Posted by Morgan (18.104.22.168) on May 13, 2003 at 15:18:18:
In Reply to: Re: Deciding between 4w3 and 7 posted by raz62 (22.214.171.124) on May 13, 2003 at 14:17:11:
> But I've never heard of a suicidal 7! Maybe I should check my books -- maybe at the ultimate final breakdown they can be suicidal -- I've heard of lots of 7s who overdo the drinks and drugs and that can indirectly cause a suicide.
He was suicidal, but not like a four would be suicidal. I'm stereotyping here, but a four would be like, "Oh, woe is me! I'm all alone and no one understands. I think I'll go kill myself now." While he was like, "$%#* the world! I think I'll go do something stupid, like drive a car a thousand miles an hour on a busy street, or overdose on my Lithium!" He was a really reckless, dangerous person.
Riso describes the unhealthy Seven really well on the Enneagram Institute web site:
"Unhealthy: Desperate to quell their anxieties, can be impulsive and infantile: do not know when to stop. Addictions and excess take their toll: debauched, depraved, dissipated escapists, offensive and abusive. / In flight from self, acting out impulses rather than dealing with anxiety or frustrations: go out of control, into erratic mood swings, and compulsive actions (manias). / Finally, their energy and health is completely spent: become claustrophobic and panic-stricken. Often give up on themselves and life: deep depression and despair, self-destructive overdoses, impulsive suicide."
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