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    Default Instinct variant descriptions for Enneagram type 1

    Self-Preservation Ones: "Worried and Anxious"

    1. Hardly a minute goes by when I'm not worrying about something: my finances, job security, the condition of the world, or little things such as what to buy for dinner.
    2. Changes in routine make me anxious.
    3. I may stay in an inappropriate or unsatisfying job for years rather than undergo the anxiety of looking for something new that I might like.
    4. I feel as if one error could ruin everything.
    5. I assess every last detail in advance in order to keep my life perfect and under control. When I finish worrying about myself, I worry about whether my loved ones are going to be safe and sound.
    6. I often imagine that someone is checking up on me or scrutinizing and criticizing everything I do.
    7. I frequently compare myself to other people, correct myself a lot, and apologize -- or feel that I should apologize.
    8. Sometimes I procrastinate because I'm afraid to make a mistake.


    Relational Ones: "Insecure and Jealous"

    1. I tend to be overly possessive.
    2. I worry that my loved one will reject me for a more attractive or perfect person.
    3. I obsessively compare myself with others.
    4. When my partner or friend makes a positive comment about another person, such as, "He is a great cook," I get upset and think she means I am not a great cook.
    5. I feel ashamed and insecure when I experience boiling anger or jealousy. Sometimes I act overly enthusiastic or positive to cover up the feelings I think are improper.
    6. I become indignant when someone who doesn't deserve it gets honored or promoted or doesn't have to worry as much as I do about earning a Living.
    7. I like the intensity of being fully and passionately engaged with another person.
    8. I try to get my partner to meet my high standards and expectations in order to make him or her -- and our life together -- better.


    Social Ones: "Adaptable or Unadaptable"

    1. Sometimes I defend what I believe in so adamantly, it puts me on the outs with people.
    2. There are times when I really want to reform something or someone, but I quietly simmer rather than rock the boat. It's important to try to get along.
    3. I've been accused of being unyielding, but I deliberate carefully and thoroughly in forming my opinions and can see no reason to change them.
    4. I believe in cooperation, but I will not go along with anything that is completely against my principles.
    5. When people don't perform up to my standards, I feel I must set them straight.
    6. I am drawn to groups that share my ideals, but sometimes I end up overworking because the others don't get things done right. I often feel resentful and have to leave.

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    Sorry, should have said variant descriptions.

    Also, by these definitions I am sp/so, which I found really surprising.

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    where did you find these?

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    I identify with the so almost as much as the sx on this one, which is unusual for me, and the sp not at all, which isn't unusual. Typical so descripts that I've read focus on social involvement, community kinds of things, and I can't identify with that. This one has a different angle. The sp and sx descriptions are pretty standard, matching others that I've read other places, it's just the so one that is different. Based on these I'd be sx/so, which is odd to consider. Or even so/sx, which is even odder.

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    According to that, I'm an sx/sp, not an sp/sx.

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    Abbie is so boring and rigid it's awesome instead of boring and rigid. She seems so practical and down-to-the-ground.

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    According to those definitions I'm not a 1 at all. Interesting.
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    lol these 'definitions' are for type 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air View Post
    lol these 'definitions' are for type 6.
    You're still a 1, bro.
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    Are they supposed to describe incredibly unhealthy versions of a 1?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galen View Post
    You're still a 1, bro.
    I take this as a compliment, thanks. But I think I'm really a 6.
    my tritype fix is certainly 1-4-6 , but I think the 6 predominates.
    6w7 btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air View Post
    I take this as a compliment, thanks. But I think I'm really a 6.
    my tritype fix is certainly 1-4-6 , but I think the 6 predominates.
    6w7 btw.
    No problem, no you're not, no it doesn't, no you're not.

    You've identified too much with 1 fixations in the past, the way you talk about being a 6 doesn't match up to what being a 6 is actually like, you seem to identify with these 1 descriptions, you're not a 6.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bardia View Post
    Are they supposed to describe incredibly unhealthy versions of a 1?
    Obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritella View Post
    Over here, we'll put up with (almost) all of your crap. You just have to use the secret phrase: "I don't value it. It's related to <insert random element here>, which is not in my quadra."
    Quote Originally Posted by Aquagraph View Post
    Abbie is so boring and rigid it's awesome instead of boring and rigid. She seems so practical and down-to-the-ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galen View Post
    No problem, no you're not, no it doesn't, no you're not.

    You've identified too much with 1 fixations in the past, the way you talk about being a 6 doesn't match up to what being a 6 is actually like, you seem to identify with these 1 descriptions, you're not a 6.
    I don't have enough confidence in my own self, truly, even though I pretend I do have, or at times I get maniac like Eminem and you'll get roasted cause marsh is not mellow lol. Seriously, I've many E1 neuroses, but fear/anxiety is my main issue.

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