Sunday, January 20, 2008

apparently I don't need therapy, I need geometry

Some friends were discussing the ennegram personality types this morning.
Maybe you've heard of them.
It seems kinda like the rational person's horoscope.

Anyway- I browsed I believe I am a 4:

Fours: Romantics, Individualists, Artists

Fours are driven by the desire to understand themselves and find a place in the world. They often fear that they have no identity or personal significance. Fours embrace individualism and are often profoundly creative and intuitive. However, they have a habit of withdrawing to internalize, searching desperately inside themselves for something they never find and creating a spiral of depression.

Ego fixation: melancholy
Holy idea: originality
Passion: envy
Virtue: equanimity
Stress point: Two
Security point: One

Yep, right on.
Kevin's a 1, which is my "security point" which makes our relationship healthy from my perspective. However, I was dismayed to find that his "stress point" is 4.
Now I'm stressed that I am his stress point. How cruel this nine pointed star is!
Sam, you're a 2.
Trina, you're a 4.
Those are the only ones I know. Sorry, Mom and Aurora, I can't decide where you fall.

Do share.


Laura said...

based on what you said, you're such a 4. i'm going to check and see what i am!

ro said...

I'm pretty sure I would be a .....
Threes: Achievers, Performers, Succeeders

Highly adaptable and changeable. Some Threes walk the world with confidence and unstinting authenticity; others wear a series of public masks, acting the way they think will bring them approval and losing track of their true self. Threes are motivated by the need to succeed and to be seen as successful.

*** The funny thing is that like you, my security is a Six, which is what my husband is, and his stress point is a! lol.