Did you ever consider that this is because Ne is their dominant function and it is difficult for them to formulate their thoughts in a clear and concise manner that is appreciated by Se-valuing people such as yourself? I doubt that the ability to express yourself directly in speech/writing has much to do with our enneatypes. By that logic I would be an 8 too, particularly so because my thinking is casual-deterministic and I tend to write in absolutes due to inferior Te despite not intending to suggest it is absolute. Also, I swear a lot.
I suppose Ne dom could be to blame for indirect speech.
Your guess has no basis in evidence or reason.
And typing is a way to avoid spontaneous interaction, to keep others at a distance, to avoid intimacy, to treat others as things, and to exert your power
I suppose you could project one several possible reasons for typing someone onto everyone who engages in the practice
ENFP: We put the Fi in Fire
Motivation: Dark Worker
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
MTG Color: black/red
Male Archtype: King/Lover
"You are a gay version of Gambit" Speed Gavroche
"I wish that I could be affected by any hate, but I can't, cuz I just get affected by the bank" Chamillionaire
From the thread interactions I've had with you in the Gut Center part of the forum, I definitely think you're either a 1w9 or a 9w1. I have essentially no MBTI-related evidence either way, though, so I'll go with your typing.
"When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world -- 'No, YOU move.'"
- Captain America
ESTJ - LSE - ESTj (mbti/socionics)
1w2/7w6/3w4 so/sx (enneagram)
lawful good (D&D) / ravenclaw + wampus (HP) / boros legion (M:TG)
conscientious > sensitive > serious (oldham)
want to ask me something? go for it!
OrangeAppled you seem ENFP rather than INFP. your posts have a considerable amount of Te and you detach yourself far too easily for me to believe you are Fi dom
I hoped someday to be summoned to this thread, because always being named a poster child for your type is so dull & cliche. I'd rather be a rogue INFP.
But are you saying we're the same type then? NOW I'm insulted!
Really though, I was hoping for something more outlandish than ENFP... maybe someone picking up on my xSTJ disgruntled postal worker shadow or insisting I'm ISFP cuz I like perty stuff.
But I'll make a case for my Fi-ness.
I only appear detached (if I even do; I hear "withdrawn" more than that), and I only attach to certain things to begin with. This is pretty standard Jungian Fi actually.
INFPs will have more influence of Te on their ego as well, IMO. I'm not talking about thought processes now so much as personality under stress. I'm more critical & exacting than most ENFPs when stressed, and more sensitive to criticism and being "managed". Te is more my opposing style than Si.
I mainly display Te as inferior (making rant-y, vitriolic lists) & as a back-up to Fi (learned form to support Fi premises). IRL, things like logistics & impersonal pro/con decision making hangs me up. I'm a lot less articulate in spontaneous speech too; organizing my thoughts is an introverted process, prob cuz Te strains my brain. Anything about me that's rational/reasonable & could be linked to type is being J-dom.
I DO have a problem with very detailed work. On my design job I make errors a lot & don't bother to proof read cuz I hate it. When I have to type/edit large amounts of text I zone out & get very grouchy, and then there's the errors again. I consider this a Si-fail. I also have a slight paranoia over it cuz I know it's a weak point (I may review other stuff too much to catch errors, inhibiting spontaneity, and then I keep adding info to clarify my points). I also have that "the present is a cage" attitude associated with Ne, where I crave change for it's own sake & can view obligations & commitments as suffocating.
I think a lot of people confuse Si with Fi & misinterpret INFP profiles because of it.... Fi is less sentimental, and possibly more willful in a passionate kind of way. You're probably comparing me to ISFJs & ISTJs in Fi-Si loops
"Charlotte sometimes dreams a wall around herself. But it's always with love - So much love it looks like everything else. Charlotte Sometimes - So far away, glass sealed and pretty." - The Cure
you don't seem like an Sx dom to me. your energy is much more calm, low key and earthy; Sx doms put out a lot more raw energy and have a sort of fiery desperation to them. Sp/Sx would work well for you in my opinion
When you get out of bed in the morning, do you think, "I wonder how many times I can change my mind today? I would be able to guestimate if I didn't rewrite the recordings of my marvelous inner-monologues so often!"
Your paranoia does not arise from hints about others' intentions as much as it does from a perceived slight, followed by a reference to the knowledge that the majority community historically opposes to your social values.