is there a test for this? how do you figure it out?
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is there a test for this? how do you figure it out?
I think you can be both 7w8 and 8w7. I know a 4w5 friend who has 5w4 in her head triad so your combination can work. The best way to find out about that 8w7 part is to get familiar with all the main types and wings in the 8-9-1 triad and see if anything else would be a better fit. I guess with that triad, look to see how you handle the theme of anger when it comes up. Each type in that center has a different way of dealing with anger when it comes up.
Eights act out their anger and instinctual energies. In other words, when Eights feel anger building in them, they immediately respond to it in some physical way, raising their voices, moving more forcefully. Others can clearly see that Eights are angry because they give themselves permission to express their anger physically.
Nines deny their anger and instinctual energies as if to say, "What anger? I am not a person who gets angry." Nines are the type most out of touch with their anger and instinctual energies, often feeling threatened by them. Of course, Nines get angry like everyone else, but try to stay out of their darker feelings by focusing on idealizations of their relationships and their world.
Ones attempt to control or repress their anger and instinctual energy. They feel that they must stay in control of themselves, especially of their instinctual impulses and angry feelings at all times. They would like to direct these energies according to the dictates of their highly developed inner critic (superego), the source of their strictures on themselves and others.
I can't believe I used to think I was a nine...I'm no nine...I really don't think I'm a one either. I suppose eight fits me best.
I have no real problem with expressing my anger physically...
Ah, if only it were:
1w9-7w6-3w2 (I'd probably be much more outgoing )
Originally Posted by silverlined
If we're going based off of this, then there is no way that 9 is part of my tri-type as I originally thought; nor is it very likely that 1 is a part of it. Eight, on the other hand... pretty much exactly what I do when I get angry.
*Goes to read more about type 8*
I'm pretty sure of my main type now - 6w7, and I'm pretty sure that 3w2 is a part of my tri-type. I'm still trying to figure out the gut part, though. I will be back when I figure this out!
I'm 8w7. I thought I was a 5 or a 7 before, the first test I ever did I got 8 so I read about them and then read about 8w7 and that made me sense. took me a while to find that.
I think I'd be 8w7 - 5w4 - 1w9 sx.
I don't know much about the enneagram theory tbh. I'm not very interested in it. I'm not even sure if I'm doing this right.
Robyn, you're a type 10
I'm not a 1 but it's in my tritype and I experience my own anger as something 'bad' and hurtful but I'm definitely aware that I'm experiencing it, though I don't want to experience it. It just builds up sometimes too. At times I feel like a soda bottle that has been shaken up a lot. I keep the cap firmly on though, but it's uncomfortable and I feel that if I let the lid off, I'll bubble over and get out of control.
Wonder if any ones or people with one in their tritype can relate.
Since I already posted a blurb about the gut triad and anger, I'll do the equivalent for the other triads. (just in case anyone is having trouble identifying their head or heart triads). I find that looking at the core emotion for each center is really helpful for identifying tritype and it has cleared up a lot of confusion for me. For example, type 4 and 5 both withdraw and retreat inward, but there's a different core emotion behind it and they are withdrawing for different reasons.
If you're having trouble identifying your head triad, look at how you handle anxiety and what causes it.
I wanted to add that 6s, have both anxiety about the outer world like 5s, and anxiety about the inner world like 7s.In the Thinking Center,
Fives have anxiety about the outer world and about their capacity to cope with it. Thus, they cope with their fear by withdrawing from the world. Fives become secretive, isolated loners who use their minds to penetrate into the nature of the world. Fives hope that eventually, as they understand reality on their own terms, they will be able to rejoin the world and participate in it, but they never feel they know enough to participate with total confidence. Instead, they involve themselves with increasingly complex inner worlds.
Sixes are the most anxious type, and the most out of touch with their own sense of inner knowing and confidence. Unlike Fives, Sixes have trouble trusting their own minds, so they are constantly looking outside themselves for something to make them feel sure of themselves. They might turn to philosophies, beliefs, relationships, jobs, savings, authorities, or any combination of the above. But no matter how many security structures they create, Sixes still feel doubtful and anxious. They may even begin to doubt the very people and beliefs that they have turned to for reassurance. Sixes may also respond to their anxiety by impulsively confronting it— defying their fear in the effort to be free of it.
Sevens have anxiety about their inner world. There are feelings of pain, loss, deprivation, and general anxiety that Sevens would like to stay clear of as much as possible. To cope with these feelings, Sevens keep their minds occupied with exciting possibilities and options— as long as they have something stimulating to anticipate, Sevens feel that they can distract themselves from their fears. Sevens, in most cases, do not stop merely at thinking about these options, however. As much as possible they attempt to actually do as many of their options as they can. Thus, Sevens can be found staying on the go, pursuing one experience after another, and keeping themselves entertained and engaged with their many ideas and activities.
If anyone is having trouble identifying their heart triad, look at how you cope with feelings of shame:
Twos attempt to control their shame by getting other people to like them and to think of them as good people. They also want to convince themselves that they are good, loving people by focusing on their positive feelings for others while repressing their negative feelings (such as anger and resentment at not being appreciated enough). As long as Twos can get positive emotional responses from others, they feel wanted and are able to control feelings of shame.
Threes try to deny their shame, and are potentially the most out of touch with underlying feelings of inadequacy. Threes learn to cope with shame by trying to become what they believe a valuable, successful person is like. Thus, Threes learn to perform well, to be acceptable, even outstanding and are often driven relentlessly in their pursuit of success as a way of staving off feelings of shame and fears of failure.
Fours attempt to control their shame by focusing on how unique and special their particular talents, feelings, and personal characteristics are. Fours highlight their individuality and creativity as a way of dealing with their shameful feelings, although Fours are the type most likely to succumb to feelings of inadequacy. Fours also manage their shame by cultivating a rich, romantic fantasy life in which they do not have to deal with whatever in their life seems drab or uninteresting to them.