Does your Core Fear match with your Type?

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; Type 1: fear of being corrupt, bad, imperfect. Type 2: fear of abandonment, not being loved and appreciated. Type 3: ...

  1. #1
    Type 9w8

    Does your Core Fear match with your Type?

    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.



  2. #2
    Type 9w8

    For me, a 9w8, I think the 8 core fear wins out. This might have to do with things that have happened to me, as I also feel the 5 fear. In the end, I am okay with a bit of conflict if need be (getting my needs met, standing up for injustice others face) but would rather avoid it if possible.

  3. #3
    Type 5w4

    Yes, very much. I'm a Five, and being helpless, incapable and dependent on others is a huge fear of mine. Obviously it's not something that anybody likes, but I go to ridiculous, stupid lengths with this fear. Being aware of it hasn't helped me much so far, but I guess there's still time to grow...
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  5. #4

    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.
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  6. #5
    Type 2w1


    Type 2 and absolutely.

    These core fears make me question between 1 and 9 for my body triad though.

  7. #6
    Type 8w9

    Quote Originally Posted by Janna View Post
    Yes, very much. I'm a Five, and being helpless, incapable and dependent on others is a huge fear of mine. Obviously it's not something that anybody likes, but I go to ridiculous, stupid lengths with this fear. Being aware of it hasn't helped me much so far, but I guess there's still time to grow...
    everybody has moments and periods of incapability. faith is what allows us, in those moments, to become something more than we are - we can become something we arent.

    your incapability in those moments will give room for someone else to shine.
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  8. #7
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    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.
    Why can there only be one core fear, one which must be deeper than the rest? I understand the theory claims this to be the case, and as such we tend to go looking for it in ourselves and others... but I've never been able to find any back-story on that, beyond 'it's observed'....

    Interestingly, I was able to identify my core fear when healthier (though certainly not operating near my highest levels) and, since I've become less healthy, I now have other fears which are over-shadowing what I believed was the core....

  9. #8
    Type 5w6

    My only fear is living
    I seen/been through to much shit to fear anything else
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  10. #9

    Indeed the 7 core fear stands out to me. I fear having nothing and stagnation and depervation. I can also relate to the 9 core fear as well very much.

  11. #10

    Quote Originally Posted by ultracrepidarian View Post
    Why can there only be one core fear, one which must be deeper than the rest? I understand the theory claims this to be the case, and as such we tend to go looking for it in ourselves and others... but I've never been able to find any back-story on that, beyond 'it's observed'....
    I don't really know why the theory is the way it is, but it seems pretty clear that the single core fear aspect is intentional because the meaning of "core" suggests exactly one, and the Core Fear is what determines one's type (so having more than one Core Fear would mean having more than one primary type, which wouldn't make sense).

    A person can certainly have more than one fear and have fears that change in significance, but my interpretation is that those other fears aren't fundamental enough to rival the Core Fear in importance. They may have the effect of a wing or tritype.


     
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