Posted by Hyperion (188.8.131.52) on May 23, 2003 at 14:05:59:
In Reply to: No one is a pure type posted by Damian (184.108.40.206) on May 21, 2003 at 23:39:44:
I am a bipolar 5W4/9W1 although predominantly type 5W4. I think I've behaved like every single Ennea type in my lifetime. From a 1 to 9 but very rarely a 2 or 8.
I think I was also very 3-ish as a child up to my adolescent years. Initially in retrospect, I thought it was because I wanted to please my parents and myself. I was extremely competitive and wanted to be the best at whatever I do not because I wanted to but because I had to. But now I believe it was so because I was taught to behave that way; and as a thinker - I concluded at the time that it was the ideal and logical way to conduct myself.
As I grew and discovered the world for myself, I discovered that it wasn't true after all because success is subjective and means different things to different people. Achievement is one thing, but it is not everything. It turns out that I am much happier just learning for the sake of learning than acquiring wealth or recognition for my work or achievements.
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