Posted by Bertram Ostrer (220.127.116.11) on August 07, 2003 at 01:34:39:
In Reply to: Confusion between point 5 and point 1 posted by 5or1woman (18.104.22.168) on August 06, 2003 at 12:58:07:
> How can I figure it out?
The ultimate authority on the Enneagram is the books. The ultimate authority on you is you. Asking novices and strangers won't get you too far. Sure, you'll get some nice-and-pat sounding answers here, most of which, unfortunately, will be malarkey.
> I have read
But do you understand?
> I am just not sure (how 5 does this sound?!)
> These days I strongly identify with the needs to understand and control my environment, but in the past I was more decisive and idealistic, more interested in fixing things than understanding them.
Why are you like this?
> Is it possible that I am a type 1 somehow acting in type 5 ways? Or that as a child I was a type 5, but identified more with type 1?
No need to overcomplicate the issue.
> My parents are not type 5s or 1s so I don't think I picked it up from anyone.
It's not something you pick up.
> Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
You're welcome in advance.
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