I've been doing a lot of study on how the anxiety of the Type 5 plays out with the introverted perceiving functions.
I use Ni, so that's the one I'm familiar with.
Those of you 5s who have Si in your functions, how does your anxiety manifest?
How does Si combine with your judging functions? Are you introverted or extroverted?
If you have an extroverted judging function, how different are you from the paragraph below?
(From Riso's "using the enneagram for self-discovery")
The basis of their orientation to the world is thinking; personality type 5 corresponds to Jung's introverted thinking type:
Introverted thinking is primarily oriented by the subjective factor...It does not lead from concrete experience back again to the object, but always to the subjective content. External facts are not the aim and origin of this thinking, though the introvert would often like to make his thinking appear so. It begins with the subject and leads back to the subject, far though it may range into the realm of actual reality...Facts are collected as evidence for a theory, never for their own sake. (C.G. Jung)
Although they correspond to Jung's introverted thinking type, Fives are perhaps more precisely characterized as a subjective thinking type because the aim of their thought is not introverted (that is, directed toward themselves); rather, it is directed outward toward the environment, which Fives want to understand for defensive purposes. The impetus for their thinking comes, as Jung says, from "the subjective factor," from their need to know about what lies outside themselves, as well as from their anxiety when they do not understand the environment. This is why thinking is the method Fives use to both to fit into the world, and paradoxically, to defend themselves against it.
One of the results of the way Fives think is that even healthy Fives are not very deeply rooted in experience. They are the type of people who get a great deal of intellectual mileage out of very little experience because they always find something of significance where others see little or nothing. This may lead to great discoveries. However, when they stop observing the world and focus their attention on their interpretations of it, Fives begin to lose touch with reality. Instead of keeping an open mind while they observe the world, they become too involved with their own thoughts. Whatever does not agree with their ideas is simply not perceived or is rejected, which serious consequences for themselves.
**disclaimer...there's a pack of 6 yr old boys having a sleepover at my house. if this is disjointed and hard to make sense of, it's because of all the explosion/machine gun/sword noises.