These descriptions were taken from EIDB forum.
Image triad: 2, 3, 4 subtype profiles
SOC-3 description is missing.
Maintain pride of place by ambitious social positioning. Who you know and where you are seen. Who came to your party and were they impressed.
Seek attention either directly from their own efforts (draw an audience through socially useful works for example) or via affiliation with powerful.
Ambition involves association with powerful people as a source of protection and as an assurance of status within the group.
Like to back a winner. Sensing the potential Social 2's are attracted to people on the way up.
Have an infallible instinct for who the "important" people are.
Wield influence indirectly, by arranging meetings, facilitating projects, bringing people together.
Notable for their ambition, particularly to be publicly recognized as someone special. More 3ish than 3's.
Public image is crucial. People know you by reputation and the professional letters in your name.
Serve ambition, often unconsciously, by aligning their own professional interests with those of a mentor, employees, or public figure in the field. They get things done by calling their friends. Inner circle membership is the hallmark of ambition.
Confuse being noticed with being loved.
Can sometimes act provocative or obnoxious as this is better than being ignored.
May marry someone influential or groom children to become achievers.
Strive to be recognized and valued for their warmth, friendliness, and expertise.
Try to seek approval by being charming, upbeat, competent, energetic and by entertaining graciously in their domain.
Ambition (sucking up to status symbols, using people, craving admiration, saintly aspirations)
Community emphasis on ambition.
Wants to achieve, commands attention. Flamboyant.
The pushy salesman, claims overtly made. Can be cold.
Everybody's friend. Seeks attention through popularity with valued others (through affiliations with powerful people). Power behind the throne. Assertive pride. Indirect. Uses talents to appear special. How do I make myself safe, through flattery, ingratiating. Want to be liked and approved of by everyone. Seen as friend, fear of being forgotten. Guilt. Draw attention to good deeds. Call in favors. Scattered and over committed.
The social 2's did not identify with the stereotype of the "chicken soup 2". They explained that they would be socially appropriate, but felt that what was more significant and instrumental to their identity was that they connected people who needed each other. The role they identified with instead was the master networker and a collector of people. For example, if an individual in one field is in need of someone in the other, the 2 would bring them together. However, there is always the desire for fair exchange and the hope that they will consider them. The 2's felt that this might be modern day business expression of the social "chicken soup" 2 of past generations.
Seduction through achievement.
Don't listen...too full of pride. Pride easily [blocked due to guideline #4 violation]ed.
Chain of influence is used to be at center.
Use a lot of sexual to help foster social.
Pride comes from social connections and supporting others.
Pride enters one to one relating through seductive adaptation. 2's become seductive by taking on a partner's interest and sharing tastes.
Seduction is based on the preoccupation with being wanted as a sign of approval and entails drawing another to the self.
Tend to act seductive and aggressive by turns.
Basic interest is in finding romantic union.
Generally confuse sexual charm and sexuality.
Need to be focus of attention acted out by becoming desirable.
Feel pride in being able to draw the attention of others, have people seek them out. This attention can be generated by aggressively moving toward others as a giver, or by magnetizing others with promises of love.
The kind of attention that is sought or seduced varies with the preferences of an individual 2. Outstanding 2's can fine-tune the different kinds of attention that they get by aligning themselves with different types of people.
Aggression is the confrontational overcoming of all obstacles to a relationship and means pushing for contact.
With all their might they try to ignore and overcome objective obstacles that make a relationship possible.
When they begin to encounter some resistance will begin to push and challenge. Try to find a way around the others' objection.
Take the active role as pursuer and the one who shoulders difficulty effectively.
My go militant and angrily blame. Behind these flare-ups a melancholy desire for total enmeshed connectedness to another. Yearning related to low side of 4.
As helpers, they are dominant, take others by the hand, and know what is best for their clients.
Perfection of skills to lure people they are romantically interested in by altering their personality, dress attractively, turning on the charm, learn their likes and dislikes and listen attentively to their every word.
Often choose inappropriate or unavailable people as this keeps them from having to face their fears of intimacy.
They often choose a partner they plan to improve, change, or bring out.
They like the chase, hook someone in and then discover if they like him or her.
Seduction/conquest (impersonal and compulsive).
Desires to be desired. Erotic form of me first. Invasive and flashy. Life focused on success in seducing (Casanova). Champions of seduction.
Appears 8ish with erotic appeal, attention goes to seduction in place of love-I can, I can, I can-as well as sexual attractiveness. "Wild adventurer, trickster, con-man" can seem 7ish.
Craves intimacy. Special friends. Driven to get close to others. Desire to win people over. Sharing secrets. Giving attention. There isn't anyone I can't make like me. Let's talk about us. Pursuing. Focus on others. Possessive and hovering. Not taking now for an answer. Keep friends apart. Stalking, obsessive love, fatal attraction.
The sexual 2 wanted the community to know that when they alter to be what the other wants the price is very high for them. They described the dilemma of wanting the love of the other, altering to meet the other's needs adn then fearing they will reject them if they express their own needs and who they really are. They explained that their gift was in knowing the needs and interests of the other and the ability to draw out the desirable traits within them to please the other. Their strategy is to entice the other by focusing on them and then slowly drawing the other into their own interests and needs. The pain surfaces when the other doesn't take an interest in them and misses the clues to their repressed unmet needs and desires.
Feel they must be the object of the mate's desire to "feel loved"
Ooze charm and intimacy.
When I know what I want, I go for it, and I can be demanding.
I intuitively know who will respond to me and then indirectly lure the attention of the desired mate. In a class setting I determine the interests of the one I wish to attract (intelligence, etc.) and then ask the instructor a question that would be of interest to the one I wish to draw in.
Desire is to match interests. "So I seductively involve intimate others in my own interests-creating a sense of wholeness and euphoria".
Broad sense of interest may be a way to stay connected to intimate others.
This type attaches only when loved and bolts for freedom when the feeling passes. Knows how to hide neediness behind giving.
Insecurity about not being able to make it on one's own is repressed in favor of a desire to take care of those who can assure their means of survival.
Others appear needy and they depend on your help. The 2's need to help does not seem to come from within. Feeling selfless, the 2 masks the need for approval, and takes pride believing in their own independence.
A belief that the rules of survival that apply to ordinary people do not apply to privileged people. The privileged are assured of special treatment in those areas of life where other people have to compete for what they need; the best table, the first place in line, spending extra money on themselves.
Harbor a sense of entitlement. Special privilege on account of their kindness, helpfulness, giving, etc.
"Get out of my way!" is a key phrase. A feeling of fury at having to stand in lines or wait for needs. "There's not going to be enough left for me". Afraid of getting the worst of it they themselves do not make sure they're in the front.
Privilege is unveiled when you help people to become successful and find that you're angry when there's no reward. Selfless giving and good support should have protected your privilege.
"I give and do so much, I deserve to treated as someone special." An unconscious collection of fees for sacrifices made.
Can seem shameless in their expectation of pampering.
Exerting power indirectly and through other people seems more natural than saying what you want and working openly for your own interests. The indirect approach eases the pressure of public competition and the risk of social humiliation. If they win, you win.
May act superior to others and expect preferential treatment reinforces their pride.
Hates to give up on anything,
Typically have a 3 wing.
Dip easily into low side of 8 when angry.
Enjoy pampering themselves often indulging in wonderful food treats, shopping excursions, special vacations or other luxuries.
Often spend more than they need to, but always justify it.
Personal emphasis on privilege.
Egocentric. "The Favorite". Daddy's little girl. Pride of being loved. Childish egocentricity and child like privilege. Temper tantrums. I come first...helpful and ineffective.
4ish, more infantile personality. Daddy's girl, doesn't want to grow up. Too soft, needs protection. Child like seduction. Bonded equals dependent.
Wanting to be pampered and have complete freedom as well. Exaggerated sense of entitlement, of being privileged.
Self preservation. Entitlement. Sense of entitlement-expect special treatment because of sacrifices they have made. Make other people responsible for their special needs. Care-taking 2. Health issues. Stuff feelings. Oral gratification. If you love me you will know what I need. Unhealthy. Suppress aggression through food and need. Complaining-health to eliciting response. Symptoms hard to pin down to illnesses. Prohibition about pursuing needs. Hypochondria, somaticize.
The self pres 2 wanted to stress their concern about the definition of "Me first, and privilege". They wanted to add that they didn't want to take anything from anyone and wanted everyone to have their needs met. They felt that the languaging of "Me first" gave the impression that they only cared for themselves and that others didn't. The 2 felt it was important to note that "me first" was due to a childlike fear of not being able to get for themselves the essential of life. They stated that ti was not an adult "me first", but rather the doubt and insecurity of a child.
A sense of being entitled to have their needs met.
Needs must be met to survive. But to ask is to risk being denied, so I must be entitled to insure security.
Image is based on community or cultural standards of desirability or a given partners expectations.
If not committed to a specific partner then they will project an image generally and seek sexual conquests.
Adpot a sexually appealing image, and are often aware of performing a role.
Being recognized as physically appealing or sexually potent is a sign of value.
Play roles in relationships, in hopes of love and admiration.
Can compete to be attractive in other people's eyes.
Element of competition and performance even in love making.
Sexual conquests are important for their self esteem as symbols of success.
Have the right look and the best lines.
Some report that need to project a winning sexual images masks a deep confusion between the masculine and feminine aspects of themselves. This confusion often takes the form of feeling split between a masculine driven self and a more feminine other self.
In business the facade alters for maximum appeal. A strong Contender. A top producer.
Masculine/Feminine roles. Image oriented maximized.
The right look.
Try to impress opposite sex with charisma, sexiness and strength (depending on gender).
Mastered the art of looking attractive.
Pay attention to what others find appealing and dress accordingly.
Can resemble sexual 6.
Alter behavior in order to keep partner attracted.
Hidden fear of rejection.
Identifies with the image. No freedom to be anything else. To show real face would be acceptable. Hollywood image of looking rough or the supermodel. Seeking to be attractive to another.
Sexual-the catch. Powerful desire to be desired. Look but don't touch. Mannequin like. Alluring. Coquettish in women. Driving in men. Hunk, sex kitten, ideal of gender norms. Terrified of breaking gender norms. Trophy wife/husband. Desire for intimacy. Attract but not sustain. Deep fear of being undesirable.
Sexual rage and jealousy.
Envy like 4's.
Can seem 4ish but with less depth and more emotional lability.
The Sexual 3 wanted to share that their anxiety surfaces if anything mirrors back to them that they are not perfect, explaining that "if I'm not perfect I am nothing". When interviewed the question was whether it was the feelings, values or the way they looked, the response was "Everything, I must be a perfect example of what it is my boyfriend/partner, parents, friends, and boss want me to be, the problem is I can't perform all the roles perfectly simultaneously. I have little freedom of expression." The stress of feeling that they must be the ideal male or female of our society and yet still be the perfect (mother, father, spouse, parent, employee) with different values from their subjective values was very difficult to reconcile and created tremendous anxiety.
Visible anxiety with the sexual variant. A feeling of flighty ungroundedness occasionally.
Strong need to have a prestigious sought after partner.
"I am my role. I am my partner's prestige."
Caught up with money/status and material ownership as a way to reduce anxiety and provide for personal survival/security.
Often rooted in the conviction that money buys safety. Self Pres 3's develop many skills to ensure job security.
Concentrate on doing well, having enough, especially of the right things.
Happiness is equated with affluence.
Can actually amass millions and still harbor a morbid fear of dying broke-insecurity fuels a sense of enough money is never enough.
Losing assets can feel life threatening. The 3 keeps working, because they feel anxious when they stop.
Free time takes on the specter of an illness or a layoff. They prefer long hours of work.
The 3's value as a person is associated with material worth. Can deceive self and others by projecting an affluent image. Costly home, good address, designer clothing.
In business interactions, this can be acted out as a single-minded concern with profitability. The bottom line.
In personal relationship this can manifest as a desire for productivity and independence on the part of the mate.
Material assets will be a centerpiece of their relationship, often a tendency to confuse financial well being with emotional pleasure.
Continually learn new skills and keep up on latest developments in their field in order to achieve and hang onto their career goals.
A good team player; tries to get along and stay away from conflict.
Success doesn't necessarily mean being the leader or center of attention; the person they are trying to compete with and please, are themselves.
Security (accumulating enough to last forever)
Personal emphasis on security.
Security-make self exclusively sure of self-"altogether"
Security is handled by rejecting anything that doesn't square with own beliefs. Percieved from a secure place. No confusion or threats allowed in. More demanding. "These are my wants". Less into pleasing. Friendships must pass tests, cautious, wants an at peace frame of mind. Stronger connection to 6.
Vanity is projected in an overconfident image. Concerned with productivity leading to profitability, likes to accumulate material wealth.
Workaholic. Identification with work. 8 like. Work for security. 3 identifies with job; I am my job. Needs achievement. Needs reward for work well done, raises, promotions. Feel assets-security can be lost at any time. Neglect health and relationships due to unrealistic workload, money, assets. Can't relax. Fer of illness. Need stable base-home. Unhealthy: cover illnesses, panic attacks.
The self pres 3 strongly identified with the word scarcity. They explained that their fear of scarcity was the cause of their hidden anxiety. They added that their anxiety was so great that they would do anything to ensure freedom from risk. As with all 3's, the issue of status was still important, bu tit was more about having the socially respected resources, in particular, having an image that both reflected status and security. They explained that their need was of accumulating tokens of success to verify to them and others that they were secure.
A strong desire to acquire possessions of affluence to feel secure.
Shame in not measuring up to group standards. The feeling that one's own worth is not equal to the expectations of others. Can be highly self critical and feel ashamed of their deviance from imagined group norms.
Main question: Am I going to make friends?
Develop an unusual sensitivity to social slights and a parallel desire for recognition. Often feels socially inadequate and pours on the charm.
Feelings of envy arise in comparing self to others. Sensitive to criticism. Terror of rejection, of having the fatal flaw detected.
May romanticize defects but feel bad about themselves anyway.
A sense of not meeting the standards of what others are capable of meeting, of an inner defectiveness of being that will eventually be seen and lead to rejection.
Want to hide away from probing eyes, to eliminate social encounters that might bring deficiency to light.
Believe they are despised by others and fear that others might be able to read their thoughts and feelings and condemn them because of this.
Afraid their outward appearance will be rejected.
Image is heightened as a protective measure; elite memberships, a unique social presentation, looking attractive and somewhat aloof, above the common crowd.
Feelings of low self esteem, often based on actual losses in the past, perpetuate the illusion that other people posses what is missing.
They cannot live up to their own high standards, perpetuating shame.
Will attack themselves looking for the fatal flaw, the defective quality of being. Fiercely protective of their negative differences.
With a 3 wing may cover shame with charm and an flashy image.
With a five wing will grow anti-social and depressed, bearing their shame in solitude.
Dies over each mistake or social faux pas they make.
Always analyzing themselves; "Did I make myself understood", "Did I sound Stupid?", "Was I too aggressive?", "Was I too conciliatory"
Shame in particular about desiring and loving...modest Inferiority, "How great you are...I am nothing", dazzled, wants to be in but feels excluded.
Needs to be missed.
Hypersensitivity. Desire to be among the elite combined with doubts about being up to it. Cultured. Refined. Need to be seen as desired. Lofty image. Rejecting one's qualities. Fantasies of being royal. Class shame. Can't function like "normal people".
Defends defects, yet feels disadvantaged.
Don't know how to be part of the social world.
Seeks achievement and attention to make up for flaws "they won't make fun of me now" Even evident in the 5 wing.
Attraction to deviant behavior when unhealthy.
Anti social in lower levels of health.
Easily withdraws to lick wounds.
The social 4 felt that their shame was hidden because it pertained to a way in which or where they were reared. They felt they were always trying to be socially one level above where they felt they truly belonged. When they finally achieved the level they had longed for it was still not enough, so they had to strive to be at the next level, and so on. They described a never ending pressure to be more while still feeling they were inadequate, and a fear that someone would discover their humble beginnings.
Social situations are a dance between being charming or shameful.
Feelings of low self esteem-"God didn't give me what others have"
Drive to achieve-when people start to give up on me I can really come through and seek revenge.
Wants to be honored for specialness. Intense shame at desiring and seeking attention.
Attempts to seek attention are quickly countered with withdraw. "Oh, God they know I need attention, how shameful!"
Can appear like 1's, but with a decisively more shameful and self loathing bent. "I am so screwed up, I must hide this, but I want you to know how wrong I am too, but respect this as a special and noble quality".
Wounded healer quality much like the self pres 4.
Diplomatic, charming, and quite articulate. Anger is displayed through hateful withdraw and biting sarcasm or wit.
Establishes self esteem through comparison with others.
Competition is an invigorating energy that cuts through depression and ruminating about loss. It's an "I'll Show You" rush of energy.
Competition is focused in two ways by competing for approval and through rivalry with people who claim recognition or attention you want for yourself.
Compete because of the need to be worthy in the eyes of a desirable person.
With a mate are prone to jealous heat.
Want to be the most important person in mates life.
In a 1 to 1 relationship, competition is acted out through controlled seduction and rejection. May seduce only to drop later.
Being the first to reject forestalls the expectation of abandonment.
The successful seduction serves as proof that they are equal or superior to the desired person.
Rejecting partners however opens the for to envy if the partner finds another mate.
The sexual subtype usually does not compete with friends, but can be highly adversarial to people in the same field or a rejecting mate.
In non sexual relationships, this gets played out as "wanting the respect of the best people"
Plebs don't matter when you have the attention of royalty.
Low self esteem is kept at bay by courting people of worth (subjectively decided by the 4).
Competitive 4's are as aggressive as 3's in going after what they want, but the envy motive causes them to focus on heavily slamming competitors as the goal itself. 8 like.
Can be consumed with professional envy. Long to best others in their work.
Petty about keeping score.
There is a need to reduce the worth of those who have not been deprived by exposing their faults.
Want recognition for their uniqueness.
Take away the success of others when threatened.
Envy people who seem happier, more fulfilled, or more interesting than they are, particular those whose assets are similar to theirs.
Longs for or has longed for a soul mate to come along and rescue them from an ordinary life.
Frequently engages in push pull. Creating drama and pain, keeps renewing the distance they want gives them the feeling they are in control.
Competition (compulsive comparing of self and others)-although admittance of this is kept under wraps.
Can be counter-envious.
Over involved-eyes go out to what else is missing "I want that too", Arrogant and demanding. Feelings of rottenness transformed into beauty. The misunderstood genius. "I answer only to God". No authority is worthy to control me.
8ish, a rare type can appear more 8 than 8. Self confident. Claims position, has angry envy, diminishes other to make self bigger and prove one right. 8 like intensities, over steps boundaries. Cannibalistic, "I deserve it", knows their own worth.
Infatuation. Envy clearly visible but often denied. Longing to have desirable other. Could be the one. Looking and longing for the one. Hate rival. I've got to get rid of the competition. Accomplishments acceptable to others, "Look at the greatness of my creation". Frustrated by others who achieve. "I attract through my uniqueness"
Seductive, sexual, sensual.
Idealizing other then rejecting them.
"How dare you have other friends"
Admiration, longing, hatred.
Misery loves company.
Others deserve to loose.
Mysterious, hard to get, uninterested, arrogant and aloof.
"The sexual 4 felt under represent in the literature on 4's. Most of them in some way felt outwardly very confident. They still identified with the dichotomy of dropping downward and feeling inadequate. They described having a passion for protest but explained that it was an internal angry envy expresses outwardly, covering a hidden fear of losing that which they desired. They hated anyone or anything that triggered feelings of inadequacy or envy, however, the deeper meaning was that they would rather have your hatred is it showed that you still cared and they could still affect you rather than to have your indifference. The sexual 4 also added that the high side of entitlement was their acceptance and support of everyone's unalienable right to express their individuality and needs.
Need to recreate loss for the intensity of the feeling.
Angry outbursts, suffering artist.
Artistic bravado and arrogance.
Ignoring basic survival needs in order to follow a dream. Here the desire for a way of life can become so compelling the dauntless four will throw caution to the wind in a high stakes approach to making that life materialize.
Survival is marked by a reckless urgency to obtain those things that promise satisfaction. An internal process often.
Envy dissolves in luxury, relaxes in meaningful conversation or the satisfaction of suffering boldly.
Recreate the possibility of loss through reckless action or emotional involvement.
Excitement of playing the edge of disaster.
Wedged between hope and despair, why not just go for it, I can handle this.
The high level of excitement of the "on the edge" crisis is almost like an addiction and always ensures the depressive swing down the melancholia.
The dauntless character has a certain suicidal edge, an abandonment of fate.
Take chances to stir up emotional intensity, play out melodrama or to get attention.
Consolation prizes "I deserve this for my suffering"
Two kinds; risk taking and prize seeking.
Can seem like counterphobic 6's in their behavior.
With a three wing can be more flamboyant and make a show of their daring or tenancity. "I will endure, just watch me!"
With a five wing can be more sullen and self punishing "I bear my solitude with fortitude and resolve, but oh how I suffer"
Recklessness and dauntlessness in the four often lead to victim situations and crisis. This style can have numerous manifestations, chronic joblessness, homes burning to the ground, tumultuous relationships, large ebb and flow of money, career changes, ascetic spiritual practices, rigorous physical activity, etc.
If the four becomes dissatisfied with the dream once it is obtained there will be a tendency to wreak the basis of the security in order for it to be missed and so it can seem desirable again. Fortunes are made and lost, and made again as interest come and go. Can go for relationships or spiritual practices that can be abandoned and re-sparked when depression, loneliness or spiritual emptiness hits.
Focuses intently on creative work or causes.
Likes to point out angles others haven't thought of.
Often takes offense when people assume they know what the self pres 4 are thinking or feeling.
"My fate is so awful I might as well make it worse"
Dauntless (no matter what)-self contained, self defeating, autonomous, fiercely independent, denial of envy (doesn't play the victim, can seem 8ish in this steely resolve).
Can be self punishing. 1ish persistence. Practically minded, with a sudden shift toward luxury and decadence.
I'll make myself do this. I must endure.
Afraid of being hurt. Glued through the eyes, hanging on through the gaze.
Wide eyed "Betty Davis eyes"..
Counter-dependency, "I don't need you, I don't need anyone" 3ish resolve.
Tenacious striving. Grasping for what is missing, running toward the ideal at all costs.
Desire for emotional intensity interferes with basic needs. Risk for emotional intensity. Comfort, textures, fragrances, mood lighting. Romantic lifestyle at the risk of security. Aesthetically beautiful womb like home. I owe i to myself. lavish, "who cares", Bad habits compensate for what the four feels is lacking. Craving rich foods, luxury, drugs, alcohol. Excess eating, expensive dinners, watching movies all night. Costly redecorating schemes.
"I'll make myself feel better"
Alternating responsibility and irresponsibility of practical life.
The most significant thing about the Self pres 4 was their identification with being self-contained, counter dependent, and self devouring. Rather than just criticizing themselves, they tore themselves apart, explaining that they weren't striving to improve themselves like the One. Instead the need is to preserve something that was concretely beautiful that they could manifest materially or concretely. Something to show for their suffering; art, music, etc. Many were fine artists or craft people, and while others still admired these concrete works. The self Pres 4 would know every flaw they had made and still feel inadequate. Ultimately fearing that whatever they created will be inherently flawed, so the must keep striving.
The attention can go to the essential needs in relationship to image. For example, what is the temperature of the room, will I be too hot and perspire, should I loosen my belt to be more comfortable. This lighting is harsh, and puts me in a bad mood. I should close the windows that noise is distracting. I can't concentrate with all this ugly stuff around me.