Not all IEEs here relate to other IEEs and I think much of that might have to do with different enneagram types and instinct stackings. A real life meeting with @anndelise recently confirmed that we are definitely both IEE, but different e-types. There was a foundational relatability and comfort and ease of communication that I attribute to being identicals, but our approaches to and priorities in life differ somewhat.
This thread serves as an opportunity to tell a bit about yourself, especially with regards to your e-type and instinct stackings.
I self-type as IEE 7w6 (or balanced) sx/so
My priority above all else in life is seeing new places, meeting new people, and experiencing new things (this manifests most obviously in love for travel). I get depressed when I feel that my life is stagnating and things are not moving forward. After three years in one place I tend to get antsy (unless the place is very exciting or LA). At this point in my life, however, I can finally imagine having a home base somewhere (rather than the nomadic life I have lived for the past 20 years). But only if I can seek adventure and come and go as I want. I also don't look back. Once something is finished, it's finished. I would, for example, not move back to a place in which I have lived before unless I absolutely have to (I hate the idea). If I were to move back to LA, I would not live in the same neighborhood although I loved living there. I don't like to revisit the past (except for good memories, obviously).
I cannot motivate myself just through myself. I have the utmost respect and admiration for people who can. I feel like everything I do is a reaction to the outside world. I cannot think of myself removed from the outside world. I gain motivation through reading or watching something inspiring or, better yet, by talking to someone. When I am alone for too long, I get anxiety because I am not *enough for myself.* A therapist wanted me to write a diary once and I quit therapy because I hate hate hate writing diaries. I don't like to think about myself or my inner world and emotions. It feels claustrophobic and pointless.
I have a high energy level. I am usually the last one to leave a party or gathering because OMG I MIGHT MISS SOMETHING! My favorite days are the ones one which I am out and about, going to different places and meeting different people. Meeting people energizes and inspires me. I cannot make myself happy by myself.
I am obsessed with societal issues, politics, human rights, etc. Social issues mobilize me. In my activism, I am more inclined to want to protest against injustice than work alongside improvement (although I do both). I am fairly confrontational about issues I feel strongly about and I love to talk about politics (can be hard to find people who do, too, haha). When something catches my attention, I will obsessively read/learn everything I can about this issue until I lose interest and move on to the next.
I get distracted easily, can be very scattered, and I am not exactly disciplined and certainly not consistent. I am creative, but have horrible follow-through. However, I work extremely well under pressure and I am very crisis resistant and resourceful (I think I would survive the zombie apocalypse for a while). I am ambitious and want to succeed and that is why I get the work done. I am willing to take risks because I can deal well with failure. Most have paid off though.
I don't like more than basic planning (boring) and would rather just try things out (that's how I end up driving from Indiana to Florida with just a credit card and unable to pay for my breakfast at a diner that does not accept credit cards). That can be very annoying for people around me. Under normal circumstances, I don't worry much about things and I am naturally very optimistic. I can get ridiculously excited about mundane things (like those nifty hotel waffle makers).
I am loyal as a friend and in love. I am not always great at staying in touch with friends, but they are also scattered everywhere (thank you, Facebook, for making this easier). When I am in love, I can be obsessive although I try hard not to be (because it means I cannot focus on my work). It is healthy for me to be with someone who brings structure into the relationship and interaction because I am incapable of doing that (be with me ALL THE TIME! ). I can be insecure in relationships because I am always afraid I will get on someone's nerve eventually because I am such a scattered ditz. I need regular reassurance to alleviate my insecurity.