Looks like an interesting movie though.
@Sanjuro Sorry I've been away. I've sent you a reply to your PM with the book link
...EDIT: of course my words may sound a bit harsh here. Don't take it the wrong way I'm sure those practitioners do have a lot of useful experience.
What do you mean by "underlying sense of my relation to the world"? Can you elaborate a bit? Thanks.Those behaviors had more to do with my underlying sense of my relation to the world. I've always been obviously Ne-dom, both in profile and in thought processes.
Possible, but how do we differentiate?Right, but, not part of the processes we're describing here (i.e., associated with MBTI and Enneagram). Something far more universal and non-type specific.
Yeah, that makes sense.Well, it wasn't intended to be precise--it was a summary statement, one that's obviously easy to misunderstand. That's why I was saying it's NOT necessarily indicative of being Se-dom. It's even conceivable that wandering the world and fighting people is more indicative of Enneagram 7 or 8 than anything specifically Se. That's why I'm saying those behaviors don't necessarily prove one sort of associated process or another.
It's scarily well described by Enneagram 5-ish tendencies so yes according to theory it would be 8 to 5 disintegration.Disintegration, you think?
Sent now.COULD YOU?? Before I comment anymore on the case, I'd like to review the evidence. If you have a copy of a larger pool of information, I'll take a look.
I'll be curious to hear about your opinionI'll have to review the evidence before commenting.
Makes senseIt's possible I suppose. I read several cases of it online, that's all. So it's not exactly a definitive study. But most of them assumed their "fear of people" made them "introverts", which, of course, is a misunderstanding of introversion on their part. Still, I'd hesitate to rule someone as having totally changed type when it's clear that there's also brain trouble afoot.
I think that part in the brain was used before too but it was not allowed to enter consciousness. In my case, that same area (or similar at least) can get to cosnciousness, even as a small kid I was able to have some conscious content from there. But I've never been as extreme with it as him. Again, I didn't have brain damage, this is true. That would make it extreme for him. Still it's interesting parallels between type preferences and this case.Well the article said it was a part of the brain that wasn't used much that got activated. I assume that would count as relative isolation. As to the person himself
DNA isn't unalterable actually.Well I've read most of the literature on enneagram, and it is actually repeatedly emphasized that you do not change type. You can move up and down levels of health and adopt the strategies of your wings and connecting points, but the type appears inborn and unalterable as your DNA. It is not dogma, it's based on tens of thousands of case studies, including atypical ones.
Much of the brain actually develops in the first few years of life.
It's true that afterwards it's less changeable. But there is a certain degree of plasticity. The question is, is it enough for type change ...physical changes to the brain of course would be a neat shortcut around that issue... as long as it's not damage that fucks up too much shit. Apparently, Padgett is lucky in that sense, he's only got a few, mostly bearable side effects.
Jung referred to it as being possible. Official MBTI, I don't think deals with this issue much. There's some MBTI site that has a payware test (on top of a free version), they seem to be professionals and all and they also talk about type change.As to MBTI, I'm less well-versed and don't know what is generally accepted about the system regarding type changes.
Btw the snow storm thingie, I'm not familiar with that. If I close my eyes, I just see red-ish darkness I can of course think up images, entire visual stories. What kind of people do you see in detail?