Wednesday, July 15, 2015

An Analysis of Rihanna

I know you've been waiting for this one. The inner motivations of all that is Rihanna, the Good Girl Gone Bad. Reminds me of myself in a way. Rihanna, of course, is an ISFP 4, arguably the most individualistic (and fashionable) MBTI/enneagram combo in the whole system.

Side note: I hate when the formatting doesn't work. It shows the text as all black in the editor but not in the actual blog. F u Blogger. One day I will have a nicely formatted blog and it will be famous. Not today though.


The following quotes are from these articles:


Elle UK 2013
Harper's Bazaar March 2015


Rihanna's Enneagram

4w3 8w7 7w8 sx/so

487 - The Attention Seeker. Craves attention and affirmation, make demands on themselves. Needs to be seen by others as highly original, unique. source


4w3

I’m a tomboy. My best friend Melissa [Forde], she was the one who girled me up. I would go to clubs with her and she’d be dressed up and I’d be wearing, like, sneakers and a bandana and I didn’t find anything wrong with it until she started showing me magazines.

The stylish kids on the street, they’re the ones that set the trends. The designers see what they’re doing and go and design their line and sell it back to the same kids and it’s like, why not go directly to the source? High-street shops pay more attention to the kids on the street than to the runways, so in a way I like to mix both.

If my parents were angry with each other I could feel the energy in the room, whether they were arguing or not. It’s painful to watch your mum go through certain things. I learned a lot, you know.

Stay is a story about having love that close and wanting it to last forever. You don’t have that feeling with everybody so when you have it you don’t want to let go of it. I would definitely say that he is the one I have that kind of relationship with.

I think I came to a point where I started lying to myself. And it’s so hard to live a lie. It’s just too hard. It’s too difficult. It’s too much to think about. That’s why I’m posting pictures of myself smoking pot, to tell the truth about myself. I’ve got so much to think about, why bring all this extra s*** by being dishonest? When somebody else lies to you, you don’t trust them. Trying lying to yourself, that’s even worse. You can’t paint a fake picture for too long before the truth comes out and then it’s hard that it doesn’t match up.

It’s all about honesty. This is not failure, it’s lessons. It’s not the end. If you learn from mistakes it’s not failure. If you go and do the exact same f***ing thing then that’s the stupidest thing ever and it probably won’t work the second time.

I'm not generally a sensitive person, but I tend to be more sensitive toward others and what they're going through.

The way I dress depends on how I feel. I never have to psych myself up. Usually it just feels like it works.

My favorite red-carpet looks are usually the ones I get to help design: the Adam Selman Swarovski crystal dress at the CFDAs, the Stella McCartney all-white dress at the Met Gala, and the Adam Selman white jersey dress from the VMAs. But the red Azzedine Alaïa at the Grammys is also one of my favorites.

8w7

 I think women want freedom, they want to be empowered, they want hope, they want love, they want all the things that I want and I’m not afraid to say those things and act on them, and I think that’s why they identify with me. Women want to be fearless and sometimes all it takes is to see that it’s possible. Once you see it can be done, you think “I could do it, too.” That’s all I could ever hope for, to have a positive effect on women. ’Cos women are powerful, powerful beings. But they’re also the most doubtful beings. They’ll never know – we’ll never know – how powerful we are.
I’ve had incredible women – my mum, my grandmum, my best friends! I’ve got this Isis tattoo [on her ribcage] to symbolise my grandmother. Isis was an Egyptian goddess who taught women to be complete women – how to cook, how to clean, how to wash clothes, how to survive and not be slaves to men. She taught them to be independent women and to make things happen by themselves. And that’s the attitude of all the women in my family, and my grandmother was the one who first really taught me that. My mum, though, was exposed to certain things in life and that made her a little harder and maybe a little colder than other women. And I’m very much like her.
Everybody has an opinion about everything. But an opinion is just an opinion – I can only respect it but I can’t do anything to change their minds or to change the way I feel. Nothing is going to change because of their opinion. Everybody wanted to know what was happening in my life. Is she a drug addict? No. Is she an alcoholic? No. Is she a victim? No. That’s when I got the gun. It was a symbol of strength – it was “I’ll never be a victim!”
I was like, who am I trying to please? None of these motherf***ers know me! Why do I care about what they think? I started thinking, what if I went my whole life trying to please everybody? You will never please everybody. And you haven’t pleased yourself ’cos you’ve been so busy trying to please everybody and then it’s too late. I had to have that breakthrough, to tap into who I really was. And the truth. And trusting myself again.
I am very ambitious! It's ridiculous how much I want to put on my plate, which is already full. I am sensitive to what my team is going through. Actually I'm lying. They get no sympathy … we love what we do!
7w8

At times I won’t be rebellious or edgy, sometimes it’ll be vulnerable and really innocent but you don’t know what bad things that girl might do to get to the vulnerable state! Sometimes bad girls are tired of bad s***.

I go to strip clubs – sometimes with men, sometimes on my own. Why? ’Cos I enjoy the music they play there. It has a certain vibe and I watch the girls pole dancing. Even now I will go to, like, an industry event and all the ladies will be over here and all the guys over here and I will go to the guys’ table and sit because I just feel I can have a much better conversation over there. And that’s automatic, it’s not prejudice.

This is my rock’n’roll fantasy and it’s sure to be a wild ride.

I want health and happiness in five years. I want to be healthy and happy.

The same goal I set every year—to be happy.



4w3



To start with, 4's are really into fashion as a means of expression. We all know how much Rihanna likes to experiment with her look, and she does it to shock people by standing out. Miley Cyrus is another one who does this, and so is Nicki Minaj who is a 4 fix. Pretty much anyone with 4 in their tritype is going to have a distinct "look" to them. 3w4's try to but ultimately fail since their thing is whatever is already in style. See: Justin Bieber's kilts.

As a 4 fix, I have the same vibe picking-up Rihanna has, where you are just sensitive to other people's energy. It comes from being something called a Highly Sensitive Person. 4's are sensitive, emotional creatures that are easily brought down by others' emotions. They're also the type who have Knight in Shining Armor syndrome, where they always need to be saved by a guy. Rihanna keeps going back to Chris Brown because she has a love-hate relationship with him, something 4's are prone to, especially SP 4's.

Finally, 4's have to be authentic. They have to. They can't lie about their emotions or sweep them under the rug. It just doesn't work. Especially core 4 types. If they so much as try to do that, in comes depression, anxiety, etc. Rihanna needs to be honest with her fans because that's how she operates. Same with Miley Cyrus. Which is why you won't see them covering up the fact that they smoke weed like Justin Bieber, a 3 fix, did. If you'll notice, Rihanna is back to black hair. Right now she is as real as it gets. While everyone else in Hollywood is bleaching their hair blonde, she's saying hell to the no.


8w7

8w7's are very powerful people. Even 8 fixes. They have a strong influence on everyone around them because they are the toughest type in the entire Enneagram. Rihanna identifies with other powerful, fearless women because she is one herself. I mean come on, she likely slept with Jay-Z to get a record deal. You won't find any weak women who have done that. And she totally owns it, no ragrets. Rihanna is the equivalent of a modern-day feminist. The "Bitch Better Have My Money" video is a statement about the Barbie-fying of society and how she won't put up with it anymore. Rihanna famously gained her curves back on purpose (google Thickanna) when she lost them because she knows who she is (4w3) and she won't accept a society that tries to morph her into a Barbie doll (8w7). She is ambitious and goal-driven, and she won't accept anyone else's opinion but her own.



7w8

Finally, 7w8, the rockstar fix. Pretty much everyone in the music industry now has this in their tritype if not as their core type. 7w8 rebels for the fun of it. Anyone who knows anything about Rihanna can tell you that describes her. She parties at strip clubs, mingles with bad boys, goes crazy with her onstage antics. And above all, her goal is to be "happy". 7 will do anything to be happy. They will run away from every problem in their life, sweep everything under the rug, just to find happiness. It's a lazy, gluttonous happiness, but happiness nonetheless.

So there. Rihanna, the good girl gone bad. Sx/so because let's face it, she doesn't have much of a self-preservation instinct. She'll drink til the sun comes up if it means living like a Rockstar.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

An Analysis of Ariana Grande

So I know me and Ariana haven't had the best relationship. I see her as this little Barbie doll who wants to be sexy but also a little girl at the same time. The only reason I don't like that is because that's my gig. I think we both have Peter Pan Syndrome.

I'm gonna explain Ariana's enneagram just for the hell of it. It's nowhere near being similar to mine, and she's a different MBTI than I am, yet I still relate to her. Goes to show even MBTI and enneagram combined can't explain everything.


Ariana's Enneagram

Somewhat similar to mine but in a different order:

3w4 8w9 7w8 so/sx (ESTP)

387 - The Achiever. Assertive, self motivated, expeditious. React immediately to any opposition, resist being controlled. source


Since I wasn't planning on doing any more of these posts I'll just keep this one as "neat" as possible. I have one more coming up after this and then I think I'll be done. Anyway. The following quotes are from these articles:


3w4

I like the idea of separating myself from my younger image in a gradual, authentic way – I don’t really feel comfortable doing something out of control to convey my maturity, because it doesn’t feel genuine to me. So I will convey sexiness and maturity in ways that I’m comfortable with, but that’s not my priority when it comes to the music. It just speaks for itself.

I love working. It makes me happy. When I have too much time off it makes me feel very weird.

I think that the idea of the American Dream, of success bringing happiness, is very superficial. I think that happiness comes from a different place. I feel like people have more to offer than just being really successful... but I do feel like everybody needs to keep trying, you know what I mean? I think that people need to try as hard as they can to achieve their happiness and their success, and I hope that they go hand-in-hand.

I’m a micromanaging workhorse. Absolutely an obsessive-compulsive workaholic.


8w9

Everything that I was terrified to try and was absolutely positive I would hate, I tried... I hated it at first... I was like no, no, no! Please just let me sing it how I would sing it.

[Madonna] is my idol as far as attitude. I just love how she stands up for what she believes in and surprises people by not eff-ing up when they want her to so badly.

When a bad review came out, [Madonna] was the first person to say ‘Fuck you.’ When someone said she sounded like Minnie Mouse, she crawled into bed naked except for Minnie Mouse ears. It’s such a good attitude to have. It’s inspiring to me because there are times when I think I’ve been a weak, people-pleasing little mouse my whole life.

That’s what I am learning right now, that I have to become stronger in this industry. I’ve learned over the past year that you don’t have time to chase after every person who doesn’t understand you.

7w8

I feel like if you try new things and you experiment and are constantly putting out music and you just do what feels good as long as it feels authentic, then all those things you can feel and you can reach as many people as you want. (also so/sx)


Ariana is a career girl above all, that much is clear. I say girl because let's face it, she isn't growing up into a woman's body anytime soon. I can't hate; I have the same problem.

3w4
Ariana talks a lot about image, success, and work, all very 3 topics. There's a reason why 3s and 3w4s in particular are so successful. It's in their programming. An unsuccessful 3 is a depressed 3 to say the least. You'll never find a 3w4 who doesn't want to talk about their work, especially in regards to how "authentic" it is (4). What it actually is, is an authentic version of some archetype that already exists. They don't bring too much new to the table but they can spot trends and latch onto them to rise up the career ladder. Most 3s are workaholics, because work (3) gives their life meaning (4). Happiness and success most definitely go hand in hand for them.


8w9
8w9 is the more passive 8. They want control but if someone higher up takes it away from them, they can let it slide much more easily than 8w7 who wants to conquer it all. Ariana admires the types who can do that, so she has some of it in her (we all have characteristics of our non-dominant wing) but she is too much of a 9 people pleaser to really let it out. Of course it could just be that she's young and easily taken advantage of, but then we see stars like Miley Cyrus who are her age and that theory falls flat.


7w8
There's not much evidence of Ariana being 7w8, but it's the only enneagram head type that fits so I'm gonna say she has it. 7w8 is the rockstar type, let me do what I want or else. There's not a whole lot of that in her interviews which is why it comes last. But pretty much every successful person in the music industry will have this in their tritype. 7 loves experimenting and trying new things. Finally, so/sx wants to please a crowd more than a collective group of individuals if that makes sense. They see people as a mass rather than a bunch of unique people with different goals/motivations. She wants to reach the mass audience more than she wants to send out any message with her personality, which is an sx/so thing.

Hypnosis: Illuminati confirmed

What's left to be said of Ariana. She's not going out of the spotlight anytime soon, she gets what she wants (you know she actually gets carried around like a baby by her bodyguards?), and she knows what she's doing. I gotta say I have a bit of a girl-crush on her. I mean come on, she looks almost perfect. You can't hate someone for looking good.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

An Analysis of Miley Cyrus

I'm kinda surprised how well my JB post went over. I guess people like seeing the person behind the mask. I know I do. That's why I hang out on blindgossip.com.

Since it was so fun to write, here's another one. This one's about another notorious ESFP of my generation, Miss Miley Cyrus. I see her as kind of an inside-out version of me. I can identify with everything she does but my persona is not as "much" as hers is. Turns out we are similar personality-wise too, but with a few differences.



Miley's Enneagram

Resembling mine, but more identity-focused and intense, hers is...


4w3 7w8 8w7 sx/so (ESFP)

And since I can't understand people without comparing them to myself and vice versa (must be an so/sx thing)...

Me: 7w8 4w3 8w9 so/sx
748 - The Originator. Flamboyant, cutting edge, first to see things, needs to get message out. Follows own muse, original and immovable.
Miley: 4w3 7w8 8w7 sx/so
478 - The Intense Individualist. Assertive, individualistic and optimistic. Emphasis on inspiration, freedom and diversity.


Remember that each individual type is not enough to describe someone, it's also about how they all work together. Each number is influenced by the ones that precede it.

The following quotes are from Miley's 2014 Elle Magazine Interview:

4w3

"People have made me seem like a character. So now I'm just enjoying playing a character of myself."

"I don't understand how most pop stars live this life being told what to do, what to wear, all the time. Maybe money does mean more to some people."

"Sometimes when I'm in the studio I feel so much but don't know how to express it."

"I lost a lot of friends, 'cause my friends didn't understand why I was so 24-7 and only knew how to say what I wanted through music. I'm not a good communicator."

"[Fans] know that I've struggled with depression, and that helped them get over theirs. That gives me a big purpose."

On depression: "It's more of an issue than people really want to talk about. Because people don't know how to talk about being depressed... It was a lot to do with, like, I had really bad skin, and I felt really bullied because of that. But I was never depressed because of the way someone else made me feel, I just was depressed."

"There's not much that I'm closed off about, and the universe gave me all that so I could help people feel like they don't have to be something they're not... There's nothing worse than being fake happy."

"I'll just write a verse and a chorus, just to get me through the day."

"[On this tour] I've had people that have worked on The Wall... I try really hard to impress those dudes. I don't want them to think I'm just some dumb pop bitch."

"I don't think you can be too ashamed of anything as long as you were being yourself."

"You can ask me anything - I'll never be offended."

7w8

"I'm 21, I want to be out there drinking and hanging out, but I can't. And being on tour is totally like a drug - you're really high off the energy and then you just crash - you go from 20,000 people screaming like, 'I love you! I love you!' and then you're just in your hotel room by yourself, quiet."

"I'm always pretty much joking."

"I hear what you say and I'm gonna do the opposite. Because you're old and you're a man, and I'm young and I'm a girl and I know that's right." (also 8w7)

"I sit with a lot of old people that try to get me to explain culture. I'm like, 'I don't know how - you're just not living in the same world I'm living in.'"

"I just think old people - I feel bad that I call them old, 'cause they're probably in their thirties or forties - but they just don't understand it."

8w7

"When I do things that would get someone old to shake their head, my fans go ape shit. Like when we bend over or take our shirts off, we're giving them that freedom."

"I'm honored to be that girl that gets people out of their comfort zone."

"I tell a lot of people this, but I don't give a fuck."

"I kind of demand that people respect the fact that I'm a kid."

sx/so

"I've just got to make sure that I'm the voice of my generation. I think that I'm allowing girls to be really free with their sexuality."

"The only thing I ever really think about is with relationships, because you're getting to know someone and it gets thrown off. It becomes this [public] thing - it becomes really embarrassing."

"I'm not really trying to be sexy."


4w3, the "characters" of the enneagram


As you might've noticed, Miley is much more open about herself than Justin. Aaand here's why.

4w3

4 is about identity and self-discovery. 3 is about image projection. They're both ruled by emotions/feelings, a.k.a. heart types. Where 3w4s identify with the work they do, 4w3s use their work to express their identity. They won't compromise their identity for the sake of success. The catch-22 of that is the only way they can express themselves is through the work they do, the concrete things they add to society. They have to create a product of their emotions in order to fully understand them. Which is why a lot of 4w3s seem like caricatures of themselves (especially intense sx-doms) - their emotions rule how they present themselves to society.

4's identity is completely tied to their emotions. The emotional experiences they go through become part of their identity, and they need to be expressed through 3. This is why Miley's so open about her depression. That along with being one of the Messenger tritypes (4-7-8). She needs society to accept her identity/emotions, just like 3w4s need society to confirm their emotions/identity are authentic.

Miley looks like a 7w8 on the surface, but the quote about nothing being worse than fake happiness (7 needs to be happy) confirms she prioritizes authenticity over happiness.

7 wants all the things

7w8

7w8 needs intense new experiences. For Miley those are expressed through 4w3, or her work. All her songs about partying and lifestyle, that's all 7w8 stuff. 7w8 is a very light-hearted personality in general. Fun, doesn't take itself or others too seriously, willing to experiment. Filtered through 4w3, it allows Miley to create a huge chaotic spectacle of her performances. 7w8 likes to play with people to get reactions out of them. 8w7 does too, but it's more forceful than playful. A 487 Miley would be a much more abrasive Miley.

Miley also identifies with (4) being eternally young (7). Like I said in Justin's post, 7s are like eternal children, forever fascinated with everything the world has to offer. She demands (8) that people see her (4w3) as a kid (7).

8, 'nuff said

8w7

8w7 reinforces 7w8, though her 7 always takes precedent. 8w7 is like the balls behind Miley's personality. It compels her to get out there and get her point across. 8 is a force to be reckoned with, and 8w7 actively seeks out opposition to knock down. Miley doesn't want to just get a message across, she wants you to know her intentions so she can plow through you if you oppose what she's trying to do. She doesn't just put herself out there, she purposely tries to provoke the opposition (old people) to further her cause. The more people oppose her, the more she acts out. As opposed to 8w9 who ignores the opposition until they get in their way.

sx/so

Sx-doms have an inescapable sexual aura to them. They can't help but emanate intensity, they have a very alluring quality to them. They're also the type of people you can't not have an opinion about. People who are missing this instinct (so/sp or sp/so) come across completely disconnected from their sexuality.

Sx/so variants tend to represent an extreme example of their personality. They quite literally have nothing to hide. Sx/so's send out a message with their personality. They use their personality as an agent of change. For Miley, it's about freedom of sexual expression and being true to yourself.


So all that said, what do we know about Miley? Well for one thing, she really can't stop, and she really won't stop. She actually is about that life. I guess you could say she's... just being Miley.

Monday, March 23, 2015

An Analysis of Justin Bieber

Oh I know you guys love how much I bring up Justin Bieber so I'm here to tell you more about him.

In the past two days someone gave me Justin's Never Say Never DVD and someone else gave me this month's issue of Men's Health with him on the cover:



It's like people just associate me with Justin Bieber. They see him they think of me. I am that girl who likes Justin Bieber. I really don't like him that much. I think I just identify with him so I reference him a lot. My friend told me we're pretty much the same person. I'm not gonna argue with that. In fact I'm here to tell you why, in enneagram terms, because the article in here reveals a lot about him in just a few words. There's one minor difference between us though, minor but significant. It's been something I've been for lack of better terms "struggling with" lately in terms of figuring out my identity (that's a hint btw).


Justin's Enneagram

I'm going to explain his personality in terms of numbers. This should be fun. So, here is the final verdict on Justin Bieber's enneagram:

7w8 3w4 8w9 so/sx (ESFP)

And here's mine for reference: 7w8 4w3 8w9 so/sx (ESFP). So my friend is not completely off base.

Hey girl, you're just my type ;)

First I'll show you how I arrived at this with quotes from the article.

7w8
"It's funny, I still feel...like a kid. I just still feel young. I don't feel like I'm almost 21."

"Chugging Red Bulls. Me and this guy. Like, chugging eight Red Bulls for fun."

"There's a part of me that I don't ever want to grow up. I want to always remain...to have that sense of purity inside of me where I don't...I don't want to lose that sense of purity."

Does several impressions.

3w4
"Maybe that's a cover-up for me not being tough. Like the tattoos and stuff? Maybe that's like a cover for me being a softy."

Admires and takes career cues from Michael Jackson.

"I'm a perfectionist too. It has to do maybe with, before, probably being accepted. You know, maybe people would like me if I was good at things. But then I'm also really just competitive and I like to win. I wasn't fit for school. They make it so everyone's the same and I was so different and creative."

("You're a nonconformist.") "Yeah. I've always been different, and I haven't been afraid to be different."

"I do aspire to be a class act."

"Wait, wait, do you think I'm being authentic right now?"

8w9
Says he beat up two of his bullies in 6th grade. "I was a pit bull. I was small, but I could hold my own."

Story about how he brought a flashlight to a club and scanned the girls and held it on the ones he liked for his bodyguards to go fetch them. "There was a minute where I abused that. Used my power."

so/sx
No quotes for this, just listen to his songs. Compare to Miley Cyrus who is ESFP sx/so, you'll see a difference in intensity (sx). The songs are all ultimately about sx connections but from a generalized so perspective.

7s about that good-times life

Now for the boring explanation. If you don't wanna read it the tl;dr is "I'm right."

7w8
7 in general is about new experiences and needing constant stimulation. 7w8 is more independent and assertive than 7w6 who is more focused on group mentality and safety. 7 needs to be happy. They will do anything to escape negative feelings. This is why they seem constantly on the go, always "on". It's also why they seem immature and eternally young, which is what the first and third quote are. As I said, they'll do anything just for the experience. Just cuz it's fun. That's the Red Bull quote. Along with pretty much everything else he does.

The last quote is a bit trickier. 7s are often multi-talented. This is because they're very adept at mirroring, or watching someone do something and emulating it themselves. They also have a conversational style of anecdotes and humor. So this manifests as him randomly going in and out of character during conversation. This mirroring is confused with 3's wanting to project an image, especially when combined with so instinct. Nope, all different things.

3: Am I thugging? This is what you guys do, right?

3w4
Aha, so this is the part where we differ. 3w4 and 4w3 are very similar in that both have an internal (4) and external (3) identity battle going on. Both have an image to maintain. The main difference being that 3w4s have an external, societally-chosen image that they confuse with their own authentic image. And 4w3s have an internally-chosen image that they try to adapt to societal standards without compromising it. Yes that's right kids I'm part 4. I have a mild case of special snowflake syndrome and I keep it hidden because I want you guys to like me. So in a way we are mirror images of each other. Each has what the other wants. Here's the difference in tritype terms:

738 - The Trailblazer. Creative and focused leader. Likes trying new things, finding new and fun pathways. 
748 - The Originator. Flamboyant, cutting edge, first to see things, needs to get message out. Follows own muse, original and immovable.

Now that that's out of the way. First quote. Justin is looking for a societal explanation for his 4 identity. He knows the 3 image he wants to project but he doesn't actually know the 4 meaning behind the image. Second, identifies with (4) one of the most successful (3) pop stars of all time. He has a concrete image he models himself after. 4w3 doesn't do this so much as take random traits of people's identities that they admire, people who they personally deem "successful" (3) at being authentic (4), and "introject" them - basically add them on to their external personality (3). Bitch. See what I did there.

3w4 needs success and needs to win. They also need to be accepted for who they are (4) but that's second on the priority list. 3w4s have a definite external image that they confuse with their internal image. They need to tell you they're authentic and you need to confirm it to validate their identity or else something got lost in translation (see: tattoo quote). They didn't interpret their outside 3 identity correctly. What's a nicer way to say that... Success is their identity, and so is public approval. They need to stand out and succeed by being their own unique version of a pre-made role in society (Justin's role = teen heartthrob). If that is accomplished, they're being true to themselves. 4w3 won't sacrifice identity for success but 3w4 will assume a new identity because success is the end goal (their "true" identity).

8s never say never...

8w9
The last number in the tritype doesn't have a whole lot of influence. It only visibly comes out during times of high emotion. It just gives a backbone for how the other types manifest.

8w7 and 8w9 are like the active and passive reactors. They both assert dominance. One actively looks for new things/people/experiences to dominate (8w7), while one is more grounded and only becomes aggressive when people/things threaten them (8w9). Such is the case with the bullying.

As for the flashlight situation. The last number is not always used in a healthy way, it's more like an all-or-nothing version of it. From my experience. Note I am not well-versed in tritype theory, I'm explaining this from how I experience it and expect another person very similar to me would as well. So flashlight girls. When a type is unhealthy they exhibit unhealthy behaviors. Naturally. The unhealthy behaviors of an 8 include abuse of power, intimidation, aggressiveness, manipulation, insensitivity... getting the picture? As I said, healthy 8w9s will only go on the attack when they're being threatened, like the bully incident. And all the incidents with him and the paparazzi.


So there. Justin Bieber and I are the same except I am more special and he is a product. But, 3s still win at the end of the day. Hey, at least I'm not a sell-out. I guess.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

ESFPs and Enneagram

Damn I was on a roll for a while with new posts. Lately I haven't been able to come up with shit. Or maybe I'm just unmotivated. I've been bored as fuck lately so I've been busy getting myself in trouble. There's an explanation for that though and you'll find it in this post.

I've been getting more and more into enneagram lately. It's scary how much this 7 shit applies to me. All of it. Reading about it is like having someone reach into my soul and pull out its guts for everyone to see. I'm not sure what to do with them exactly but they're cool to look at I guess.




ESFP + (enneagram)

Us ESFPs are complex creatures. Just when you think you have us all figured out you come across an ESFP scientist or some shit and you're like what? Se+Fi is a pretty versatile combination. And people underestimate our use of Te.

Here is where enneagram comes in. Enneagram is like the "why" to MBTI's "what". It has a ton of influence on how each MBTI type manifests. I will say I have not met ESFPs of all enneagram types but I have met ESFPs, I am an ESFP, I have met all enneagram types, and I can give a rough idea what I think each combination would look like. So that's what I'm gonna do. I left out 1 and 5 because, well, ESFP 1 and 5 don't exist.

ESFP 2

Type 2 ESFP is gonna look a lot like an ESFJ. They'll probably be mistyped. Type 2 wants to help people. Or they want you to think that anyway. They actually want you to depend on them for help. When they're unhealthy they'll turn to manipulation to make you feel guilty, and they won't even realize they're doing it. My mom is a type 2. Sigh. They do make good friends though when they're healthy.

ESFP 3

Type 3 is one of the most common for ESFP thanks to Se. Three is about image and high status. Being seen a certain way. These ESFPs are gonna be pretty driven. They're gonna wear a lot of brand names and show off too. They'll also usually be fairly good-looking, even more than your typical hot ESFP (see: all my Hot Guy articles). Life is literally a stage for ESFP 3.  Three has some identity issues though since they define themselves by their success and whatever they think they should be. Success doesn't matter so much as the appearance of success.

ESFP 4

Four is about identity and self-discovery. It's common for ENFPs and ISFPs but not so common for ESFPs, though it's not unheard of. Four is correlated with Fi. ESFP 4s are gonna be very creative types. Four needs to express itself somehow. They'll be very open with their feelings, or at least very in tune with them. ESFP 4s will also have a distinct "look" to them and will get irritated when people try to copy it. An ESFP 4 will typically be attention-hungry since they need to stand out.

ESFP 6

ESFP 6 is somewhat common. Sixes want security. ESFP 6s want security in relationships. There is also something called a counter-phobic 6 who basically goes against all their tendencies and face threats head-on. A good amount of ESFP 6s are counter-phobic. An obvious example would be Jesse Pinkman. There's often a nervous energy to ESFP 6s, especially if they're 6w7 (most common). They'll be very loyal friends but somewhat exclusive in their friendship choices.

ESFP 7

This is probably the most common ESFP. I'm a 7. This is your stereotypical throw-caution-to-the-wind ESFP who does whatever the fuck they want. Anything and everything. Life is just like a big conglomeration of new opportunities and experiences and they go after all of them. May be confused with ENFP due to their low attention spans. These ESFPs are gonna be very impulsive and flighty, and prone to commitment issues. They'll also be very energetic. Being 7 is like being a drug addict but with new experiences/people. Some do in fact develop substance addictions.

ESFP 8

ESFP 8 is often mistaken for ESTP. Very heavy on the Se, very volatile. Not too common but not out of the question. They're pretty tough and they have that take-no-prisoner attitude. Which is basically what 8 is. I'm gonna do what I want and you're gonna get the fuck out of my way. Driven and focused. Pink is an ESFP 8. ESFP 8s thrive on intensity and if there is none, they'll make some. May be prone to stirring up drama. They also thrive on intense emotions - anger and lust - and suppress their "weak" emotions.

ESFP 9

Type 9 is gonna make for a more ISFP-like ESFP. Nine isn't exactly introverted, just... laid-back. They go with the flow. These ESFPs aren't gonna have too many ambitions other than whatever presents itself to them. Very easygoing and likable ESFPs. Also very conflict-avoidant and will probably physically leave the area if there is an argument. The stereotypical "good vibes only" California surfer type would probably be an ESFP 9.

For more stuff about enneagram, these are the sites I refer to:

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Hot Girl MBTI: Spring Breakers Cast

So I've kind of been avoiding doing a girl version of Hot Guy MBTI, just because I really don't care about girls. And I don't really want them on my blog. Plus there aren't many famous girls I find legit attractive because they all seem high maintenance and not like anyone I'd wanna hang out with.

But. Spring Breakers managed to put pretty much all my girl crushes in one movie, so this post is dedicated to them. Except that one girl no one knows. I think she just got a part because it was her sister's movie. Since I'm doing three in one the descriptions are gonna be shorter, but don't worry I included a bunch of hot pics to make up for it.

Unrelated: I updated the Justin Bieber post and changed his enneagram after someone convinced me otherwise. Turns out we have the exact, same, personality. Great. Nevermind, it's *slightly* different... still though.



Alright. Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, and Selena Gomez. Let's get it on. I mean not like that though. Yeah.


Vanessa Hudgens


Type:
ESFJ

Vanessa's one of the rare chill ESFJs in Hollywood. She is exactly the kinda girl I'd hang out with. She's completely comfortable in her own skin. She's her own person. If I were a famous dude she'd be on the top of my prospect list.


Fe
On the outside Vanessa comes across ESFP as fuck. Watch her in interviews though and it's pretty easy to tell Fe is her dominant function:

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See how affable and warm she seems, how expressive her face is, etc. 100% Fe. Not to mention her Instagram account, which is full of pictures of the same thing. Fe has a different way of connecting with the camera than Fi. Put it this way: Fe is interested in the camera, Fi is interested in itself.

Fe: the origin of duckface

Si
This one's not as easy to distinguish, it's more implied. Fe-Si is generally more outgoing and animated than Fe-Ni. Might have to do with that lively Ne that follows. People tend to underestimate the usage/influence of the tertiary function.


Enneagram:
7w8 so/sx


I'm pretty sure this is why Vanessa comes off ESFP. She's not as much into her image (heart type). She's just out to have a good time. 7w8 is probably one of the wildest enneagrams. Our motto is pretty much, get out of my way so I can do what I want. But being an so-dom along with a Fe-dom, she still is conscious of how she comes off to others. I don't see much self-pres in her. She seems relationship-oriented. So/sx. No wonder I like her, we're the same type.

Ashley Benson


Type:
ESFP

I feel like Ashley and I might get along and we might not. It's because I see a whole bunch of myself in her. The way she carries herself, the way she talks, her expressions, etc. I don't think I'd get along with myself. I know me too well. I know the kinda shit I pull and how I think. It'd be one of those friendships that would always be on the border of frenemy territory. But she is still undeniably hot.


Se
Ashley definitely gives off a casual vibe. I know because I recognize it in myself and a lot of the people I've hung out with, all of whom are... SPs. Yep. It's in the gait. We're very comfortable in our environment.

You can see in this interview how she uses it as well. Notice how Selena came up with a backstory (Si) and gave herself a role in the group (Fe). Ashley defined her character by watching videos of real people and emulating them (Se), identifying them with her character (Fi).


Fi
See, she even smiles the same as I do. That's that cunning Fi smile not letting anyone in on what they're thinking. Or feeling, I guess. Fi is kind of in its own little world while simultaneously being part of the external world. It's kinda hard to explain. Like a live-action fantasy or something.


Remember the stuff I said about Fe and Fi's relationship with the camera? Actually this is gonna be hard to describe to a non-Se type, since a lot of the stuff I notice I take for granted. Vanessa (Fe) is completely connected to the camera. But Ashley (Fi) is still a part of the "real world," the camera's just capturing her in it.


Man, this movie is like a Se/Fi fest. Everything about it is visually on point. The outfits look exactly like shit I could pull out of my closet right now. The setting is beautiful. The scenes have this sexy ISFP vibe to them that make the words not matter. The plot could have used improvement, but that's because it came secondary to all the eye candy that made this movie awesome as fuck. It is an ISFP movie after all. Ok back on topic.

Enneagram:
7w8 so/sx

I swear I'm not trying to type everyone I relate to as my type. I make an effort not to do that. But Ashley doesn't seem uptight or into herself enough to be a heart type, and she doesn't resemble any of the body types either. 7 is the closest, plus it's typical for ESFP. She's more independent/self-assured than a 6 wing. But not nearly intense/focused enough to be sx or sp dominant. Based on this interview (click it, there's some rad pics in there) I'm gonna say so/sx. I don't see any sp survival-related thought patterns.

Selena Gomez


Type:
ESFJ

I know the theme so far has been using pictures from the actual movie, but Selena had a pretty boring role and I only want hot pics on my blog.

Yep, Selena is about as ESFJ as it comes. We don't seem like we'd run in the same social circles. Too goody-goody and tame. She seems like a decent chick though.


Fe
Like I said, Selena's your typical goody-goody Fe-Si type. Follows the rules and treats everyone nicely for the most part. Socially appropriate. I guess I'll post an interview to show you how Fe she is. This is literally the first one that came up, think it speaks for itself:


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Very emotionally expressive, very direct in her speech, talking about her emotions objectively (extroverted functions are objective). Then around 3:13 talking about how everyone feels. Yep. Moving on.


Si
Once again, nothing really stands out about Si. It's a pretty normalizing function. I think Selena comes off as pretty normal. She's got that priest's daughter SFJ vibe to her. No Ni plans to change the world (see: Demi Lovato and her eating disorder crusade), no weird Ni mystical aura. Just a very down-to-earth, stable personality.


Enneagram:
7w6 so/sx

I'm not solid on this but whatever. I've seen Selena typed as 7w8 on some other enneagram blog and that seems rather absurd. But I think there is something to that 7 because she's kind of all over the place career-wise. Still she needs that 6 security blanket, which is why she stuck with Justin Bieber for so long. 7 is kinda odd for ESFJ but I don't see her as any other type. She's probably a 792. So/sx just because she seems pretty socially oriented, she has no intensity to her and her sp instinct is quite clearly last given her uh, relationship and drug addiction issues, ahem.

Alright guys, cherish it while it lasts cuz I am not seeing any more Hot Girl MBTIs in my future. Blech.