Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Library

Collapse

Articles Home Page

  •  
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Why Enneagram Tests are Bad

    Why Enneagram Tests are Bad

    Tests, quizzes, questionnaires, all these serve as introductions to the Enneagram. These are the entree before the grand dinner. They get you to start thinking in ways that might help with uncovering your motives and your fears, and that's where the process of typing yourself begins. But just like no hunger can be satiated with appetizers alone, an Enneagram type cannot be determined without further study, introspection, and examination of the psyche.

    A quiz serves to determine your...
    See more | Go to post

  • Type Four's Romanticism

    Type Four's Romanticism

    This post sums up the raison d'être of the Romantics of 1700s. It's telling that 4s are described as the Romantics in the common enneagram literature and I wholeheartedly agree with this. No, they’re not romantic in the wistfully looking out the window sense of the term but by way of emphasizing their subjectivity, imagination, inspiration, and emotions as gateways to reality. To be in true communion with reality, is to be in union with the Divine: the true heart of reality. According to the Romantics,...
    See more | Go to post

  • 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
    ...
    See more | Go to post
    Last edited by Animal; 10-26-2019, 08:32 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’
    ...
    See more | Go to post
    Last edited by Animal; 10-26-2019, 08:10 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,
    ...
    See more | Go to post
    Last edited by Animal; 10-26-2019, 08:33 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...
    See more | Go to post
    Last edited by Daeva; 10-26-2019, 10:08 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...
    See more | Go to post

  • 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...
    See more | Go to post
    Last edited by Animal; 10-26-2019, 08:24 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...
    See more | Go to post
    Last edited by SpiritoftheGael; 11-08-2019, 02:48 PM.

  • Nature vs. Nurture

    Nature vs. Nurture

    The nature vs nurture argument is a lot to unpack. Parental orientation has been interpreted in a many ways – but the enneagram field has largely rejected the idea that enneagram type develops due to “nurture.” The common interpretation is that parental orientation occurs because of your nature.

    Arguably, two siblings might respond very different to the same parents because they are naturally two different types; so the child ‘invites’ the particular parental orientation associated
    ...
    See more | Go to post
    Last edited by Animal; 04-06-2020, 01:49 PM.
There are no articles in this category.
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts
Please log in to your account to view your subscribed posts.

Categories

Collapse

Article Tags

Collapse

Latest Articles

Collapse

  • Why Enneagram Tests are Bad
    by Daeva
    Tests, quizzes, questionnaires, all these serve as introductions to the Enneagram. These are the entree before the grand dinner. They get you to start thinking in ways that might help with uncovering your motives and your fears, and that's where the process of typing yourself begins. But just like no hunger can be satiated with appetizers alone, an Enneagram type cannot be determined without further study, introspection, and examination of the psyche.

    A quiz serves to determine your...
    04-07-2020, 12:51 PM
  • Nature vs. Nurture
    by Animal
    The nature vs nurture argument is a lot to unpack. Parental orientation has been interpreted in a many ways – but the enneagram field has largely rejected the idea that enneagram type develops due to “nurture.” The common interpretation is that parental orientation occurs because of your nature.

    Arguably, two siblings might respond very different to the same parents because they are naturally two different types; so the child ‘invites’ the particular parental orientation associated
    ...
    04-06-2020, 01:47 PM
  • Type Four's Romanticism
    by Mahat
    This post sums up the raison d'être of the Romantics of 1700s. It's telling that 4s are described as the Romantics in the common enneagram literature and I wholeheartedly agree with this. No, they’re not romantic in the wistfully looking out the window sense of the term but by way of emphasizing their subjectivity, imagination, inspiration, and emotions as gateways to reality. To be in true communion with reality, is to be in union with the Divine: the true heart of reality. According to the Romantics,...
    03-29-2020, 01:14 PM
  • Gandalf: A Type Nine Archetype
    by SpiritoftheGael
    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, 02:44 PM
  • The Core of Nine
    by SpiritoftheGael
    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, 02:42 PM
  • 4w3 and Image – The World is a Stage
    by Animal
    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, 07:36 PM
Working...
X