# Thread: The new and improved Enneagram! From the sponge and evan.

1. Originally Posted by dissonance
7/8/5 doesn't fit in our system. 5 is diagonal from 7 and 8. There's a chart on the first page.
But those are the types I identify with... none of the others!! lol

Up to my early 20's I was a 5 all the way, but gradually the five-ishness diminished and I became 7 and 8 ish. I really can't decide which is more me out of those two at all, but I do know that I have still a strong background in five, you could say. Five-ish tendencies.

So... not even this system can contain me!!

*slumps off, the eternal outcast*

2. Okay, let's have a close look and take it from the top.

My hierarchy of preferences for the first variable would be pursuing>avoiding>anticipating.
For the second variable, controlling>suppressive>turbulent
For the third, my stack goes like social>intimate>preservational

I'm having trouble making sense of the other part...

3. anticipating>pursuing>avoiding
controlling>turbulent>suppressive
intimate>social>preservational

So what do I do now?

4. Originally Posted by substitute
Okay, let's have a close look and take it from the top.

My hierarchy of preferences for the first variable would be pursuing>avoiding>anticipating.
For the second variable, controlling>suppressive>turbulent
For the third, my stack goes like social>intimate>preservational

I'm having trouble making sense of the other part...
So you're a 7>9>3 SIP or a 7>3>9 SIP

Originally Posted by disregard
anticipating>pursuing>avoiding
controlling>turbulent>suppressive
intimate>social>preservational

So what do I do now?
2>7>6 ISP or 2>6>7 ISP.

look on the 5x5 table on the first page. take your first value in both variables and look at where they cross (7 for sub, 2 for dana). Then take the 2nd place in row and column. Whichever one you identify with more is the 2nd number, the 3rd is the leftover.

For example, I'm
Avoiding>Anticipating>Pursuing
Controlling>Suppressive>Turbulent
Intimate>Preservational>Social

So my type is Avoiding/Controlling (9). My 2nd place in a column is Avoiding/Suppressive (5). My 2nd place in a row is Anticipating/Controlling (2). I identify more with 5 than 2, so I'm 9>5>2. IPS just gets tacked on at the end.

5. 7>8>9 SPI

(this does make sense doesn't it? those are always my 3 highest types and such...)

6. oops<sheepish grin>

7. Oh, sweet I get it. (I have images turned off so I initially missed the charts.)

8. Originally Posted by whatever
7>8>9 SPI

(this does make sense doesn't it? those are always my 3 highest types and such...)
yup.

9. After figuring out your numbers what do you do next?

10. Originally Posted by Delphyne
After figuring out your numbers what do you do next?
You just wait.

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