Posted by pork (18.104.22.168) on March 10, 2003 at 18:08:53:
In Reply to: Re: and not even in the right ballpark, ironically.... posted by pork (22.214.171.124) on March 10, 2003 at 17:55:30:
> Say you're an Eight - you might thrive on conflict, overcoming challenges, bolstering your self-sufficience (8-5), or even persuading people to follow your example (8-2).
I mean, your ego will compel you to *attempt* these things (among other things, some of them less flattering), reacting from a baseline of excessive gut-level willfulness. But just because your ego head-butts you into this narrow perspective doesn't mean you'll succeed....
> In fact, the Enneagram doesn't tell you what you're good at - it tell you how you SUCK, how you're NARROW.
I should have said, "insofar as you're 'unhealthy' or 'entranced' in your type, your perspective upon life is narrowed." The point is, the more you overcome your type, the more open your viable options (career and otherwise) will be, and that's where your interests and talents come in.
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