Which Enneagram Type would be least interested to the Enneagram?

Which Enneagram Type would be least interested to the Enneagram?

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  • Type 1

    1 3.23%
  • Type 2

    1 3.23%
  • Type 3

    11 35.48%
  • Type 4

    2 6.45%
  • Type 5

    0 0%
  • Type 6

    3 9.68%
  • Type 7

    1 3.23%
  • Type 8

    12 38.71%
  • Type 9

    0 0%
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This is a discussion on Which Enneagram Type would be least interested to the Enneagram? within the Enneagram Personality Theory Forum forums, part of the Personality Type Forums category; I think Type 4 would be. I don't think these types would be happy about the Type they have got ...

  1. #1

    Which Enneagram Type would be least interested to the Enneagram?

    I think Type 4 would be. I don't think these types would be happy about the Type they have got and would be envious of the other types even more. I think it will depress them even more.
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  2. #2
    Type 5w4

    I voted for Sixes. They are generally suspicious, and there is a lot of variation within their own type (for instance the ones that go against their fears look very different than the ones that have a more fear avoiding strategy), which can make them doubt the validity of the whole typology.

    I saw a funny enneagram panel discussion once, where the Sixes started by mumbling that they're not sure if they are good examples of Sixes, or if enneagram even makes any sense at all.

    If I could pick another type that probably isn't very into enneagram, I would have picked Eight. Those guys don't argue against being Eights when introduced to the enneagram, but I'm not sure how many of them are interested enough to spend lots of time reading about the subject and discussing it. They seem to have better things to do with their time (unlike us Fives who are probably the type most likely to have a passion for personality typing).

  3. #3
    Type 5w6

    Janna makes a good argument for 6, but I would caution that there is a difference between those questioning their type and those just not interested or highly skeptical of the system altogether. I swear I read somewhere that 3s, 6s and 9s doubt their types the most. I would suggest a correlation between types more likely to be extroverted and those types less likely to be interested, such as 8s, 3s, and 7s.

    I could understand some 4s not being thrilled with getting 4, but I think most 4s are very interested in self-discovery and therefore would still be interested in the system as a whole.
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  5. #4
    Type 1w2


    In my experiences with 4's it's not that they are intrinsically uninterested in the Enneagram/Enneagram-like ideas, it's that their whole "grass is always greener" emotions make them reject looking into their type, or they become revolted at the type descriptions for various reasons. Many of them ironically/paradoxically become very interested in it later on, especially if they know someone else from afar who is into it.

    The stereotype has always been that 8's are uninterested in airy fairy bullshit like self-help and don't like the Enneagram. There are a decent number of Enneagram teachers, such as Peter O'Hanrahan, Katherine Fauvre, Mario Sikora (regardless of what you think of their works) who are 8's. I don't think 8's are necessarily uninterested in self-growth, it's more that their natural inclination is to reject through over-challenging, and that the Enneagram does force you to confront vulnerability, which they deeply fear. So many end up raising questions about the Enneagram that aren't easily answered by people (which is true with them of more than just the Enneagram XD).

    My experience has been that 3's are the type that isn't really that interested. The Enneagram requires you to sit and objectively observe yourself, which is hard for the 3's who like to just do, do, and do some more. They tend to have a hard time devoting the time, in addition to the unique challenges each type generates in learning the tool. It's not that they can't do it, it's just that they are always so focused on their tasks and dead set on staying busy - and need someone to force them to sit still, or truly dedicate their focus to themselves.
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  6. #5

    I get your point about type 4, it might be why I took forever to actually start typing as 4w3. However, a lot of 4s end up interested in enneagram anyway since the type itself is motivated to find their identity, and it does help them learn more about themselves.

    I'd say 2 and 3 would be least interested in enneagram. They're often focused on other people or tasks rather than spending time on typology. I'll vote for 3 in the poll.
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  7. #6
    Type 9w1

    3, hands down. They are usually all about image and external achievements.
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  8. #7

    I've heard it said at an enneagram workshop that 8's are least present in the enneagram communities. The lecturer explained that 8 is not a very introspective type. (Actual 8's, not other types prone to mistyping into an 8.)

  9. #8
    Type 7

    lol, definitely type 3s. Every type 3 I met doesn't give a shit about learning about their personality unless it's a cool discussion thing that makes them look good to have some knowledge about.
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  10. #9
    Type 6w7

    Quote Originally Posted by Shilo View Post
    there is a difference between those questioning their type and those just not interested or highly skeptical of the system altogether. I swear I read somewhere that 3s, 6s and 9s doubt their types the most. I would suggest a correlation between types more likely to be extroverted and those types less likely to be interested, such as 8s, 3s, and 7s.
    Yep agreed on both counts!

  11. #10

    Typical fours and eights


     
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