Hey guys, I couldn't find anything too descriptive about it on the FAQ stickies so I thought I'd jump the gun and make a thread on it.
What's the consensus on having multiple Enneagram types? I see this quite a lot on people's signatures and personality descriptions.
I feel as if when I'm alone, with my identity stripped down to its bare bones, thinking about my philosophies and motivations in life in a bigger picture sense, I'm a solid 4w5.
But lately I've noticed when I'm being social, working on a project, trying something new or just keeping myself busy enough to "forget myself" in a sense, I show traits of a counter phobic 6/7, in that "I don't want to be alone, I need to conquer all my fears so that people will like me, I don't want to stay still, I need to explore every opportunity given to me" kind of way. Nervous energy is the best way to describe it.
I also feel like I'm slipping into type 2 territory as well. "Mr motivator," is my new nickname with all my drinking buddies. Building people up, offering people help and advice without a second thought, putting others first before myself at any given opportunity, almost to the point where people could be taking advantage of me and I wouldn't be aware of it. And I think part of the reason I act this way is the hope that people will repay that kindness in some way in a karmic sense, which seems like a type 2 kind of thing.
The Ennegram system is very confusing to me at the minute. Any help or advice would be much appreciated.