As I understand it, a desirable path is to traverse the Enneagram in life, ideally absorbing the virtues of every type along the way. However, I seem to see Enneagram discussion oriented in the way we discuss MBTI - as a more-or-less static personality type, notwithstanding the nuance of integration and disintegration. This appears to be a precursor e.g., for useful discussions about the developmental trajectory of a particular type, or relationship stability among types.
What do you believe about your own type? Have you acquired a type "identity" with its integration and disintegration, and found it has always stuck with you? Or do you think that throughout life, you have walked your way around the Enneagram, adopting each type at different stages? If the latter, did these stages follow the prescribed order (of integration or disintegration)?
I understand the theory behind the idea that we could traverse the whole Enneagram. However, I'm not yet convinced.