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This is a discussion on Type One Misidentifications within the Type 1 Forum - The Reformer forums, part of the Body Triad - Types 8,9,1 category; Originally Posted by Wake Discipline to principles regarding duty over desires is something emphasized by 1s, and they're often proned ...
I thought I'd like to add something from my own experience (just learned I am a 1, not a 6): re: anger style. They say it takes a lot for a 1 to get angry/violent. Well, what if your moral code teaches self-defense? I was physically abused in childhood, and once I entered my teens, I started hitting back. And the reason I did this was self-defense. I am not opposed to anger in and of itself, just violent anger. I actually really hate violent acts, but I do believe that if you are in danger, then you are more than justified in retaliating physically. Also, it was a way of regaining self-control (i.e. hitting my abuser back- he was dangerous and could have seriously hurt or killed me).
This is just my observation, but I think when a 1 does show anger, it is more likely to be *defensive*, rather than *offensive* (pretty rare for a 1 to go looking for a fight, unless they are under stress). I actually have no problem with anger in and of itself. I just don't like violent expressions of it. To me, that's a misuse of anger. Anger need not be violent- peaceful political protests are a good example of non-violent anger. I'm pretty sure that people who attend those are incredibly angry about whatever issue it is they are protesting. They just chose a better way of expressing it, IMO.
Timeless gave good input into the subject:
It's good that you have your core type narrowed down to 1 and 6 because it's my view that these types are nearly identical except for the triad they sit in and their wings. Both of them are strong superego types so they can be very similar in some ways and different in others. Sixes are more concerned with the consistency of their thoughts, and Ones are more concerned with the consistency of their actions. Inconsistency in sixes causes anxiety (and prompts them to "troubleshoot" out the problem, potentially making them more anxious) and in ones, this causes irritation or anger.
Hmmm...I worry about the consistency of both thoughts and actions, but because I am image-conscious, the consistency of my actions seems to matter more to me (the whole fear that people will see me as "selfish" or "bad" if they knew some of the things I'm struggling with both physically and mentally).
From my experience, I've never got that issue with consistency of thoughts.
A social 1 could take up a code of violence, like Osama Bin Laden, but that requires some pretty special circumstances, Sharia Law.
I'm not at home to show RH's text about SP6s but I think this is in line with the SP 6 though and their focus on survival and trust issues.
This subject is thread-worthy though.
Here is a question: The Old Testament teaches, "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth." Now, I am not religious and so I have an undecided stance on this issue. But, there are religions that promote this view (eg. some forms of Judaism). That is a part of their *moral code*. So, if that is a person's moral code, and they believe in that fully, is it impossible for that individual to be a 1?