Of course there are… We arent saying there are just 16 types.
There are 16 MBTI types
And 9 Enneagram types
Which combine to make 27 archetypes
And each archetype has 6 different stacking orders
And there’s also 3 different instinctual variants
Which can be stacked in 6 different ways
So let me see…
That sounds about right.
So yes, we are trying to fit you into one of 15,552 boxes and still account for free choice and level of emotional and mental health.
Extroverted Thinking (Te):I want proof. I strive for self-evident achievement - awards, public recognition, money. I need to show you I’m right in a way everyone can understand. There’s no time for theory; we need a plan of action. What good is it if it doesn’t solve the problem? If hard science can disprove my claim, then I’m wrong. I think logic is more or less universal, therefore right and wrong are very clear.
Introverted Thinking (Ti):I want knowledge. I strive for personal understanding - satisfaction, collecting odd tidbits, feeling like an expert. I only need to know that I’m right, even if I don’t show it. There’s no need for practicality; we need to make sure this is conceptually sound. What good is it if it doesn’t have internal consistency? If you can show me logically that I’m wrong, then I’m wrong. I don’t need proof. I think logic is highly personal, therefore right and wrong are often a matter of opinion.
Fe vs Fi
What they have in common: Morality.
Extroverted Feeling (Fe):I want harmony. I strive for public approval - appreciation, respect, admiration. I need the atmosphere to be pleasant and appropriate for everyone. I’m willing to hide my true opinions if they would upset others; what they think of me is more important than what I want to say. Everyone is more or less the same; it’s easy for me to put myself in someone else’s shoes.
Introverted Feeling (Fi):I want authenticity. I strive for self-approval - knowing I did the right thing, that I was honorable, just, and fair. I need the atmosphere to be pleasant and comfortable for me. I’m willing to displease people if I need to express what I truly believe; what I want to say is more important than what they think of me. Everyone is unique and incomparable; it’s necessary for me to understand where someone is coming from before I can empathize.
Se vs Si
What they have in common: Fact.
Extroverted Sensing (Se):I want stimulation. I strive for things that are pleasing to my senses - food, drink, sports, luxury. I need to be surrounded by a physically appealing atmosphere. I am constantly aware of what is going on around me, whether it is changes in a person’s expression or the passing scenery. I notice all the details. It matters less to me whether something is familiar than whether it is aesthetically pleasing.
Introverted Sensing (Si):I want familiarity. I strive for things that remind me of my past - souvenirs, stories, traditions, our old home. I need to be surrounded by a physically comfortable atmosphere. I am constantly aware of the difference between my current environment and the way it used to be, whether it is the new corner store or my daily routine. I compare all the details to my internal ‘database.’ It matters less to me whether something is aesthetically pleasing than whether it is familiar.
Ne vs Ni
What they have in common: Abstraction.
Extroverted Intuition (Ne):I want novelty. I strive for possibility - ideas, potential, things that sound good in my head. I need to have lots of information to explore. I have a ‘mental playground’ of facts extrapolated from things I have experienced or read. I am constantly aware of what things could be. My thoughts often feel like they lack structure because they branch out in ways that are hard to explain. There are essentially many ways to look at an issue, and many possible solutions.
Introverted Intuition (Ni):I want vision. I strive for insight - the universal truth, the goal, the central meaning. I need to have information relevant to my interests to explore. I have an organized mental space wherein I’m highly aware of what I should be doing to reach the next step. My thoughts often feel like they are pointing in one direction, even if I can’t explain this direction. There are essentially a few ways to look at an issue, which can be narrowed down to one solution.
Usually so nice and reserved that you just think of them as angels, but they’ll take advantage of that and be mischievous little shits when you least expect it. Beware.
Don’t usually like conflicts. They’re the people who think/say “You wanna fight?” because they’re so passionate about their opinions/principles, but they won’t actually fight you.
Are all little puppies. Trust me, this is 100% proven science.
Talk about their day a lot to close friends because they like sharing the emotions so other people feel them too. If someone said something funny, they’ll tell you about it because they want you to laugh too. If they heard something sad, they’ll tell you about it so you’re both sad.
Have really wild imaginations, and are likely to vent out their feelings into a creative outlet. The things they write/draw are usually very abstract. Think William Blake. Or watercolor.
Fall in love with fictional characters a lot. This is something that happens to everyone, but they’re the people who will endlessly wait for their fictional characters to come back from war.
Compelled by things that are underrated, be it books, movies, characters.
Usually have a good fashion sense and a very subtly distinct way of dressing (if that makes sense). This can range anywhere from pastels and pleated skirts for one INFP to dark shirt and ripped jeans for another. They don’t underdress or overdress; they dress just right, and you look at them and think, “that’s just so you.”