This is a discussion on The Enneagram: Myths vs. Facts within the Articles forums, part of the Announcements category; Originally Posted by Sino425 Wondering if i should try ennegram You definitely should! It's extremely useful, especially when combined with ...
@MBTI Enthusiast nevermind using these typing others but what about when typing yourself?
It seems to me that if a 1 thinks any of the other type is "the right way to be" they would force themself to live as that type. If a 3 thinks any of the other types are what defines success they would try to be like that. There are surely similar ways of other types doing similar. How can anyone be sure they've got to the bottom of their motivations?
I didnt understand a word you said. If you gonna say somethin, say it so I can understand plz.
Also, protip: if you gonna say somethin, don't write it in neon green.
@MBTI Enthusiast I disagree, it's far harder for me to relate to the positive traits while I can explain lots of my less healthy behaviour with the motivations of lots of types. I regularly think things like "oh no, I'm being nice to someone I bearly know - maybe I really am a needy 2" or I'll notice myself smirking at the 'stupidity' of a group while not bothering to help them and think "I am stingy with knowledge, perhaps I'm a 5 afterall". But then it's always like I'm not 'measuring up', so I'm surely a 1. Or is this constant focus on myself and negative self image indicative of my being a 4? But it's 9s who see themselves everywhere
I think it's time to hit the books again, see if anything really hits me.
I am of the opinion that personality typing creates an "outline," we each have some room to color inside the lines. The traits describe what we tend to favor, people can have some variants that don't "fit" neatly into one category or another. I believe we are more than the sum of our parts, and that who we are is more than just a few letters or numbers in a book.
Beautiful! The problem with these stereotypes is that people attach themselves to outward "symptoms" of each type rather than exploring the various manifestations of core fears and desires. If it's understood from that perspective, it's easy to see how all of these "facts" would be likely to be true.
I see my self as a nine, but in work settings I'm effective and hard working. It is when I'm not at work or school my 9 really kicks in, and then I'm unproductive, so I apreciated this article