Is it just me or do a large amount of Enneagream profiles assume that everyone is an INFP? More directly, every profile seems to assume that each and every personality type is focused around being loved by others. I could never take the typology system seriously after reading this gem about the intellectual Type Fives:
So, apparently even Type Fives, who would generally fall into the research scientist and engineering fields, are not compelled by any form of intellectual curiosity but by a need to simply impress others with their knowledge. The same can also be said for Type Threes, the goal oriented type, whose primary motivation is also to be liked by other people. This brings into questions where people who just want to succeed in life in order to become “the very best”, to challenge themselves, or simply to become rich and have copious sex with many women while living on a tropical island fall into regard to a motivation for success. It’s almost as if the people came up with the system were really unhealthy Feelers who couldn’t conceive of the idea that not everyone is as super duper sensitive as they are or that people think in a different fashion than they do. Hey, wait a second, that’s exactly what it seems like!Fives spend a lot of time observing and contemplating—listening to the sounds of wind or of a synthesizer, or taking notes on the activities in an anthill in their back yard. As they immerse themselves in their observations, they begin to internalize their knowledge and gain a feeling of self-confidence. They can then go out and play a piece on the synthesizer or tell people what they know about ants.
Got it. So the reason that the Enneagream can’t be said to have been conceived in a vision is because Mr. Ichazo thought about it for a long time. Just like every conceivable religious doctrine or series of New Agey beliefs. I’m pretty sure the UFO abductees have done some reflection of their own but that still doesn’t change the fact that the entire system was conceived over dubious means and a cup of bs.I did not receive this material from any archangel or entity whatsoever, ... it was the fruit of a long, careful, and dedicated study of the human psyche and the main problems of philosophy and theology....after working years with the enneagrams, I could visualize them in the same form that is observed in tantric visualizations that become more vivid and clear than anything that we can perceive with our ordinary senses.