Eating Disorders & Addictions of the Types

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    Eating Disorders & Addictions of the Types

    Eating Disorders & Addictions of the Types

    • Type 1 The Reformer
      Excessive use of diets, vitamins, and cleansing techniques (fasts, diet pills, enemas). Under-eating for self-control: in extreme cases anorexia and bulimia. Alcohol to relieve tension.
    • Type 2 The Helper
      Abusing food and over-the-counter medications. Bingeing, especially on sweets and carbohydrates. Over-eating from feeling "love-starved;" in extreme cases bulimia. Hypochondria to look for sympathy.
    • Type 3 The Achiever
      Over-stressing the body for recognition. Working out to exhaustion. Starvation diets. Workaholism. Excessive intake of coffee, stimulants, amphetamines, cocaine, steroids or excessive surgery for cosmetic improvement.
    • Type 4 The Individualist
      Over-indulgence in rich foods, sweets, alcohol to alter mood, to socialize, and for emotional consolation. Lack of physical activity. Bulimia. Depressants. Tobacco, prescription drugs, or heroin for social anxiety. Cosmetic surgery to erase rejected features.
    • Type 5 The Investigator
      Poor eating and sleeping habits due to minimizing needs. Neglecting hygiene and nutrition. Lack of physical activity. Psychotropic drugs for mental stimulation and escape, narcotics for anxiety.
    • Type 6 The Loyalist
      Rigidity in diet causes nutritional imbalances ("I don't like vegetables.") Working excessively. Caffeine and amphetamines for stamina, but also alcohol and depressants to deaden anxiety. Higher susceptibility to alcoholism than many types.
    • Type 7 The Enthusiast
      The type most prone to addictions: stimulants (caffeine, cocaine, and amphetamines), Ecstasy, psychotropics, narcotics, and alcohol but tend to avoid other depressants. Wear body out with effort to stay "up." Excessive cosmetic surgery, pain killers.
    • Type 8 The Challenger
      Ignore physical needs and problems: avoid medical visits and check-ups. Indulging in rich foods, alcohol, tobacco while pushing self too hard leads to high stress, strokes, and heart conditions. Control issues central, although alcoholism and narcotic addictions are possible.
    • Type 9 The Peacemaker
      Over-eating or under-eating due to lack of self-awareness and repressed anger. Lack of physical activity. Depressants and psychotropics, alcohol, marijuana, narcotics to deaden loneliness and anxiety.

    Source: The Addictive Personality: Disorders by Enneagram Type
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    Type 6

    The Loyalist
    Rigidity in diet causes nutritional imbalances ("I don't like vegetables.") Working excessively. Caffeine and amphetamines for stamina, but also alcohol and depressants to deaden anxiety. Higher susceptibility to alcoholism than many types.
    The main thing that I use to control my anxiety is cannabis, I used to drink a lot of alcohol in my late teens/early 20's but im a non drinker now, the risk of completely destroying myself through alcohol wasn't an option so I stopped. I replace a lot of other unhealthy coping behavious with other more healthy stuff like I am really into yoga, it really helps to restore the balance in my mind. Im not really picky with food but I used to be when I was a kid, I didn't even like chocolate then :/
    The one thing that I aim for though is to keep my brain from non stop chatting and drawing negative conclusions which some taoist philosophies have helped me to see things from a different perspective. Its a long process but its helped me a lot, I realised we only have one mind and therefore I do my best now to take care of it.

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    Type 7

    Just an internet addiction. That's not serious, right? RIGHT?

    Why substance abuse when I can get sleep drunkenness every hour of the day? Amplified impulsiveness comes naturally.

    Plus, I don't need drugs to act high. :D
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