretend with various toys. My parents spoiled me and it got to a point where I was more worried about money than they were.
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    I was basically the very withdrawn, well-behaved, quiet sort of kid. As a child, I had a lot of trouble interacting with people outside my family - as a result, I've never really had any close friends until I was, say, ten years old, so I ended up spending my freetime with either my parents or my big brother. I never really minded that absence of friends, though, and I have overall very fond memories of my childhood.

    In kindergarten, no one really minded my shy nature, but that doesn't mean I was that popular, either. However, there were some really rough times, too. As I said before, I was always an immensely withdrawn kid and, on top of that, very shy and silent. Because I never raised my hand in class and basically never spoke to my classmates except for some kids I considered to be my friends, I was seen as quite weird and got bullied in my last two years of grade school, which didn't exactly help in terms of making me more outgoing.
    Upon entering middle school (after again some occasional incidents of bullying which were resolved rather quickly), I saw that my new classmates were leagues better and nicer than the ones from grade school and I became very comfortable in my class. I met my best friend and many other awesome friends there and had a lot of fun.

    I hope I didn't wallow in self-pity too much there
    But overall, I think you could say that I've always been pretty heavily introverted and timid, but willing to come out of my shell if surrounded by the right people.
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