It's a bit long, but it's usually obvious if it isn't you, so you don't need to read it all if it sounds different. Remember that as all of us are different, it only needs to suit you to a degree. I don't really suit any types like a glove, so I needed to look around before I made my decision.
Post by Ashura_Beyondy on Aug 16, 2007 7:29:30 GMT -5
We're naturally a mix, as you said, tbh that's the principals of the enneagram, that and the fact that a combination of our brain chemestry and external factors mean we have certain issues pertaining to different subjects and situations, which usualy follow a correlation of traits, making the nine types.
It's a common fear and fixation, which logically produces a similar set of outputs.
There are many ways of thinking of the enneagram for me.
Say a circle of 9 magnets which each make different waves. Or maybe a set of scales, set as right and wrong. Experiences go in, and a feeling, thought, or impulse is generate on the other side in accordance with our Sensate or Intuitive processes.
My favorites got to be a never ending kind of marble run, where we are all marbles, shaped as nine different loops all joined together, certain people will be close to one another(friends family, ect), the loop is ever changing and will be pushed on to an ever changing/growing marble run, different experiences and people which cause such things cause us to move about and mutate, be damadged, or grow. Ect
Perhaps a combination of all three? x)
The way I like to simplify it best is make a drawing XD: You write down: type, MBTI, Stacking, so on and so forth, then write down what symbolisest each trait or reaction or what ever (the main parts of you, and then make the symbolised traits into pictures. It makes sometimes hilarious results.
If find it fascinating, as to me, it shows a lot about how someone thinks: What kind of thing best makes an easy to understand 'good' connection(Numbers, words, descriptions, colours, you get the idea). For me it would be names, or rather titles, such as the tree, or the greying baby. Each word combines a memory, particular associations, feeling, and aesthetical value, in a way that is particular job and creates the right picture, which in turn is the best connection, which also applies to a little of my sense of right and wrong.
This is what I like about it. In a weird kind of way, you can learn a whle lot about a person. just from the words right and wrong...
My picture was something like a naked darkhaired poet, standing on a darkly coloured stange, curly hair and olive skin, i can't remember what eyes, holding some (i can't remember), held up be strings, her body covered in writing(tatoos)...It went on and on and on...
Am I going a little too ramble talk? XD
But well, I find it fascinating!...>_<
After thinking that through, I've realised, the picture, or idea, or general association one gets from being told to describe the enneagram, or anything else for that matter, is really exactly the same idea, and yet because it acts in accordance with our own MBTI system, our own sense of right and wrong, for me that would be that and also sense of aesthetics, as that is the epitome for me, of describing what I try to act as and with....
Screw...I can't describe it...
Basically were all told to draw a picture of something we find scary, as children it would be something a little more impulsive, and naieve, and much more ignorantley, so perhaps a lion, or a dark cave. As we get older, we all become aware of things feeling bad', or rather 'wrong'. For me, as a four it makes me feel shameful, and so, as shameful is the significant 'wrong' thing for me, I have to make sure, 1 it is in essence something that makes me feel shame, and 2 to make sure It is not something shameful to paint. IE, That it is wrong, but I am not being wrong. You get me?
It's not quite as simple and generalised as that, but hopefully you get more of an idea?