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    Default What can we gain from Instinct Variants?

    What can we gain from learning our instinctual variants? What is it's importance and implications?
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    Omg I've just recently decided it is one of the most important things when it comes to understanding someone. Especially super intimately like a significant other. No where is it more important to have your basic needs accepted and met IMO.

    And not being aware of it can cause so many miscommunications and hurt feelings.
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    Instinctual Variants are best paired with the E-type IMO.

    An example being an Self Preservational 1 which is mostly about fixing wrongs in this world, and a Sexual 2 which is about seducing their partners by being as desirable as possible.

    Look up Naranjo's subtypes, I find them to be interesting myself.

    Or use this link I forgot then found again. http://personalitycafe.com/enneagram...ra-maitri.html
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    Energy regulation and improved decision-making, for starters. Gives the individual boosted incentive to act decisively because they recognize the rhythm in the surf.

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    It can be useful to know what needs you need quenched in order to function properly - and how those same needs are not of vital importance to someone else's who might have needs you consider trivial. Understanding that what is trivial to you is not trivial to others is a huge part of bridging conflict, misunderstandings and frustrations between two people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady X View Post
    Omg I've just recently decided it is one of the most important things when it comes to understanding someone. Especially super intimately like a significant other. No where is it more important to have your basic needs accepted and met IMO.

    And not being aware of it can cause so many miscommunications and hurt feelings.
    Yes, exactly. It's sort of akin to a Maslow hierarchy. Once you understand what imperatives a person must fulfill, it's much easier to empathize with them and to interpret their behavior for its real intentions.

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    Thanks guys.

    I feel like I understand MBTI backwards and forwards, but never got as into the enneagram and instincts. I feel like I should be reading all about it now.
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    I thought it effects largely how we interact with people and how we look to give things to the group, or simply to ourselves. Sexual also I thought can add a more mystical and radical element, whereas social and self-pres are more about the boring old real world, self-pres even more so, but hey, at least the socials aren't scared of everything and can give epic presentations, even if they're a bit too diplomatic or holistic rather than extreme and crazy.

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    A little bit of self knowledge and it helps to know where people around you are coming from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poimandres View Post
    I thought it effects largely how we interact with people and how we look to give things to the group, or simply to ourselves. Sexual also I thought can add a more mystical and radical element, whereas social and self-pres are more about the boring old real world, self-pres even more so, but hey, at least the socials aren't scared of everything and can give epic presentations, even if they're a bit too diplomatic or holistic rather than extreme and crazy.
    respectfully, I suggest you read up a bit more, cuz most of this is off.
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