Hello, Typology Central folks!
A long time lurker I finally decided to join the group and I’m here because I need help determining what’s my type. I must say I became aware of personality typing three years ago and that so far I tested as four different types. I feel like I should leave the previous results out so it won’t play a part in my typing here. But I know a lot of people have trouble separating MBTI from Enneagram so I guess that since that was settled back then, information on it could help.
To paraphrase the worst book I’ve ever had the displeasure of reading:
“Of this I’m sure:
First- I’m a Sanguine-Choleric (in tests with “pure” results I test Choleric);
Second- I’m an Enneagram 8w7 Sx/So/Sp;
Thrird- There’s a part of me, and I don’t know how dominant that part is, that’s obsessed with finding my type.”
Without further ado…
1)What aspect of your personality made you unsure of your type?
I’m very impredictable and seem to have several different faces, so it’s hard for me not to identify myself with a third of the MBTI types (and I’m not talking about superficial traits either).
My temperament it’s very well defined and easy to spot, but my personality is complex.
2) What do you yearn for in life? Why?
To fufill my potential and to be proud of myself. I need to respect myself, it’s the only way I can live as a happy person. So I’m working on conquering my fears and knowing myself, which is the key to everything else.
3) Think about a time where you felt like you were at your finest. Tell us what made you feel that way.
When I travelled alone for the first time. I’ll never forget the complete freedom I felt those three days. The sun on my face, the wind on my hair and no obligations, no expectations, no rules, no one waiting on me.
4) What makes you feel inferior?
When fear and insecurity get the best of me. When I know I could be/do much more but the only thing standing in my way is myself.
5) What tends to weigh on your decisions? (Do you think about people, pro-cons, how you feel about it, etc.)
As much as I try to think about the pros and cons and how it may affect others, at the end of the day I live for me. I’m happier If I can chose what I want freely focusing only in how that makes me feel.
I’m not a big fan of self sacrifice and don’t like it when others do it for me too.
6) When working on a project what is normally your emphasis? Do you like to have control of the outcome?
If the project it’s interesting I find myself completely absorved and serious. I’m an incorrigible perfectionist and a natural leader, so I’m prone to come on too strong a few times if I perceive others to not being pulling their weight. I pay attention to details and sloppiness dives me insane.
If it’s something I’m being forced to do, though, I just do what I have to and don’t care about much, except meeting the minimal requirements.
7) Describe us a time where you had a lot of fun. How is your memory of it?*
It’s hard to pick one moment because I have fun basically everyday, even when it’s raining and I’m home alone. I’m very good in keeping myself entertained and very seldom feel bored.
But I guess a recurring memory it’s when I lost my ID at 17and had to make a new one. Me and m mom had to wake up at 3 a.m. and wait in line outside until around 8 to get in the documentation office. It was our third try and we were very tired and hungry, but somehow we found ourselves making up tacky food delivery service companies to attend people in our situation. We were pissing ourselves laughing and the rest were all staring at us, but we couldn’t stop.
I may seem serious to strangers, but I’m incredibly silly once you get to know me, if I’m in a good mood.
8) When you want to learn something new, what feels more natural for you? (Are you more prone to be hands on, to theorize, to memorize, etc)
I’m a fast learner with things that interest me and I have a knack for, like languages, technology, cooking and arts. I have a terrible memory for things that make no sense to me or are incredibly boring, like math, chemistry or things that involve repetitive and not creative procedures.
9) How organized do you to think of yourself as?
My mind seems to be neatly organized, my environment, tough…
I actually like cleaning and organizing my stuff, but somehow I find it never lasts for long. I rarely put things where they belong so it all becomes a mess before I realize what’s going on. Once I do I feel burdened and go straight it up.
10) How do you judge new ideas? You try to understand the principles behind it to see if they make sense or do you look for information that supports it?
It’s hard to explain how I know an idea it’s right and worthy of following through, but I just do. I assimilate things quickly and when I don’t, it’s because it just sounds bollocks to me and my brain gives no second thought to it, I just forget it.
11) You find harmony by making sure everyone is doing fine and belonging to a given group or by making sure that you follow what you believe and being yourself?
Both are important. But I think it’s impossible to help others without helping myself first. If I’m happy and comfortable in my skin I can aid others in achieving the same.
12) Are you the kind that thinks before speaking or do you speak before thinking? Do you prefer one-on-one communication or group discussions?
I pride myself in being recognized as a very well articulated person and I think that comes not only from reading a lot but also from choosing my words well. I had several episodes of putting m foot in my mouth before though, usually when I’m criticizing something/someone. I rarely realize I’m saying stuff to their faces and that most people don’t take heavy criticism well.
As long as people give good input and preferably are good in expressing themselves, I love group meetings. I’m very happy when I have interesting/nice people to talk too. But I can’t expose my feelings, so if it’s an intimate matter it has to be one on one. Opening up emotionally it’s very hard for me.
13) Do you jump into action right away or do you like to know where are you jumping before leaping? Does action speaks more than words?
I’m probably the best person to have around in emergency situations because I instinctively know what to do and keep a cool head, but in normal situations I’m not so hasty. I’m smart girl, I always have a chat with the abysm before jumping in.
Yes, words are marvelous and treacherous things, actions are where the real nature of people really are.
14) It's Saturday. You're at home, and your favorite show is about to start. Your friends call you for a night out. What will you do?
If their proposal it’s more exciting then I’ll record the show for later. If not sorry, maybe next time.
15) How do you act when you're stressed out?
It depends on what is stressing me out. If it’s related to health or money I get really quiet and can’t take my mind off the issue until it’s resolved. If it’s related to incompetence or people trying to take advantage of me I’ll flip tables. If I’m frustrated with a creative project I can become irritable and depressed in alternate moments.
16) What makes you dislike the personalities of some people?
I absolutely detest disrespectful behavior, attention whores, people who talk endlessly but say very little. I can’t stand people who have no notion of privacy and/or sensitivity, who pick favorites braggers and bullies. Rudeness is despicable in any shape or form.
17) Is there anything you really like talking about with other people?
It’d be easier to pint out what I don’t like talking about. Except for silly nonsensical talk (boyfriends, cars, beauty/weight concerns, mean gossip etc.) I’m down for anything.
I do love exploring philosophic questions as well as metaphysical possibilities, mystical teachings (alchemy, aritmancy etc) and conspiracy theories. I have little, if any, patience for weather chit-chat or stupid questions.
Oh yeah, I can go a whole night talking about a stimulating subject and I’m on cloud 9 when I meet somebody who shares my taste in music and literature.
18) What kind of things do pay the least attention to in your life
House chores, hands down. It’s a struggle to get even the most simple ones, like washing the dishes, done.
19) How do your friends perceive you? What is wrong about their perception? ? What would your friends never say about your personality ?
They seem to think I’m all knowledgeable and invincible, they sometimes get surprised when I express hurt or that I’m offended with something. They also seem somewhat scared of me when admitting to doing something wrong or asking questions. New friends who think I’m calm are also in for a surprise.
They’re wrong in thinking I know everything and that I’m untouchable emotionally. I’m also not as merciless as they think. And I’m anything but calm, I just have a great poker face.
I think they’d never accuse me of being boring or ordinary since they always say I’m different than anyone else they’ve ever met. No one would ever accuse me of being too nice of a people pleaser either, I’m very outspoken when it comes to my limits and I never say yes when I want to say no. And they’d know not to peg me as obedient because contrary to popular belief, I’m a secret rebel and a ringleader.
20) You got a whole day to do whatever you like. What kind of activities do you feel like doing?
Singing, dancing, reading, taking pictures or watching entertainement business themed tv shows, specially ones who focus on behind the scenes footage. Creative travelling diaries also interest me a lot as do foreign languages studing.