A facebook post made me think of this.
E1's are often labeled as the types that have a strong link to anger and anger suppression. One thing that is never really brought up though, is the relation to other peoples anger. As an E1, I find that when someone else is angry and they're showing it, my respect for them starts to go down pretty sharply. Even if it's justified I want to roll my eyes and say "suck it up". I'll find I either have no sympathy for them, or want to punish them in some regard for acting on it. It's an emotion that I seldom experience and have very good control over, and when it does come out it's quick and minimal in impact.
There is a distinction though, it's acting upon anger that I take much more issue with. In others it sort of boils down to "you should be able to control your anger, and if you can't, that is your fault and you should suffer the consequences". It also makes me realize that I have a stronger connection to anger than I think of (as I usually think of it as the one thing that doesn't fit quite right for me in regards to enneagram). I will think "anger is an emotion you do not act upon. Ever, under any circumstances. You simply don't. Do do so is wrong and makes you wrong." In an ironic twist, it sort of triggers my anger "How dare you be angry! I will make you stop!"
Do other E1's experience this type of response? What do other types think of this?
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