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    What is your subtype, and which do you prefer?
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    Ne Subtype.

    OOps i didn't read properly.

    I like Semi Duals > Illusionary
    Shit probablly Lookalike > Comparative

    That was actually really hard though they all seem really even
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    I prefer look-a-like to comparative. As for semi-dual vs. illusionary, I prefer semi-dual, but my relationships with illusionaries seem to work out better (they prefer me?).

    Not sure about my subtype, but I am leaning towards intuitive. Any ideas about my subtype would be greatly appreciated.

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    I'm intuitive subtype but I really like my comparative a lot more than my look a like... for some reason my look a likes always seem to see me as a threat and have a major problem with me.

    As far as the other one... I don't know. I don't even know what an INFj is anymore. I thought I did, but then my 2 INFj models turned out to be ISFjs, and there's a third IxFj, but that doesn't really help. And now when I see INFjs they seem annoyingly girly or just simply obnoxious. The problem though is that I don't know if they're really even INFjs. They all seem sorta INFp or ISFp to me in a way. Maybe I should study up on INFjs a bit.
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    I'm probably an Fi subtype, but not strongly so.

    I don't think I've ever been close with an ISFj, so I can't say anything about comparative relationships. I very much like look-a-likes, though.

    semi-dual > illusionary

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    interesting question. depends on the situation. at work, probably lookalike. at home, probably illusionary. in social situations, probably semidual and lookalike.

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    I tend to be more attracted to IEEs in terms of who I would like to be long term friends with, but I prefer SLEs socially because I never have to worry about offending them or rubbing them the wrong way; IEEs tend to make me a little nervous/on edge (they always seem more judgmental for some reason). IEEs can be touchy and moody; SLEs are always up for anything, and will play one-up with me or do crayzy dumb shit

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    I feel more at ease with comparatives than with look-alikes in social occasions, although at work I can imagine having problems of different kinds with both. For longer-term friendships, comparative would probably work better. So LSE rather than EIE.

    I have both EII and LSI friends, but I'm closer to EIIs, and feel that I can be more open talking to them, too.
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    I guess Ti.

    I prefer by a long shot ENTps to ESFps. I don't have much in common with many ESFps - they are too social and uhm, they think I am a bit strange and don't understand what I talk about, many times. I like them though.

    I don't know many INTps really. Only one decently at university. He seems to be too coscentious to me, I feel much "free" around SEIs, generally.
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    ENFp - Fi subtype.

    So far, I think Iget along pretty well with my semi-duals.
    Illusion works fine.
    Definite No to comparative.

    I'd say semi-duals>illusion>look-a-like>contrary>comparative
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    I've had pretty limited experience with the four relations except for illusionary. Overall though, I think I prefer Comparative over Look-a-Like, and Illusionary over Semi-Dual. I only know one INFp and one ISTp though, so it's probably more a preference of person than relation, although I get on well with both. I've known 3 ENFps whereas I only knew one ESTp, so it's hard to say there. Again, I get on well with both types, but I think in general I've preferred illusionary relations.

    I might be a logical subtype, but I'm not completely sure on that. I don't really know enough about subtypes to make a decision, although one Socionics test I did somewhere a while back suggested logical subtype.
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    INFp Ni subtype....

    I find comparatives (INTp) > Look-a-like (ISFp).
    Illusionary (ENTp) > Semi-dual (ESFp)

    Both my INTp and ENTp friend are N subtypes. I can get along with ESFp and ISFp S-subtypes, but i've never really taken an interest (and them to me) in Ethical subtypes of either
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    So far it seems that, in general, a preference for look-a-like goes with a preference for semi-dual, and vice-versa. There is also some correlation between the first option and being a creative subtype, with a few exceptions.

    edit: If true, this would indicate that it's linked to a need for strong intuition/sensing/ethics/logic, irrespective of the attitude of the function.

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    I picture the following pairs together:

    Semi-dual/ Illusionary

    LII EIE
    IEI ILE
    SEI IEE
    ESE EII
    LSI LIE
    SLE ILI
    SLI SEE
    LSE ESI

    Kindred/Look-a-like

    IEI SEI
    ESE EIE
    IEE SEE
    ILE SLE
    LII LSI
    LIE LSE
    SLI ILI
    EII ESI

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    I can attest to kindred being off the charts amazing.

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    I think that maybe good illusionary/ semi duals pairs will have some of the benefits of both ITR? So a good illusionary pair will feel a little like semi-duality and a good semi-dual pair will feel a little like illusionary...

    I think it might be the same for look-a-like/ kindred. I always thought the words 'nothing to fight for' were a bit melodramatic when describing look-a-like pairs. I have a look-a-like friend and I wouldn't say there's nothing to fight for. Sometimes I feel really annoyed with her..we are very different and that seems to create a nice feeling of challenge in the friendship. We have to make a lot of effort with each other but when we do, and when it works well, I feel very calm and pleased around her. Maybe we are just not that great friends- but I think there is something to be said for having a friend that is different to you, but cares about you. I know another SEI female I'd like to get in touch with- perhaps I have a little more in common with her. I think it's the same though- it's a bit of fire that pulls me to her. It just takes a bit of patience with each other to realise it's there.

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    Also, sometimes I think I like SEIs more than they like me and ILIs like me more than I like them.

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    Look-alike for friends
    Semi-dual for deeper friends/almost lovers but not quite sort of thing
    Illusionary for You annoy me sometimes-sometimes I have a soft spot for you
    Comparative for- shit. I always forget what my comparative type is. =p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shazaam View Post
    Look-alike for friends
    Semi-dual for deeper friends/almost lovers but not quite sort of thing
    Illusionary for You annoy me sometimes-sometimes I have a soft spot for you
    Comparative for- shit. I always forget what my comparative type is. =p

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    I just had an awkward moment with an LSI-se. I see him once in a while at work and I always feel a bit stupid around him- he mocked me a bit (though maybe playfully) when everyone was chatting recently. But just now, he made a work error and he got a bit flustered. And it was quite funny and cute and he wasn’t off with me for asking stupid questions..

    anyway, I’ve been thinking about SEI vs LSI- lookalike vs activity. Can’t be bothered to make another thread.

    I think that good/ semi good activity partners (relationship material) can remind me of the type of hot SEIs that are not really suitable for me.

    I may be wrong, but I think if lookalike relations are to work- the chemistry can’t be too fiery. Activity can be fiery however. Or maybe I just never met a lookalike type that was right for me..there was a young Italian guy who liked me and there wasn’t explosive chemistry but there was a nice click and he was hot. If he was older, maybe.

    I think lookalike pairs mostly get together when young- it doesn’t matter so much if a lover feels a bit like a friend then. You’re more open minded.

    uh- I don’t think I could be friends with SEE males. Too much chemistry. With women..it doesn’t feel THAT romantic for me. More romantic with female/gay male IEEs. I do like a random chat with a male SEE. Of course my brother is SEE and life would be far more dull without him in it, even though we are nothing alike

    I’d like to make a thread about lookalike/kindred/activity/identical chemistry and what works and what doesn’t
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