This is a preliminary investigation into some of my own personal thoughts. I don't usually throw stuff that's not concluded at least partially out into the world. But I am interested in grokking it out here.
I was thinking about the enneagram, and typology, and how I like how the both of them overlap and fit together. In particular, tritype layered over typology comes as close as anything to loosely categorize how people "feel" to me. I especially like how enneagram attempts to explain how we are shaped as children. Some of the ingredients were already there to create the recipe but ultimately from that I was "made" into a 9 and can point to specifics on that one.
Even all of you folks on the forum, people I have never personally met, you all "feel" a certain way to me and I sort you all into broadly-based buckets, based on those feelings. But how many buckets are there? How many buckets have I personally got all lined up? I've never examined that about myself.
So that got me thinking overall about how many types of people I think there are in the world.
At this moment, without deep analysis, I would say, ball-parking it, about 75 broad types of people to me based on how they "feel". Maybe as many as 100, but I don't think there's more than that in my mind ... Then, there are additional factors that come into play as well. Two people who "feel" similar to me can be differentiated (for example) on when they were born. There's a generational aspect to how we are shaped, large context style, that adds texture. Then all of the individual nuances come into play: gender, culture, upbringing, family structure and so on and so on increasing the number of sub-buckets further.
Add experiential context and whoa, it gets really complicated.
Any thoughts on this? Realizing I have made this kind of personal typology up in my own mind, but not really dissected the "how", makes me wish to put some parameters around it, explore what makes this some kind of system in my head.
As I mentioned, what got me thinking about and it and what appeals to me about enneagram plus typology is how it starts to label some of those buckets I seem to have made ... lends words to things that have been pretty nameless to me.
Do any of you do this too? Think of people in this way?
I should add, I see everyone as unique, but you all form a kind of tree-diagram in me.