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Re: Down on fours???

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Posted by Val ( on July 17, 2003 at 07:08:52:

In Reply to: Down on fours??? posted by Lakhesis ( on July 13, 2003 at 18:49:00:

> I don't understand how to figure out my wing!!
> I'm not being down on fours at all- I'm just more concerned about balancing the shadow aspect of my fourness at ze moment.

2 approaches:
For the easy 1-2-3 way, take a test, and go with your next highest score. With traditional/popular Enneagram theory, you'll have to restrict that to your adjacent types, meaning see if you score higher in 5 or 3. Voila!

For the psyche-diving stuff, get a good Enneagram book and read the descriptions of 5 and 3 and see which one resonates more. Look for the *bad* side of both. This might take time.

There are various theories on what 4w3 is like vs. 4w5, and supposedly a lot of ppl (like myself?) prefer to claim the latter when they are actually the former, but that would probably be a good discussion topic to start here, or go to www.thechangeworks.com and read Condon's descriptions of the 4w3 and 4w5.

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