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    This is a good summary of the Instinctual Subtypes. Posted with permission of Katherine Chernick-Fauvre from Enneagram Explorations.


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    @highlander
    imo, it put too much emphasis on the 1-1 aspect of Sx instinct (which I associate more with Social last than Sx dom. Sp/Sx is generally more 1-1 than Sx/So) and not enough emphasis on the obsession, addiction, broadcasting and visceral drive.
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    This would make me sx over all. The sx sounds too much like 4 in general. The sp sounds more like 3-6-9 sp types.

    EDIT: The brief one-liners for each type is nice though. It still puts me pretty between sp & sx though. The only part that makes me more sp is the energy section. Probably because sp 4 is kind of "counter sp".
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    Wow, I'm surprised at how bland and general this seems after reading the (specific to type) instinct descriptions in Beatrice Chestnut's The Complete Enneagram. The differences are made so much more distinct, which allowed me to firmly settle on my auxiliary and blind-spot (which were not what I had expected). My Mom, who tends to be skeptical of anything that is negative, even found her Sp 2 description freakishly true. She said it covered the exact issues she came to terms with in therapy after my parents divorce. I do think there's some good basic info here, but I'd highly recommend the aforementioned book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by small.wonder View Post
    Wow, I'm surprised at how bland and general this seems after reading the (specific to type) instinct descriptions in Beatrice Chestnut's The Complete Enneagram. The differences are made so much more distinct, which allowed me to firmly settle on my auxiliary and blind-spot (which were not what I had expected). My Mom, who tends to be skeptical of anything that is negative, even found her Sp 2 description freakishly true. She said it covered the exact issues she came to terms with in therapy after my parents divorce. I do think there's some good basic info here, but I'd highly recommend the aforementioned book.
    Of course the detailed books are better but it's a one pager.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfboy View Post
    @highlander
    imo, it put too much emphasis on the 1-1 aspect of Sx instinct (which I associate more with Social last than Sx dom. Sp/Sx is generally more 1-1 than Sx/So) and not enough emphasis on the obsession, addiction, broadcasting and visceral drive.
    I currently type as sx/soc, though, and I relate to the 1-to-1. Anyway I don't do large masses or work rooms, that's for sure.

    Actually, if you get anything beyond the obsession part of the last sentence, my mind starts flashing the "not me" sign.

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