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Am I enneagram 5 or a 7?

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  1. #81

    Hi @Dare , you came back!!! Yay! :)
    Thank you.
    I am fascinated by people, observations, our perceptions, introspection, what makes us do what we do,..
    And I am really into systems and frameworks that lay out or connect abstract concepts. Thatís an unbeatable combo so here I am.

    I am also very challenge-stimulated, itís an exciting puzzle for me that knowing how I know myself I could not figure out my type easily. And yea I like to keep things open for the sake of learning what insights options and considerations others may bring up, and did that even when I 99.9% knew that Iím a 7.

    I realized that to learn this system I have to allow myself to go through the process. Itís been absolutely amazing, but the key part thatís a bit fuzzy for me is how to apply it effectively.
    And because youíre right, I donít think I reached that level of liberation, thatís why I am still here picking your brain :)
    I would like to benefit from it. I did not spend every free moment of the past several months straight learning about this just stop now after figuring out my type.

    I do radiate joy over the simplest thing that happen in front of me, plus blabla all that other stuff I said, but I know still got work to do(!).
    Even when one is liberated and integrated, tís hard to imagine a human being that has no more room for growth and improvement of self, even at higher levels.
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  2. #82

    Hey there @Allin - congrats on finding your type!


    You'll find after awhile that your type really does have its thumbprints everywhere in your life. So, it's really building that rich understanding of not just "when I do X, it's because of type Y," but also how it impacted you. I know for myself sometimes, the Enneagram will points me to issues I didn't think were issues because I didn't realize the angst they cause, and didn't even realize there was an option to avoid it.

    What I would recommend, now that you know your type and feel reliable with it, is to continue bit by bit contextualizing it to your personal life and story. If there are specific personal issues that you want to immediately use your type to understand/address that's one approach, but personally I found that slowly incorporating the theory into my everyday issues as more of a troubleshooting tool was more appropriate. As an example, as a 1, I used to constantly reject the notion that I was "angry" just because a type description said so - but day by day, I began to notice little things, like my fist clenched subconsciously, or my body tense, or shouting at people that something isn't "right" and found myself curious to know if maybe my self assessments were wrong. Something similar may be a good start for you as well (hopefully you don't suffer from clenched fist syndrome - I doubt it XD). I think one possible equivalent for a 7 would be anxiety as reflected by constantly wanting to know what's next, or needing to constantly plan/map things out.

    It's also helpful to trace things back to the theory pieces, like Passion, Virtue, and so on, as after awhile you'll start to discover how the nuances of these terms can help guide you on what would be most therapeutic for you to unpack next. You could start this by trying to understand now the Passion of Gluttony, for example, is a good descriptor for attitudes you have - then try to unpack them further by asking why you believe them.

    Again, I'm really happy you were able to find your type, and think some interesting insights lie ahead for you. The Enneagram presents us with a bit of a hamster wheel when it comes to self understanding : )

  3. #83

    @Figure , thank you for everything, and for being happy for me finding my type. I have something I really want to reply about several specific things, like how the notion of planning and manifestations of gluttony (the way they are commonly described) were at first the very things that made me doubt Iím a 7.
    The reason why even at this point just realization of this core meaning has already had some positive impact in me is because I have been doing one of the things you suggested for the past few weeks, trying it on, observing myself, and reflecting on my learning experiences and transformation points throughout different life stages. And now just seeing myself through all this being in my own 7 ways in all of it has been feeling like something unlocked and some resolution happened, some release, which in and of itself gives me some sense of liberation. But I still have lots of work to do and I think I am getting some glimpses of ideas, like what are those things that are still fueling my passions and fixations, how can I reach the virtues, etc...

    You have been tremendously helpful, and I said I would come back and describe my journey here. Not just for some narcissistic reasons lol, because in all honesty itís a chore to write it al out in an organized way, but because I want to share how a certain not-too-rare variety of a 7ís inner world works. I found other 7s that are like me and some that are fit the stereotype a lot better on the surface. Those who are like me all feel frustrated with how our type is described.

    I want to ďgive backĒ and I will do. I think some day it may come useful to others if they ever stumble on this.

    Be back shortly
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  5. #84

    Hi @Figure and everyone! So I kinda flaked on this thread for a long while, but I havenít stopped exploring and learning the E from all angles. Still definitely a 7. Definitely 7w8. Definitely social-last (SX/SP almost equally strong top 2 instincts) and tritype 7-8-3 (yea I think after the type, wing, instinct are clear, tritype has its merits and makes sense to me!).

    How u doin? :)

  6. #85

    Quote Originally Posted by Allin View Post
    Hi @Figure and everyone! So I kinda flaked on this thread for a long while, but I haven’t stopped exploring and learning the E from all angles. Still definitely a 7. Definitely 7w8. Definitely social-last (SX/SP almost equally strong top 2 instincts) and tritype 7-8-3 (yea I think after the type, wing, instinct are clear, tritype has its merits and makes sense to me!).

    How u doin? :)
    I read through your first post and guessed 7. Then I read the rest of the thread and I'm still going with 7. What tipped me off? Your energetic, almost "bouncy" vibes and speech pattern say 7. Type 5s, in contrast, have more of a reserved temperament, with more careful and fluid speech.
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  7. #86

    Quote Originally Posted by Vikka View Post
    I read through your first post and guessed 7. Then I read the rest of the thread and I'm still going with 7. What tipped me off? Your energetic, almost "bouncy" vibes and speech pattern say 7. Type 5s, in contrast, have more of a reserved temperament, with more careful and fluid speech.
    I know RIGHT?!? No shit! Lol ;)))
    I re-read my thing too, and the one thing that was a dead giveaway, besides my long-winded sentences and posts, was that I admitted early on having a hard time with discipline and forcing myself to do the routine mundane stuff, basically the gluttony of 7, I do what drives me, I wanna follow my muse, my passion, what stimulates me (my mind in my case, but still itís gluttony of a 7 though!), everything else is tough cookies... I had to learn coping strategies to make it in the real world. :)

  8. #87

    I haven’t read the other posts yet, but you are definitely an Enneagram 7
    It is always about your core fear.
    Sometimes it is easier to tell what your core fear is by observing what it is that you seem absolutely driven to doing.
    Example: Myself, I alway believed I was Enna 6 because of typical INFJ fear of breach of trust. This however strong, does not drive me to extreme behaviour to avoid giving trust. What I do is the thing you only described as a more minor thing for yourself: absolutely driven in a constant, unquenchable, strive for knowledge (so that I am prepared)
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