Posted by Odyssey (184.108.40.206) on May 25, 2003 at 03:49:47:
In Reply to: Re: Looking at our Selves posted by Damian (220.127.116.11) on May 23, 2003 at 00:15:02:
How could we each [i]only have a few[/i] of the human motivations represented by the different Enneagram points? I think it's obvious that we all have at least a little (tiny) bit of each type, but some needs/motivations regularly preponderate. Since that's established, my opinion is that for various *environmental* reasons, it is possible to have a second-highest type that is not a wing. Maybe the original Enneagram makers could argue that by birth, only wings are naturally occuring auxiliary types... but exposure to other types can alter the personality composure. What do you think of nature vs. nurture on auxiliary types?
As you may notice below, I do consider myself to have 1 along with 5w4 - it's possible to explain this via integration from the 4-wing, or it could just be an anomaly caused by my upbringing... Hm.
About 5s feeling like 3s, for me that happens when I become fascinated in the topic of self-improvement intellectually - "Ambitious to improve themselves" BTW is supposedly a healthy 3 quality. While adopting 3-like values in the course of studying it, I also start to absorb or mirror the 3-ness of the authors in that field. That's just the pattern that I've discovered for myself.
~Odyssey, 5w4 +1, INTP
PS: Lol, pardon my out-of-place intellectuality on this board ^_^ I do tend to loosen up after I've made any points I needed to make...
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