The Enneagram on PerC, is only now gaining some popularity. Yet, most people have a very small grasp of the theory (hell man, look at the type me threads). People are typing based mostly on descriptions, and even worse, people are using tests as grounds for a type.
"I'm a unique snowflake, my process walks circles around your banana."
- The mis-typings here are far stretching in terms of people, yet they stay to the same types: 4, 5, & 8. As a loose model of type-density per population: types 8, 5, & 4 are the rarest Enneagram types. If you are going around as one of these, I would heavily recommend re-assessing your type. To go around as a mis-type (no matter how cool you think it is) will inhibit yourself (in the eyes of the Enneagram). To focus on the unnatural in your personality, you will cause more anxiety.
- Types relating to the 3-6-9 group, generally make up just over half of the population. In second place, we have the 6-2-1 groupings. Most people, by far, will fit into these types. You are probably one of them (but I'm a snowflake!). No.
- The Enneagram deals with your motivations, actions are only secondary to motivations. No enneagram type will "lower" yourself, it's a fantastic starting point to truly look at yourself.
(I will give them some forgiveness for the mis-types, as good information of the Enneagram is lacking terribly. Most of the crap you see on it, is a mass of boolshit.)
Type 3: People see them as valley-girls, athletes, "superstars". A superficial, unintelligent mess of 1upmanship. It's far more complicated than that, don't limit your thought.
Type 4: Probably the most annoying mis-type I see, if you are into Art, Have Feelings, and have problems with people, you get thrown into the 4 boat (it makes me go "fuu"). 4's are an incredibly intense type, and incredibly vain. They romanticize the type, because it's what we do, they are "tragic". People use the type as a crutch for their problems, but you're limping on the wrong leg.
Type 5: Another grand mis-type, if you're intelligent and cannot shower, you are a 5. If you have a thought, or are considered somewhat logical, 5. Again, wrong stereotypes. Never assume because you are an INT/F that you are a 5, or a 4. 5's are a heavily detached type, and they have a strong power desire (oh wow, who wants power!?).
Type 6: Ugh, the type most people are, but nobody wants to be. They are so mis-represented by descriptions. They are seen as anxiety-ridden, sad sacks, who cannot function properly. 6's are a truly powerful Enneagram type, their thought covers all bases, and they keep people well. Being a 6 is a good thing, do not for a second, think that they are a weak one.
Type 7: People see em' as spastic, fun-loving, carnal embracing, caffine machines. They have a branching thought, (Think Ne), it's quick and expansive. They are the Jack-Of-All-Trades, the crutch of the 7 is escapism, they run inside their heads when something gets to be too much.
And, Type 8: Another gross exaggeration of a type, people assume if you "take no crap" "make descions" that they are an 8. Most of the behaviors associated to be "8"s are actually 6ish, and 3ish in nature. An 8 is a rough type, afraid of vulnerability, so they push. It's a lonely type, and you are probably a 6.
Final line on typing and stereotypes: (You are probably a 6, 2, 3, or 9, it's not a bad thing.)
Its a theory that takes a type from all 3 centers (Image, Head, and Gut/Presence) and put's them together to draw a clearer picture of a person. (it's still a personality theory, it's not you in a box).
Take ONE, of each.
Image types: 2, 3, and 4.
Head types: 5, 6, and 7.
Gut/Presence types: 8, 9, and 1.
You still have a core type, and it's your strongest, but how you deal with certain things can be associated with your tri points.Remember, you cannot have a tri-fix point in the same group as your others. A --6, --8, --2 are not possible in tri theory. <- I put brackets over the repeaters.
Reminder: A shared wing with type is possible. I see a lot of people wondering, if 4w5, and 5w4 are possible points in a tri type. They are totally possible, along with 7w8, with 8w7. (also 1w2, and 2w1). In a sense, they would show one as a little more consistent.
(Be wary, a 4w5 with a 5w4 fix, is a very, very, weird and uncommon type. You are probably not one)