I thought that I would blog this from my last response on "Mom"s enneagram thread. Saying that I am ISTP or any four letter code can have so many different meanings since we all gather here from learning the type system differently and becoming more enlightened about the system at a different pace. So, am I ISTP? I am not sure what that means in the eyes of each person that I converse with on the forums.
I can say that I prefer Ti-Se based on my limited understanding of Jung's descriptions. However after studying the subject for the past seven years, I can say without a doubt that I am comfortable with and prefer Linda V. Berens and Dario Nardi's Theorist (SP) temperament and "Chart the Course" interaction descriptions. Since that leads me to their Analyzer Operator type, which they have correlated with ISTP, does not mean that I would be that type under MBTI and definitely not under Socionics. It also does not mean that I correlate with Keirsey's Artisan (SP) temperament. So in the end, it seems arduous and self-frustating for me to make failed attempts in saying that I am four letters when the four letters have differing connotations under the system that I am reading at the time.
Does anyone have a system that by now they have come to realize works for yourself, in lieu of whether you are that referenced type under MBTI?