As I see the descriptions of the Enneagram among most authors and researchers out there,
I have found some tendencies that they do describe in particular way.
The thing is, their explanations are not always accurate in terms of characteristics(not the motives or core fears in each types).
I have wondered why this happens and the reason that I've been sometimes had a hard time adjusting the whole theory was their style of communication(to some extent their personalities as well).
What I've mostly occurred was that they usually describe in a way that Delta quadras do.
Those stereotypes of enneagram were mostly saying about the types of Deltas(and some alphas).
I think that the authors of enneagram would be mostly in delta quadras too.
Below I'll list some stereotypes of enneagram related to Socionics(I meant stereotypes!) :
1 : LSE
2 : ESE
3 : LSE
4 : EII
5 : SLI, LII
6 : All(but mostly LSE)
7 : IEE, ILE
8 : LSE
9 : SLI, SEI
These types mostly represents the type descriptions of the enneagram including the famous Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson(I think they are also Delta as well).
Their explanations might work well with themselves, but does not apply to every quadras in Socionics.
Even I am interested in the theories of enneagram, their descriptions made some confusions understanding them fully.
What I have concluded was their perspective came from Ne-Si axis explaining things.
Because their observation derives from the Ne way, their explanations were not always came from the reality but their own ways of seeing things which was somewhat vague and abstact(This applies to Socionics as well too although Socionics are more close to Alpha realm).
So it is not alway applicable to Se-Ni users everytime because we see reality in a different angle. because of this, I suppose some of you guys would have a hard time figuring out your true enneagram type.
But not only enneagrams but also other typologies including Socionics describe in Ne-Si ways so sometimes I find it hard to understand even for Socionics descriptions.
So I suggest if you are having problems finding your true self, don't be fooled by the whole descriptions of some types thus they may misguide you. Instead, try to focus on the core essence of the types and fucntions(although this would not be easy too). In order to do this, you might actually need some time and experience to sort it out what your true essence is, rather to succumb on the stereotypical explanations(So sometimes it would be hard especially to Se-Ni users bacause they have to validate on their own everytime in their life experience).