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  • Tritype “Triple Attachment” – Basics.

    Tritype “Triple Attachment” – Basics.

    The “attachment types” are 3, 6 and 9 – so when these come together into a tritype, it makes the “triple attachment” tritype.

    Here’s the basic breakdown:
    You can see that the most basic, primal points of enneagram are 3, 6 and 9 – the ones that are connected by a triangle.
    9 is the “central ” gut type, between the gut types 8 and 1.
    6 is the “central” head type, between head types 5 and 7.
    3 is the “central” heart type, between heart
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    Last edited by Volcana; 10-26-2019, 09:32 PM.

  • Sexual vs. Social

    Sexual vs. Social

    Common Misconception: Sx = Intimacy.

    Here, I posted an exchange I had today on a forum, addressing this.

    Question:
    Interesting. I’m a bit confused, though, especially about the last paragraph. What’s the difference between So and Sx again? There was a site that said that So is “personal connection” and Sx is “intimacy.” Sounds like the same thing to me. When you say that he enjoys merging with the fascinating qualities about you, that sounds like ‘connecting’
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    Last edited by Volcana; 10-26-2019, 09:10 PM.

  • 4w3 and Image – The World is a Stage

    4w3 and Image – The World is a Stage

    The World is a Stage - Anecdotal Description.




    The world is a stage upon which I can act out my inner drama. The way I see it, I was exiled from Erosia, and my life’s purpose is to embody its essence and channel it here on Earth.

    I don’t have conscious awareness of eyes on me moment to moment – as I am focused on my own passion and desires, and honing the talents which allow me to channel them. Since I don’t actively think about others’ reactions,
    ...
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    Last edited by Volcana; 10-26-2019, 09:33 PM.

  • Type 6: Direction – less

    Type 6: Direction – less





    Imagine yourself alone in the middle of a field. The field is surrounded by dense forest and you can’t see beyond the first lines of trees and foliage. You are prepared: you are wearing your favorite boots, resilient pants, flexible top. You brought a good knife to pave a path through the forest and ward off any attackers. You feel strong and attractive. But… where do you go? Just go in blind? No, you need to know where you’re going, lest you spend all your good...
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    Last edited by Daeva; 10-26-2019, 11:08 PM.

  • The Core of Nine

    The Core of Nine

    Nine can be envisioned as a pendulum with loss of self on one end and loss of other external things on the other end. What many nines strive for is to be right in the middle of this pendulum where they have somehow attained the perfect balance between their inner world and the outer world. The goal is to form a perfect unity between the internal and the external so that no loss of any sort ever has to be experienced. Of course in actuality, this leads to a constant tension from within to keep this...
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  • The Limits of Descriptions

    The Limits of Descriptions


    A type is a living breathing pattern that manifests through living breathing people. Once someone has years of experience with typology, the type starts to come to life. There’s more than words on a page; there’s a rhythm, a chemistry. This is what type really is. And once you understand that rhythmic essence of the types, then the descriptions become a ‘guide’ rather than scripture. Jung and Gurdjieff knew this – they were describing archetypes, not full people, and both...
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    Last edited by Volcana; 10-26-2019, 09:24 PM.

  • Gandalf: A Type Nine Archetype

    Gandalf: A Type Nine Archetype

    Gandalf, from Lord of the Rings, is an excellent example of the nine archetype. He is essentially shown to be a diplomat who is a go between all the warring races who hate each other. Gandalf acting as a diplomat is shown clearly in The Hobbit when he tries to convince the dwarves, humans, and elves to fight against their common enemy rather than with each other. Despite his wisdom and diplomacy, he avoids taking charge and ever exerting his will. Galadriel at one point asks him to be the head of...
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    Last edited by Arya; 11-08-2019, 03:48 PM.

  • Crown of the Enneagram

    Crown of the Enneagram

    People often mistype at 9, taking it literally. “My biggest fear is losing my loved ones, losing myself, losing my lifestyle.” Sure. That’s human.

    9 is the crown of the enneagram because it deals with the central theme that enneagram exists in order to confront, which is that life is impermanent, and none of us know our true essence. We have to build up defenses to survive in this world, as a necessity. Those defenses form patterns, which can be understood as enneagram types.
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    Last edited by Volcana; 10-26-2019, 09:20 PM.

  • “Why Can’t I find my Type?”

    “Why Can’t I find my Type?”

    The ego resists seeing its own defenses. We need our defense strategies (enneagram) and biases (functions) for a reason. These strategies give the mind a pattern that it can learn to protect itself from chaos. The defenses work on automatic, so uncovering the truth about them weakens them and leaves the ego bare, exposed, raw…

    Over time, this discovery helps us to see ourselves, so that we may use our defenses but prevent them from using us. But at first, exposing the truth about
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    Last edited by Volcana; 10-26-2019, 08:55 PM.
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  • Gandalf: A Type Nine Archetype
    by Arya
    Gandalf, from Lord of the Rings, is an excellent example of the nine archetype. He is essentially shown to be a diplomat who is a go between all the warring races who hate each other. Gandalf acting as a diplomat is shown clearly in The Hobbit when he tries to convince the dwarves, humans, and elves to fight against their common enemy rather than with each other. Despite his wisdom and diplomacy, he avoids taking charge and ever exerting his will. Galadriel at one point asks him to be the head of...
    11-08-2019, 03:44 PM
  • The Core of Nine
    by Arya
    Nine can be envisioned as a pendulum with loss of self on one end and loss of other external things on the other end. What many nines strive for is to be right in the middle of this pendulum where they have somehow attained the perfect balance between their inner world and the outer world. The goal is to form a perfect unity between the internal and the external so that no loss of any sort ever has to be experienced. Of course in actuality, this leads to a constant tension from within to keep this...
    11-08-2019, 03:42 PM
  • 4w3 and Image – The World is a Stage
    by Volcana
    The World is a Stage - Anecdotal Description.




    The world is a stage upon which I can act out my inner drama. The way I see it, I was exiled from Erosia, and my life’s purpose is to embody its essence and channel it here on Earth.

    I don’t have conscious awareness of eyes on me moment to moment – as I am focused on my own passion and desires, and honing the talents which allow me to channel them. Since I don’t actively think about others’ reactions,
    ...
    10-26-2019, 08:36 PM
  • Tritype “Triple Attachment” – Basics.
    by Volcana
    The “attachment types” are 3, 6 and 9 – so when these come together into a tritype, it makes the “triple attachment” tritype.

    Here’s the basic breakdown:
    You can see that the most basic, primal points of enneagram are 3, 6 and 9 – the ones that are connected by a triangle.
    9 is the “central ” gut type, between the gut types 8 and 1.
    6 is the “central” head type, between head types 5 and 7.
    3 is the “central” heart type, between heart
    ...
    10-26-2019, 08:33 PM
  • The Limits of Descriptions
    by Volcana

    A type is a living breathing pattern that manifests through living breathing people. Once someone has years of experience with typology, the type starts to come to life. There’s more than words on a page; there’s a rhythm, a chemistry. This is what type really is. And once you understand that rhythmic essence of the types, then the descriptions become a ‘guide’ rather than scripture. Jung and Gurdjieff knew this – they were describing archetypes, not full people, and both...
    10-26-2019, 08:30 PM
  • Type 6: Direction – less
    by Daeva




    Imagine yourself alone in the middle of a field. The field is surrounded by dense forest and you can’t see beyond the first lines of trees and foliage. You are prepared: you are wearing your favorite boots, resilient pants, flexible top. You brought a good knife to pave a path through the forest and ward off any attackers. You feel strong and attractive. But… where do you go? Just go in blind? No, you need to know where you’re going, lest you spend all your good...
    10-26-2019, 08:27 PM
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