Enneagram type 4,8 and amorality?
In this shoddy Enneagram book I have I was reading about the E4-E8 combination. And the book brilliantly pointed out how both E4 and E8 are "amoral," without really elaborating any further on it.
I was wondering if any E4s related to "being amoral." (Or E8s for that matter.)
It sort of struck me as discordant. A note that's a little flat. I can partially relate to amorality but it's something that I don't want "to be" but may tend towards when I don't want to be morally judgmental either. But "pure" amorality, in the form of having no moral compass, that I do not at all relate to.
Amorality could of course partially be meant in the context of "non-conforming" to the general moral standards of society... which I might think more resonant with E4 and E8.
Last edited by inumbra; 06-04-2008 at 04:39 AM.
I can set aside strict morals when I don't want to be judgmental also. It's kinda bad in a way but I guess I'd like to think that compassion and understanding trumps rules. My ESE husband and I always butt heads over stuff like that. He's pretty strict.
Originally Posted by Loki
I tend to think that way as well.
Originally Posted by redbaron
I could see them being amoral, as they are the most immersed in their own personal feelings and inner worlds, and thus may develop certain eccentric ways of doing things that don't accord with external rules, i.e., developing fantasies about ways things should be and actually trying to practice these fantasies.
I dunno though
The 8w7 I am married to (ESTJ) is the behavior police (actually in law enforcement btw, how fitting)...anyhow...he can justify any behavior at all in himself (thus the reason we are getting divorced).
Me, 5w4.........my moral compass is very strong. Perhaps that has to do with my commitment to God and the accountability of it........however even as a young child I walked the straight and narrow because anything other than correct horrified me. Correct was a blend of society/my logic of correctness.
Again, I am a 4 wing...so maybe it has to do with my 5. Not sure.
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