: BASE MOTIVATION
: fear 567
: anger 891
: self/internal image 234
widest isosceles triangles (or adjascents)
base motivation is the primary drive that gives rise to all of a personality type's other triats and desires. often, it is something that is cleverly hidden from ourselves and others, as a defense mechanism. ie, it could be that a 5 would appear to not be "afraid" persay, (and certainly 45s appear unconcerned with their image from time to time to the untrained eye), but it's really what's going on behind the scenes. the fire that's burning behind the pistons in our mental engine. everything that's built up is built on this foundation.
5, 6, 7, fear
this could also be called "external concern" because it's really more specific than just fear. it's fear of destruction by the frightening world, in some way or another. 5s alleviate this fear by intellect (omniscience), 6es by organizing their tribe into strength and presenting a unified front agains the "them", 7s by consuming and becoming so great that they are bigger and stronger than those around them. what they find frightening, and what they feel must be done about it, varies from type to type.
2, 3, 4, self-image
they are fundamentally concerned with how they appear to themselves. (the "self" part is really the key here, because the 297 triad is concerned with another sort of image; a common point of confusion between 3s and 7s, and 9s and 2s.) they want to see themselves as "good". for 4s, this is the typical identity stuff that they have. 2s, this is the cause of their need to give-they see giving of oneself as being a good person.
all of what these types do is fueled by anger. this is also sometimes called the action triad, because they are concerned with shifts in the world. however, i prefer anger, because they also are primarily concerned with how *anger* affects these shifts. 8s use anger to control their world, 1s are angry that the world does not conform to perfection, 9s seek to avoid and prevent anger (as it is the destructor of their serenity.) tho 9s repress anger, they are in the anger triad, because everything they do is fundamentally tied to the way in which this repression phenomenon works.