Posted by minbari (126.96.36.199) on June 07, 2003 at 14:44:06:
In Reply to: Re: Is it true that depressed 7s look a lot like 4 posted by Ella (188.8.131.52) on June 07, 2003 at 03:25:16:
I didn't take any tests...but have read a lot. It's my understand that you need to study, or at least read about, each of the numbers before zeroing in on your own. Someone somewhere said that to look at the "hooks" from the number---what gets your goat---is the surer way to find which is your number.
And remember, knowing your number will give you some insight into stuff (and it should stem from your behavior/responses as a little person mostly), but the idea is to learn to move against the "natural" flow----in other words, for a four to be healthy, she must move toward the one. When a four is really unhealthy, she looks like the dark side of the two. The healthy animal motif is the horse, the unhealthy is the basset hound.
enneagraminstitute.com is fabulous with information on the types and what levels look like (healthy, average, unhealthy).
The best book I've read overall is "The Enneagram" by Maria Beesing, Robert J. Nogosek, and Patrick O'Leary. They speak ultimately of integrating all the numbers as the healthiest way to be.
I have a friend who says that a four who wants to be healthy must behave, or take on the attributes of the five.
> Heh, Similar Minds got me right, gave me a 3wing, but also averaged me out as a 2w3. WRONG. I have never visited a soup kitchen in my life.
> Evil 4s and 1s look a little similar, but that's not saying much.
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