Posted by Bertram Ostrer (126.96.36.199) on August 14, 2003 at 15:34:18:
In Reply to: Re: TYPE 4 posted by Dee (188.8.131.52) on August 14, 2003 at 07:57:35:
> I feel that my personality swings from Type 4, 6, 2 & 9.
Amazing! I have to see this. ;)
I've never known anyone to appear as any type other than their own. Their behavior changes at a superficial level, but their underlying attitudes, at the most basic perceptible level, do not deviate from the wide but distinct continuum of their type.
Do you see an underlying uniform pattern as such? Or some recognizable continuum of emotional needs? It's all right if you don't. These things might become clear to you in the future.
> Co-workers would see me as Type 9 and friends as Type 2.
Do you feel that other people's perceptions of your personality bear upon the question of which type you are? I'm not concluding that you think it does, I'm only asking whether it does.
> I adapt to my circumstances externally for others to see but internally I feel Type 4.
The next question, logically, would be "Why do you adapt?" You've begun to answer that question. What was the nature of this "insecurity" in your life? Also, were there other relevant reasons? If you can answer those questions as honestly as possible, and with a *clear* focus on your most basic emotional fixations, you might thus clarify important details regarding your type.
If such things are too personal to talk about here, you could think about them privately instead. (Even that's not easy for some people.)
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