Which type do you find most difficult to understand or relate to? Why?
For me it would have to be Type Six, although that could be because the Sixes I know IRL are all unhealthy and either worry too much about things (which is very difficult for me to relate to, as I tend to be calm and rational in tense situations) or are overly clingy, and neither of these tendencies work well with me.
In terms of understanding (not relating though, since I don't bother to type ppl IRL) I would say six, since from what I've read they tend to be diverse in how they behave in relation to all that phobic and counter-phobic business, which can cause them to appear like any other type on the Enneagram. Also, since they tend to submerge their fear and anxiety (whether by complying with people, or confronting their fears) it would be hard in real life to see that core since it wouldn't be displayed.
I find this interesting, in that I would assume sixes' would purposefully manipulate their body language in order to hide what's underneath. For instance I would assume that phobic sixes' would put on a calm front and be compliant, and have a relaxed body language so as to not stir up trouble that would cause them fear, while a counter-phobic would puff themselves up and have very harsh physical movements to make themselves appear tougher than they really are.If you care to understand type 6 (or any other type for that matter) better, I would recommend learning about body language and/or NLP . We try to hide what's under the surface but our bodies cannot lie.
Learning to decipher what is relaxed versus an attempt to go unnoticed or confident versus overcompensation is what is so useful about the study of body language and NLP. You've nailed the body language of a counterphobic six, but your interpretation could use a little work. The tough guy act in body language (and verbal for that matter) is distinctly different from that of a person who is truly confident. Also, a phobic six visibly shrinks so as to go unnoticed. This is not the body language of a relaxed person.I find this interesting, in that I would assume sixes' would purposefully manipulate their body language in order to hide what's underneath. For instance I would assume that phobic sixes' would put on a calm front and be compliant, and have a relaxed body language so as to not stir up trouble that would cause them fear, while a counter-phobic would puff themselves up and have very harsh physical movements to make themselves appear tougher than they really are.
I'm guessing you mean the more unconscious type of body language or that sixes' aren't as aware of their physical presence as other types.
Since I've looked at the test the most voted type was 1, my type. Six and Eight have been tied for second place, coincidentally also tied for my second favorites after my own type. As for why, I have opinions on the types that I'd rather not share here . You can ask me another time if you're really interested.Those numbers keep changing. Which are your two favorite types and why?
any particular reason? or is that self evident for everyone?Type 1's can irritate the hell out of me.
I like all types for the most part. It really depends on the relative health of the individual. I have during various times in my life been involved or attracted to different Enneagram types. It's as if I went through a phase that involved interacting with particulartypes in order to learn something that would contribute to my personal growth (specifically Twos, Threes, Fives & Nines) Why these types? I don't know. Types seem to come in clusters to me - the "flavor of the month" changes.Which are your two favorite types and why?
Any sign of Te and I'm stumped.any particular reason? or is that self evident for everyone?
I don't really understand why ones would so so difficult to fathom...
I do understand why people dislike the unhealthy "ones". Ones can be very judgmental, rigid and angry sometimes. :angry:
But ones also have good qualities. These ones are so good they're practically angelic.:bored:
Maybe you haven't met the healthy ones.