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    Quote Originally Posted by Delphyne View Post
    It´s certainly up to believe, but if you don´t see the fixation and motivation as deeply ingrained you´re proposing a new theory and you´re not talking about the enneagram anymore.
    Deeply ingrained, yes. That doesn't mean you're born with it, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChick View Post
    I agree with this.

    My "4-ness" really didn't start to develop until my mid-teens whereas my ENFP-ness has been apparent since I was a toddler or so.
    Yeah. Same here. I can see my ENTP-ness going right back to my earliest memories, but when I look back to before the age of about 22 I can see an Enneagram 5 at work, between 22 and 28 I was more eightish and now 7w8.
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    I think, the personality type, or more reasonably the traits, can be well explained (reproducibly) in terms of the chronological sequence of interactions of an individual with the environment (not necessarily excluding the gestation period). So, I don't feel like attributing them to certain genotypes.

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    though some types tend to lean towards some enneagram types versus others, i personally think that it is almost completely a nurture thing
    "Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress. "

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