I am slowly becoming disillusioned with the idea that I have any chronic preference for one instinct over the other. The thread I made on pnation had me somewhat convinced that I was sx/sp, but reading different posts here and reasoning as to why others are sx leading has me questioning it.
So here are what I consider to be the defining essences of each preference -
sx: concerned with other individuals
so: concerned with groups
sp: concerned with self
Pretty basic, right? Well, if you're concerned with groups, you're concerned with individuals. If you're concerned with a group you're in, you're concerned with yourself and other individuals.
The picture is unclear by the way I'm defining them. Being instinctively driven by social inclinations has the potential to cover everything in one swath.
So let me make it more complex:
so: concern for an extensive network of individuals
sx: concern for thorough relationships with individuals
sp: concern for the integrity and livelihood of the self
Of course we bare all three of these instincts, but their tends to be a ranking in priority.
According to my more complex definitions, I would be inclined to say I was sx/so, but I'm less certain about the so.