Posted by Bill (126.96.36.199) on May 14, 2003 at 21:46:22:
In Reply to: Re: 5-2 combo posted by Noreen (188.8.131.52) on May 14, 2003 at 21:27:54:
Un moment. Le Cinq, c'est moi.
1. Knowing the enneagram allows me to understand where Madam 2 comes from. So her first observation squints both ways.
2. I recently took the Meyers-Briggs, and I tied T and F. Sure, I'm a T, but I'm softened up enough to evolve my personality. I think that adaptability is essential. I give her credit for my slide from T toward F. Comme une Deuce, elle aime le credit.
3. She lies, blatantly lies. Social schedule >3x reported. Weekends always booked up. Grabbing desparately at scraps of time, I am barely able to mow the lawn. Books lying about unread. [gasp]
> > I am a five, thinking about a two. Any live reports?
> Happily married ten years and counting. My husband is a 5w6 and I am a 2w1. We probably would have a rockier go had I not known about the Enneagram. I give him his space and he abides by a limited social schedule which involves one big party a year (would be more if I weren't married to a Five ;-) and a smattering of social engagements every month. When you're a Two married to a Five there must be compromises on social engagements which involve the two of you. I have many friends outside our marriage and that keeps both of us happy since I'm less of a drain on his time to himself.
> Where we're the most different is in "T" and "F" functions. But it's a very nice complement. It's been a great marriage but I have to say he's a warmer Five than some. I'm not sure I'd ever get along with a cranky old crumudgen hermit-type who is totally out of touch with any feeling function. I think it is his Six wing which warms him up and my One wing makes me a less Extroverted Two.
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