I don't think any Enneatype is innately more "inhuman" or dangerous than others. Consider that my disclaimer.
I admit, though, that if I was going to write a dark character and wanted to give them an Enneatype to work on characterization, I might pick 3w4 for that. Obviously there are lots of very interesting, decent 3w4s - I don't want the association I'm about to make to be taken literally at all, any more than I think 5 being related to schizoid tendencies should be taken literally - but some of the most basic patterns of the personality do remind me of NPD, just not at a clinical level.
I have a sister and a few friends/acquaintances who are 3s and am one of the few people I know with an "NPD ex or family member" whose Narc got the label from an actual professional, so I've seen plenty of both (and read plenty about both). In nearly all cases I have once in a while been stunned by their seeming ability to blindly believe their own fictions about themselves, to manipulate to preserve the right (self-)image or to maintain control over others' interpretations of events, and to potentially become vindictive when a person won't play along or otherwise threatens them.
There's something about people that can fluidly operate that way that is alien to me, albeit fascinating, maybe especially if it's not due to Cluster B.
Naturally it was all far, far more consistent and destructive with the NPD person, what with their evidently having a disorder. But the vague underlying similarity could make 3w4 as an archetype a compelling model for a villain I'd enjoy reading about.
'Inhuman' is the wrong word because all the Enneagram types describe human traits, of course...I think the competency types (1, 3, 5) can come off a little 'inhuman' because they can prioritize achievement over relationships, same with 9 because it has so much indifference.
Dangerous...it's true that every type has a capacity to be dangerous in its own way. 3, 7, 9 can all be dangerous through carelessness, 1, 2, 4, 8 are all liable to 'hot' anger, which can be dangerous if fairly straightforward, 5 seems like the typical 'school shooter' archetype (I think dangers of idealizing the integration type), I'd put my money on 6 though, a cp 6 who has come a little unhinged is a scary thing, (likely to exaggerate threat and necessary response vs 8 which has trouble with lust but still knows how to moderate).
"Inhuman" idk, but I'd agree with 3 or maybe 2 or 7 for most dangerous... like any type can be nasty but those seem more prone to turn outwards while at the same time having a knack for charming everyone and getting away with it.
Counter Phobic. There are 2 types of 6s, those who run away from their fears and those who force themselves to overcome them.
They are usually the reactive ones. Might resemble 8s on the outside.
They focus a lot on not taking any shit from others (if they feel they are undermined), if unhealthy they are sensitive and yell too much.
Tried to sum the description ^. I grew up with a perfect example of that afterall.
Let's see if this works this time. :ninja:
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"A forum for the nine distinct personality types. Generally manifested as a psycho-spiritual system for mapping and understanding the mind. Types: ( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) "
I don't remember this being the description.
I heard a rumor we're super rare :cool:, and I haven't run into any other of my tri-type on the forum, is there anyone else out there (in any order) of the 548 variety? We're also supposed to be one of the most dark, analytical, and direct (and often intense, though perhaps not as much as some...
Alright, I'm arguing with someone on Personality Database and she is so obtuse to what the wings are. She thinks they're arbitrary and loose compared to tritype--even though, she arbitrary applies tritype based on wings (Like 5w4 has to be 54x). She totally misses the point of both Enneagram...
What is the Enneagram?
The Enneagram is personality system consisting of nine basic motivations and fears. It began as psychospiritual, but now many see it as a more "materialistic" (non-spiritual) typology. The intent of the Enneagram is to discover our ego defenses and move past them in an...