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Posted by cj ( on August 13, 2003 at 08:30:25:

In Reply to: Re: TYPE 4 posted by Dee ( on August 13, 2003 at 00:28:56:


> > > Artist

> > >
> > > Your core personality is probably Enneagram Type 4, the ARTIST, also known as the VISIONARY or the SLACKER.

> > > You are so wrapped up in your own quote sensitivity, creativity and intuition unquote that you are completely walled off from other people. You would rather stare at a painting or listen to music than deal with reality. You retreat inside your imagination not because it is profound, but because it's never challenging.

> > > Your SECRET JOYS include showing your independence by acting in ways that other people would consider utterly stupid, and expressing your individuality over and over and over and over -- until you are up to your ears in your own unique personal individual rut.

> > > Some of your SECRET FEARS are that people will just get bored with you, that you will end up with a job in an insurance company or bank, that you will actually have to work hard on a regular basis, or that you will get so depressed with your inadequacies that you will kill yourself. No loss to the world if you do.

> > > Under STRESS you begin to move toward Enneagram Type 2, the HELPER. This could lead you to barter your body or your self-respect -- under the guise of expressing your independence or tasting a forbidden love -- to get a feeble semblance of intimacy.

> > > AT YOUR BEST you begin to move toward Enneagram Type 1, the IDEALIST. You think of yourself as a work of art, develop intricate exegetical accounts of your life history, expound Your View of You to whoever will sit still for it, and singlehandedly put one or two therapists into wealthy retirement.

> > The thing is, that once you truly express your individuality, you couldn't give a rat's ass whether anyone notices or not. I personally have become peaceful with who I am, and whether or not my "individuality" is genuine or contrived to someone else, compelling or boring, it is mine and I enjoy it.

> > My therapist gleaned very little in the way of monetary reward from me, although she did grow to thoroughly look forward to our meetings, my insights, and our connection. And she helped me reach this point in my life where I no longer allow other people to torpedo my sense of self, and my freedom to be utterly who I am without feeling "defective". It is possible to lead an utterly truthful life, a beautiful, special, gorgeous and DIFFERENT way of being. It's hard, but it can be done.

> > I suspect that a bitter 5 came up with that bit of venom. Or a 3 or a 6 with a major axe to grind with someone who honestly doesn't give a fuck. Oh well

> Hi CJ,

> Being that I'm a Type 4 myself and too go to a therapist, one thing I have learned is to LAUGH AT MYSELF. The above, funny. That's all it is, nothing more. Did it compell you to think? I think so. Did it tick you off, I think so. Sorry.
> The site that I grabbed that from has the same theme for each Type..., give it a rest, we're not perfect and never will be.

> Dee

Hi Dee,
I guess I missed the humor. Obviously it is facetious, but clever or funny? Not really.

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