This is a discussion on The Freudian Theory of Enneagram within the Articles forums, part of the Announcements category; Originally Posted by MisterDantes I really appreciate these enneagram posts. It's quite a handfull for a casual like me to ...
I wish there’d been more about type 4’s integration/disintegration, how to be more in touch with superego (though I suppose it is implied since 4 integrates to a superego 1).
I have been there :D
I have been thinking about this for a long time...
Superego: 3, 1
So the numbers that are not in the bracket of the Id,superego,ego are overlapping seeking both the of the psyches territory.
What is the difference between, lets say ENTP, that have enneagram 3 in the Ego, Sego or the Id?
I've been a big reader of your posts and your guides to specific enneagram types. I read this today to get a deeper sense of where your theories come from. I was wondering how the id, ego and superego correlate with the centers.
On your 6 type, you mentioned that superego types like the 6 neglect the id. Is this because the cycle of the psyche is structured with the direction Id->Ego->Superego>Id? The superego types have active M and F centers that are used fulfill their core desire. I get the sense that the superego functions as an interface between the M and F centers. How do you think the M and F centers are related to the superego?
And also, I've been reading The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Riso Hudson. The way in which the enneagram centers are structured there seem peculiar. Take type 1. The 1 tries to overcome anger by blocking the instinctual center using the feeling center. And the 8 tries to overcome anger by over expressing it through using the thinking center. What I am trying to figure out is why is it that the psyche cannot block the instinctual center using the thinking center, or over-express the instinctual center using the feeling center? I get the sense that the flow of energy between the centers has a certain direction. It would seem that it flows either in this manner or its reverse: M -> F -> T -> M. Does this sound accurate to you?
Thanks for all your posts. It really helped me understand this theory.