I hear a lot about subtypes but know very little about them. The whole thing makes sense though when I see just how different ENTps can act.
I thought it would be fun to figure out my subtype but I don't really know where to start. I know behavior wise, I can come off as an ENFp sometimes. I think ENFps are a little suspicious of me at first but are fine once they get to know me.
I did the enneagram test and can't remember what came up number wise but it was leader first and like to help second. Here are some examples of how I act different around different types and why I think I do and maybe that will help.
ISTj - act more like an ENFp. They can be pretty stubbhorn and I just find my thinking isn't appreciated by them as my creativity is. So I tend to downplay my thinking to give them room to be the thinker.
ISTPs - I can be myself but their pointing out of danger irks me.
INFj - I become a lot more introverted after prolongued exposure to an INFj. Their feelings kind of dominate the relationship and they can be very critical of me in their effort to "help".
ESTp - I act more like an ENTj around them. It's more of a self-protection thing. I find they don't tend to exploit me as a tool so much when I act ENTjish around them. Otherwise, I'm such a push-over I find many have tried to take advantage of me.
INTj - I am myself but a bit nervous at first. Conversations with them stimulate me but I'm a little intimidated by them at first.
INTp - Again, I am myself but argue with them over facts and spin on facts. But there is a lot I admire about them but in particularly, their drive to learn I think I admire the most. If I want some reliable information, an INTp would be the person I picked to get it from.
I tend to shy away from ESTps, ESFps, and ISFjs the most. I have found my values differ mostly from that group. I find them quite critical of me but in a very bad way. Like an INFj will criticize me, and regardless how wrong it is to criticize someone that much, at least its constructive critisicm so there is still a lot of respect there. I find the other 3 types criticize me over things that are very inconsequential to me...for example my lack of interest in clothes.
ESFj - I can completely relate to being the activity partner to this one. I think ESFjs are sweet overall but I appreciate them much more at a distance. Close up, after a short period of time they kind of annoy me. Other than our activities, we don't have much to talk about.
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