Ah yes, yet another reason to reconsider if i’m infj or intj. It’s been many years
I would just like to quickly address the epidemic of people in the comments and inbox that can’t resist pointing out to me, that what I wrote was “stereotypical” or that it “depends” and this can’t be true cause “I’m xxxx type and I’m not like that/my uncle is an xxxx and he never does that/op it depends!!!”
you’re pointing out the obvious. My posts are very clearly memes and not meant to be taken seriously. I sometimes further point that out in the tags but somehow people are still getting offended and saying mbti memes are now “toxic”.
just scroll my dude
1. Desires and Fears
1s desire perfection and fear unworthiness
2s desire love and fear abandonment
3s desire success and fear failure
4s desire specialness and fear normalcy
5s desire knowledge and fear incapability
6s desire security and fear instability
7s desire stimulation and fear entrapment
8s desire autonomy and fear enslavement
9s desire peace and fear disruption
The first fear and desire are those of your core type
This is followed by your wing
Then by your first fix
Then by your second fix
Then by your first fix’s wing
Then by your second fix’s wing
3. Instinctual Variants’ Effect
Sp 1 turns its critical eye towards itself and thinks itself is in need of perfection.
So 1 upholds itself as a banner of virtue for others to follow as a mentor.
Sx 1 turns its critical heat and anger towards the outside world and thinks the outside world is in need of perfection.
Sp 2 acts in a childlike fashion to endear other to it.
So 2 helps the broader environment and takes on tasks to endear itself to others.
Sx 2 seduces an individual with a special relationship to endear itself to that person.
Sp 3 acts against vanity and overfocuses on its work and letting it speak for itself.
So 3 focuses on networking and presenting its polished image to as many people as possible.
Sx 3 tries to live up to a masculine or feminine ideal and make a strong attractive impression on others.
Sp 4 acts stoically and focuses on suffering in silence.
So 4 chronically compares itself to others to develop its identity.
Sx 4 focuses on sharing its powerful personal experience with others through emotional rawness and aggressive honesty.
Sp 5 focuses on hobbies and a safe space they can retreat to.
So 5 plays an advisor role to others and collects helpful information.
Sx 5 collects darker information and shares secrets or interesting information as a method of connection.
Sp 6 focuses on material safety and obsesses over details to keep itself secure.
So 6 ties itself to systems, organizations, and social roles to keep itself secure.
Sx 6 desperately ties itself to ideals of strength and bravery to keep itself secure.
Sp 7 focuses on lifestyle and personal, often permanent, pleasures (nice houses, fast cars, sex, etc.) as opposed to outside stimulation.
So 7 focuses on a utopian and idealistic image of the future and gives to others in the optimistic assumption they will give back.
Sx 7 focuses on new and sensational ideas and distractions with a focus on fresh experience.
Sp 8 acts as a survivalist and gathers the resources it needs to exist entirely independent of others.
So 8 acts as a protector to those around it and tries to remain powerful by shielding those less powerful.
Sx 8 acts in direct rebellion and emotional rawness against others, testing itself against others to find an ideal partner strong enough to surrender (often this search is unconscious.)
Sp 9 focuses on gathering resources so that it can remain stationary and uninvolved.
So 9 acts as an active peacemaker and works towards helping others to avoid conflict.
Sx 9 searches for an ideal partner to remain in stasis with, who will not disturb them or have conflict with them.
My friend is a 3w4 7w8 1w2 sx/sp
His core desires go:
His core fears go:
His 3 is attractiveness focused with a side of work focus.
His 7 is fresh experience focused with a side of lifestyle focus.
His 1 is zeal focused with a side of self-criticism focus.
5. Making the connections
This is a more intuitive (not iNtuitive) process. Make the connections from the basic core fear and desire (example: the core fear of failure feeds into all these other fears as a root cause and all these other fears in combination feed these behaviors)
Look at how the single core fear plays into every other behavior at play and every other fear at play. Flavor each attitude and behavior and fear based on every other factor.
And in conclusion, you have your type evaluated. Congratulations. Go forth into the world in full glory.
Each enneagram subtype summed up
If you want to read the funny version, click here.
Sp: I have to be perfect
Sx: You have to be perfect
So: I am perfect
Sp: If I am cute and innocent, will you love me then?
Sx: If I am hot and seductive, will you love me then?
So: If I help you out, will you love me then?
Sp: I don’t need you to applaud my success
Sx: The right people have to applaud my success
So: I live for the applause
Sp: I must suffer in silence
Sx: If I have to suffer, you have to suffer
So: I suffer too much
Sp: Let me stay in my own world
Sx: Let me show you my own world
So: Let me observe your world
Sp: I overcome fear by sticking to the rules
Sx: I overcome fear by facing my fears
So: I overcome fear by upholding status quo
Sp: Fun is where it’s most intense
Sx: Fun is where I haven’t been before
So: I must sacrifice fun for the greater good
Sp: It’s me and my people against the world
Sx: I must control others to control the world
So: I must lead the world to a better place
Sp: I must nurture myself to find peace
Sx: I must nurture my intimates to find peace
So: I must put others before myself to find peace
Based in feedback, I’ve decided to make this post based on my previous one on tritypes.
If you want to read the serious version, click here.
Sp: “Is that… a typo … in my paper?! Oh my gad no no no no no!” *sends professor an apologetic e-mail although the paper was only a draft*
Sx: “Hey, you were supposed to be at my party five minutes ago. This simply isn’t good enough. Next time, you have to set an alarm so you’ll be here in time. And did you shower before you got here? Your hair is greasy. Shampoo is a thing, you know.”
So: “Eating meat is murder. You should really be a vegetarian, like ME.” *really emphasizes me* … *two minutes later* “… What?! What are you saying, you are not a feminist?!…” *cycle repeats with different concepts*
Sp: *at a party late at night* “Wanna go to my place and check out my Pokémon card collection? Wink wink” *actually shows the other person their Pokémon card collection when they get there*
Sx: “Wait, so you are telling me this guy likes me, and that guy likes me? Well, then they should fight over me, of course! *watches from afar with a smug smile as these two guys tear each other apart*
So: “Is there anything you need? A blanket? A hug? A cup of tea? No? PLEASE TELL ME HOW I CAN BE OF SERVICE!”
Sp: “If I can live my life without bragging about my achievements, you can live your life without bragging about your achievements. Idiot.”
Sx: *meets friends at pub* “Hey, guys! Eyes over here! Guess what, I was in the newspaper today!” *hands out a laminated copy of the article to each person in the group*
So: *on a date* “Well, that’s enough about you, let’s talk more about me now!” *explains how they’re gonna be famous and the power of ~dreams~*
Sp: “No no, I’m fine, it’s just a dislocated knee cap. No, I swear, I can barely feel anything.” *laughs desperately* “No, these aren’t real tears. I swear, I can walk it off no prob!”
Sx: *meeting someone for the first time after chatting online* “Man, you are taller than me. Now I wanna cut off your head so I’m the tall one.” *pretends it’s a joke but is dead serious*
So: “Oh man. I’m so thirsty. If only that glass of water was a little bit closer to me.” *somebody finally hands over the glass after ten minutes of sighing* “Oh maaaan, now I’m not thirsty anymore. I’ll never be happy.” *sigh*
Sp: *may or may not be preparing for a zombie apocalypse, emerging from their man cave after ten days* “Well fuck, the sun is up. Better stay inside.”
Sx: “OMG, I’ve been playing this video game for the past three months, it’s really great! Yeah, I know the only thing you do is herd sheep, but it’s really fun! NO, you GOTTA try it! PLAY WITH ME PLZ, I’ve been so alone!”
So: “No no, you guys just talk. I’ll just sit here and play on my 3DS. It’s fine, really, I can just listen, that’s okey.” *quietly observes everyone for three hours and is the last one to leave*
Sp: “Shit, what if my savings won’t cover my hypothetical car accident when I’m traveling next summer!” *frantically saves more money for next year’s summer vacation to the neighboring town*
Sx: “Is that…. A challenge?! HOLD MAH PURSE, IMMA BEAT THIS FUCKER TO DAH GROUND.” *on the inside: “please don’t kill me, please don’t kill me, please don’t kill me” *
So: “See, here is the deal. I’m the high school jock, and you’re a nerd! So, get out of my way and know your place in this world, loser!” *also works the other way around* “I’m just a nerd, better stay away from that jock over there. He’s so cool. Wish he thought I was cool like him.”
Sp: “So this is where the party’s at?! I hope it’s okey I brought like twelve of my best friends … Whooooo partaay” *is shit drunk 10 minutes later in a stranger’s apartment*
Sx: *during an exchange student program* “OMG I’ve lived in this country for two days now! I GOTTA MOVE NOW! Hmm… let’s see, where have I not lived yet? Uzbekistan seems fun!”
So: *totally wants the last piece of the cake* “No no, you take the rest, I don’t even want it. No no, just take it, it’s fine, I’m fine, this is fine, it’s all good, we’re fine here. JUST TAKE THE GODDAMN CAKE!”
Sp: “Hey, you are my person broh! I’ll help you beat up that mean old lady across the hall. Hey, it’s no prob man, that’s what dude-bros are for.”
Sx: “I swear to god, if you ask me to move this couch one more time, I’ll rip out your vocal cords. I don’t care if it blocks the door to your room, this is where I sit and watch Netflix!”
So: *saves an old lady from drowning* The old lady: “omg, thank you so much, how can I ever repay you?” *so 8 just leaves, whispering to self*: “Another day is saved by the amazing Falcon Boy!” *whistles self-made theme song*
Sp: “Hey, I’m in the middle of my 18 hour South Park marathon here, please just - do not disturb me please. Oh, and, could you get me another beer plz?” *puppy eyes because they really don’t wanna get off the couch*
Sx: “No no no, I’ll do whatever you wanna do. No, I swear, I’ll do literally whatever, just you name it. No, of course I don’t have my own opinions, why would I need that when I have yours?”
So: “So you really want to go on a road trip, huh? I sorta have other plans, but, sure, I’ll come. What, you want me to drive as well? Okey, fine then … Wait, you’re broke too? Fine, I’ll pay too then.” *is really mad but doesn’t show it.”
- Be responsible for yourself, so I don’t have to do that for you, too.
- I’m hard on myself. Assure me that I’m good, just the way I am.
- Tell me that you appreciate my advices.
- Be fair, and attentive, like I am.
- Apologize when you are wrong. This helps me forgive.
- Help me loosen up a bit, and teach me how to laugh at myself. But please, listen to my concerns first.
(Most common type among ISTJs, ESTJs, and INTJs)
- Tell me you appreciate me. Be specific about why.
- Share your joy with me.
- Do care about my problem, even if I’m busy with yours.
- Let me know that I’m important and special to you.
- Please be gentle, even if you have to criticize me.
- In intimate relationships; assure me that you’re still interested in me.
- Remind me that you love me.
- Tell me I’m attractive, and you really like when people see us together.
(Most common type among ISFJs, ESFJs, ESFPs, INFJs, and ENFJs)
- Leave me alone when I work.
- Please give me honest, but not critical feedback.
- Help me to organize, and to keep my environment neat.
- Don’t burden me with negative emotions.
- Tell me that you like being with me.
- Tell me that you’re proud of me and my achievements.
(Most common type among ESTJs, ENTJs, and ENFJs)
- Give me compliments often. They mean a lot.
- Be a supportive friend, or partner. Help me to love others and to appreciate myself.
- Please keep the power of my intuition, and foresight in respect.
- Though I don’t always want people to cheer me up from my melancholy, sometimes you still have to bring back the light to my inner world.
- DON’T tell me, that I’m too sensitive, or I overreact something!
(Most common type among ISFPs, INFJs, and INFPs)
- Please be independent, not a puppy.
- Talk shortly, and straightforwardly.
- I need to be alone to think.
- Remember, if I appear to be distant, or arrogant, that’s because I feel uncomfortable.
- Show me that you’re happy to see me, but don’t ever overact because that makes me doubt your honesty.
- If I have to repeat something I said, and I become irritated, that’s because it was hard to say for the first time even.
- Help me to avoid big parties, loud people, overheated emotions, and the violation of my privacy.
(Most common type among ISTPs, INTJs, and INTPs)
- Be straightforward and honest with me.
- Pay attention to me.
- Please don’t condemn me for my worry.
- Let’s solve our problems together.
- Assure me that everything’s OK between us.
- Laugh, and joke around with me.
- Lead me gently to new experiences.
- Don’t overreact when I overreact something.
(Most common type among ISTJs, ESTJs, ISFJs, and ESFJs)
- Give me company, kindness, and freedom.
- Have stimulating conversations, and laugh with me.
- Appreciate my ideas, and listen to my stories.
- Don’t try to change me. Accept me for who I am.
- Be independent. I don’t like babysitting others.
- Please don’t tell me what to do.
(Most common type among ESTPs, ENTPs, ESFPs, and ENFPs)
- Stand up for yourself… and for me.
- Be confident, strong, and straightforward.
- Don’t talk behind my back and don’t abuse my trust.
- Dare to be vulnerable, and share your feelings with me. Notice, and admit that I have a delicate side, too.
- Give me space to be alone.
- Admit, and appreciate the things I do for you, but don’t try to dazzle me.
- I often talk passionately. Please don’t take it personally.
- When I rage, I break things, or I shout. Remember, this is how I work.
(Most common type among ESTPs, ENTJs, and ENTPs)
- It’s not what you say, it’s the way you say it. I’m sensitive to pressure and expectations.
- I like being quiet and to serve, but don’t take advantage of me.
- Don’t interrupt me when I’m talking, not even when I digress a little.
- Give me enough time for decisions, and tasks. But you can push me gently.
- Ask, if something’s not clear.
- Please tell me, if you like me. It won’t go to my head.
- Hug me, and show me your emotions physically. This helps me to open up.
- I like a good conversation, but not an argument.
- Let me know, if I did or said something right.
- Laugh with me, and share your happiness with me.
(Most common type among ISTPs, INTPs, ISFPs and INFPs)
Four with a Three-Wing
The combination of the Four and the Three produce a subtype which is both emotionally volatile and contradictory. While the two types may on the surface appear opposite, they have a lot in common, and if properly used can do much to offset their individual weaknesses. Fours are often introverted, withdrawn, and self absorbed, but Threes tend to be extroverted, interpersonal, and goal oriented. The Four’s fear of success is the opposite of the Three’s competitive desire for success. The Four’s introverted self-consciousness is opposite of the Three’s charm and extroverted social skills. As different as these two types are, both are concerned with self image and self-esteem issues. Fours tend to develop a self image which is private: they try to become an idealized image through their imagination and feelings. Threes develop a more public self-image and try to get others to validate its reality through their achievements. These opposing personality traits can coexist in the same person, although not easily.
Because of the Three-wing, healthy people of this subtype can be sociable, ambitious, and accomplished, particularly in the arts. They have both creativity and the drive to make their mark in the world. They are in touch with who they are and who they are becoming, but with a more extroverted dimension to them. In general, Fours tend to be private and not particularly action-oriented, but with a healthy Three-wing, this impulse is tempered by their desire to improve themselves and accomplish. To do this they know they must work hard, and they must be involved with people. The Three-wing also makes them more goal-oriented, sociable, and aware of interpersonal “politics” then the Five-wing. They want to be successful, but distinctive, and are willing to put in the necessary work to actualize their dreams. While both the subtypes of the Four are highly creative, the Four with the Three-wing is more aware of creating with an audience in mind. They are adaptable, sensitive to others, and have a good sense of humor.
When average, people of this subtype may be helped out of their self absorption by concern for what others think of them. They have the ability to project a favorable image, and they are able to conceal their real emotional condition more effectively than the other subtype. Others may not realize how vulnerable or emotionally troubled they may be. They are competitive and interested in making something of themselves in the world, but they may fear success, and possible humiliation. Depending on how much of the Three-wing is operative, this subtype also has a strong need for attention and admiration which may serve to motivate their behavior. There is a strong sense of the romantic in them and that tends to heighten their sense of drama. If their needs are unfulfilled in reality, their desires for success can play a part in their fantasy life and become a focal point for disappointments. They like to surround themselves with objects and settings which provide them with a sense of refinement and culture. Having “good taste” becomes highly important and they see themselves as more sophisticated and high class than the people around them-especially their families. The Three-wing adds a strong desire to please others and they tend to be more responsive to others suggestions and help, but can also resent it.
Since unhealthy persons of this subtype are still fundamentally Fours, they take out their aggressions mainly on themselves. They are self-inhibited and feel alienated from others. There may be moments when they act like an unhealthy Three, being hostile and malicious. The desire to ruin others which we find in Threes is frequently thought about, but usually not acted on.
479s typically tone down their hyper-emotionality and suffering when around others. They don’t want to be difficult, and they don’t want to be drama queens. They find such a self-image embarrassing, and they are certain the future holds great promise and potential, so aren’t they a little pathetic for focusing on their tragedy? They may self-dramatize and bring attention to themselves at times, but it’s typically followed by a down-playing of the tragedy and a reframing of the situation- All in all, it was probably worth it, and not really a big deal, anyway…
479s view themselves as special, clever, elite, talented, and regrettably, ordinary. Attracted to the new, the known, and the emotionally intense, they can feel a bit of the will-o’-the-wisp, never quite knowing where their fancy will take them- will the day be mundane or exhilarating? Dramatic or comforting?
Intellectually and emotionally curious, yet liking balance, 479s tend not to push things ‘too far’. They may play it safe in a lot of ways, getting their stimuli and emotional depth via books, film, music and other artistic media versus through gritty life experience or putting themselves on the line (although they likely swing through levels of mania or hyper-excitability and depression or listlessness). 479s are somewhat risk averse- the four may dive into dangerous waters but the seven wants to keep things pleasurable and light while the nine would really rather take it easy, so the 479 ends up swimming back to shore, reads a good book in a hammock and then falls asleep, all the while wondering when something big will happen in their life, when they will finally reach their full magnitude.
The 479s’ tendency to take the easier road can quite likely lead to a regretful place where they find themselves mired with difficult questions: Why do I fall so easily? When will I get my drive, determination and self-discipline? What will it take for me to stay committed to one thing, no matter how difficult it is? When is my life going to be how I expected it to be? These questions (and the failings they acknowledge) may lead to depression and a loss of self-esteem, but that doesn’t mean thinking about them and recognizing their flaws is going to get them anywhere. The only way 479s will truly have lives which please them is through sucking it up and getting down to business. This doesn’t mean a life of drudgery, but rather acknowledging what matters to them and making it manifest- honestly expressing their emotional range vs sugar-coating it; recognizing that potential doesn’t equate ability and experience (and then making a point of acquiring that experience and ability); and not getting tired and apathetic when life throws challenges their way.
With accomplishments and self-fulfillment, 479s can’t help but recognize that they possess great worth. They are innovative and creative in an inspired and life-affirming way. They see beauty in all things and beings and recognize the necessity of both pleasure and pain. They are wholly aware that they are entirely unique yet simultaneously connected to every living being, and they are joyful to be living their life, with all its messiness, struggles, and simple pleasures.
Core Fours will have a harder edge and go deeper. They will be more emotionally expressive and darker than the 974 or 749.
Healthy Fours are deep on many different emotional levels, but also know not to speak or act on every feeling they experience. They know they do not have to be special to win others’ love, and have overcome their shame and insecurities. They are deeply creative, honest, and attuned to beauty.
- Fours love the unconventional, dramatic, and refined
- Fours feel they never truly belong anywhere
- Fours have many intense feelings in a day
- Fours pride themselves on their uniqueness
- Fours tend toward melancholy and melodrama
- Fours are extremely sensitive to criticism
- Fours sometimes do the opposite of what they are told
- Fours feel they lack something essential within themselves
- Fours pursue an ‘ideal’ soul mate and find it hard to settle
- Fours tend to be self-conscious
- Fours can overwhelm others with their intense feelings
- Fours are often a fountain of internal creativity
- Fours feel misunderstood by most people
- Fours pull people in, get nervous, and push them away
- Fours fear abandonment
4w3: want to be both unique and the best at everything they do, and channel their energy into competitiveness. 3 makes them more aware than other 4’s of the need to dial back their emotions and eccentricities to be more socially acceptable. Prone toward extroversion, melodrama (and theatrics), mood swings, and toward making their dreams a reality.
4w5: are more introverted and unconventional than the 4w3, highly concerned with their uniqueness but less interested in being noticed. They are quietly different and often eccentric, seek more solitude, and find it easier to allow their emotions to happen without acting on them, or talking about them.
Under stress: Fours act like unhealthy Twos, by repressing their own needs and becoming dependent on others, craving attention, requiring tons of reassurance and affirmation from loved ones. They are prone to intense jealousy.
When feeling secure: Fours move to the positive side of One, where they cease discussion of their creative ideas and pursue self-discipline so as to actualize them. They are more aware of present concerns, centered, and calm. Their relationships improve since they have learned not to act on or discuss every emotion.
Advice for the 4: be careful not to drown in self-absorption, or think you are the only person who experiences extreme pain. Do not instigate drama when your emotions feel boring to you. Focus on and express love for what’s unique in your loved ones, rather than focusing on their negative traits. Remember, you do not have to be enslaved to your feelings of shame and inferiority. Never give up on yourself! Rather than wallowing in your suffering, figure out the cause and try to heal it. Do not compare yourself negatively to other people. Stop fantasizing about the ‘ideal’ and work hard for what is possible. Do not look into the past; it has nothing new to tell you. Do not exaggerate or drown in your feelings; they can change.
Influences on MBTI Types:
ISTJ: more unconventional, rebellious, and emotional than other ISTJs; may experience a daily struggle between Te-objectivity and Fi intensity, but also more able to see through their artistic / creative endeavors to completion, may withdraw from / ignore others who have hurt them or failed to see ‘their true self.’ 4 may enhance inferior Ne development, and manifest it in creative ways to seem unique (different tastes, interests, or ideas from other people, and the ISTJ taking pride in these things).
ESTJ: may struggle to find the right pursuit, since too many things that come easily to ESTJs may seem too mundane and/or ordinary, but has strong tert-Ne creativity, and puts their heart and soul into their projects; 4 stokes inferior Fi fears about relationship failures, not knowing how to connect to others, and may make them more dramatic / childish when young, when dealing with others who cannot accept them for themselves.
ISFJ: an extremely creative and emotional ISFJ, who favors strong inferior Ne development (but also fears their Ne isn’t as ‘good’ as a high Ne user / their ideas are not smart / unique / eccentric enough); will often compare to others through Fe, and may try to make others acknowledge their uniqueness as a form of self-assurance; 4 + Fe means this ISFJ is much more open about their feelings and in discussing them as things happen, and fearful they will not be loved for themselves. May mistype as and relate to a Fi-dom (due to emphasis on ‘authenticity’).
ESFJ: intense emotions that run their lives, and spill onto others in the immediate area, prone to over-reacting and feeling isolated; the desire to connect to others but also remain different from them; may believe there is something ‘wrong’ with them. Inferior Ti makes them reluctant to step away from, or admit their emotions may be too intense for the situation. Often prides themselves on being an ‘artist’ and going against the grain; may involve themselves in various good causes, and then drop them when they become ‘too mainstream.’
INTJ: far more emotional and aware of their internal deep melancholy than other INTJs; prone to Ni/Fi loops in that they want to experience each exquisite drop of their pain, and extrapolate some higher meaning from it; may set unrealistic romantic expectations, and place much emphasis on their artistic pursuits, be more easily hurt than they care to admit, and feel isolated from peers while not wanting to fit in.
ENTJ: may struggle to find the right pursuit and want to craft the ideal ‘vision’ (sometimes unrealistic) to pursue; places much emphasis on their unique approach to problem-solving and has the soul of an artist; 4 stokes inferior Fi fears about relationship failures, not knowing how to connect to others, and may make them more dramatic / childish when young, when dealing with others who cannot accept them for themselves.
INFJ: often mistype as INFPs due to intense emphasis on individuality, but may fail to realize their comparison method is through Fe; more independent and less inclined to connect to or mirror others, because this feels inauthentic and insincere; 4 places intense emphasis on Ni-dom creativity which might stoke inferior Se problems of inertia (dreaming of the ‘perfect’ relationship/project rather than starting it); 4 + Fe means this INFJ is much more open about their feelings and in discussing them as things happen, and fearful they will not be loved for themselves.
ENFJ: charismatic and eccentric, may be a natural trend-setter… and annoyed by it, prone to a melancholic view of the world, with much emphasis on their NiSe sense of fashion, design, taste, or ideas; the desire to connect to others but also remain different from them; may believe there is something ‘wrong’ with them. Inferior Ti makes them reluctant to step away from, or admit their emotions may be too intense for the situation.
ESTP: May seek out expensive or bold items designed to make them stand out, prone to Se/Fe loops and intense feelings not entirely understood by the ESTP (since they tend to analyze emotion and struggle to understand or feel comfortable with it); it may cause them to see no real need to improve Fe, since doing so would make them too ‘common’ but also have frequent emotional outbursts and tantrums. Prone to flattery and charm, then abandonment of people whenever their fears of intimacy arise.
ISTP: a more creative, melancholic, and emotional ISTP, usually more interested in creative pursuits (art, music, dance, etc) than in mechanics or computers, sensitive about their performance, and somewhat proud of being different from their peers. Less hurt by criticism, more inclined to outbursts.
ESFP: will express a dramatic sense of self through fashion and/or sensory hobbies and pursuits, with Fi working with 4 to exaggerate a sense of uniqueness / being true to oneself; due to extroversion, wants to be noticed and appreciated but also feels different from other people, and may drive them away with intense emotional outbursts (Te being prone to bluntness). Good at finishing their creative projects (tert Te) but may be more idealistic with inferior Ni than is usual for ESFPs.
ISFP: sensitive, passionate, emotional (though they may not say it, they will act on it) and with a sense of never belonging; often drawn to other creative / unique people (called “weird” by society); usually channels their creativity into art, dance, music, etc., as a method of self-expression. Prone to intense, melancholic Ni loops, where they fixate on a dark vision for the future.
ENTP: has eccentric or eclectic tastes, wants their pursuits to be unique from everyone else’s ideas and stand out for their sheer creativity; more emotional and sensitive to criticisms than other ENTPs, which will soften their response to others, but also cause intense melodramatic outbursts; 4 stokes inferior Si-related fears of being too mundane / unoriginal.
INTP: eccentric and eclectic in their taste, but may place their greatest ‘difference’ from people in their Ti-dom analytical skills; will be more emotional and artistic-inclined than other INTPs, more sensitive to how others respond to their ideas (inferior Fe) and prone to outbursts, which later make them feel awkward / embarrassed. Often dwells on past mistakes and worries about not being unique enough in their ideas.
ENFP: more sensitive, melodramatic, and melancholy than other ENFPs, but also more driven to implement their idealizations into reality through tert-Te; often dramatic and attention-seeking, receives a thrill from being ‘different’ and will go out of their way to be different; has more trouble with inferior Si, in that the ENFP-4 who falls into the grip may become HIGHLY depressed / full of guilt and shame over past mistakes and relationship failures; prone to self-doubt and an intense need to have all their ideas and projects be unique from their peers. Only happy when able to express emotions through their art, often hot-tempered and prone to blasting people with Te.
INFP: melodramatic, easily insulted, and highly individual, the 4 enhances all the natural traits of the INFP to hyper-levels: intense, melodramatic emotions (and more openness in expressing them than other INFPs), high levels of creativity (and extreme sensitivity toward criticism of their hobbies, crafts, writing, costuming, taste in books, etc), a tendency to wax melancholic about the past and fixate on former mistakes, and idealize (while inferior Te struggles to keep momentum going in any project that does not ‘emotionally resonate’ with Fi).
- ENFP Mod
OFFICIAL TYPING by Charity / The Mod
Functional Order: Fi-Se-Ni-Fe
Judging Functional Axis:
Introverted Feeling (Fi) / Extroverted Thinking (Te)
Dracula’s decisions are all based heavily in his feelings in the moment; finding his wife dead makes him curse God in defiance, and become a vampire; he falls in love with Mina at first sight because she resembles his dead wife; he stays in London when he should leave, out of a desire to romance her; he forms an intense emotional bond with her, which delays his escape and ultimately ends his life. He cares little for anyone else, and does not mind the chaos he creates in their lives, provided it helps him get what he wants (Lucy). His inferior Te shows in his lack of rational thinking when he entangles himself with Mina. Dracula has no trouble giving orders or removing Jonathan’s ability to leave his castle; he can be harsh-tongued but also secretive about his intense feelings. He was a capable and much-celebrated war hero, but also known for his brutal tactics. Dracula goes for the most direct action; he creates minions to do his will and does little to control his wives.
Perceiving Functional Axis:
Extroverted Sensing (Se) / Introverted Intuition (Ni)
He was a brutal and grotesque man during the wars, who staked his enemies to prove a point, then went on to feed upon the blood of others; he takes opportunities as they arise, whether that is licking the blood from a razor (in plain sight of Jonathan) or luring Mina into his clutches. If threatened, he becomes very visceral and violent – morphing into rats, using smoke monsters, becoming a beast. Dracula takes chances in his decision to slip into Mina’s bed when she is surrounded by her friends. He holds to an idealistic vision of his wife, and his future happiness with Mina.
Hogwarts House: Slytherin
Values: traits: cunning, resourcefulness, and ambition.
Dracula sneers at others’ limited understanding and enjoys playing with their minds for his own amusement – and sometimes, advancement and power. He continually uses Mina (able to see through her eyes) to thwart Van Helsing’s schemes and stay one step ahead of his enemies, using whatever means presents itself to him to escape them (turning into a bat, rats, fog, etc).
Enneagram: 4w3 sx/sp
Tritype: 485 The Scholar [4w3 8w9 5w4]
Dracula is intensely emotional but private in his feelings, torn between his contempt for humanity and his desire to merge with it, but his idea of becoming more human involves pulling Mina away from her former life and making her into a vampire. He tends to be romantic and morbid, deeply emotive and temperamental, throwing tantrums to keep his wives in line. As a sexual subtype, he focuses on drawing Mina into a relationship and keeping her there, sacrificing himself in the process. He is also more assertive, competitive, and aggressive in pursuing what he wants. He becomes more needy whenever under stress, moving into 2-ish manipulation and desperation for love. His 8 fix reacts with violent aggression to seize power in relationships and situations he feels are out of his control, as well as can be quite cruel. His 5 fix contributes further to his sense of being distant from the world, an observer until his sx drives him to commit to finding and seducing/taking over Mina.
All sexual 4 descriptions talk about being very competitive. I don't understand that - why does the sexual instinct, channelled through the 4, come out as competition? Isn't that more a 3 thing?
I don’t know why competitive is used as a buzzword for sx4. I guess they’re vaguely competitive, in that they want a lot of attention and go about it pretty aggressively, but in terms of like achieving goals, they don’t care more or less than the average 4.
Sx4 is the messy 4. It’s passionate and aggressive about its identity. Most openly counterphobic and reactive of the 4s. Some descriptions say “want to cause others pain” but I’d say it’s more “wants to leave a strong impression and that impression doesn’t necessarily have to be positive.” Like the sx4 wants you to ponder it after the fact and wonder what made it like that (something all 4s want, but the way sx4 wants to stay in your brain is different. They ultimately want to have a profound effect on your life or worldview)
Dominant (Major Arcana) + Auxiliary (Minor Arcana) + Tertiary (Minor Arcana) + Inferior (Major Arcana)
(Each card plays a different role in different positions. i took both positive and negative meanings in Tertiary and negative only in Inferior.)
Si-Fe-Ti-Ne (ISFJ): The Hanged Man (pause, surrender) + King of Cups (compassionate, diplomatic) + Queen of Swords (independent, unbiased judgement, bitchy, cold-hearted) + The Hanged Man Reversed (delays, stalling, resistance)
Si-Te-Fi-Ne (ISTJ): The Hanged Man (pause, surrender) + King of Swords (inner authority, clarity) + Nine of Cups (gratitude, wish come true, dissatisfaction, indulgence) + The Hanged Man Reversed (delays, stalling, resistance)
Se-Fi-Te-Ni (ESFP): The Chariot (action, determination) + Nine of Cups (contentment, satisfaction) + Knight of Pentacles (hard work, productivity, boredom, feeling ‘stuck’) + The Chariot Reversed (lack of direction)
Se-Ti-Fe-Ni (ESTP): The Chariot (action, determination) + Queen of Wands (confident, independent) + King of Cups (diplomatic, emotionally manipulative, self-compassion, moodiness) + The Chariot Reversed (lack of direction)
Fi-Se-Ni-Te (ISFP): Judgement (inner calling, absolution) + Eight of Wands (movement, action) + Page of Swords (curiousity, thirst for knowledge, all talk and no action, self-expression) + Judgement Reversed (self-doubt, ignoring the call)
Ti-Se-Ni-Fe (ISTP): Strength (persuasion, inner strength) + Eight of Wands (movement, action) + Page of Swords (curiousity, thirst for knowledge, all talk and no action, self-expression) + Strength Reversed (self-doubt, raw emotion)
Fe-Si-Ne-Ti (ESFJ): The Empress (nurturing, initiative, resourceful) + Four of Swords (contemplation, recuperation) + Ace of Wands (inspiration, new opportunities, distractions, lack of direction) + The Empess Reversed (dependence on others)
Te-Si-Ne-Fi (ESTJ): The Emperor (authority, establishment, structure) + Four of Swords (contemplation, recuperation) + Ace of Wands (inspiration, new opportunities, distractions, lack of direction) + The Emperor Reversed (domination over self, excessive control)
Ni-Fe-Ti-Se (INFJ): The Hermit (introspection, inner guidance) + King of Cups (compassionate, diplomatic) + Queen of Swords (independent, unbiased judgement, bitchy, cold-hearted) + The Hermit Reversed (isolation, withdrawal, loneliness)
Ni-Te-Fi-Se (INTJ): The Hermit (introspection, inner guidance) + King of Swords (inner authority, clarity) + Nine of Cups (gratitude, wish come true, dissatisfaction, indulgence) + The Hermit Reversed (isolation, withdrawal, loneliness)
Ne-Fi-Te-Si (ENFP): The Star (hope, faith, purpose) + Nine of Cups (contentment, satisfaction) + Knight of Pentacles (hard work, productivity, boredom, feeling ‘stuck’) + The Star Reversed (despair, disconnection, lack of faith)
Ne-Ti-Fe-Si (ENTP): The Star (hope, faith, purpose) + Queen of Wands (confident, independent) + King of Cups (diplomatic, emotionally manipulative, self-compassion, moodiness) + The Star Reversed (despair, disconnection, lack of faith)
Fi-Ne-Si-Te (INFP): Judgement (inner calling, absolution) + Page of Cups (opportunity, curiousity) + Four of Cups (contemplation, reevaluation, retreat, apathy) + Judgement Reversed (self-doubt, ignoring the call)
Ti-Ne-Si-Fe (INTP): Strength (persuasion, inner strength) + Page of Cups (opportunity, curiousity) + Four of Cups (contemplation, reevaluation, retreat, apathy) + Strength Reversed (self-doubt, raw emotion)
Fe-Ni-Se-Ti (ENFJ): The Empress (nurturing, initiative, resourceful) + Four of Cups (meditation, reevaluation) + Nine of Pentacles (abundance, self-sufficiency, over-investment, hustling) + The Empress Reversed (dependent on others)
Te-Ni-Se-Fi (ENTJ): The Emperor (authority, establishment, structure) + Four of Cups (meditation, reevaluation) + Nine of Pentacles (abundance, self-sufficiency, over-investment, hustling) + The Emperor Reversed (domination over self, excessive control)
What would a ISTP 9w8 look like?
Hopper on Stranger Things.
Though, hopefully not as inclined to beat the crap out of people. :P
Think about Hopper at the start of the series. Local cop. Doesn’t come in to work on time. Eats donuts for breakfast. Puts his boots on the desk. Has a “eh, I’ll look into it” calm 9ish approach to his life. Not super ambitious. Not driven. Just doing his job, kind of. Then he has to start responding to things… and that motivates his Se an 8 enough to take chances. Risks. Start pumping a few people for information. Using his fists if necessary. He has no problem breaking the law and threatening people, despite being a cop. There’s his 9 indifference and 8 “well, sometimes people only respond to force” high Se thinking. Overall, mellow but with some aggression bleeding under the surface.
A 1 wing would be a bit more hard-working, dedicated to the job, and worried about doing things “wrong” – you won’t see an ISTP 9w1 acting out their physical aggression in the same way Hopper does. He just lives in the moment (Se) and uses his 8 wing when he needs it. He also indulges in sensory things – girlfriends he never calls back after a one night stand, over-drinking beer, and comfort foods.
- ENFP Mod
Hi, I dunno if you're still receiving this, but what do you think about INFJ 4w3? I often heard that they're uncommon. Thanks!
Eh. Somewhat uncommon in fiction, yeah. And a lot of 4 core Fi-doms mistype as INFJ, since being a 4 is all about being unique and INFJ is the “rarest” and therefore “most unique” type, lol.
The INFJ 4w3 has all the traits of the 4 (a sense of brokenness, being separate from others, rejection from the world, but also a pride in not being ordinary, channels their emotions into their creative works, can be melancholy and blow up all their feelings to make them more extreme) but also Ni and Fe. 4 makes them more self-focused than a lot of Fe’s, since the purpose is self-discovery. Usually very invested in their artistic accomplishments (often abstract ones, like writing or art). At their best, incredibly deep and able to help others survive pain, at their worst, self-centered and melodramatic / emo to the extreme.
The 4w5 INTJ is less in touch with their feelings, due to the 4w5′s tendency to intellectualize their emotions rather than have them – the 5 wing demands detachment and starts compartmentalizing feelings rather than indulging them, which works with Ti to create an INFJ that may struggle with Fe development. This INFJ will also focus on artistic expression (and Ni + 4w5 will create very dark, surrealistic, even grotesque personal symbolism) but be remote.
- ENFP Mod