First: I'm actually looking for feedback on how I come across from perspectives of all sorts of systems--not just the Enneagram. I post here because I trust the assessments of those who are drawn to the Enneagram much more than those who are drawn to MBTI. Seriously.
So, throw in core Enneagram, tritype, instinctual stacking, MBTI--even DISC or classical temperament or M:tG color or Sex and the City character or what have you. They all chip away at the core from different angles.
I have my own ideas, but I'm looking for others'. Sometimes, I'm surprised; virtually always, I'm curious.
While I'm also looking for feedback on instinctual stacking, I also think that I may come across as more group-focused than I actually feel. Because, y'know, rallying groups is the virtuous thing to do, and virtue is a good thing to have and to portray. Not that I'm not other-focused, but I often like making my impact from a distance. .. if that makes any sense at all. See quote #5 below.
Some choice posts. I think that they're fairly representative of my thought process. Some of them probably sound much more insecure than I actually am; but that's the nature of ruminating and philosophizimating from a particular angle of many, trying to meet others on their playing field when they need advice, and so on. And if you dig deep enough, you can always find something--it's a matter of choice whether you let it get you down.
I have a tendency to want to forget everything before the present moment, because it's immaterial. Even if what I've been through has made me somewhat of a role model, and even if I can recall those experiences for my own betterment and the betterment of others, I'd still choose to ignore them (or at least treat them objectively or from a distance) if possible. It's as if the person way back then was 'not me,' that adversity is absolutely great so long as it's actually been overcome, and that I'd rather not be reminded of the 'failure' I used to be, thank you very much.I outright mentor those who work for me and we're very vulnerable with one another. We know each other pretty well, which, among other things, provides context in the work environment. My opinion is that people are of the utmost importance and that we ought to be able to cut through our bullshit, and I strive for higher positions to increase my sphere of influence both for my gain and so I can fix this sort of culture to the extent that I can.
I used to have a bit of anxiety about being judged or rejected by those who were important to me, and it was difficult to find "safe" atmospheres. In keeping with my last answer above, I decided instead to create those safe atmospheres.