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Does your Core Fear match with your Type?

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  • Type 1 - Yes

    1 2.94%
  • Type 1 - No

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  • Type 2 - Yes

    1 2.94%
  • Type 2 - No

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  • Type 3 - Yes

    2 5.88%
  • Type 3 - No

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  • Type 4 - Yes

    5 14.71%
  • Type 4 - No

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  • Type 5 - Yes

    8 23.53%
  • Type 5 - No

    2 5.88%
  • Type 6 - Yes

    3 8.82%
  • Type 6 - No

    1 2.94%
  • Type 7 - Yes

    2 5.88%
  • Type 7 - No

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  • Type 8 - Yes

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This is a discussion on Does your Core Fear match with your Type? within the Enneagram Personality Theory Forum forums, part of the Personality Type Forums category; Originally Posted by Nicomendes MacIdriss As far as I know, they have to match. The Core Fear is the most ...

  1. #11
    Type 2w3

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicomendes MacIdriss View Post
    As far as I know, they have to match. The Core Fear is the most fundamental aspect of a type—the root of all the type's dynamics—so there's no sense to claiming a type without having that type's Core Fear.

    The intensity of the Core Fear can decrease as one's level of health increases (to the point of non-existence, I assume), but the fear can't really be replaced by that of another type.
    This. If you don't even relate to a type's core fear, you are mistyped. It's the entirety of the enneagram. It's natural to relate to more than one, that's why many people do tritype. But if you can't relate to your core type's fear, the literal basis of enneagram theory, you really can't be that type. (Though people can type however they want because type isn't 'real'; I just mean you "can't" if you want to be true to the theory.)
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  2. #12

    The core fear is not fundamental to the Enneagram types. Looks like you listed the basic fears from the Enneagram Institute (Riso-Hudson) which is only one of many interpretations.

    Strange how all nine types are assigned a fear yet only types 5, 6, and 7 are in the fear triad. Contradictory and confusing interpretations abound.

  3. #13
    Type 9w1

    Yes, mine does fit, but I wouldn't say it fits any more than some of the others. I also very much relate to the core fears of 2, 5, and (surprisingly) 8.

    On the contrary, 1 and 4's fears don't resonate with me, despite both types being fairly prominent in my tritype. Even though I value morality and individuality, I don't fear being "corrupt" or "ordinary"... because I know deep down that I'm neither of these.

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  5. #14
    Unknown

    7 fits the best. For 8 I feel like I'm naturally capable of not getting that way, so it's not a fear, but it's something I would hate moreso than the other things.

    Not sure what that makes me, don't know much about enneagram.

  6. #15

    I'm afraid of all of these things.

    But I'm a 6w7 because overall existential anxiety and fear of deprivation fit me best.

    The only other type that fits me is 4 which is elevated/perfected at 1 or something. Fear of being ordinary/bad - these are Fi fears.

    4 is my heart type. And 9w1 or 1w9 my body type so....

    Definitely not a 3 or a 2 or an 8, that much I know. Not a 5 either, not focused or boring enough.

  7. #16
    Unknown

    ..............
    Last edited by Kintsugi; 03-06-2019 at 02:24 PM.

  8. #17
    Type 5w4

    Quote Originally Posted by no013 View Post
    Type 1: fear of being corrupt, bad, imperfect.
    Type 3: fear of failure.
    Type 5: fear of the outside world, of not being competent, failing to cope.
    When unhealthy I experience my 5 core fear (overwhelmed by the world). Enneagram taught me to move towards rather than withdraw in those circumstances to break the negative reinforcing loop (fear --> withdraw --> no opportunity to gain confidence --> more fear vs fear ---> move towards --> confidence gained --> fear diminished).

    I don't fear being incompetent, not consciously anyway -- that just feels bad when it occasionally happens, but I forgive myself and move forward. I more see 'scary world' motivated me, at some point, to become competent (to cope, even if it's overkill).

    Same with the other fears relating to my tritype (1 & 3) -- I more experience positive reinforcement from being 'good/successful' than fear failing to attain the standard. If I fail to meet it, I try again. Failure is a part of success, it's (usually) no big deal.

    Quote Originally Posted by Forest Nymph View Post
    I'm a 6w7 because overall existential anxiety and fear of deprivation fit me best.

    Not a 5 either, not focused or boring enough.
    Don't be so hard on yourself, plenty of people find 6s boring.
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  9. #18
    Unknown

    Quote Originally Posted by Dare View Post
    Don't be so hard on yourself, plenty of people find 6s boring.
    She has a stick up her ass sometimes, wouldn't worry about it.
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  10. #19
    Type 9

    I'm a type 5 and i relate most to type 3's fear of failure. I'm a perfectionist and will take time to make everything as good as possible.

  11. #20
    Unknown

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicomendes MacIdriss View Post
    As far as I know, they have to match. The Core Fear is the most fundamental aspect of a type—the root of all the type's dynamics—so there's no sense to claiming a type without having that type's Core Fear.
    Quote Originally Posted by Suntide View Post
    If you don't even relate to a type's core fear, you are mistyped. It's the entirety of the enneagram. It's natural to relate to more than one, that's why many people do tritype. But if you can't relate to your core type's fear, the literal basis of enneagram theory, you really can't be that type.
    No, this isn't true. The core fear (RH/EI) is not the root of all the type's dynamics. I suppose people believe or assume this because RH/EI is the most popular and commercialized Enneagram source. If you want to make this line of argument, look into Oscar Ichazo's ego types (the Enneagram of the Passions, the Enneagram of the Virtues, the Enneagram of the Fixations, the Enneagram of the Holy Ideas) - he's the actual founder of the Enneagram, not Riso and Hudson/Enneagram Institute. In fact, they even credit Ichazo as the founder here.

    Quote Originally Posted by enneathusiast View Post
    The core fear is not fundamental to the Enneagram types. Looks like you listed the basic fears from the Enneagram Institute (Riso-Hudson) which is only one of many interpretations.

    Strange how all nine types are assigned a fear yet only types 5, 6, and 7 are in the fear triad. Contradictory and confusing interpretations abound.
    I've always appreciated your ability to construct your posts in a way that is short yet to the point, concise and informative. Just wanted to say that.
    enneathusiast and no013 thanked this post.


     
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