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Thread: Am I a type 4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noigmn View Post
    Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Type 4 Type 5 Type 6 Type 7 Type 8 Type 9
    -4 6 -9 6 -5 -2 11 -9 6

    Can't be bothered formatting. I think I am a type seven. Also strong on 2, 4, and 9.
    Looks like a 7. And from what I've seen of your writings on the forum, 7 seems more likely than 4.

    (I think most people have 3 to 4 types that they can somewhat relate to. For me it was 1,4, 9, and 5 to a lesser degree)
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    Yeh, when I think about it, I have a drive toward appreciation, and want others to appreciate things for what they are. All the things on the type 7 list seem to apply, whereas not that many of type 4 did.

    http://www.9types.com/descr/7/
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    cool. i like us 7's haha

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    There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.
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    yeah...that's a pretty perfect description.
    There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.
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    Looking at the results, I think I'm flying solo.
    Freude, schöner Götterfunken Tochter aus Elysium, Wir betreten feuertrunken, Himmlische, dein Heiligtum! Deine Zauber binden wieder Was die Mode streng geteilt; Alle Menschen werden Brüder, Wo dein sanfter Flügel weilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noigmn View Post
    I just did the test again and it came up like this. Type 7 is common for ENFPs but I'm not sure I am one. I get a different result every time anyway. Maybe 5w4 is a possibility rather than 4w5.

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    1 5 4 4 6 2 8 1 5
    One day I took 4 tests and got 4 different answers... though 1, 4, 5 and 8 were always in the top.
    Then I went to a page where you have to study the details in depth and decide for yourself what type you are.
    After studying it for a couple of hours, I decided that I'm a 4.

    Here's the page:
    The Enneagram Type Test

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    Quote Originally Posted by noigmn View Post
    Looking at the results, I think I'm flying solo.
    what? no wing for you? haha

    just read more of it... the work/love description and yep...so true.
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    Default ENFP type 7 here

    Hi everyone -
    I was really into the enneagram for a while & it can be confusing . . . a good method to figure out what you really are is by learning about the directions of integration / disintegration ie. doing good & growing vs. being stressed & becoming more unhealthy . . . that's a great way to really know what you are . . . for example:

    Type 7: when are maturing, doing good, growing, progressing etc. etc. will start to show more Type 5 like traits ie. the 7 is going towards 5. when a 7 is not doing so well they will take on some of the negative traits of type 1 & become very critical of self & others, perfectionistic etc.

    Type 4: when doing good / growing will start to show traits of a healthy 1 and when not healthy will show a lot of the negative traits of Type 2.

    Type 5: they take on the negative traits of type 7 when they aren't doing so well . . . scattered, distracted, impulsive & i think they show type 8 traits when doing well.

    that's all i feel like typing for now . . . anyways - check out the enneagram institute's website for some good info on the enneagram . . . i personally love enneagram because it fills in a lot of the blanks that mbti seems to leave unanswered. enneagram kind of completes the picture in a sense. Oh yeah & I am an ENFP type 7 with a 6 wing . . . absolutely through & through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revolve View Post
    Hi everyone -
    I was really into the enneagram for a while & it can be confusing . . . a good method to figure out what you really are is by learning about the directions of integration / disintegration ie. doing good & growing vs. being stressed & becoming more unhealthy . . . that's a great way to really know what you are . . . for example:

    Type 7: when are maturing, doing good, growing, progressing etc. etc. will start to show more Type 5 like traits ie. the 7 is going towards 5. when a 7 is not doing so well they will take on some of the negative traits of type 1 & become very critical of self & others, perfectionistic etc.

    Type 4: when doing good / growing will start to show traits of a healthy 1 and when not healthy will show a lot of the negative traits of Type 2.

    Type 5: they take on the negative traits of type 7 when they aren't doing so well . . . scattered, distracted, impulsive & i think they show type 8 traits when doing well.

    that's all i feel like typing for now . . . anyways - check out the enneagram institute's website for some good info on the enneagram . . . i personally love enneagram because it fills in a lot of the blanks that mbti seems to leave unanswered. enneagram kind of completes the picture in a sense. Oh yeah & I am an ENFP type 7 with a 6 wing . . . absolutely through & through.
    so funny...such an enfp thing to say...haha
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    Personality Types by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson

    Enneagram Type 4 - The Individualist

    Enneagram Type 4 - The Individualist

    Identity seekers, who feel unique and different
    Fours are emotionally complex and highly sensitive. They long to be understood and appreciated for their authentic selves, but easily feel misunderstood and unappreciated

    They are emotionally centered and spend much of their lives immersed in their internal mental landscapes, where they feel free to cultivate and analyse their feelings. A desire to manifest this internal world often leads Fours to an interest in the arts, and some do become actual artists. Whether artistic or not, however, most Fours are aesthetically sensitive and concerned with self-expression and self-revelation, whether it be in the clothes they wear or in the overall nature of their often idiosyncratic lifestyles.

    Fours are prone to fantasizing about a savior who will rescue them from their unhappiness.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fours_(...of_Personality)

    From a very early age Fours felt singled out by others. They see the various personal qualities others have that are not given to them, which causes them to focus on absence, on differences and on personal alienation. They are the gray ducklings poked fun of by their bright-feathered peers and abandoned by their parents. They are the orphans and outcasts.
    In time, however, they began to feel that they are singled out for a reason. They interpreted their alienation and suffering as evidence of their finer sensibilities. Even their personal defects, which in the beginning tormented them, are now worn as marks of pride. In their psychic recesses, however, there remains an emptiness longing to be filled by another and it is that emptiness, that tension between lack and fulfillment, which drives Fours in a search for meaning and personal identity. Unfortunately, given their fixations on fantasy and comparison with others, this search can often feel and become fruitles

    Fours with a dominant Five wing

    When healthy bring profound creativity and insights of an intrapsychic kind. Their emotions are more under the surface than Fours with dominant Three wing and more private modes of communication (such as writing) are preferred. They have intellectual as well as emotional insights and can often synthesize experiences into something intensely personal yet timeless.
    When more average they are devoted to cultivation of a personal worldview, often by philosophical or artistic means. They are more likely than those with a dominant Three wing to be reclusive and out of touch with the greater social world and to compensate they may adopt unconventional or eccentric ways of life. They can be purposefully obscure and enigmatic in their expressions and then have an elitist and contemptuous view of those who failed to understand them. They tend to withdraw for prolonged periods under stress which can leave them further isolated. As a result they are prone to hallucinatory states and total alienation.
    When unhealthy they can inhabit a terrifying fantasy-world of their own creation. Their emotional torments are turned inward, causing severe depression and self-destructive thoughts. When average they may romanticize death but when unhealthy they may plunge into it.

    Enneagram Personality Type 4: The Artist

    Motivated by the need to understand and to be understood, you desire experiences that are rich with feeling and meaning. You may find it easier to deal with painful emotions than to deal with the tedium of daily routine. You have the temperament of an artist and long to freely express yourself. You feel your emotions deeply and are not afraid to go emotionally where others fear to tread. This includes having an exquisite, intuitive ability to distinguish between subtle emotions that others often miss. Painfully self-conscious, you are often overly focused on how different you are from others. A true humanitarian, you have a natural passion for protest. At times intense and contrary, you are not afraid to think for yourself and voice your point of view


    Nostalgic by nature, you often focus on past experiences. This can lead you to deeper insights or to downward spirals of melancholy and/or painful unresolved feelings. Craving ideal circumstances or love, you often ruminate on what is missing and perceived to be important. Your tendency towards self-absorption is both an asset and liability. It can lead you to deep personal insights that can benefit everyone while feeding your self-deprecating sense of humor; but it can also make you appear to be self centered and disinterested in others.

    When you step out of the river of your emotions, you can bring forth your many talents into the world and express them in a way that is extraordinary and original. You are like the lotus flower growing in the mud that is able to transform emotionally painful experiences into fertilizer for personal growth. Attuned to feelings, you have an uncommon sensitivity when it comes to dealing with suffering. You are not afraid to hear about someone elses troubles, and you can be a great friend to anyone in emotional pain.

    Need
    You need be seen as artistic, gifted and accomplished. You focus on your individuality and on carving your own distinct image. You need to express your deep feelings and want others to validate your emotions. Whether you are organizing your living space to reflect your refined tastes or engaging in an artistic pursuit, it is essential for your sense of well being that you express your creativity.

    Avoid
    You avoid feeling lost, disorientated and without personal significance, meaning or direction. You also avoid appearing inadequate, defective or flawed. Most importantly, you have a hidden fear of being emotionally cut off and abandoned. You avoid affectation and anything dull, ordinary, ugly, vulgar, inauthentic or distasteful.


    Virtue
    Your greatest strengths are your deep intuition, creativity and ability to transform painful life experiences into opportunities for profound growth and healing. This enables you to identify what is missing, and like a knight on a quest, you search until you find it or create it. Astute about human nature, you believe that everyone is an individual and that all emotions have value. Profound and insightful, you have an uncanny knack for transforming the dull and the ordinary into the exciting and extraordinary. You are able to see and appreciate what is truly unique, special and rare.


    Vice
    Your vice is envy. You can be self-absorbed and temperamental, and tend to over-personalize all life experiences and interactions with others. Capable of being emotionally manipulating or overly critical, you are often unaware of the impact your emotional nature has on others. Remember, that you are like a mystic who sees the river beneath the river and are not just the swamp of your emotion

    Attention
    Your attention goes to searching for meaning, noticing what is missing, feelings of melancholy and nostalgia, and longing for the unavailable. You appreciate the special, the humane and the beautiful. You like to put your personal signature on everything that you do. Your refined tastes make you a great critic and someone who appreciates the truly exceptional.


    Spiritual Path
    Your spiritual journey is to connect to original source and create true meaning. Spiritual growth will come to you when you are able to balance your emotional nature with temperance and equanimity. Keep your powerful emotions in check, and you can create the kind of life that you want.

    Mantra
    Dont dwell on the past, and remember to enjoy the pleasure that can be found in each moment. When you have gratitude and the courage to move through your fear of rejection and share your talents, others will honor your original and creative contributions.

    Wing
    If you are the Enneagram Type 4 with the 3 Wing, you desire to appear genteel. You see you yourself as fiery, passionate, expressive, energetic, beautiful, and kind.
    If you are the Enneagram Type 4 with the 5 Wing, you desire to be avant-garde. You see yourself as original, sincere, mysterious, subtle, artistic and independent.
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