Posted by ms_split (188.8.131.52) on March 10, 2003 at 20:06:17:
In Reply to: a much-needed clarification about what i wrote.... posted by pork (184.108.40.206) on March 10, 2003 at 18:08:53:
That is some interesting input..all this ego-talk, though, reminds me of Ayn Rand :P
People who are enticed in their type..in other words people who *want* to be solely that type, acting the way their type dictates would have a narrow perspective on life because they are trying to conform to one set personality, what TV producers often do to simplify the show. However, when you said that I was actually thinking something else - people who are entralled not necessarily with trying to be who Enneagram tells them they are, but, rather, that they have a fixation with discovering who they are i.e. not necessarily conforming but discovering. I think I may have somewhat fallen into that trap - trying to discover too much about myself by stupid tests. Ultimately, these are too defined & categorized. It's basically just creating archetypes, like Joseph Campbell attempted. There's probably some truth in them (I, after all, like a 5 am sometimes withdrawn and shy) and I'm also creative or 'inventive' but that's only one aspect of my personality.
Anyways I gotta go but thanks again for everyone's response,
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