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    Just thought this was a funny and concise and wonderful illustration worth sharing

    Examples of enneagram types in action

    Now that you are familiar with the nine possibilities of personality, let’s imagine that a group of all nine types are going on a journey together.

    Along the way they encounter a river they must cross. Each of these types is unaware of their true nature and unconsciously confronts the river in their own compulsive way.


    Crossing the River in Styles


    • ONES approach the river from the one and only perfect place to cross.

    • TWOS start to cross the river then double back to help others cross. As they continue to do this, they never get to cross the river themselves.

    • THREES wait at the edge until they are the center of attention. Then they wear their best and do attractive strokes.

    • FOURS use a variety of fancy styles and even do a water ballet.

    • FIVES never get into the river. They hide behind trees and take notes on what everybody else does.

    • SIXES stride into the water and do the traditional over-arm stroke.

    • SEVENS splash and dive and generally have a party, and it doesn't matter if they never cross the river.

    • EIGHTS march into the water and swim upstream - against the current.

    • NINES amble into the water and float downstream with the current.



    These humorous insights into the Enneagram types captures our nature when we are locked into the "box of personality."
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    Quote Originally Posted by VagrantFarce View Post
    SIXES stride into the water and do the traditional over-arm stroke.
    Well that's boring. Can't they do some joke on hydrophobia instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VagrantFarce View Post
    FOURS use a variety of fancy styles and even do a water ballet.
    Hmm... Not feeling this at all. There's nothing about stirring up emotions... I think they missed the mark on this one...
    "How can I be, all I want to be,
    When all I want to do is strip away these stilled constraints
    And crush this charade, shred this sad, masquerade"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGeq5v7L3WM

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    FOURS should write a poem about crossing the river, or something like that....
    Often a star was waiting for you to notice it. A wave rolled toward you out of the distant past, or as you walked under an open window, a violin yielded itself to your hearing. All this was mission. But could you accomplish it? (Rilke)

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    we could sit down and ponder the deeper meaning of why we are crossing the river, what it means, why cant we just be content with our life staying on this side of the river, how this reflects on or expresses the human condition, etc

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    It's all good here. Nine.


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    I'd go the Type 1 route actually.

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    • NINES amble into the water and float downstream with the current.
    Your kisses, sweeter than honey. But guess what, so is my money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    I'd go the Type 1 route actually.
    I could see myself going the four route or the nine. One is the smart way to go.

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    Route one's too boring!!

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