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    Default Viridian's Enneatype?

    In my "Confused INFx" thread, brainheart suggested that I might not be a 5w4 as I had presumed. As such, I humbly request your help in order to try to find my real Enneatype. If you please.

    I'll list arguments for and against all the Enneatypes being mine; that way, I might even shatter some stereotypes! Hooray!

    One (The Reformer)
    Pro:
    * I keep a tight rein on my temper
    * I've been called a perfectionist, which sounds about right (afraid that getting a C in a college class might mean I'm a failure)
    * I resent it when people don't follow some basic rules, like not running past yellow/red lights *cough*dad*cough*
    * I was the "well-behaved kid" in my class, wanted no part in rule-breaking and rabble-rousing
    Against:
    * I'm not condemnatory (though a few people consider me critical), in fact I try my best to be tolerant
    * I'm not exactly a hard-working ox; while I try to be responsible and helpful, I'm not quite as diligent as some people I know
    * I'd feel very uncomfortable in a "mentor" or "teacher" position, which a lot of Ones seem comfortable with (I had a One math teacher once - the only teacher who wore a tie )
    * "Certitude" isn't one of my strong points; I often question whether my own judgement is worthy

    Two (The Helper)
    Pro
    * I try my best to help people and avoid being seen as selfish
    * I'm a bit of a brown-noser (though a lot of the people I praise deserve the flattery, IMO)
    * I'd hate to be seen as unkind
    Against
    * I don't sacrifice too much of my free time
    * I seldom meddle (sometimes I'm all "not my business", unless they ask for my help)
    * I usually dislike children (boy, they are LOUD)
    * I do not assume a "caretaker" role spontaneously
    * While I try to be friendly, it takes a while for me to show my affection in a non-stilted way

    Three (The Achiever)
    Pro
    * I care quite a bit about how I'm perceived
    * I'm pretty sensitive to humiliation
    * I do my best to be diplomatic
    * I often compare myself with others to see how I'm doing (if only to get some perspective)
    Against
    * I HATE the spotlight (though sometimes I display a bit of attention whoring - just ask Elfboy )
    * I am not very ambitious (hate taking big risks professionally for fear of failure)
    * I don't usually "know my audience", nor am I attuned to that particular aspect of interpersonal communication (I work better one-on-one)
    * I define success as "avoiding failure" more often than as "getting to the top"

    Four (The Individualist)
    Pro
    * I've experienced a lot of envy growing up (once my position as "the classroom smart guy" was usurped )
    * The drama is my favorite film genre
    * I often see beauty in melancholy and melancholic people
    * I seek beauty in my theoretical explorations (boy, that sounded pretentious...)
    Against
    * I do not often feel "entitled" or "elite", and resent elitists
    * While I "shimmer under the surface", I don't wish to express emotional intensity
    * I don't naturally seek to express myself through art - in fact, I've been pressured to write more often...

    Five (The Investigator)
    Pro
    * I'm a pretty solitary person; during vacations, I have little human contact
    * I often fear being overwhelmed by the demands of the world
    * I try to detach in order to subdue my distaste and anger (when present)
    * I used to be known in school as "the shy, smart guy"
    * My room is a bit of a "cocoon", where I explore the world (of fiction, more often than not) through books
    * I often "absorb more than I give" intelectually, according to a close relative of mine
    Against
    * I don't have much of an interest in science or literary theory; many college texts zoom right past my brain, especially when they're about (dun dun DUN) semiotics
    * I don't usually feel "intelectually superior" to my peers (though I think I might have in the past)

    Six (The Loyalist)
    Pro
    * I'm a bit insecure, and enjoy it when people tell me "You're doing fine"
    * I'm kind of neurotic, but it often concerns my shortcomings rather than worst-case scenarios
    * I have a bit of fear of rejection, so I try to be friendly (sp-dom 6s do that, right?)
    * I try not to call too much attention to myself
    Against
    * Unlike many Sixes, I'm not politically involved, though I do vote
    * I don't seek groups or alliances - I have to be pushed to do so
    * I don't often have "a nose for danger" (tend to be pretty trusting)
    * I don't experience extremes of commitment or rebellion very often

    Seven (The Enthusiast)
    Pro
    * When I meet people who enjoy my company and stimulate me (such as you guys ), I can get quite perky
    Against
    * I'm not impulsive, to the point where I usually miss opportunities
    * I HATE HATE HATE parties
    * I dislike taking risks of a physical or financial nature

    Eight (The Challenger)
    Pro
    * I can sometimes be obstinate
    Against
    * I often draw boundaries between me and others, and try not to violate theirs
    * I'm usually pretty compliant, not confrontational
    * I have a bit of a hard time getting angry

    Nine (The Peacemaker)
    Pro
    * I avoid conflict as much as I can
    * I often try not to "dampen" the atmosphere, so I try to be nice to people
    * I frequently go all "whatever you say, I got no idea"
    * I avoid intellectual contentiousness
    * Tolerance is a big value of mine
    Against
    * I'm usually a bit downcast on the inside (my 9w8 mom accused me of being "negative")
    * I can't shrug off failure easily
    * I like to have some order in my life
    * I have difficulty creating inner peace
    * I'm accused of being "too serious" by others
    * As said above, I experience quite a lot of neurosis and self-doubt
    * My mind is not usually "clear" or "fuzzy" so much as "filled with white noise made from fleeting thoughts"
    * I often try to plan ahead ("Tiresias told them, but did they listen?")

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    let's see, first off, you're not:
    3, 4, 5, 7, or 8.
    this leaves possibilities of 1, 2, 6 and 9. of these, 2 and 6 seem most likely. that being said, 2 and 6 are definitely in your tritype.
    I would say your most likely options are
    1) 2w1 2-6-9 or 2-6-1
    2) 6w5 6-2-9 or 6-2-1
    3) 9w1 9-2-6 or 9-6-2
    4) 1w9 1-2-6 or 1-6-2

    as for instinctual variants, this test will give you a good general idea

    http://similarminds.com/variant.html

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    my instinctual variant results are this
    Sexual ||||||||||||||||||||| 66%
    Social |||||| 18%
    Self Preservation |||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 90%

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    Thanks for the reply, buddy! Those are interesting options... I'm still curious about what you think about the ways I supposedly contradict my type... Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viridian View Post
    Thanks for the reply, buddy! Those are interesting options... I'm still curious about what you think about the ways I supposedly contradict my type... Any ideas?
    I don't see a ton of contradictions so far, but maybe they will become more apparent as you post more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfboy View Post
    I don't see a ton of contradictions so far, but maybe they will become more apparent as you post more
    No, I mean the ones I listed in the "against" categories. And believe me, I can and will post more if you ask me questions. Just look at the uber-zombification I did to my "Confused INFx" thread.

    Also, I took the test:

    Sexual |||||||||||| 34%
    Social |||||||||||||||||| 58%
    Self Preservation ||||||||||||||||||||| 70%

    Seems like I'm a sp/so. That's funny, I thought I was a sp/sx, given how little socialization I do willingly in RL...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfboy View Post
    let's see, first off, you're not:
    3, 4, 5, 7, or 8.
    This much I get... but does that mean these can't be found in my tritype?

    Also, what about me sounds Two-ish to you? Not many Twos "hoard" their time, do they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viridian View Post
    This much I get... but does that mean these can't be found in my tritype?

    Also, what about me sounds Two-ish to you? Not many Twos "hoard" their time, do they?
    they may be in your tritype (I'm not an expert)
    self preservation 2s may indeed hoard like other self preservation types.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfboy View Post
    they may be in your tritype (I'm not an expert)
    self preservation 2s may indeed hoard like other self preservation types.
    Hmmm... point taken.

    What about 6w5s? Are they as paranoid, pessimistic and defiant as those profiles make them out to be?

    (Again, thanks for the help! )

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    Also, feel free to give your 2¢, people other than Elfboy! Any contribution is appreciated.

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