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Re: 4w3 or 3w4...or other?

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Posted by Dee ( on August 11, 2003 at 15:03:57:

In Reply to: 4w3 or 3w4...or other? posted by Maija L ( on August 11, 2003 at 13:33:10:

> Hi my name is maija and for the past year i've been looking into my personality a little closer, and just recently i found the enneagram.

> I took a test and got 4 on emode, then retook it a month later and got 8, and another test gave me 3, and another 3w4 (main type) sexual variant with 4w3 as my mean type. i was very satisfied with the 3w4 and thought it was an accurate description as far as my main concerns go--i really want to be successful more than anything. i have no problem imagining, even fantasizing about myself winning the prize, getting first place, being accepted at Harvard, even becoming senate majority/minority leader one day (something i usually keep on the down low). i'm 17 years old and work hard in school in order to achieve and become accomplished one day. i feel that i have what it takes to become accomplished in whatever i choose to do. i don't need people to like me personally, but i want them to see me as smart, attractive, strong, and successful. i am very competitive and really want to get into a good college (that's the big issue for high school seniors).

> i deviate from the 3 mainly in that i'm very introverted and private. i'm lively around people i know well, and i feel, make for a unique and fun friend. i am glad that i keep my personal life private from the masses, but with that i were more charming and talkative around people that i don't know well, but i used to have social anxiety disorder and i'm still pretty shy. others see me as shy and maybe even awkward (i hate that) or aloof.

> in other people, i respect money and status in certain cases, but other times i more respect intelligence and overall character, i'm inconsistent and it's hard to explain why, it's just how i feel.

> my myers-brigg type is unclear, i've gotten INTJ and INFJ, yet neither really does it for me. I'm definitely not touchy feely and emotional, i admit that i usually care more about myself than others (though i do like giving people gifts just because and am generally a nice person), and i'm terrible at providing emotional support, even when i want to. i think it would surprise people most to know that i'm actually a big romantic, though not in a traditional way.

> i have a taste for the finer things in life, good food, designer clothing, and i appreciate the arts (though poetry isn't really for me). I am proud of my eclectic taste in paintings and music. I'm very interested in politics, which get me fired up (and opening up) faster than any other topic. I am also proud of being pretty smart and in general a knowledgeable gal.

> as far as relationships, i'm pretty young and haven't ever been serious, but in the future i'd like someone spontaneous, fun, and rich and successful too. I would like to think a 7, or maybe an 8. i like people who are competent and strong willed too.

> sorry if i come off badly, but i'm trying to be honest so that you can tell me if you think i'm more 3w4 or 4w3. Oh, by the way i THINK my stacking goes sex./soc./self-pres (but i picked up on stacking simply by reading posts so i'm not sure).

> I'm sorry i made this so long, but it's the first time i've ever self-disclosed this much at one time. It may be hard to follow, sorry, because my comp is messed and the words are appearing some ten seconds after i type so i don't feel like editing. thanks your time!

HI Maija,
By the way, are you Finnish?
I agree with TheBlob on the above. I have actually seen more Type 4 wing-three or vice-versa on here than any other mix. Type 3's I find are very sensitive as well. They will not come out and say it, they do this in private (recapping their feeling). Type 3 wants to get intouch with their inner feeling and Type 4 knows how to do this. Does any of this make sense so far?


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