While reading about myself 1 on Wikipedia again, I noticed the following at the bottom:
Correlation with Enneatype
I’ve read a little here and there about Enneatypes but couldn’t help but notice: holy shit, yes.
Of the two, Helper seems much more like me than Enthusiast even though I share some traits with that Enneatype (the planning and gluttony). Helper (and the stress/security modifiers when stressed or secure) breaks down like this:
|Type||Characteristic role||Ego fixation||Holy idea||Basic fear||Basic desire||Temptation||Vice or Passion||Virtue||Stress||Security|
|2||Helper||Flattery (Ingratiation)||Freedom, Will||Being unloved||To feel love||Deny own needs, manipulation||Pride||Humility||8||4|
|4||Individualist||Melancholy (Fantasizing)||Origin||Having no identity or significance||To be uniquely themselves||To overuse imagination in search of self||Envy||Equanimity (Emotional Balance)||6||3|
|8||Challenger||Vengeance (Objectification)||Truth||Being harmed, controlled, violated||Self-protection||Thinking they are completely self-sufficient||Lust (Forcefulness)||Innocence||5||2|
It’s absolutely accurate. I also have an idea about that alleged Innocence virtue when I’m stressed. I have been especially wary of getting cozy with that Challenger aspect when I’m stressed without even knowing that’s what I was doing. Be gone, Challenger. And now if you’ll excuse me I’ll be overusing my imagination while thinking about my sadness (because Individualist).
This is one post of a collection I call Fuck Depression aka I’ve Been Sad.