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    Default Can't figure out my enneagram tri-type for the life of me

    So, I am ENTP 7w8. At least I am fairly confident on the 7w8 part.

    Now, some people would argue that I show a lot of e5. Actually a big thing was figuring out between 5 and 7.

    Most people when they type me have a hard time applying a tri-type that fits the rules. It seems I am dominated by the head. A good friend of mine would suggest I am 7w8-5w4-2w3, thus with no gut. Whereas my mother would like to say I have no heart, pun definitely intended. Heh. She types me as 7w8-5w?-8w?

    Most people would say (and I would tend to heavily agree) that I don't have much 6 at all. I would heavily stray away from saying I am a 1 as well....my ethics leave much to be desired. And as for 2...not the most empathetic tool in the shed. I am definitely not a reserved and melancholy 4. Out of the heart triad, I relate most to a 3. People say I can be very methodical about controlling my image. In most public situations I think I come across as a jolly -ol 7. Intellectual friends definitely see my 5 coming out. And when I really love you, I can be a tyrannical 8 despot. I also have been known to be incredibly laid-back and react to set-backs or confrontations like water off a duck...9?

    My question is, how can this play into assessing my tri-type accurately? I am clearly mistyping/ being mistyped somewhere. But where? What interactions can be at work here that could lead to such horrendous errors?

    Please help.
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    Hey-

    First off, the general vibe I get from you is 7w8-9w8-?w? (heart type is really unclear). I'm a heart triad last as well... I had a hard time finding my heart type. I only got it from a lot of introspection and reading.

    To clarify, in the enneagram most practicioners have found that everyone has a head, heart, and instinct type in their triad in some way. That's how I do tri type as well.

    As for the 5 part... I think that people are just seeing the Ti in you. Also, 7's integrate into type 5; so that might be where people see that as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by SinistralPal View Post
    Out of the heart triad, I relate most to a 3. People say I can be very methodical about controlling my image.
    You're probably a 7w8-9w8-3w4 then.

    Quote Originally Posted by SinistralPal View Post
    And when I really love you, I can be a tyrannical 8 despot.
    Probably just the wing coming through? I really don't get a dominant 8 feeling from you. You seem too carefree for that. 7's and 9's ignore problems in the same way; 7's think that they are no big deal (like they are a challenge to be conquered) and 9's act like they aren't problems at all or that they don't exist.

    I think that you are perceived as "not having a heart" etc because of the 3 in your triad. 3's are by definition detached from their feelings. They ignore them and see them as a problem when they come up; a problem that prevents them from looking the way that they want to look.

    How does that sound? Does that help?
    () 9w8-3w4-7w6 tritype.

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    Thanks BlackCat, that definitely helped a lot. I was discussing it in depth the other day, and came to the conclusion I was most probably a 3w4 somewhere. Also, 9w8 or 8w9 makes a lot of sense. I am pretty laid-back and carefree. Indeed, it might just be the Ne >Ti thing coming out that makes ppl think I am a 5. The only thing that I have with 9w8 is that I don't think I am very "passive". I am "calm" but I don't ignore problems or let people walk over me. I consider myself mailable - adjusting to whatever comes my way...indeed as you would say - problems are no big deal. However, if they become a big deal, I tend to confront them. I can most assuredly stand up for myself. Again though, this might just be the ENTP in me. Heh. Kinda strong in that.

    Thanks again though. I definitely see how 3w4 and even 9w8 can fit into my type. And thanks for the perspective on analysing it!
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    Can anyone explain how this triad differs from the connection with your stress and integration points?

    I would naturally expect my triad to feature my stress and integration points. I'm 8w9 so would expect 2 and 5 to feature. Am I getting really confused here?

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