Posted by Ryan (22.214.171.124) on February 07, 2003 at 17:32:40:
In Reply to: Female 5 posted by Iris (126.96.36.199) on February 07, 2003 at 11:48:58:
Talking to other people always helps. If 5s don't have interaction with the outide world then they lose their inspiration. We are less "self" oritented than 4s are, and it's probably even worse for you than it is for me considering you are a 5w6. I would guess 5w6s really need human interaction quite a bit although as Riso and other enneagram writers have stated, these extraneous relationships aren't an important part of a 5w6's life in and of themselves. But what these relationships provide for the 5's internal world is important.
I do a lot of "voyeurism" to cheer myself up. What I mean by this is that I will watch ordinary people, usually on television reality and talk shows. I kind of look at life as a big comedy routine and that it shouldn't be taken too seriously. Whenever I forget this, just watching other people is a good reminder.
I know how tough it is when your interests don't interest you anymore. I am always switching back and forth between hobbies. Just find a new hobby you know nothing about and learn all about it. Go to a bookstore for ideas. Or use the Internet. There's always something new out there.
> Hey everyone,
> I've just been reading a lot of these threads and couldn't help but smile at seeing all these thoughts in my head being said by a lot of you.
> First off, I'm a 19 year old female, 5w6 (I think) in Canada. Youngest of a family of six, I now live with my mom who's a 9, and I absolutely adore her. I could care less about my father, an 8.
> As for relationships, I'm in a long distance relationship with a 7. We'll spend a week or a weekend or two a month, and it's been good as far as having my time and space to myself. I'd say I'm in love. It seems like I fall in and out of love fairly quickly though. And it's never as intense as my first love was, something I don't think I'll feel again, or completely get over. But who knows, I'm still young.
> My main reason for posting, is that I often go through long periods where I don't really feel anything. I'm blank. I don't feel inspired whenever I try to write, or nothing flows out of me as I play guitar. I'm stuck in this rut, and I'm not sure how to deal with it.
> And of course, there's the usual issues of being alone despite being in a relationship. Which as a 5, I've pretty much accepted by now.
> What do you 5's do when you're incapable of feeling?
> I'd like to feel again.
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