I decided to open a thread rather than cluttering up Gem's VI thread (http://www.the16types.info/vbulletin...-me-by-MY-FACE)
Re: gore and porn (because I cannot help myself).
I do not think that anyone's sociotype can be determined by what s/he likes or enjoys, but rather by how s/he processes information.
I know the gore part in Gem's thread is again a reference to my Spartacus thread. I watched Spartacus during a time in which I was very depressed and without drive. I was unable to self-dualize and I was without the 6-year-long Se input from my (Se) SLE ex that I had gotten used to. I am a 7w6 sx/sp and that is a soul crushing state to be in because stagnation and fear (I was very afraid and didn't know why) sabotages my natural inclination to experience. I remember watching Spartacus and feeling to some extent energized by the sensory overload. The cinematography was amazing, the colors vibrant, and the stories about resistance and freedom and suffering and surviving reminded me that these are real things out there. I needed this sort of exposure to be reminded that the world is not stagnant and that there is not just the fear and hopelessness I was feeling at the time. Of course it is a tv show, but I had no other recourse. I was in sensory wasteland, so at least for the time in which I was watching, I felt energized and less *in my head.*
With regards to violence in general and *being able to stand it as a Delta NF,* I want to know about people and their stories. That is part of my life and some stories are horrible and sad and people get hurt. I feel personally that exposing myself to stories of violence or emotional trauma (fictional or otherwise) is a way of trying to understand their story. I think that if they can endure it, at least I can acknowledge it and try and get a sense of the horrors. I am lucky in that I have never been a victim of violence, so I feel like I am in a position to expose myself to this and try to understand. It is not for everyone, but the fact that I can deal with representations of violence is not type-related. My motivations for doing so might be.
I have really come to appreciate the combination of sociotype and enneagram because it accounts for so many differences you might observe in people of the same type.
That being said, I am afraid my occasional exposures to porn have far less complex reasons.