Do you have dreams? I mean literal dreams, when you sleep at night. In my dreams, I've always noticed that I've had the persona of a 7w8 (years before I realized I was a 7w8). I can see this in my trickster interactions with the people I dream about.
I often also dream that I'm running from Something. Sometimes I'm trapped in a building and I have to get outside; sometimes I'm already outside. It's always beautiful outside--the sun is shining, the sky is blue, there are magnificent landscapes...and I can fly. I'm still running away, but the pleasure is in the running.
When I developed thyroid trouble, I began to have a lot of bad dreams, and sometimes I didn't always get away from whatever was chasing me. When it would attack me, I'd always turn around to find...my mother. It's so archetypal I could scream. It should have been a major tipoff as to my true E-type.