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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

    0 0%
  • Type 2 - Yes

    1 2.94%
  • Type 2 - No

    0 0%
  • Type 3 - Yes

    2 5.88%
  • Type 3 - No

    0 0%
  • Type 4 - Yes

    5 14.71%
  • Type 4 - No

    2 5.88%
  • 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

    0 0%
  • Type 8 - Yes

    3 8.82%
  • Type 8 - No

    0 0%
  • Type 9 - Yes

    3 8.82%
  • Type 9 - No

    1 2.94%
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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; 'Existential anxiety' sounds like it can be anything. I suppose that's the point of it. On surface, I don't relate ...

  1. #21
    Type 6w5

    'Existential anxiety' sounds like it can be anything. I suppose that's the point of it. On surface, I don't relate to it.

    'Fear of Failure,' on the other hand, that's a big one for me. Lord knows I don't respond in the 3 way though.


    - Really though, the 6's fear, according to EI, is "of being without support and guidance." That's a resounding Yes from me.

  2. #22

    Sort of. Personally, I am a mix between type 4 and 6.

  3. #23
    Type 6w7


    Yes but then 6s tend to have all the fears. You probably relate to the 8 fear because you have a heavy wing which people never seem to consider smfh.

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  5. #24
    Type 1w2


    Ugh, resoundingly yes. It's taken years of sticking with the Enneagram to finally come to terms with it and fully see it in action, but these days I am very much aware of fearing wrongness and badness. A few years ago, had someone told me they thought I feared those things, I probably would have denied it or immediately jumped to a conclusion that it didn't really fit.

    On the surface it's really easy to read the core fears and take them to be frequent subjects of your thoughts, rather than seeing them rear their heads within the context of your everyday issues. There have been a couple times in my life when I literally pored over whether or not I was a truly bad person because of something I did or said. But 99.9% of the time, it's more of a contextualized permutation of that emotion. I tend to worry if something I did or said is going to be taken out of context and harm my place; I feel a push to make my work deliverables better than they are, because they reflect an inadequacy I let slip; I bumble something doing it the first time, and practice is incessantly until nobody can see it happen that way ever again; I feel like I'm severely uneducated in an area and can't speak to it with credibility, so I obsessively learn it - that kind of thing. I really don't want anything I say or do to reflect or confirm "badness" in any permutation - inadequacy, inconsistency, laziness, illogicality, incredibility, inappropriateness, lack of duty or concern, lack of carefulness, not doing enough, not listening to what other people voice, and the like.

    To a degree, and it's not mentioned in the description of fears - also, fear of losing control makes my stomach absolutely churn.
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  6. #25
    Type 5w6

    Quote Originally Posted by no013 View Post
    Type 1: fear of being corrupt, bad, imperfect.
    Type 2: fear of abandonment, not being loved and appreciated.
    Type 3: fear of failure.
    Type 4: fear of being ordinary.
    Type 5: fear of the outside world of not being competent, failing to cope.
    Type 6: Existential anxiety
    Type 7: Fear of deprivation.
    Type 8: Gear of being weak, vulnerable and at the mercy of others.
    Type 9: Fear of conflict.
    I got these ones:

    Type 1 – The fear of being evil or corrupt.
    Type 2 – The fear of being unloved or unwanted by others.
    Type 3 – The fear of being unaccomplished and worthless.
    Type 4 – The fear of lacking a unique, significant identity.
    Type 5 – The fear of being helpless and inadequate.
    Type 6 – The fear of being without support or guidance.
    Type 7 – The fear of deprivation and pain.
    Type 8 – The fear of being harmed or controlled by others.
    Type 9 – The fear of loss and separation from others.


    Source

    Oh, and Yes, I do fear being helpless and inadequate. I always want to keep a level head no matter what.
    Last edited by tanstaafl28; 03-13-2019 at 03:30 PM.
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  7. #26
    Type 5w4

    I relate most to the type 5 fears.

  8. #27
    Type 4w5

    The 4 fear is kinda weird for me. Idk? Maybe bc no matter how special you try to make yourself, no one thinks you're special, loll. As long as you value yourself, how other people see you won't matter.

    The 5 fear is a bit stronger for me, but I also see it in combination with the 4:

    I fear going the rest of my life not recognized for being competent in one thing that I enjoy and find special. Fame and fortune and shite doesn't matter, so much as ppl seeing the results of my handiwork and thinking "wow that's some quality shite."

    Since I have to take my work personally, I guess, loll.
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  9. #28
    Type 4w3

    Yeah, I don't think "Fear of being ordinary" is the best way to sum up the 4's core fear. Of course I want to be seen as someone special, but that's not the main point of my identity.

    If we want to keep it short and simple, I think that it would be more accurate to say "fear of being inauthentic."

    This is the way it's worded on the Enneagram Institute website, and I agree with it a lot more:
    Basic Fear: That they have no identity or personal significance

    Based solely on OP's post, I voted no in the poll, and I would say that I resonate most with the existential anxiety (6).
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  10. #29
    Type 9w8

    I'm a 9w8 and I can't really relate to any of those. I never had a core fear (that I know of). To me, being a 9 is not really about avoiding conflict, but balancing one's "anger" (I like to call it instinct) with the environment.

  11. #30
    Type 6w5

    Quote Originally Posted by Daeva View Post
    'Existential anxiety' sounds like it can be anything. I suppose that's the point of it. On surface, I don't relate to it.

    'Fear of Failure,' on the other hand, that's a big one for me. Lord knows I don't respond in the 3 way though.


    - Really though, the 6's fear, according to EI, is "of being without support and guidance." That's a resounding Yes from me.
    I want to add to my post!

    I really really relate to the 5's core fear of being overwhelmed, of "failing to cope" as listed in the OP. I'm slowly making progress with easing up on this, but it's a tough challenge for me.


     
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