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    Question ISFP, ESFP, ENFP or neither?

    Hello

    I’ve been trying to determine my type on my own to no avail, so I decided to register and ask for help. I always thought of myself as an introverted, but since I started taking online Jung/MBTI tests (yes, I know they’re not reliable) I score as ESFP and when taking Cognitive Functions tests, usually either ESFP or ENFP.
    But the last one I took, with no rush I got ISFP. I’ve never considered that option because I always get ExxP, but the funny thing is the girl I most identify with (at least in behavior) is an ISFP. The difference is that I’m definitely more enthusiastic about things, and more outspoken in most situations. When I read about temperaments I always identify as SP, but there's a lot of me in the ENFP description.

    The only thing I’m 100% positive is that I’m an Enneagram Type 8w7 (sx/so/sp/), which according to some people, can interfere in how you are typed because people tend to correlate the 9 types with MBTI. I'm including this because the type 8 main drive is to control, while people describe ISFPs as having a "go with the flow" attitude. This is the struggle I've been in for my whole life.

    ISFP

    Things I identify with:

    • I’m highly visual, I love color pallets (I used list my color pencils when I was in primary school, divide them by group and assign them to my imaginary students) ;
    • Aesthetic in every way, beauty itself touches and inspires me;
    • I have a special thing for marveling at the sky beauty no matter what kind of weather it is and take many pictures of it;
    • The word people most associate with me is “mysterious”, but I don’t really see it;
    • People are often surprised with the things I say and do, but to me they are obviously who I am;
    • I’m very lazy unless it comes to dancing or taking a bath;
    • I need aircon and other forms of comfort like people need air;
    • I extremely value privacy, if you ever go through my stuff it’s over;
    • I always know when someone is faking it and it both pisses me off and disgusts me;
    • I detest people who think they are very smart or are cocky in any other way;
    • Uptight people who can’t let loose and have fun annoy me;
    • I can’t stand people who need to drawn attention to themselves at all times;
    • I’m allergic to jealous and condescending people;
    • I can’t deal with people who have no opinion of their own and agree with anything others say, even when it’s me;
    • I’m known for looking distant and even “cold” at times, but I’m really warm and friendly on the inside;
    • I can’t talk about my feelings with other people At ALL, unless anonymously online;
    • I usually get crazy nervous before presenting something at school, but end up being great at it, I’ve been asked if I too any course in public speech;
    • I can’t stand being interrupted;
    • Vulgar language makes me wanna leave the room;
    • I have a habit of finding music that relates to what people are going trough to make mix cds and give it to them because I think music is the best therapy;
    • I absolutely LOATH when someone drops by uninvited and unannounced;
    • When people beat around the bush or babble about, and when they finally get to the point you're like " that's it?"
    • I also would never initiate anything, though I'm more dominant (or at least independent) during relationships, I'm completely passive when it comes to making a move. I just can't do it, it's gotta come from the other person.





    Things I don’t identify with:

    • I don’t go looking for conflict but I don’t shy away from it either;
    • I only sleep because I need to, I don't really like the idea of wasting time;
    • I'm humble but aware when I'm really good at something, I don't have trouble accepting praise and compliments;
      I always have a goal in mind,I don't just 'go with the flow";
    • I have no problem speaking my mind when hurt, insulted or needing/wanting something from someone, I don't swallow my feelings;
    • I like attention and me taking charge always end up happening even when I try to avoid it (but I don’t necessarily like the responsibility that comes with it);
    • I’m always attracted by sensitive and cute people, specially ones who seem to need protection and someone to stand up for them (I’ve read that ISFPs tend to prefer “strong” people who can protect them);



    ESFP


    Things I identify with:

    • I'm very sensual, love good music, fashion, food and loong baths with all the shenanigans I have a right to;
    • I'm a very honest and direct person;
    • I'm very impulsive and can be emotional;
    • I love to play practical jokes like scaring people;
    • I sometimes act or say something eccentric just to see people's reactions;
    • I'm playful and spontaneous;
    • I talk a lot, and if I'm happy or excited I'm quite loud ant speak very fast;
    • I'm a celebratory person, I live for dates like Halloween and Christmas;
    • I have definite tastes and preferences;
    • I'm willing to take the good with the bad;
    • I'm easily upset or offended;
    • I enjoy work and work hard, as long as it's fun and I'm not left alone to do mundane tasks;
    • I need to be allowed to express myself, stay active, and collaborate with others;
    • I feel most alive when things are straight-forward, and I'm told that I'm loved;
    • I'm naturally very generous, sometimes too much;



    Things I don't identify with:

    • I do hold grudges and don't forget easily;
    • I'm not aggressive or obvious when it comes to attraction, I prefer things to happen naturally;
    • I thin of other people before doing or saying things the majority of the time;
    • I can take criticism very well;
    • I rather die than waste time talking about nails, hair, cars, sports and other things like that;
    • I'm not open and trusty with strangers AT ALL;
    • I'm not narrow minded or prone to stereotyping;
    • I can take criticism well;
    • I'm not reckless when it comes to potential dangerous things, I actually can be a bit paranoid about safety;



    ENFP

    Things I identify with:

    • I’m open-minded, imaginative, caring and outgoing;
    • I have short attention span and a big diversity of interests;
    • I’m excellent at connecting the dots, especially when it comes to people;
    • I’m unconventional, irreverent, and unimpressed by authority;
    • I’m incredibly perceptive, you can usually sense if someone has hidden motives;
    • I use lots of colorful language and expressions. I’m quite the storyteller;
    • I’m pretty good at motivating people to do things (or persuading them, I’m not really sure what is it I do, but it always works);
    • I strive for "win-win" situations;
    • I have lively sense of humor and I’m dramatic;
    • I don't care if others don't understand me, as long as I understand myself;
    • I often don't follow through with my flirting or professed feelings;
    • I’m the least likely to feel overwhelmed. I actually enjoy chaos;
    • I have a talent for evoking beautiful imagery;
    • I need freedom and room to grow;
    • I have a strong sense of purpose in life;
    • I never know where my heart will take me, but I’m willing to follow it anywhere;


    Things I don’t identify with:

    • I don’t need constant validation from other people;
    • I don’t mold myself according to who I’m interacting with;
    • I’m not the type to hug or touch people unless we’re really close;
    • I always notice first thing when there’s anything remotely different in someone’s appearance, even if I can’t quite point what;
    • I’m not attracted to “dark and brooding” people at all, I’d never look at one of them twice (ENFPs are supposedly crazy for INTJs );
    • I don't know if I could ever see myself as idealist, I'm quite realistic and even cynical about people, it's very hard for me to believe someone has changed for the better;
    • I don't thin anyone would ever describe me as goofy or clingy;
    • I used to be brutally honest when my opinion was asked until recently, when I learned to have more tact. I would never lie though;
    • I'm highly visual and aesthetic, love fashion and beautiful people, though I'm sometimes too lazy to dress up;
    • When it comes to relationships, I'm not nearly as needy as the descriptions I read, I'm ok with being alone;
    • I can start relationships easily, but I'm not open at all until I feel safe;
    • I've never had problems breaking up with someone and would never hang on to an unhappy or unhealthy relationship;


    I really don’t mean to stereotype anyone, but after reading not only descriptions of these types but a lot threads on their habits on this and other forums, these are the common traits found.

    Loong Great Wall of Text I know, but desperate times…

    I appreciate any kind of input and info. Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dancing_Queen View Post
    [*]I’m not attracted to “dark and brooding” people at all, I’d never look at one of them twice (ENFPs are supposedly crazy for INTJs );
    We're not all dark and brooding.

    This is difficult but my guess is ENFP. I don't think ISFP 8s exist. Are you certain you're not a counterphobic 6?

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    I see a whole lotta Se Fi 8w7 sx/so... haha ummm thats about all i have so far. Some ENFP's can be more realist than others though... but it's the focus on the present, the here are now, the realness and sensations of the moment that i get when i read your post that would indicate a strong Se function. I'd probably go with ESFP over ISFP at a guess. I also wonder if you have considered ESTP?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HelenOfTroy View Post
    I see a whole lotta Se Fi 8w7 sx/so... haha ummm thats about all i have so far. Some ENFP's can be more realist than others though... but it's the focus on the present, the here are now, the realness and sensations of the moment that i get when i read your post that would indicate a strong Se function. I'd probably go with ESFP over ISFP at a guess. I also wonder if you have considered ESTP?
    I saw the Fi as well. I also saw some Te in there. I forgot that ESFPs are Te tertiary, so I change my mind - I agree with ESFP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    We're not all dark and brooding.

    This is difficult but my guess is ENFP. I don't think ISFP 8s exist. Are you certain you're not a counterphobic 6?
    I'm aware INTJs come in all types and forms, I just included that because there's an alarming number of threads about ENFPs apparent "fatal attraction" to INTJs, and more often than not the words "brooding" and "mysterious" are used in quite a dreamy way.

    ISFPs and any other MBTI types aren't directly related to the Enneagram system. Your ennegram type is your "Why", your primal motivation and fears, while your MBTI/Socionics type is your "How" or your personality. I don't see why it wouldn't be possible for someone to have any combinationof both.

    I know nothing about counterphobic 6's, will look into that.

    Thanks for your input

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    @HelenOfTroy

    I thought of ESTP, but I don't think I'm a T at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    I saw the Fi as well. I also saw some Te in there. I forgot that ESFPs are Te tertiary, so I change my mind - I agree with ESFP.
    Yah i do think ENFP is possible but i did notice that all the 'for's' listed (bullet pointed, very nice!) under ENFP are traits found in ESFP's too.... so with the info given i'm shelfing the ENFP idea for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dancing_Queen View Post
    @HelenOfTroy

    I thought of ESTP, but I don't think I'm a T at all.
    Ok no biggie, just thought it may be worth a shot, you have a precision and assertiveness i often associate with ESTP's but thats not a huge amount to go on. (could be the 8 thing)
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    Do you think more about what is going on in the environment external to your mind, or do you dwell in your own thoughts more? That's the E/I difference. Distilling it down to that should make it an easier call.

    This may also help - adapted from Berens & Nardi - cognitiveprocesses.com -

    Extraverted Sensing occurs when we become aware of what is in the physical world in rich detail. We may be drawn to act on what we experience to get an immediate result. We notice relevant facts and occurrences in a sea of data and experiences, learning all the facts we can about the immediate context or area of focus and what goes on in that context. An active seeking of more and more input to get the whole picture may occur until all sources of input have been exhausted or something else captures our attention. Extraverted Sensing is operating when we freely follow exciting physical impulses or instincts as they come up and enjoy the thrill of action in the present moment. A oneness with the physical world and a total absorption may exist as we move, touch, and sense what is around us. The process involves instantly reading cues to see how far we can go in a situation and still get the impact we want or respond to the situation with presence.
    Extraverted iNtuiting involves noticing hidden meanings and interpreting them, often entertaining a wealth of possible interpretations from just one idea or interpreting what someone's behavior really means. It also involves seeing things "as if," with various possible representations of reality. Using this process, we can juggle many different ideas, thoughts, beliefs, and meanings in our mind at once with the possibility that they are all true. This is like weaving themes and threads together. We don't know the weave until a thought thread appears or is drawn out in the interaction of thoughts, often brought in from other contexts. Thus a strategy or concept often emerges from the here-and-now interactions, not appearing as a whole beforehand. Using this process we can really appreciate brainstorming and trust what emerges, enjoying imaginative play with scenarios and combining possibilities, using a kind of cross-contextual thinking. Extraverted iNtuiting also can involve catalyzing people and extemporaneously shaping situations, spreading an atmosphere of change through emergent leadership.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dancing_Queen View Post
    ISFPs and any other MBTI types aren't directly related to the Enneagram system. Your ennegram type is your "Why", your primal motivation and fears, while your MBTI/Socionics type is your "How" or your personality. I don't see why it wouldn't be possible for someone to have any combinationof both.
    You're right they are different. However, look at this thread though and you'll see there is a correlation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dancing_Queen View Post
    I know nothing about counterphobic 6's, will look into that.
    The reason I suggested that is that I personally took numerous tests which always came back as 8. I wasn't very familiar with all the Enneagram types at the time and took it at face value. Some people on the forum questioned the 8 typing. As a result, I got professionally tested. I came out as a 6 heavy on the counterphobic side. It is a common mistyping. If you were to be an ISFP, 8 would be extremely unlikely but 6 is relatively common. However, for an ISFP, those 6s are going to be mostly phobic types and not counterphobic. I don't think anyone is purely phobic or counterphobic. There is more of a spectrum where you have a tendency towards one side or the other.

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