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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    I think Enneagram wings are a bit silly.
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    I do take wings seriously though, but I can identify with 3 and 9 WAY more than 6 or 4. 4 is the emotional side that i hide from even myself sometimes, and 6 is a nagging worried voice in the back of my head, but 3 and 9 are a lot more part of me.
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    Oh, I see, you're too good for them, mmmh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    I think Enneagram wings are a bit silly.
    I wholeheartedly agree. However I also think that the Enneagram is rather silly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    I think Enneagram wings are a bit silly.

    I believe they are necessary to 'accurately' give someone insight into their personality. To stick to one Enneagram type would be like saying I am 'Ne-dom' and then not identifying anything further, such as the distinction between ENFP and ENTP.

    I have oft thought tri-type theory to be silly, but in the context I have just provided, it almost might make sense... hm.


    Quote Originally Posted by Savage Idealist View Post
    I wholeheartedly agree. However I also think that the Enneagram is rather silly.

    So is MBTI, and tarot cards, and psychology in general.


    Yet it helps many.

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    I waver between thinking Enneagram is way too silly and wishy-washy to be at all realistic, and thinking it's pretty useful and fantastic. It has certainly helped me pinpoint some things. But I kind of agree about the wings. I don't identify heavily with either 6w5 or 6w7 (started a thread about this recently!) so I've sort of concluded that either it doesn't mean much, or I have fairly balanced wings.

    I really think tri-type is silly though. It's the ultimate way to fudge your type.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen View Post
    That's because they are. It's an adaptation. But enneagram is silly to start with, because we're all human beings. Then you're breaking us down into nine categories, this breaks each of those into two more, then you have further spinoffs like tritypes and unconventional wings (2w9, etc). It's all ways of describing the natural human variations within the nine types even further.

    I enjoy wings and tritypes and instinctual variants because it feels like a game. And I love to categorize things. I'm a sortin' fool. And I'm sorta a fool, too.
    Ditto this entire post.

    To be fair to the wings, all theoretical systems of categorization are ultimately arbitrary. Numbers are arbitrary. The alphabet is arbitrary. As far as I'm concerned, if you find the system useful, keep using it. If you don't, either change it or abandon it.

    Personally, I find 6w7 a good identifier because I tend to overcommit (6) and then flee (7). Or to get really excited about an idea (7) and then start questioning it (6). Or to begin by rejecting an outside idea (6) and then finding it solid and wholeheartedly embracing it (7). And just overanalysis in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasofy View Post
    It's kinda like this:

    A 3 who is more charming than emo = 3w2
    A 3 who is more emo than charming = 3w4

    A 5 who is a bit emo = 5w4
    A 5 who is a hyper rational = 5w6

    A 7 who thinks he's a badass = 7w8
    A 7 who gets along with everyone = 7w6

    It doesn't get much deeper than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen View Post
    That's because they are. It's an adaptation. But enneagram is silly to start with, because we're all human beings. Then you're breaking us down into nine categories, this breaks each of those into two more, then you have further spinoffs like tritypes and unconventional wings (2w9, etc). It's all ways of describing the natural human variations within the nine types even further.
    I think it would be fairer to say that it breaks us down into 9 archetypes. Ultimately the diagrammatic representation of the enneagram is a circle on which you can make your mark (currently) anywhere on its circumference. What it isn't is 9 separate sectors. It's weakness isn't the 9 archetypes but the assumption that there is a gradation of personality right around the circumference of the circle. What I believe is that someone brighter than me needs to evaluate what's really in the inside of the circle given that its very centre must represent the most rounded personality possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jontherobot View Post
    So is MBTI, and tarot cards, and psychology in general.


    Yet it helps many.
    Perhaps. Or perhaps psychology needs to find itself a new direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage Idealist View Post
    Perhaps. Or perhaps psychology needs to find itself a new direction.

    Perhaps. I do not know what. Do you have any ideas?

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