User Tag List

12311 Last

Results 1 to 10 of 164

  1. #1
    Permabanned
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    MBTI
    ESTP
    Enneagram
    8w7
    Posts
    2,319

    Default Why is there so much bullshit out there about enneagram 8's? (Rant)

    What is with all these fake experts on enneagram who tell enneagram 8's they are actually counterphobic 6's? Why do I feel like when I tell people online that I'm an enneagram 8, there is this sudden rush for everyone to tell me that I'm not? How come the only time I've had a healthy enneagram 8 discussion of our weaknesses and lack of self awareness was when I found a secret forum of just 8's who talk about such things?

    Why did I get banned from personality cafe for arguing with people over my type?

    [hostile comments removed]

    Since when is another person's enneagram type someone else's business other than their own?

    Why do people on personalitycafe and the16types.info tell enneagram 8's that their 8 traits of self forgetfulness are actually counterphobic 6 traits of self doubt?

    What the fuck is going on? Why do I have people following me across the internet challenging me and telling me I'm less than what I am? Why does my ENFJ friend constantly try to convince me I'm a weak and dependant person?

    How come so many enneagram 8's across the internet know exactly what I'm talking about?

    [comments related to other forum removed]

    It is absolutely frustrating to me that I have to be invited to a secret group on facebook in order to have healthy enneagram 8 discussions. Its is absolutely frustrating to me that everyone on the internet other than 8's themselves seem to think we are these walking gods among mortals. its is absolutely frustrating to me that the only people on the internet who seem to know everything about 8's,

    ARE NOT 8'S THEMSELVES
    Last edited by highlander; 11-11-2013 at 12:09 AM.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    1,153

    Default

    The answer is....personalitycafe. I like the site for its own sake but it is a macabre orgy of mistypes, misidentification and misinformation. Go into any one of the IN forums there. They're seriously like wading through rivers of effluence. There are mistypes in every orifice and in turn they are using each other as benchmarks of "the typical xyz" and from there criticising others who do not fit the mould. It is unfortunate that some start to become immune to the possibility of being mistypes themselves. Heck two of the mods there were mistyped for a long time (though I personally think they're cool and that alone doesn't bother me very much).

    An analogy I would use would be bee hives where the inhabitants start making bizarre buzzing noises. The noise is a result of a non fatal illness and it spreads through the hive and neighbouring ones. Later on some chump comes along and believes that because all the bees are utilising a retarded buzz that this is typical behaviour and classifies it as such without stopping to ask whether there is actually something wrong with all the bees.

    My advice mate would be to ask them where they got their information from. Citations and sources please!
    Likes Hawthorne liked this post

  3. #3
    Permabanned
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    MBTI
    ESTP
    Enneagram
    8w7
    Posts
    2,319

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Standuble View Post
    The answer is....personalitycafe. I like the site for its own sake but it is a macabre orgy of mistypes, misidentification and misinformation. Go into any one of the IN forums there. They're seriously like wading through rivers of effluence. There are mistypes in every orifice and in turn they are using each other as benchmarks of "the typical xyz" and from there criticising others who do not fit the mould. It is unfortunate that some start to become immune to the possibility of being mistypes themselves. Heck two of the mods there were mistyped for a long time (though I personally think they're cool and that alone doesn't bother me very much).

    An analogy I would use would be bee hives where the inhabitants start making bizarre buzzing noises. The noise is a result of a non fatal illness and it spreads through the hive and neighbouring ones. Later on some chump comes along and believes that because all the bees are utilising a retarded buzz that this is typical behaviour and classifies it as such without stopping to ask whether there is actually something wrong with all the bees.

    My advice mate would be to ask them where they got their information from. Citations and sources please!
    TELL ME ABOUT IT!

    I feel like a crazy person.

    So cray.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    1,153

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Arendee View Post
    TELL ME ABOUT IT!

    I feel like a crazy person.
    I think what you should do would be to make some duplicate or sock puppet accounts for Personalitycafe and then post long rants on the various forums there. I would suggest writing them all out in Microsoft Word so you can go on a blitzkrieg before they can even register they are under attack. From what I understand they can't delete threads over there, they can only lock them. If they remain on the site indefinitely then I'm sure it will teach those wet behind the ears mongrels a thing or two.

  5. #5
    Permabanned
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    MBTI
    ESTP
    Enneagram
    8w7
    Posts
    2,319

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Standuble View Post
    I think what you should do would be to make some duplicate or sock puppet accounts for Personalitycafe and then post long rants on the various forums there. I would suggest writing them all out in Microsoft Word so you can go on a blitzkrieg before they can even register they are under attack. From what I understand they can't delete threads over there, they can only lock them. If they remain on the site indefinitely then I'm sure it will teach those wet behind the ears mongrels a thing or two.
    Sounds like fun, But ultimately sounds juvenile.

    nice try

  6. #6
    Blind Guardian Haven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    MBTI
    ESFJ
    Enneagram
    2w3 so/sp
    Socionics
    ESFj Ti
    Posts
    1,076

    Default

    Join the club of misunderstood types, we got some 2s and 3s in here already, could use a few 8s.
    {The Diplomat}
    Slytherpuff
    s|L|OAx
    Meow.

  7. #7
    Senior Member ceecee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Enneagram
    8w9
    Posts
    9,708

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Arendee View Post
    What is with all these fake experts on enneagram who tell enneagram 8's they are actually counterphobic 6's? Why do I feel like when I tell people online that I'm an enneagram 8, there is this sudden rush for everyone to tell me that I'm not? How come the only time I've had a healthy enneagram 8 discussion of our weaknesses and lack of self awareness was when I found a secret forum of just 8's who talk about such things?

    Why did I get banned from personality cafe for arguing with people over my type?

    How come people like @Elfboy and that entp fucker act like they know what the fuck they are talking about when in fact its all complete horse shit? how come on personality cafe there is a clique of idiots who swarm 8's and tell them they are not what they think they are?

    Since when is another person's enneagram type someone else's business other than their own?

    Why do people on personalitycafe and the16types.info tell enneagram 8's that their 8 traits of self forgetfulness are actually counterphobic 6 traits of self doubt?

    What the fuck is going on? Why do I have people following me across the internet challenging me and telling me I'm less than what I am? Why does my ENFJ friend constantly try to convince me I'm a weak and dependant person?

    How come so many enneagram 8's across the internet know exactly what I'm talking about?

    This is bullshit, apparently my youtube subscribers are getting banned on personalitycafe for posting my videos. They also have my name blocked out on the website.

    It is absolutely frustrating to me that I have to be invited to a secret group on facebook in order to have healthy enneagram 8 discussions. Its is absolutely frustrating to me that everyone on the internet other than 8's themselves seem to think we are these walking gods among mortals. its is absolutely frustrating to me that the only people on the internet who seem to know everything about 8's,

    ARE NOT 8'S THEMSELVES
    A real 8 wouldn't give a shit about any of this ^^.
    I like to rock n' roll all night and *part* of every day. I usually have errands... I can only rock from like 1-3.
    Likes ElleG liked this post

  8. #8
    Permabanned
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    MBTI
    ESTP
    Enneagram
    8w7
    Posts
    2,319

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ceecee View Post
    A real 8 wouldn't give a shit about any of this ^^.
    trololol

  9. #9
    Senior Member PimpinMcBoltage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Enneagram
    8
    Posts
    157

    Default

    Yeah just let the haters hate. Who cares?

    This is sort of passive aggressive.
    Phelgmatic-Jewish-Communist-Islamic-Transethnic-Asexual-National Socialist

  10. #10
    Certified Sausage Smoker Elfboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    MBTI
    ENFP
    Enneagram
    5w4 sx/sp
    Socionics
    SLI None
    Posts
    9,635

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Arendee View Post
    What is with all these fake experts on enneagram who tell enneagram 8's they are actually counterphobic 6's? Why do I feel like when I tell people online that I'm an enneagram 8, there is this sudden rush for everyone to tell me that I'm not? How come the only time I've had a healthy enneagram 8 discussion of our weaknesses and lack of self awareness was when I found a secret forum of just 8's who talk about such things?
    Why did I get banned from personality cafe for arguing with people over my type?
    you got banned for harassing members and making fake accounts (for the sake of proving you were an 8), not debating people about what is/is not a type 8.

    [hostility removed]

    I will agree there are some rude people who like to harass people about their type, but there is a difference between this and simply suggesting that someone is mistyped.

    Since when is another person's enneagram type someone else's business other than their own?
    when they are spreading around misinformation about the type, it is certainly other people's business. also, your type is not some rape incident that is too private to be discussed. people question my type all the time (most people here think I'm either 3w4 or 7w8), but the only time this bothers me is when they are disrespectful about it. speaking for myself, I'd much rather save the butthurt for the bedroom

    Why do people on personalitycafe and the16types.info tell enneagram 8's that their 8 traits of self forgetfulness are actually counterphobic 6 traits of self doubt?
    1) because, many times, they are. granted, I will agree that the witch hunting is quite excessive sometimes (especially on typewatch. cuz dayum)
    2) 8s are not self forgetting unless they have a strong 9 wing. being self forgetting is more of a 9, 2 or Sp last thing.

    What the fuck is going on? Why do I have people following me across the internet challenging me and telling me I'm less than what I am?
    you don't. you simply have a provocative communication style (you're a core reactive type, a Beta extrovert and an Sx dom, this is to be expected)

    Why does my ENFJ friend constantly try to convince me I'm a weak and dependant person?
    for reasons unrelated to this forum.

    How come so many enneagram 8's across the internet know exactly what I'm talking about?
    do they?

    It is absolutely frustrating to me that I have to be invited to a secret group on facebook in order to have healthy enneagram 8 discussions. Its is absolutely frustrating to me that everyone on the internet other than 8's themselves seem to think we are these walking gods among mortals.
    this is true sometimes, but you are also projecting. many people type at 8 because they see them as much more ideal than they actually are. this is why I make sure to note the less appealing aspects of 8 (sadism, impulsivity, antisocial tendencies etc) when describing them.

    its is absolutely frustrating to me that the only people on the internet who seem to know everything about 8's,
    ARE NOT 8'S THEMSELVES
    what type they are is irrelevant. any type can gain an understanding of the Enneagram
    Last edited by highlander; 11-11-2013 at 12:12 AM.
    ENFP: We put the Fi in Fire
    ENFP
    5w4>1w9>2w1 Sx/Sp
    SEE-Fi
    Papa Bear
    Motivation: Dark Worker
    Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
    Chibi Seme
    MTG Color: black/red
    Male Archtype: King/Lover
    Sunburst!
    "You are a gay version of Gambit" Speed Gavroche
    "I wish that I could be affected by any hate, but I can't, cuz I just get affected by the bank" Chamillionaire

Similar Threads

  1. Why is there hatred in the world?
    By danseen in forum The Bonfire
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 11-21-2013, 06:07 AM
  2. Why is there opposition to women in combat roles?
    By Survive & Stay Free in forum Politics, History, and Current Events
    Replies: 55
    Last Post: 02-03-2013, 11:43 AM
  3. Why is there no telephone art?
    By Mole in forum Arts & Entertainment
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-03-2010, 01:50 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO