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    Default Confused on my Enneagram type. 3, or 6w7?

    Hi, so, I was just fooling around really and I decided to take a few enneagram tests. The test on SimilarMinds.com gave me a type 3, but the Eclectic Energies one gave me a 6w7. My MBTI type is ENFP, and I've typically typed on Enneagram as 4; lately 4w3, but I feel like type 3 fits me better. And I'm not just saying that, I am pretty image focused, as the 3's tend to be, and I am trustworthy but suspicious, as the 6 is said to be. But I realize the enneagram is how you react or interpret things, if I understand correctly, similar to how the MBTI is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thirteenly View Post
    Hi, so, I was just fooling around really and I decided to take a few enneagram tests. The test on SimilarMinds.com gave me a type 3, but the Eclectic Energies one gave me a 6w7. My MBTI type is ENFP, and I've typically typed on Enneagram as 4; lately 4w3, but I feel like type 3 fits me better. And I'm not just saying that, I am pretty image focused, as the 3's tend to be, and I am trustworthy but suspicious, as the 6 is said to be. But I realize the enneagram is how you react or interpret things, if I understand correctly, similar to how the MBTI is.

    Yeah, I would say identifying one's enneagram is just as much as a pain as finding MBTI type. They all somewhat go together. Like this...
    Mbti/Jung=environmental focuses
    Enneagram=How the Ego protects itself
    Instinctual Variants=What you focus on for survival.

    That said, How does your ego protect itself? For a three, there is a drive be impressive, successful, or to stand out because that's where it's value is, within the image triad. It fears being worthless, hence tries to stand out through "success" to garner worth.
    The six is of the thinking triad which goal is subjugate "thought" (negative ones of course). Triads are similar like Mbti, there being a directional focus (introversion/extroversion). The 5 is an introvert, mentally preparing for the external world. The 7 is the extrovert, distracting itself to avoid unpleasant thoughts of within or pain. The 6 is somewhat of both worlds, an ambivert. The 6 fears like the 5, what the external world may bring. Yet has the need like a 7 to distract itself from such thoughts. That is why the 6 is tied with the notion of groups or establishments. Such things ease the 6. Woah, long-winded. Did I just make it harder to understand than necessary?

    Basic fear:
    type 1- of being bad, imbalanced, defective, corrupt
    type 2- Of being unloved
    type 3- of being worthless
    type 4- of having no identity or significance
    type 5- of being helpless, incompetent, or incapable
    type 6-of being without support or guidance
    type 7- of being trapped in pain and deprivation
    type 8- of being harmed, controlled, and violated
    type 9- of loss, separation, and fragmentation

    Basic desire:
    type 1- to be good, to have integrity
    type 2-to feel love
    type 3-to feel valuable
    type 4- to be themselves
    type 5- to be capable and competent
    type 6- to have guidance and support
    type 7- to be satisfied and content
    type 8- to protect themselves
    type 9- peace of mind and wholeness

    You could be a 3w4 6w7 xwx (That's my guess for your tritype)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayflower View Post
    Yeah, I would say identifying one's enneagram is just as much as a pain as finding MBTI type. They all somewhat go together. Like this...
    Mbti/Jung=environmental focuses
    Enneagram=How the Ego protects itself
    Instinctual Variants=What you focus on for survival.

    That said, How does your ego protect itself? For a three, there is a drive be impressive, successful, or to stand out because that's where it's value is, within the image triad. It fears being worthless, hence tries to stand out through "success" to garner worth.
    The six is of the thinking triad which goal is subjugate "thought" (negative ones of course). Triads are similar like Mbti, there being a directional focus (introversion/extroversion). The 5 is an introvert, mentally preparing for the external world. The 7 is the extrovert, distracting itself to avoid unpleasant thoughts of within or pain. The 6 is somewhat of both worlds, an ambivert. The 6 fears like the 5, what the external world may bring. Yet has the need like a 7 to distract itself from such thoughts. That is why the 6 is tied with the notion of groups or establishments. Such things ease the 6. Woah, long-winded. Did I just make it harder to understand than necessary?

    Basic fear:
    type 1- of being bad, imbalanced, defective, corrupt
    type 2- Of being unloved
    type 3- of being worthless
    type 4- of having no identity or significance
    type 5- of being helpless, incompetent, or incapable
    type 6-of being without support or guidance
    type 7- of being trapped in pain and deprivation
    type 8- of being harmed, controlled, and violated
    type 9- of loss, separation, and fragmentation

    Basic desire:
    type 1- to be good, to have integrity
    type 2-to feel love
    type 3-to feel valuable
    type 4- to be themselves
    type 5- to be capable and competent
    type 6- to have guidance and support
    type 7- to be satisfied and content
    type 8- to protect themselves
    type 9- peace of mind and wholeness

    You could be a 3w4 6w7 xwx (That's my guess for your tritype)
    Your explanation was a bit difficult but I get the gist. Is it possible to be 3w4/6w7?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thirteenly View Post
    Your explanation was a bit difficult but I get the gist. Is it possible to be 3w4/6w7?
    Yes. It would be weird if you only set on one. Everyone has a tri type (ie, me, 7w6 9w8 3w4). Sorry for the poor explanation. I can set a link toward a better, easier description if you wish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayflower View Post
    Yes. It would be weird if you only set on one. Everyone has a tri type (ie, me, 7w6 9w8 3w4). Sorry for the poor explanation. I can set a link toward a better, easier description if you wish.
    I'd appreciate it! I've definitely done something like that before, but I lost my results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thirteenly View Post
    Your explanation was a bit difficult but I get the gist. Is it possible to be 3w4/6w7?
    It is quite possible. Both could be within your tritype.

    "While we basically use our main type (and main Centre) the most, we will occasionally employ different strategies and coping methods belonging to the other two types (and Centres) in our tritype. The order in which we engage these and their prevalence in our thoughts and behavior will decide the order in which they appear in the tritype."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thirteenly View Post
    I'd appreciate it! I've definitely done something like that before, but I lost my results.
    Triads of the Enneagram Explained
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rouskyrie View Post
    It is quite possible. Both could be within your tritype.

    "While we basically use our main type (and main Centre) the most, we will occasionally employ different strategies and coping methods belonging to the other two types (and Centres) in our tritype. The order in which we engage these and their prevalence in our thoughts and behavior will decide the order in which they appear in the tritype."
    Ah yeah, that makes sense.
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