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Enneagram Misidentifications - Type 5

In this article, I will try to clear up some of the differences between Enneagram Type Five and the rest of the Enneagram types respectively. The comparison tables will be subject to modifications and additions as more information reveals itself.

I hope it will be a useful tool for people who have trouble mistyping or aren't sure of their type - I'm one of them too.

5 and 1

Mistyping frequency: sometimes (5w6 and 1s can resemble each other).

Five
Thought
Uncertain
Disturbs people
Impractical
Playful
Ingenious
Non-judgmental
Confuse
Withdrawn
Detached
Imaginative
Inductive logic
Questions rules
Discovery
Iconoclast One
Action
Certain
Convinces people
Practical
Rigid
Correct
Judgmental
Discerning
Controlling
Involved
Realistic
Deductive logic
Follows rules
Perfection
Moralist


5 and 2

Mistyping frequency: very rarely (sexual 5s can be mistyped as 2s by others)

Five
Detached
Cold
Loners
Individualists
Analytical
Cerebral
Intellectualizes
Withdraw
Afraid of others
Cynical
Unsocial Two
Emotional
Warm
People-oriented
Team-players
Compa…

Enneagram Misidentifications - Type 4

In this article, I will try to clear up some of the differences between Enneagram Type Four and the rest of the Enneagram types respectively. The comparison tables will be subject to modifications and additions as more information reveals itself.

I hope it will be a useful tool for people who have trouble mistyping or aren't sure of their type - I'm one of them too.

4 and 1

Mistyping frequency: rarely (usually unhealthy 1s mistype as 4s).

Four
Focus on feelings
Self-indulgent
Withdrawing from people
Whimsical
Changeable
Self-centered
Emotionally expressive
Empathetic One
Focus on duties
Self-denying
Pushing people
Disciplined
Constant
Principled
Emotionally constrained
Judgmental

4 and 2

Mistyping frequency: sometimes (due to their emotionality).

Four
Withdrawn
Want to be rescued
Focus on self
Introspective
Individualists
Misunderstood
Introverted
Negative
Feel inferior
Ambivalent Two
Engaging
Rescues
Focus on others
Unaware of self
Altruists
Understanding
Extroverted
Positive
Feel superior
Loving

4 and 3

Mistyping frequen…

Compatibility for Myers Briggs Types Part 2

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I’m back with other compatibility theories for the Myers Briggs types, as promised. Remember each of them brings a new and potentially confusing viewpoints so take them with a grain of salt. It’s up to you to eventually decide which makes more sense and is more accurate.

For more on MB compatibility, also read:
Compatibility for Myers Briggs Types Part 1
Incompatibility of Myers Briggs Types

Tandem processes compatibility

The tandem processes are the opposite cognitive functions that work together within a type to create psychological dynamic and balance.

There are four pairs of tandem functions: Ne ↔ Si, Se ↔ Ni, Te ↔ Fi, Fe ↔ Ti. According to Keirsey, types who share tandem processes are more likely to get along well and find common grounds for understanding each other.

Here are the groups of such types:

Se ↔ Ni: xNTJ, xNFJ, xSTP and xSFP

Fe ↔ Ti: xNTP, xSTP, xNFJ and xSFJ

Ne ↔ Si: xSTJ, xSFJ, xNFP and xNTP

Te ↔ Fi: xNFP, xSFP, xNTJ and xSTJ

For the compatibility model, Keirsey decided th…

Enneagram Misidentifications - Type 3

In this article, I will try to clear up some of the differences between Enneagram Type Three and the rest of the Enneagram types respectively. The comparison tables will be subject to modifications and additions as more information reveals itself.

I hope it will be a useful tool for people who have trouble mistyping or aren't sure of their type - I'm one of them too.


3 and 1


Mistyping frequency: sometimes (usually 3s mistype as 1s).

Three
Pragmatic
Focused on goals
Highly adaptable
Masked feelings
Arrogant
Hostility
Detachment from feelings
Charming
Desirability
Focus on ends One
Idealistic
Focused on principles
Rigid
Irritable
Angry
Indignation
Supression of feelings
Self-righteous
Perfection
Focus on means

3 and 2

Mistyping frequency: sometimes (usually between 2w3 and 3w2).

Three
Grab attention
Afraid of intimacy
Impress others
Composed
Selfish
Become detached
Goals
Ambitious
Be successful
Pragmatic Two
Give attention
Seek intimacy
Help others
Emotional
Selfless
Get aggressive
People
Sentimental
Be kind
Romantic

3 and 4

Mis…

Enneagram Misidentifications - Type 2

In this article, I will try to clear up some of the differences between Enneagram Type Two and the rest of the Enneagram types respectively. The comparison tables will be subject to modifications and additions as more information reveals itself.

I hope it will be a useful tool for people who have trouble mistyping or aren't sure of their type - I'm one of them too.

2 and 1

Mistyping frequency: sometimes (usually between 1w2 and 2w1).

Two
Personal
Merging
Compliment
Focused on people
Emotionally expressive
Loving
Warm
Wants to be loved One
Impersonal
Autonomous
Criticize
Focused on principles
Emotionally restrained
Logical
Reserved
Wants to be right

2 and 3

Mistyping frequency: sometimes (usually between 2w3 and 3w2).

Two
Give attention
Seek intimacy
Help others
Emotional
Selfless
Get aggressive
People
Sentimental
Be kind
Romantic Three
Grab attention
Afraid of intimacy
Impress others
Composed
Selfish
Become detached
Goals
Ambitious
Be successful
Pragmatic


2 and 4

Mistyping frequency: sometimes (due to their emotionality).

T…

Enneagram Misidentifications - Type 1

In this article, I will try to clear up some of the differences between Enneagram Type One and the rest of the Enneagram types respectively. The comparison tables will be subject to modifications and additions as more information reveals itself.

I hope it will be a useful tool for people who have trouble mistyping or aren't sure of their type - I'm one of them too.

1 and 2

Mistyping frequency: sometimes (usually between 1w2 and 2w1).

One
Impersonal
Autonomous
Criticize
Focused on principles
Emotionally restrained
Logical
Reserved
Wants to be right Two
Personal
Merging
Compliment
Focused on people
Emotionally expressive
Loving
Warm
Wants to be loved


1 and 3

Mistyping frequency: sometimes (usually 3s mistype as 1s).

One
Idealistic
Focused on principles
Rigid
Irritable
Angry
Indignation
Supression of feelings
Self-righteous
Perfection
Focus on means Three
Pragmatic
Focused on goals
Highly adaptable
Masked feelings
Arrogant
Hostility
Detachment from feelings
Charming
Desirability
Focus on ends


1 and 4

Mistyping frequency: rare…

Children's Jungian Types

Ever wonder what your kid's Jungian type is going to be, or whether yourself as a child identified with your current type?

Studies have been carried out that proved the preferences for the final Myers Briggs / Jungian typology are starting to show as early as age 2.

Between 2-4 years old, children are observed to develop their attitudes - the I/E and P/J preferences. Therefore at this age it should be relatively easy to discriminate if children are Introverts or Extroverts, and more, if they are Perceptives or Judicatives.

We can fit them into one of these categories: IP, IJ, EP and EJ.


Between 7-12 years old, the children's main cognitive function develops, and we're able to narrow down the possibilities for the final type to only 2.

Extroverted Intuition types (Ne): the ENPs
(according to Myers Briggs theory, will later become ENTPs or ENFPs)

Extroverted Sensing types (Se) : the ESPs
(according to Myers Briggs theory, will later become ESTPs or ESFPs)

Extroverted T…

Enneagram compatibility - instinctual variants

There aren’t yet many studies that focus on the Enneagram types compatibiliy, but still one main idea managed to grab my attention.

Although the instinctual variants aren’t technically a ‘part’ of the Enneagram types, as they exist independently of any typology whatsoever, it seems that the specific flavour they give to each type is actually one of the most poweful indicators for compatibility.

Therefore it appears that indifferent to the Enneagram types involved in a relationship, the odds that they get along well are higher when their instinctual variants are the same or at least similar. Their shared values, their main focus point, as well as their common purpose can help build a strong connection to which both types bring a different yet enriching approach.

I also could observe that the more a couple resembled in their instinctual stackings, the closer they seemed to be to having a beautiful, mutually satisfying relationship. There are of course exceptions and people with different …

New Enneagram Test

I've discovered this test on a foreign site and took the time to translate it into English. It's highly unlikely that you have ever taken this Enneagram test before, so here's the opportunity. Grab a piece of paper and a pen and follow the instructions below.

This Enneagram test will help you determine your own typology, as well as that of your friends and relatives with an accuracy of more than 70%.
For each of the 12 questions, choose only one option (it will be specified when you can choose more than one) that you consider best suited for you.


A. It’s important for me to (max. 3 options)

1. Do everything as close to perfection as possible.
2. Be appreciated for what I offer to those around me.
3. To be the best at everything that I do.
4. Be different and do things that make me feel special.
5. Have a great knowledge and a niche of my own.
6. To do the right thing and be loyal.
7. Feel good with myself and avoid suffering.
8. Be strong.
9. Harmony is essential for me. The perfect …