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    What made you type yourself the way you type yourself? Was it a slow process to identify your type or did you have a sudden revelation?
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    I read all the element descriptions and took tests and started with a bias of being inf/j in mbti and Fi struck the most resounding bells. I ended up as EII but the (probably bullshit) characterization of them as boring weaklings really bugged me and I devoted myself on the forum to battling that (my life has been about overcoming things? Not to brag?), and spending time with Ni egos made me think maybe mine was weak and I could get something externally from people with it as an ego element so switched to ESI. Being a mistrustful bitch or a moralist harpy are things I've actually been accused of irl even if I don't really identify that way, and I would be dissatisfied as a housewife, so that's a stereotype I don't like, but I'd make a good one, lol.

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    I found my way here after doing an online MBTI test and immediately assumed that INTJ = LII. When I realized conversion wasn't that simple, I tried out the EII glove but couldn't make it fit. Then somebody typed me SEI and because I was foolish enough to believe there was consensus here on the basic theory (haha) and because I thought that I was missing something (it seemed so complicated) I went through each type again in a process of elimination and landed up back at LII.

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    My knowledge of actual functions was poor, but I already had myself as "ISFP" just by common sense and comparison with other people. Then I had strong experiences of ITR particularly supervision from LSE and quasi from ESI, identity from SEI and also duality from ILE. From then on it was just about learning more and getting a clearer picture.

    The thing that blew my mind the most was that I realized I had actually experienced supervision from LSE many times before Socionics, I knew exactly what it felt like but discovering it again as a part of this system was incredible.

    EDIT: My real type struggle happened back in my MBTI days. I wanted to type myself as an intuitive at first, then I wasn't sure, and I got obsessed. I examined all types and thought about people I knew and concluded that ISFP fits me best if I'm honest. Funny thing is that it wasn't until Socionics with all the additional facts and ITR that I could really know that types are real and be absolutely sure. But I had typed myself correctly back then and I am proud of it. It must have been INTUITION.
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    I read DCNH and then it all made sense. As for Enneagram type, I got a lot of help from knowledgeable friends. It was a very slow process, typed as LII/EII for quite some time.

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    MBTI test someone I knew wanted me to pass gave INFP, or FiNe. Then I don't know and this someone changed their mind as me being, as her, precious and rare MBTI INFJ, NiFe, which everyone is.
    I just accepted her typing because I didn't understand shit in MBTI until one day I found a graph with valued/unvalued functions and then something made sense. I have self-typed the same thing since that, with the occasional existential type crisis every other day.

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    confirmation bias

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    I don't even know, to be perfectly honest. But hello.
    The only things I'm sure about are my instinctual stack (so/sx) and tritype (479, order unknown). Everything else is wobbly.
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    I first discussed it with someone IRL, who suggested IEE and which seemed satisfactory at first, and after reading the basics of Jung and socionics (function elements, type descriptions, intertypes, cog styles, reinin dichotomies, etc etc), although quite a few characteristics were off, i decided that IEE was an ok (if not perfect) point of reference. When i first joined this forum many, many years ago i did notice more discrepancies with IEEs on here, but i simply didn't have the time to thoroughly examine why that was, so i left it at that even as i kept on reading more material that surfaced on here. Following a few major life changes i reconsidered type and, while certain on Fi, i wavered between ESI and EII. I think the ITR work best with my current self-typing of EII, as do a number of other things such as why IRL i get along better with rationals, etc etc.
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    I think my typing doubts were reasonable when I compare what I now know myself to be with what I've previously considered > ILI (mirror), EIE (look a like), and ILE (quasi-identical); I never veered too far away from the truth. The major breakthrough for me was twofold >

    1.) Learning that Gammas and Deltas readily access and prefer different empathy channels (perspective taking/cognitive empathy/Fi) than those of Alphas and Betas (vicarious experience/affective empathy/Fe); that made it easier for me to definitively rule out ILE and EIE.

    2.) Discovering VI (particularly based on Filatova), which as far as I'm concerned is the ultimate game changer. The fact that type can be discerned by way of phenotype/mannerisms is...nigh miraculous and totally justifies/validates the very idea of "type." And it was done according to an empirical method > testing and typing thousands of people with such a high degree of accuracy that readily observable patterns manifested. DaveSuperPowers and a few other typing systems have also noted these patterns, and guess what? They almost uniformly conform to Filatova's results. And of course it's not 100% neat and tidy, considering the breadth of human phenotypical diversity, but over the years, I've created my own VI database built upon Filatova's work and I've yet to be wrong when typing someone by this metric, including myself. I don't VI like ILIs, EIEs, or ILEs and so with certainty, I know that I am LIE.

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    knowledge and practice have shown the type which stably fits to the classical theory significantly better than other types

    unlike many ones, besides types traits I also I used IR theory to understand own type. it's hard to be misleaded by this way
    after I've become sure in my type years ago, I never had basis to doubt in it. I gеt confirmations to the type and to the theory in its core
    Types examples: video bloggers, actors

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    I started off by converting my typings from MBTI (INTJ -> LII). At some point I re-evaluated them more deeply and changed some but not my self-typing. I never really had any doubts about being LII, or say being something like ILI instead. The values, the strengths, dimensionality, everything basically fits as it should.

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    Read part of a Stratv profile and decided I was that one.

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    I took MBTI test and got INTJ just like everyone does. I then thought about INTP and cruised INTP forums for a couple of months. It felt at home, but something wasn't quite right. I looked through all the introverted types and felt like if I were being honest with myself ISFP was best fit. Then someone on the forums had talked about Socionics, then I came here and met some people in the chatrooms. They VIed me as SEI, and then I just stuck with that ever since. It seems right.

    With Enneagram I thought I might be a 4 at first, until I met a friend from the forum in person and she said I must be E6. I read up more about enneagram, and 648 sounds right for my tritype.

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