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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Qwan View Post
    There are some expiriences I feel cheated out of that I feel I should have gotten but the Jehovah's Wittnesses took from me...

    Have you ever communicated with the member @Qlip ? I honestly can't say for certain in this moment... but I believe he may have had a similar experience growing-up with the same religion. If I'm wrong he will have to forgive me. But it may be worth your time to reach-out to him as he may have some coping suggestions. He may in fact be a valuable resource for you.



    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Qwan View Post
    Thank you, @Starry , narcissism makes sense now. When I spoke of ''test'' I wasn't speaking of a supernatural test, but rather the ''test'' of reaching my many goals without a safety-net to catch me if I fall. I know one bad choice could land me in the gutter somewhere or in the grave.
    The question now is how to sober up and see reality as it really is and be sure I'm not distorting it.

    Honestly, I didn't have a problem with the notion of being 'tested.' I am of the opinion we are all being tested every moment of every day. The issue I took with those first two verses was the suggestion that this was not a strength and stamina building test...but rather a test that has 'right answers' and 'wrong answers.' And getting something wrong would automatically lead to heartache and pain (and now I see above the inclusion of death as well.)

    How many times do you suppose it has happened in this world that an individual's "right answer" has lead to pain...even death? While what was believed to have been a bad choice for someone to have made... turned into something very, very positive for the person?

    Are there some choices and opportunities that will make more sense? That will possess a higher probability of leading you to brighter horizons? Sure. But you aren't going to be able to see these things clearly if you continue to cloud and obscure reality by creating false "truths" and prejudices prior to it being necessary.

    I mean, if we're talking about drunk-driving or running cocaine across the border or swallowing knives...to say "one bad choice" makes sense. But in light of what you're talking about how realistic is that statement really? Because I see that fixated prejudgment as doing more harm than good. How do you think you will get to where you're wanting to go if operating under the assumption that one wrong choice and it's highly likely to be all over?

    I am telling you...if you truly want to have what it takes to achieve your goals...you need to detach. You need to get sober. You need to let go of this grandiose-fixated-magical-dramatic understanding of you and your life and how the world is. The healthy, wise e7 does not embellish first...and then try to figure out what the hell's going on. <-Trust me when I tell you that if something is gonna lead to the gutter...it will be doing just that.




    The healthy, wise e7 accepts reality first...and then honors and appreciates that gift...and embellishes some if need be.

    ^I had temporarily forgotten about the haiku that appears in my signature. This haiku, having been written by the 17th century Japanese samurai Mizuta Masahide, embodies the wisdom of 7 like nothing I have ever encountered in just a few simple words. Here you can see precisely what needs to be done to live in 7s wisdom... acceptance of reality>gratitude. This is what 7 offers to the world. This is 7s secret to living a beautiful Life.


    Barn's burnt down.
    Now
    I can see the moon.
    Walk first through the fire.


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    I forgot there were so many other responses I wanted to make in this thread...


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    Very lovely. I like it
    And I like you Mr. tinker. It's always a pleasure to encounter you on this site



    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    It's a nice quote which should be easy to relate to, but right now it could not resonate less with me.

    Also, that font is pretty painful. :P

    I know exactly what you are talking about and yet I don't understand it haha. I think Sophia was calling the script/language Elvish er Elfish? Something like that. Basically, whatever creatures from the Lord of the Rings communicate in. It looks this way on one of my computers...but on a tablet and phone...English. So weird.



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    I love this thread and the people in it.






    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyyukon View Post
    Just occured to me that someone thought I wrote what was in red. NOPE I'm not even close to that good.
    johnny - I just wanted to make clear in case it was not... I completely understood that what had been presented in red type was not your own... and still made that comment about you becoming a writer. <-I wanted you to know that.

    To me writing isn't only about how you string words and subsequently sentences, paragraphs and pages together...
    Writing is just as much what you choose to say...and I see a lot of power and impact in what you choose to say. Basically, I meant every word I said




    Quote Originally Posted by The Great One View Post
    I actually like their sexual 7 description in comparison to Naranjo's. Naranjo makes every sexual 7 look like some time of Ariel from Little Mermaid, when in fact, I know this isn't true. I do believe that many Sx/sp 7's are like this, but I don't know of many sx/so 7's that are like this.


    Great One...do you have a sexual 7 description...or what are you talking about here? Ariel from the Little Mermaid...while an apparent ENFP favorite... scares me a little bit. She makes me uncomfortable. (For those that must know...I see myself as 3/4 Peter Pan and 1/4 Wendy.)

    Anyway, if you have a non-Ariel sexual 7 description I would love to see it. Thanks so much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starry View Post
    Have you ever communicated with the member @Qlip ? I honestly can't say for certain in this moment... but I believe he may have had a similar experience growing-up with the same religion. If I'm wrong he will have to forgive me. But it may be worth your time to reach-out to him as he may have some coping suggestions. He may in fact be a valuable resource for you.








    Honestly, I didn't have a problem with the notion of being 'tested.' I am of the opinion we are all being tested every moment of every day. The issue I took with those first two verses was the suggestion that this was not a strength and stamina building test...but rather a test that has 'right answers' and 'wrong answers.' And getting something wrong would automatically lead to heartache and pain (and now I see above the inclusion of death as well.)

    How many times do you suppose it has happened in this world that an individual's "right answer" has lead to pain...even death? While what was believed to have been a bad choice for someone to have made... turned into something very, very positive for the person?

    Are there some choices and opportunities that will make more sense? That will possess a higher probability of leading you to brighter horizons? Sure. But you aren't going to be able to see these things clearly if you continue to cloud and obscure reality by creating false "truths" and prejudices prior to it being necessary.

    I mean, if we're talking about drunk-driving or running cocaine across the border or swallowing knives...to say "one bad choice" makes sense. But in light of what you're talking about how realistic is that statement really? Because I see that fixated prejudgment as doing more harm than good. How do you think you will get to where you're wanting to go if operating under the assumption that one wrong choice and it's highly likely to be all over?

    I am telling you...if you truly want to have what it takes to achieve your goals...you need to detach. You need to get sober. You need to let go of this grandiose-fixated-magical-dramatic understanding of you and your life and how the world is. The healthy, wise e7 does not embellish first...and then try to figure out what the hell's going on. <-Trust me when I tell you that if something is gonna lead to the gutter...it will be doing just that.




    The healthy, wise e7 accepts reality first...and then honors and appreciates that gift...and embellishes some if need be.

    ^I had temporarily forgotten about the haiku that appears in my signature. This haiku, having been written by the 17th century Japanese samurai Mizuta Masahide, embodies the wisdom of 7 like nothing I have ever encountered in just a few simple words. Here you can see precisely what needs to be done to live in 7s wisdom... acceptance of reality>gratitude. This is what 7 offers to the world. This is 7s secret to living a beautiful Life.


    Barn's burnt down.
    Now
    I can see the moon.
    I think I see what is going down. I will need more coaching, though...
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    I say this as a reminder to myself, but this goes for everyone:

    You can achieve anything you set your mind to, and you are limited only by how dedicated you are to succeed!

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    I don't know if i'm a 4w3 or a 7w8...I don't even know if they're even close in comparison or if i'm just inept
    it's really tedious and annoying me
    "I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."
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    Quote Originally Posted by labyrinth_perhaps View Post
    I don't know if i'm a 4w3 or a 7w8...I don't even know if they're even close in comparison or if i'm just inept
    it's really tedious and annoying me

    I would have pegged you as the classic ENFP 7w6 so/sx ...but let me think on it sweetie and get back to you. Either way it's nice to have you here.
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    that was such a brilliant and thoughtfulpost miss starry pants. such a beautiful creature you for putting so much of yourself into that.
    There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.
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    @Starry

    I like you so much that I literally hand typed this description straight from "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" book. This is the description from that book for the sexual 7, word for word....

    The sexual instinct in the Seven

    The Neophile. In the average range, Sexual Sevens are constantly looking for something new and beyond the ordinary: like Fours, they tend to reject the mundane. In all of their activities and interactions, they want to experience the intense charge of being alive. They see life through heightened imagination, idealizing themselves, their relationships, and reality. They often have wide-ranging curiosity and interests and are fascinate by new ideas and topics they see as being on the cutting edge. Sexual sevens are magnetized by people whom they find interesting or refreshing. When the radar of their sexual instinct locks onto such a person, they do not hesitate to approach the person with charm and genuine interest. They feel temporarily dazzled and hypnotized by the object of their curiosity and may induce similar feelings in others. Sexual sevens enjoy the excitement of fantasizing about future adventures and shared interests with the new person. They love wild ideas, wit, and humor-their minds move very quickly but this can also cause restlessness between their selves and their relationships.

    Less healthy sexual sevens can become fickle- both with their interests and with their affections. They fear commitment, preferring the intense feelings of infatuation that occur in the earliest stages of a relationship (They love falling in love). They revel in romance and in the process of mutual discovery, but as soon as the feelings become familiar, they are ready to explore other possibilities. Similarly, restlessness causes them to lack discernment. They may get involved in faddish or sensational ideas in glitzy packaging that are little more than a temporary distractions. Disappointment soon follows.

    In the unhealthy range, sexual sevens become even more reckless in their pursuit of charged excitement. They may involve themselves in crazy schemes and unrealistic or dangerous love affairs. They become thrill-seekers, looking for more and more extraordinary sources of entertainment while being less and less affected by any of it. They become hardened and dissipated from living on the edge, often burning out or damaging themselves in some permanent way from their excesses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great One View Post
    @Starry

    I like you so much that I literally hand typed this description straight from "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" book. This is the description from that book for the sexual 7, word for word....

    It was when you noticed how I was distancing myself from Ariel wasn't it...?

    Great One, I really, really appreciate this. I know I will have more to say on it... but didn't want anymore time to go by prior to thanking you so very much. You are truly Great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady_X View Post
    that was such a brilliant and thoughtfulpost miss starry pants. such a beautiful creature you for putting so much of yourself into that.
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    hmmmm I don’t think I would call this wisdom exactly, but it is something I was thinking about today. I was listening to The Foo Fighters MIA; when it got to this verse:

    Getting lost in you again is better than being numb
    Counting every minute till the feeling comes crashing down
    Run when it hits the ground, I'm good at escaping
    But better at flaking out


    It struck me that while Sevens often get slack for running away from relationships. Versus the ones in my life who are far more prone to running into relationships. Essentially using it as a form of escapism.
    Now, therefore, lead on where you would have us go, and we will follow with right goodwill; you shall not find us fail you in so far as our strength holds out, but no man can do more than in him lies, no matter how willing he may be.

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