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    For curiosity's sake and to understand other 5s.

    How do you approach problems?

    How does point of stress (7) manifest for you?

    How does point of growth (8) manifest for you?

    What drains your energy the most?

    What do you find the most relaxing?

    How are you in social situations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glycerine View Post
    How do you approach problems?
    My instinct is definitely to deal with it on my own - I often have to remind myself that it's OK to ask other people for help (in the past, I've even preferred to "put up" with the problem then ask for help - not any of my proudest moments).

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    How does point of stress (7) manifest for you?
    I think this just results in over-thinking - distracting myself from dealing with something directly by just thinking more, and more, and more, and going around and around in circles not making any actual, genuine progress. When it comes to finally making a move, you just end up anxious and evasive.

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    How does point of growth (8) manifest for you?
    I'm here, I'm present, I'm emotionally expressive, and I'm acting on my instincts - instead of thinking, I'm acting, I'm moving.

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    What drains your energy the most?
    People who are trying to distract me from what I'm doing, when I have no interest in being distracted. Fuck. The. Hell. Off.

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    What do you find the most relaxing?
    Thinking! Reading, listening, watching, peace and quiet. I'm sitting still and out of sight, in my own private space.

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    How are you in social situations?
    Quiet, but receptive. If I'm not in a good mood, I likely won't even be there - for your sake and mine.
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    What he said. His answers fit me pretty well too.

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    How do you approach problems?

    As an intellectual challenge. I like solving problems on my own but I am prone to frustration when I have trouble coming up with a good solution.

    How does point of stress (7) manifest for you?

    Scatteredness, indecision, overwhelmed by options- so many choices yet not finding one that really satisfies me

    How does point of growth (8) manifest for you?

    Confidence, willingness to take charge, standing up for justice

    What drains your energy the most?

    Other people, lack of intellectual stimulation

    What do you find the most relaxing?

    Being alone with my own thoughts and free from expectations of others

    How are you in social situations?

    It varies. If I'm comfortable and the situation is a familar one and I'm comfortable with the people, I can do quite well and enjoy it. If its unfamilar situation with unfamilar people, discussing things I know nothing about and have no interest in, I am awkward and uncomfortable.
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    Thank you. I was just really curious after watching some videos on enneagram 5s and wanted some input on how several different fives react.

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    If I'm not a five I have a crazy strong wing so I'll go ahead and answer-

    How do you approach problems?

    I analyze like crazy then I research then I reach conclusions then I find flaws in my conclusions then I research some more. If it's a problem with a person I tend to propose my theory as to why this problem exists (if I consider our relationship worth fixing) and they look at me like I'm crazy. Then I withdraw and swear I won't offer my insights again.

    How does point of stress (7) manifest for you?

    Reading fifty enneagram books and getting nowhere. Making impulsive, irrational decisions.

    How does point of growth (8) manifest for you?

    Speaking my mind without caring about the consequences. Making phone calls I need to make. Connecting with my body- hikes, surfing, taking trips, having fun for the sake of fun.

    What drains your energy the most?

    Being at an extended family social gathering and having to listen to stupid conversations about the same ol, and not being able to read something or wander off while everyone blabs. Acting as a chaperone on my kids' school field trips, just all the kids constantly making noise and other parents I'm not fond of wanting to talk, the dumb rules, etc. Shopping. Bad music.

    What do you find the most relaxing?

    Going on a hike by myself and taking close up photos of things I find beautiful- insects, spider webs, moss on rocks. Playing guitar and singing. Reading. Sometimes intimacy. Listening to good music.

    How are you in social situations?

    Depends. If I'm relaxed and happy and it's with a person/a couple of people I like I enjoy it. If it's a concert of a band I like I love it, but then I'm not really talking, I'm enjoying the music. As I mentioned above, the other kind of social situations are awful, to be avoided, although alcohol can help.

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    Glycerine is not an enneagram 5.

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    OK thanks. Type me, then.

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    ISTP 8w7 sp/sx

    I'm just being a dick.

    Anyway, 5s are the true investigators of this amazing world, discovering and uncovering the grand hidden treasures of the globe.

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    hahaha that's the extreme opposite.

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