Wednesday, April 29, 2009

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Withdrawn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
Compassionate
Sentimental
Empathizes
Help
Seek others
Passionate
Social


5 and 3


Mistyping frequency: sometimes (almost always 3s mistype as 5s).

Five
Seek knowledge
Process-oriented
Withdrawn
Secretive
Impractical
Curiously wandering
Socially awkward
Image-unaware
Ignore people’s opinions
Eccentric
Social isolation
Three
Seek recognition
Goal-oriented
Competitive
Self-promoting
Pragmatic
Highly efficient
Socially competent
Well-groomed
Care what others think
Admirable
Social standards


5 and 4


Mistyping frequency: often (usually between 5w4 and 4w5).

Five
Scientific
Emotionally restrained
Objective
Aloof
Inner emptiness
Detach from feelings
Bothered by feelings
Cerebral
Self-protective
Nihilistic
Four
Artistic
Emotionally expressive
Subjective
Reactive
Inner pain
Identify with feelings
Welcome feelings
Romantic
Self-revealing
Melancholic


5 and 6


Mistyping frequency: sometimes (6w5 and sp 5s tend to resemble each other)

Five
Eccentric
Ignore rules
Non-linear thinking
Contest methods
Impractical
Trust their minds
Aloof
Independent
Seek knowledge
Schizoid
Detached
Individualist
Six
Relate to tradition
Consider rules
Linear thinking
Establish methods
Practical
Doubt their minds
Reactive
Affiliative
Seek security
Paranoid
Engaged
Group-oriented


5 and 7


Mistyping frequency: rarely (stressed out 5s can act like 7s)

Five
Introverted
Withdrawn
Focused
Analytical
Dark vision
Obsessive
Seeks knowledge
Shy
Need quiet
Stingy
Reserved
Seven
Extroverted
Outgoing
Scattered
Syntetical
Optimistic vision
Superficial
Seeks pleasure
Gregarious
Need stimulation
Generous
Expansive


5 and 8


Mistyping frequency: rarely (between self-confident 5s and intellectual 8s)

Five
Withdrawn
Cerebral
Prepare
Impractical
Retreat from life
Feel powerless
Abstract
Restrained
Somewhat absent
Sensitive
Overwhelmed
Reserved
Eight
Confrontational
Instinctual
Act
Pragmatic
Demand of life
Feel powerful
Grounded
Expansive
Poweful presence
Insensitive
Overwhelming
Aggressive


5 and 9


Mistyping frequency: very often (many 9s mistype as 5s)

Five
Intense
Strong-minded
Argumentative
Resistant
Suspicious
Focused
Penetrating
Theory
Particularities
Pessimistic
High-strung
Disconnect from others
Defensive
Complexify things
Discriminating
Detach
Nine
Soft
Easy-going
Comforting
Receptive
Trusting
Diffuse
Unfocused
Fantasy
Generalities
Optimistic
Peaceful
Merge with others
Accomodating
Simplify things
Accepting
Space-out




Sunday, April 19, 2009

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 frequency: sometimes (generally 3w4 mistype as 4w3).

Four
Focus on feelings
Self-indulging
Introspective
Emotional
Socially unconfident
Different
Be themselves
Dramatize suffering
Negative self-image
Three
Focus on performance
Self-disciplined
Success-oriented
Detached
Socially confident
Adaptable
Be impressive
Minimize suffering
Positive self-image


4 and 5


Mistyping frequency: often (usually between 5w4 and 4w5).

Four
Artistic
Emotionally expressive
Subjective
Reactive
Inner pain
Identify with feelings
Welcome feelings
Romantic
Self-revealing
Melancholic
Five
Scientific
Emotionally restrained
Objective
Aloof
Inner emptiness
Detach from feelings
Bothered by feelings
Cerebral
Self-protective
Nihilistic


4 and 6


Mistyping frequency: sometimes (usually individualistic 6s mistype as 4s).

Four
Introverted
Loners
Creators
Ignore tradition
Politically neutral
Personal truth
Reclusive
Seek ideal love
Different & sensitive
Fantasy-prone
Six
Ambiverted
Affiliative
Performers
Relate to tradition
Politically inclined
Common values
Bonding
Seek security
Loyal & reliable
Anxiety-prone


4 and 7


Mistyping frequency: rarely (7w6 might resemble 4w3).

Four
Idealistic
Introverted
Moody
Loner
Sensitive
Focus on beauty
Impractical
Prefer fantasy
Precious
Melancholic
Pessimistic
Indulge in pain
Inhibited
Seven
Materialistic
Extroverted
Jovial
Outgoing
Insensitive
Focus on novelty
Practical
Prefer reality
Gluttonous
Fun loving
Optimistic
Flee from pain
Confident


4 and 8


Mistyping frequency: rarely (sx 4s can resemble 8s).

Four
Soft
Melancholic
Vulnerable
Indulge in fantasy
Self-loathing
Express emotions
Impractical
Refined
Eight
Tough
Pragmatic
Strong
Take action
Self-confident
Repress emotions
Practical
Rather coarse


4 and 9


Mistyping frequency: sometimes (they’re both withdrawn types).

Four
Intense
Idealize fantasies
Negative
Explore pain
Identify with emotions
Pessimistic
Conflictual
Misfit
Dark side
Authentic
Moody
Nine
Disengaged
Idealize reality
Positive
Deny pain
Detach from emotions
Optimistic
Avoid conflict
Merges with others
Bright side
Submissive
Easy-going




Friday, April 17, 2009

Compatibility for Myers Briggs Types Part 2


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 that not only the main tandem process must be shared, but also the S/N preference (which in many views is the key to a fruitful relationship). So here are the compatible types:

ENTP most compatible with: INTP, ENTP, INFJ, ENFJ

ENTJ most compatible with: ENTJ, INTJ, ENFP, INFP

ENFP most compatible with: ENFP, INFP, ENTJ, INTJ

ENFJ most compatible with: ENFJ, INFJ, ENTP, INTP

ESTP most compatible with: ESTP, ISTP, ESFJ, ISFJ

ESTJ most compatible with: ESTJ, ISTJ, ESFP, ISFP

ESFP most compatible with: ESFP, ISFP, ESTJ, ISTJ

ESFJ most compatible with: ESFJ, ISFJ, ESTP, ISTP

INTP most compatible with: INTP, ENTP, INFJ, ENFJ

INTJ most compatible with: INTJ, ENTJ, INFP, ENFP

INFP most compatible with: INFP, ENFP, INTJ, ENTJ

INFJ most compatible with: INFJ, ENFJ, INTP, ENTP

ISTP most compatible with: ISTP, ESTP, ISFJ, ESFJ

ISTJ most compatible with: ISTJ, ESTJ, ISFP, ESFP

ISFP most compatible with: ISFP, ESFP, ISTJ, ESTJ

ISFJ most compatible with: ISFJ, ESFJ, ISTP, ESTP


Duniho’s compatibility model is based on the same principles as the above, the only difference being that he suggested the E/I preference must also be the same.


MassMatch compatibility

Is based on 2 books ( “Looking at Type: The Fundamentals” by Charles Martin and “Just Your Type” by Paul D. Tieger) and can also be found on massmatch.com.

I’ve always been quite fond of this particular model, it seems to bring a lot of common sense and coherence to this whole compatibility nebula. Here it goes:

ISTJ most compatible with: ESTJ, ISTJ, INTJ, ISTP, ESTP
/ least compatible with: ESFJ, ESFP, ENFP, INFP

ISTP most compatible with: ESTJ, ISTJ, ENTJ, ESTP
/ least compatible with: ISTP, ESFP, ENTP, INTP, ENFJ, INFJ, ENFP, INFP

ESTP most compatible with: ISTJ, ESTP, ISTP, ESFP
/ least compatible with: ESFJ, INTJ, ENFJ, INFJ, ENFP, INFP

ESTJ most compatible with: ISTJ, ESFJ, ISFJ, ENTJ, INTJ, ISTP
/ least compatible with: ESTJ, ENFJ, INFJ, INFP, ENFP

ISFJ most compatible with: ISFJ, ENFJ, ESTJ
/ least compatible with: ENTJ, INTJ, ENTP, INTP, ENFP

ISFP most compatible with: ESFP, ISFP
/ least compatible with: ENTJ, INTJ, ENTP, INTP

ESFP most compatible with: ESTP, ISFP
/ least compatible with: ISTJ, ISTP, ENTJ, INTJ, INTP

ESFJ most compatible with: ESTJ, ENFP
/ least compatible with: ESTP, ENTJ, INTJ, ENTP, INTP, INFJ, ISTJ

INFJ most compatible with: ENTP, ENFP, INFJ, INFP, ENFJ
/ least compatible with: ESTJ, ESFJ, ESTP, ISTP

INFP most compatible with: ENFP, INFP, ENFJ, INFJ
/ least compatible with: ESTJ, ISTJ, ESTP, ISTP, ENTJ, INTJ

ENFP most compatible with: INFJ, INFP, ENFJ, ENFP, ESFJ
/ least compatible with: ISTJ, ESTJ, ISTP, ESTP, ISFJ

ENFJ most compatible with: ISFJ, ENFJ, ENTJ, INFJ, ENFP, INFP
/ least compatible with: ESTJ, ESTP, ISTP, INTJ

INTJ most compatible with: ESTJ, INTJ, ISTP, ENTJ
/ least compatible with: ESFJ, ISFJ, ESTP, ESFP, ISFP, ENTP, INFP, ENFJ

INTP most compatible with: ENTP, INTP, INTJ
/ least compatible with: ESFJ, ISFJ, ISTP, ESFP, ISFP

ENTP most compatible with: ENTP, INTP, INFJ
/ least compatible with: ESFJ, ISFJ, ISTP, ISFP, INTJ

ENTJ most compatible with: ESTJ, ISTP, ENTJ, ENFJ, INTJ
/ least compatible with: ESFJ, ISFJ, ESFP, ISFP, INFP


LoveTypes compatibility

This model is based on Alexander Avila’s book, “Love Types” and is said to be the result of extensive research and study. It’s focused mainly on romantic compatibility and it also has a whole website dedicated to it – lovetypes.com.

What I found intriguing about this theory is that it splits type compatibility according to gender. There are consistently different matches for women than for men, even though they belong to the same type. And although I personally don’t believe in gender differences - at least not when it comes to personality – I think this model is definitely worth a look:
ENTPwomen: most compatible with ENTJ
men: most compatible with INTP, ESTP
ENTJwomen: most compatible with ENTJ, ESTJ
men: most compatible with ENTJ, ESTJ, INTP, ENTP
ENFPwomen: most compatible with ENFJ, ENFP
men: most compatible with ENFP, INFP
ENFJwomen: most compatible with ENFJ, ISTP
men: most compatible with ENFJ, ENFP, ISTP, INFP
ESTPwomen: most compatible with ESTP, ENTP
men: most compatible with ESFP, ISFP, ISTP, INFJ
ESTJwomen: most compatible with ESTJ, ENTJ
men: most compatible with ISTJ, ESFJ, ESTJ, ENTJ, INTJ
ESFPwomen: most compatible with ESFP, ESTP
men: most compatible with ESFP, ISFP
ESFJwomen: most compatible with ESFJ, ESTJ
men: most compatible with ESFJ, ISFJ
INTPwomen: most compatible with INTJ, ENTJ, ENTP
men: most compatible with INFJ
INTJwomen: most compatible with INTJ, ESTJ
men: most compatible with INTJ, INTP
INFPwomen: most compatible with INFP, ENFP, INFJ, ENFJ
men: most compatible with INFJ
INFJwomen: most compatible with INFJ, INFP, INTP, ESTP
men: most compatible with ENFJ, ENFP, ISTP, INFP
ISTPwomen: most compatible with ISTP, ESTP, ENFJ
men: most compatible with ISTP, ISFP, ENFJ
ISTJwomen: most compatible with ISFJ, ESTJ
men: most compatible with ISFJ, ISTJ
ISFPwomen: most compatible with ISFP, ISTP, ESFP, ESTP
men: most compatible with ISFP
ISFJwomen: most compatible with ISFJ, ISTJ, ESFJ
men: most compatible with ISFJ, ISTJ



For more detailed info on Myers Briggs compatibility, here are some good books you can try:


Just Your Type: Create the Relationship You've Always Wanted Using the Secrets of Personality Type





Lovetypes: Discover Your Romantic Style And Find Your Soul Mate





16 Ways to Love Your Lover






Wired for Conflict: The Role of Personality in Resolving Differences





Marriage Types






The Intimacy Factor: How Your Personality and Your Past Affect Your Ability to Love and be Loved






Intimacy and Type: A Practical Guide for Improving Relationships for Couples and Counselors






Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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


Mistyping frequency: sometimes (generally 3w4 mistype as 4w3).

Three
Focus on performance
Self-disciplined
Success-oriented
Detached
Socially confident
Adaptable
Be impressive
Minimize suffering
Positive self-image
Four
Focus on feelings
Self-indulging
Introspective
Emotional
Socially unconfident
Different
Be themselves
Dramatize suffering
Negative self-image


3 and 5


Mistyping frequency: sometimes (almost always 3s mistype as 5s).

Three
Seek recognition
Goal-oriented
Competitive
Self-promoting
Pragmatic
Highly efficient
Socially competent
Well-groomed
Care what others think
Admirable
Social standards
Five
Seek knowledge
Process-oriented
Withdrawn
Secretive
Impractical
Curiously wandering
Socially awkward
Image-unaware
Ignore people’s opinions
Eccentric
Social isolation


3 and 6


Mistyping frequency: rarely (stressed out 6s somewhat resemble 3s).

Three
Want the spotlight
Success
Impressive
Composed
Admirably smooth
Confident appearance
Emotionally reserved
Cool
Optimistic
Six
Avoid the spotlight
Security
Dependable
Nervous
Endearingly awkward
Visible insecurity
Emotionally intense
Reactive
Pessimistic


3 and 7


Mistyping frequency: often (they’re both assertive types).

Three
Focus on competition
Be admired
Success
Inflated self-worth
Arrogant
Self-controlled
Focused
Composed
Well-mannered
Tactful
Polished
Serious
Moderate
Seven
Focus on enjoyment
Have fun
Freedom
Inflated plans & desires
Maniacal
Impulsive
Scattered
Bubbly
Rather ill-mannered
Outspoken
Rough-edged
Playful
Gluttonous


3 and 8


Mistyping frequency: sometimes (usually 3s mistype as 8s).

Three
Social status
Seek validation
Prestige
Scared of failure
Adaptable
Become devious
Competitive
Concerned with image
Smooth
Well-mannered
Eight
Material & sexual dominance
Seek power
Control
Stirred by failure
Forceful
Become intimidating
Combative
Unconcerned with image
Crude
Defiant


3 and 9


Mistyping frequency: rarely (stressed out 3s can resemble 9s).

Three
Highly motivated
Focused
Driven
Seek attention
Self-confident
Ambitious
Active
Surpass others
Show-off
Arrogant
Nine
Relaxed
Unfocused
Easy going
Avoid attention
Self-effacing
Disengaged
Low-key
Merge with others
Withdrawn
Modest




Saturday, April 11, 2009

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).

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


2 and 5


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

Two
Emotional
Warm
People-oriented
Team-players
Compassionate
Sentimental
Empathizes
Help
Seek others
Passionate
Social
Five
Detached
Cold
Loners
Individualists
Analytical
Cerebral
Intellectualizes
Withdraw
Afraid of others
Cynical
Unsocial


2 and 6


Mistyping frequency: often (usually 6s mistype as 2s)

Two
Seek love
Loving and helpful
Sure of self
Need merging
Manipulative
Positive feelings
Become authority
Make others dependent
Self-assured
Six
Seek support
Playful and silly
Unsure
Want independence
Reactive
Ambivalent
Look to authority
Become dependent
Self-doubting


2 and 7


Mistyping frequency: often (usually 7s mistype as 2s)

Two
Emotionally stable
Seek intimacy
Focus on people
Helps others
Want merging
Possessive
Sentimental
Clingy
Want closeness
Relationships
Considerate
Keeps promises
Kind humour
Seven
Emotionally volatile
Seek adventure
Focus on enjoyment
Helps self
Want freedom
Detached
Cerebral
Let go
Want company
Activities
Can be caustic
Forgets promises
Abrasive humour


2 and 8


Mistyping frequency: sometimes (usually 2 men mistype as 8s)

Two
Dominate to help
Manipulation
Hide anger
Indirect hints
Dramatize
Vulnerable
Others-focused
Want appreciation
Eight
Dominate for power
Open conflict
Show anger
Direct speaking
Intimidate
Tough
Self-focused
Want authority


2 and 9


Mistyping frequency: sometimes (usually 9 women mistype as 2s)

Two
Expecting
Read others
Demanding
Self-important
Express displease
Controlling
Helping
Focused
Strong-willed
Engaged
Involved
Nine
Accepting
Idealize others
Accomodating
Self-effacing
Hide displease
Easy going
Comforting
Unfocused
Non-assertive
Disengaged
Withdrawn




Friday, April 10, 2009

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

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



1 and 5


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

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



1 and 6


Mistyping frequency: rarely (6w5 can resemble 1s).

One
Self-confident
Decisive
Certain
Contained
Angry
Indignated by others
Controlled
Seek perfection
Independent
Becomes an authority
Six
Self-doubting
Indecisive
Ambivalent
Reactive
Anxious
Suspicious of others
Temperamental
Seek security
Affliative
Looks to authority



1 and 7


Mistyping frequency: very rarely (unhealthy 7s mistype as 1s).

One
Pessimistic
Planned
Self-conscious
Know their purpose
Methodical
Diligent
Rather close-minded
Work
Dislike changes
Mature
Duty
Frugal
Restrained
Seven
Optimistic
Spontaneous
Nonchalant
Intuit their purpose
Scattered
Easily distracted
Very open-minded
Play
Want changes
Childlike
Fun
Spendthrift
Uninhibited



1 and 8


Mistyping frequency: often (generally 1s mistype as 8s)

One
The right way
Convince
Focus on morality
Abstract
Objective
Concern for humanity
Ashamed of their anger
Moral justice
Cerebral
Moderated
Reserved
Refined
Formal
Eight
"My way"
Impose
Focus on power
Visceral
Subjective
Concern for “their people”
Proud of their anger
Revenge
Physical
Openly aggressive
Expansive
Crude
Informal



1 and 9


Mistyping frequency: often (usually between 1w9 and 9w1).

One
Driven
Focus on principles
Take on conflict
Works too much
Moody
Fight for beliefs
Tense
Assertive
Critical
Persuade
Diligent
Nine
Relaxed
Focus on harmony
Avoid conflict
Loves a break
Anxious
Hide beliefs
Laid-back
Withdrawn
Accepting
Mediate
Unmotivated




Tuesday, April 7, 2009

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 Thinking types (Te) : the ETJs
(according to Myers Briggs theory, will later become ENTJs or ESTJs)

Extroverted Feeling types (Fe): the EFJs
(according to Myers Briggs theory, will later become ENFJs or ESFJs)

Introverted Intuition types (Ni): the INJs
(according to Myers Briggs theory, will later become INFJs or INTJs)

Introverted Sensing types (Si) : the ISJs
(according to Myers Briggs theory, will later become ISTJs or ISFJs)

Introverted Thinking types (Ti) : the ITPs
(according to Myers Briggs theory, will later become INTPs or ISTPs)

Introverted Feeling types (Fi): the IFPs
(according to Myers Briggs theory, will later become INFPs or ISFPs)


The Jungian Test for Kids

If your child is between 7-12 years of age, or you can remember what you were like as a kid, you can take the following test to determine the young typology of a person: The Personality Questionnaire for Kids

For more information on children's types and their descriptions, please check out this page: http://www.personalitypage.com/kid_info.html.


Apparently the best age for final typing is between 21-30, when the personality has stabilized and the person is less likely to be strongly influenced by their family or their group of friends.




Sunday, April 5, 2009

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 instinctual variants can as well have a solid, long-lasting relationship.

Still, there appears to be a correlation between compatibility and similar instinctual stackings. Let's see why that might be.


Self-preserving types share a strong desire for independence and material security that makes them understand each other well and work together towards attaining the level of material possessions that will make them both feel safe and accomplished. They will also respect each other’s need for privacy and autonomy because they both desire it to a certain extent.

Self-preserving types might frustrate the Social types because of their self-centered approach and lack of sociability. SP people tend to focus on themselves and somewhat reject others - their world is centered around their own person whereas the SO types need to function within a society and relate to its structure. Both types can feel trapped and misunderstood in this relationship.

The Self-preserving will also fustrate the Sexual types whose desire for close connection will be rejected by their need for private space and independence. SP types seek security and are unwilling to compromise it for the sake of new experience. On the other hand, the SX types will push for intensity and adventure and will end up running in circles, leaving both themselves and their SP partner drained and unwilling to continue the relationship. There is an exception to this rule though, if we take the stackings into account, the Sp/Sx types will get along decently well with the Sx/Sp.


Sexual types will connect to each other in an intense, intimate way that will build a powerful bond in a relatively short time. They will share the need for extraordinary experiences, original ideas and fascinating people, but nonetheless their main focus will remain on each other and their intimacy.

As explained earlier, Sexual types will end up scaring away the more conservative Self-preserving types with their energy and search for intense connections. The latter will feel intruded upon and they will tend to retreat from the relationship, while the SX will be disappointed and probably look in other places to find the thrill and intimacy that they crave. There is an exception to this rule though, if we take the stackings into account, the Sp/Sx types will get along decently well with the Sx/Sp.

Things will get somwehat worse with the Social type, whose main focus is on their social life and the many people that inhabit it. SX types need a deep one-on-one connection while the SO type is constantly looking outside the relatioship to define themselves through their social status, making the SX feel ignored and left aside in the favor of other people that they finally regard as outsiders.


Social types can get along well as they both define themselves and each other by the standards of the society that they belong to. They both know who they are, where they stand and where they’re heading to in relationship to their outer worlds. Choosing a partner becomes easier this way, but only as long as they belong and respond to roughly the same environment. It’s impotant for SO types to find a mate from their own social class or one that they aspire to accede to.

Social types will have trouble maintaining a stable relationship with a Sexual type who will ignore (if not even go against) social rules, traditions and issues such as class and standing.

They will also encounter difficulties with the Self-preserving types, who are far too focused on themselves and their own comfort to attend to society’s requests of them.


Taking stackings into account:
(remember please that these are not compatibility rules, but merely orientative probabilities.)

Sexual

Sx/Sp more compatible with: Sx/Sp, Sx/So, Sp/Sx
Sx/So more compatible with: Sx/So, Sx/Sp

Self-preservational

Sp/Sx more compatible with: Sp/Sx, Sx/Sp
Sp/So more compatible with: Sp/So

Social

So/Sp more compatible with: So/Sp, So/Sx
So/Sx more compatible with: So/Sx, So/Sp




Thursday, April 2, 2009

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 life means the absence of conflict.

B. Attitude

1. I follor my instincts.
2. I always calculate the possible consequences of my actions.
3. My actions seek to influence other people’s opinions of me.

C. Ideal holiday

1. As far away of noise and people as possible.
2. At the beach in peak-season.
3. I don’t really like hanging around and not being useful.

D. I chose my current profession because (max. 3 options)

1. I’m very well prepared and good at what I do.
2. I can help people.
3. It helps me be successful in life.
4. My work allows me to truly express myself.
5. I have enough quiet and can perfect myself.
6. It’s an honorable and stable profession / I’m following a family tradition.
7. I really enjoy what I’m doing / it makes me feel alive.
8. I can be in charge / be an authority.
9. I’m not pressed by time and by my superiors.

E. Eating habits

1. I only eat when I’m hungry, in little amounts, and I enjoy salty and rather bitter foods.
2. I eat at refular hours, slowly, I savour the food and love sweets.
3. I eat on the go, sometimes I more or less savour my food, depending on my disposition. There are times when I forget to eat (when I’m preoccupied by something).

F. Inclination for addictions and nutrition problems (max. 3 options)

1. Excessive use of diets, vitamins and purifying techinques ( fasting, diet pills, bowel washouts). Malnutrition for self-control. In extreme cases, anorexia and bulimia. Alcohol, to lower tension.

2. Excessive eating and self-medicating. Addiction to sweets and carbohydrates. Overeating to compensate emotional frustration. Hypochondria to attact love and attention.

3. Overloading in order to attain success. Work until burnout. Starvation diets. Workaholism. Excessive consume of coffee, stimulants, amphetamines, cocaine, steroids or too many cosmetic surgeries.

4. Immoderated appetite for fatty foods and sweets, alcohol to change disposition or to help socializing, and possibly emotional frustration. Lack of physical activity. Bulimia. Tobacco, prescription drugs or heroin for social phobia. Cosmetic surgery to correct unpleasant features.

5. Unhealthy sleeping and eating habits as a result of minimizing needs. Neglection of personal hygiene and nutrition. Lack of physical activity. Psychotropic drugs for mental stimulation, narcotics to alleviate anxiety.

6. Rigid regimes that cause nutritional unbalance (‘I don’t like vegetables’). Workaholism. Cafeine and amphetamines for energy, then alcohol and antidepressants to alleviate anxiety. Higher incidence of alcoholism than in any other type.

7. Highest predisposition for addictions: stimulants (cafeine, cocaine and amphetamines), Ecstasy, psychotropic drugs, narcotics and alcohol, but tends to avoid antidepressives. Burnout caused by excess activity. Excessive cosmetic surgery and use of pain relievers.

8. Ignores physical needs and problems: avoids regular medical controls. Indulgence for fatty foods, alcohol, tobacco combined with physical overloading leads to high levels of stress, heart attacks and other cardiac problems. Self-control issues, although alcohol and narcotics dependency also possible.

9. Either deficient or excessive alimentation, due to lack of self-consciousness and repressed anger. Lack of physical activity. Antidepressants and psychotropic drugs, alcohol, marijuana, narcotics to kill anxiety and feelings of loneliness.

G. What I really dislike (max. 2 options)

1. To be surprised while being angry / enraged
2. Not being able to help others
3. Not being admired or noticed
4. Being considered ordinary or common
5. That others barge into my life, uninvited
6. Unfainess and betrayal
7. Suffering
8. That things get out of my control
9. Conflict and tension

H. Time

1. Is very important to me and feels like it’s always running out too quickly
2. I have enough time to do everything I want to do
3. Time management is not something I’m concerned with

I. Keywords

1. Perfectionist, responsible
2. Care, love
3. Achievement, success
4. Beautiful, different
5. Detached, knowledgeable
6. Integrated, loyal
7. Free, happy
8. Power, domination
9. Peaceful, calm

J. Talking style

1. Moralising, pedantic
2. Flattering, counseling
3. Courteous, inspiring
4. Lyrical, whining
5. Explanatory, syntetical
6. Worrying, warning
7. Voluble, story-telling
8. Provocative, frank
9. Monotonous, vague

K. What concerns me more in life

1. The way I’m treated by other people
2. Myself – the way I look and react
3. My attitude / philosophy of life

L. Which color I prefer

1. Red
2. Orange
3. Yellow


Scoring instructions


Give yourself 10 points for every typology (it’s the same as your option number) you picked on questions A, D, G, I and J.

Question B

Option 1 –10 points for types 1, 8 and 9
Option 2 –10 points for types 5, 6 and 7
Option 3 –10 points for types 2, 3 and 4

Question C

Option 1 –10 points for types 5, 6, 7 and 8
Option 2 –10 points for types 2, 4 and 9
Option 3 –10 points for types 1, 3 and 5

Question E

Option 1 –10 points for types 8, 1 and 5 points for type 9
Option 2 –10 points for types 2, 4 and 5 points for type 3
Option 3 –10 points for types 5, 7 and 5 points for type 6

Question F

Give between 10 and 20 points for the chosen types, proportionally to how well the descriptions fit you.

Question H

Option 1 –10 points for types 3, 6 and 7
Option 2 –10 points for types 8, 5 and 5 points for type 9
Option 3 –10 points for types 2, 4 and 15 points for type 9

Question K

Option 1 –10 points for types 2, 3 and 4
Option 2 –10 points for types 8, 9 and 1
Option 3 –10 points for types 5, 6 and 7

Question L

Option 1 –5 points for types 8, 9 and 1
Option 2 –10 points for types 2, 3 and 4
Option 3 –10 points for types 5, 6 and 7

Add up the points for each typology. The one with the highest score is probably your Enneagram type.