Hey Halla, we had a freakishly similar upbringing based on what you've written: the Southern Baptist influence, the authoritarian EXTJ parent, military family, Germans, we've got lots of Germans:,etc....In any case, I have no clue what Enneagram type I am. I consistently get 7w8, 3, or 4, and relate most to sx/so. You might be onto something.
Originally Posted by Lady X
totally this.. yep
Originally Posted by Pettycure
Uh...er...me too. ^.^ ESTJ German mother, military father, except replace Southern Baptist with Mormon.
ESTP 8w7 sx/so.
Originally Posted by Synarch
Raised Southern Baptist (anyone really surprised?), though I never believed. My father was a police officer. ESFJ.
Originally Posted by Tiltyred
Navy brat, moved constantly, both parents Southern Baptist.
Sounds like cool shit happens when you've got an authoritarian upbringing and some religious confusion to drop onto it! Muhahahaaaa!!!
I think I must be sp/sx because this totally sounds like me:
"These people often have an earthy, mysterious quality to them. They are quietly intense, but to others may seem oblivious to the greater social world around them, instead favoring personal interests. They are slow to commit, but once they do it is with an attitude of life commitment, to the establishment of an impermeable bond. Others can be taken aback by how suddenly and completely this type can lock into them, and by the depth of understanding of the other's condition. They attach to others at an organic, root level, in contrast to the other subvariant's surface formality. Somewhat hesitant to enter new relationships, they instead preserve the select few enduring bonds they carefully form along the way. The sanctuary of home is of paramount concern, and this type takes particular delight in decorating their spaces to reflect their cherished sense of taste and depth. Depth and discrimination characterize this stacking."
I do notice that I experience a pull towards certain people who I find charismatic, though probably not to the degree that sx dominants experience this phenomenon.