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    Default Do you move towards your wing in stressful situations?

    The reason I'm asking is that after moving to university last week, I started acting totally 9-I felt disconnected from everythnig and my usual tough independent exterior pretty much vanished. Because I didn't have any kind of deep connection to anyone in the vicinity of my university I felt like I would somehow drop off the face of the earth every time I walked anywhere by myself and somehow it didn't seem to matter to me how much connection I had with people miles away; I felt disconnected from everything. I read that the 9's basic fear is to be separated and isolated from everyone and of annihilation and that was exactly how I felt-annihilated. I even cried started crying, which is really weird because since I was about 12 i've only ever cried from anger, not sadness. I seemed to become a different person-e.g. I've always been pretty much in control of myself when it comes to alcohol, which I associate with being an 8 because of the 8's desire for control and coming across as tough but suddenly a drop of malibu would make me drunk. I started wondering if I'd misdiognosed my enneagram type.

    However since lessons have started I've gone back to my old self more or less-because I remembered why I actually came here and felt like part of the Classics student body and so connected to something. I'm now behaving like an 8 again.

    So i was wondering if the stress of moving to uni-and maybe the awareness that I needed to make connections-caused my wing to take over-maybe trying to protect my dominant preference? Does anyone have any similar experiences?

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    I'm a 5w6 and under stress, I do see more of the type 6 coming out. I get more fearful and anxious and imagine lots of worst case scenarios. Sometimes I become hypervigilant.
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    I find I move towards my wings in stressful situations, yes; mainly for my gut center.

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    it's a combination of 9w1-esque "cocooning", being more tense and rigid and critical...so I guess perhaps.
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    Cool thanks.
    My best friend who I think is 1w9 knew exactly what I meant when I talked about feeling disconnected too, so I think moving to university really might trigger your wing...

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    I have acted pretty 4-like at times in the past.

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    When I moved away from home for the first time I found myself acting like my disintegrated types. Four disintegrates to 2 under stress, and my 5 wing to 7. I was really surprised by that as I never identified with those two types at all.
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    I don't have a wing

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