Non-Core Types = Core Type + A More Specific Orientation/Focus?

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This is a discussion on Non-Core Types = Core Type + A More Specific Orientation/Focus? within the Enneagram Personality Theory Forum forums, part of the Personality Type Forums category; As I study the Enneagram, it seems that each Triad is made up of a "core type" (represented by 3-6-9) ...

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    Non-Core Types = Core Type + A More Specific Orientation/Focus?

    As I study the Enneagram, it seems that each Triad is made up of a "core type" (represented by 3-6-9) from which two more specific expressions of the fixation of the core type are developed - one a more inwardly-focused/internally-oriented expression of the core type fixation (5-4-1), one a more outwardly-focused/externally-oriented expression of the core type fixation (2-7-8).

    Everyone seems to have the most difficulty typing people who are one of the core types, and perhaps the reason for this is that, since they have a more general focus/orientation (ie, don't represent an "extreme" of that type), they are harder to categorize.

    (Maybe kinda like politics - everyone knows what a bleeding-heart liberal or a staunch conservative looks like and can totally predict their actions and reactions, but no one can quite figure out where the centrists and moderates are coming from or what they will do next, lol.)

    Does anyone else see it this way?

    And I will have a follow-up question if the math in this post seems to add up, lol! Thanks!



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    BUMP! Anyone have any feedback on this interpretation? Please? :)

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    Possibly. I read somewhere that a 4 is basically a screwed-up 3. I guess what was meant is that it's the same core issue but handled differently, and often negatively.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ice Ghost View Post
    Possibly. I read somewhere that a 4 is basically a screwed-up 3. I guess what was meant is that it's the same core issue but handled differently, and often negatively.
    I don't know if a 4 is a screwed-up 3, lol, since each type is screwed-up in it's own distinct, f-ed up way (just trying to avoid further stoking a 4s innate sense that they are more defective than everyone else, lol), but I think that 4s focus more on the self-idealization, self-validation tendencies of a 3, while 2s are more focused on the other-idealization, external validation approach of their core type. :-)


 

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