SO/SX Description

The energy of SO/SX can be described as "7ish" in the sense that it is sparkly. This doesn’t necessarily mean happy sparkly, but could also mean lightening shooting out in different directions, the energy of a "spray."

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Joseph Simone
Type 4 vs. "Self-Revealing"

People seem to equate self-revealing honesty about trauma to 4. I'm seeing lots of people talk about trauma they've suffered and typing as 4. Or I'm seeing people try to use said brutal honesty as proof that they are 4 or 4-fixed.

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Flows: Contra vs. Syn

One truism I've noticed for the contraflows is that they weirdly somewhat work against their dominant instinct, unconsciously/intstinctually or subtly.... like sp/sx actually has this slow downward suck/attrition into 'death & decay'

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Social Instinct Anecdote

Even though no one was watching, I felt that everyone was watching. I was crippled from even being able to enjoy my natural response to music because of the onslaught of questions I had to answer for in order to even do this alone

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Antipodes

In Character and Neurosis, Claudio Naranjo talks about the relationship between the types on the Hexad of the Enneagram as being antipodes.

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Type 5 Video

Zak was willing to allow us to type him in the Enneagram Universe Facebook group. After much discussion and discovery, we have put him at: SP/SO 5w6 528 (full tritype 5w6 2w1 8w7)

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Type 3 Introspection

I realized that at some young age, I drew a sweeping, likely inaccurate conclusion that my mom paid the most attention to me or really, what I deemed, 'loved me' the most when I performed well. 

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