This is from a blog by some people who post in Enneagram Monthly. People liked it in Chatbox so I figured I'd post it. It's translated from French though.
The justice moralist Illustration and symbolic Bluebeard C. Perrault
Or innate power
To illustrate the type 8 of the Enneagram, also known as the Mighty or the Head, we chose the terrifying figure of Bluebeard and his innocent victim ...
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blue beard of Charles Perrault
Power. Materialization of power, achievement and accomplishment. Process of incarnation. Maturity. Loyalty. Protection. Influence. Stability. Solidity. Depth. Seriousness. Peace and tranquility, self-confidence. Being stubborn, unyielding, diehard. Revealing hidden aspects of our being. Good anchoring in the material world. Realism. Volunteer, stoic, tough.
Heaviness. Gravity. Distortion of reality. Unbridled or insufficiently developed imagination and sensory perception. Insensitivity. Apathy and total indifference of feelings. Cruelty. Abuse and sadism. Desire for power and domination over others. Unfair, stubborn and obstinate. Revenge. Automatism. Distraction. Ignorance. Prejudices. “Satanic” temptations.
Emotions / Passion: lust, to be understood in the sense of passion for the excesses: luxury, sex, stimulation, spices, speed, decibels.
Cognitive diagram: Revenge and abuse. I have to show power. Type 8 is identified with the power and strength in the bad or the good side. In the pattern of abuse, it can also be identified with the victim.
Defense mechanism: Stunning/insensivity. For type 8 sensitivity is a form of weakness that he rejects.
Virtues: The power, spiritual power
According to O. Ichazo 1:
"He is set in the field of laws and morals and manifests as a person seeking to dominate, direct, control, by rewarding" good" and punishing" bad guys".
The EIGHT (the Moralist / Avenger) has a lot of physical energy he draws from the sexual system which is the basis of our vitality. His passion is lust, but more generally the excess in everything. He is aggressive, always willing to be assertive, and he is not afraid to face the people, test them, because he is the first to feel instinctively their soft spots. But he will also be able to use his strength and power to defend those he decided to protect. He has an “all or nothing” logic and does not bother with nuances. His love of justice and truth might allow him to transcend his fixation and live in innocence and spontaneity.
The EIGHT refuses to fall into weaknesses; he is strong, sure of his power and is not afraid to fight for any cause that he deems fair. Laws, morals and rules hit his need for freedom, and he does not hesitate to violate them, and then to impose his own (field of laws and morals). "
According to VR Dhiravamsa 2:
"Being dominated by a strong passion of lust, not only in a hedonistic sense but also in the pursuit of pleasure and the affirmation of the satisfaction of his impulses, which also includes fun in the struggle for pleasure, the ennea-type 8 can become quite violent, full of contrast, sadistic and exploiting others.
The experience of pain, powerlessness and humiliation experienced in childhood of Eight, causes a feeling of anger determining the fixation of revenge. This fixation determines in eights a tendency to be rude, sarcastic and ironic in their general way of being and reactive behaviours in their anger against the world and rebellion against it. In this desire for punitive revenge, there is not only a vigorous opposition to authority, but also a disregard for the values related to traditional education. Frequently they do not expect anything good of their fathers and implicitly come to consider the parental power as illegitimate.
Eight are enterprising people, rulers who always want to be the winners. They become very competitive and arrogant. They behave as leaders and often belittle others by need to triumph. Being less sensitive ennea deviation, the Eight can lead an aggressive lifestyle, becoming inflexible, impenetrable, hardened and stubborn. They like confrontation, there are ruthless and intimidating. They consider virtue as something highly hypocritical and are suspicious of the motivation of others. Obviously they stay the course on how to gain influence and increase in power and domination, and often see others as objects of exploitation.”
An example of type 8 in his awaken aspect, with His Holiness the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa at a ceremony known as the "Black Hat"
Napoleon Bonaparte, type 8 also
Many military leaders, dictators, mafia leaders etc ... are type 8 of the Enneagram, like Mussolini, Mao Tse Tung, Stalin, Al Capone, and many others
King Henry VIII (1491-1547)
A fine example of the Enneagram type 8. His life, including marital, inspired the legend of Bluebeard.
See also portrait by Pablo Picasso on our Blog
and anger in the Enneagram also on the blog
Other Types famous 8 (All subtypes / confused families):
King Henry VIII, Mussolini, Stalin, Picasso, Gurdjieff, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Christine Taubira, Roselyne Bachelot, Lise Renaud, Edith Piaf, Regine, Maite, Tina Turner, Madonna, Rihanna, Mike Tyson, Noemie Campbell, Judie Foster, Olivia ruiz, Amel Bent, Cécile de Ménibus, Virginia Elfira, Cauet, Nikos Aliagas, Nicoletta, Yoko
Or donation of selflessness
Illustration and symbolic: the little mermaid HC Andersen
Type 9, also called Pacifist, closing this series of 9 types of the Enneagram.
The beautiful story of the Little Mermaid HC Andersen comes illustrate perfectly.
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the little mermaid
Consciousness. Unit. Supreme union with the divine. Love. Forgiveness. Réconciliation.Tolérance. Pacifism. Benevolence. Generosity.Gift of self. Abnegation. Transcendence. Original will. Mysticism. Mediumship. Spirituality. Shortly attached to material things. Good and simple heart. No hard feelings. Easy and confident character.
Chaos and annihilation. Death and disorganization. Inertia. Gross negligence is. Let it go. Selflessness and needs. Narcotization. Deep depression. Subjugation. Submission. Dependence. Addiction and attachment. Regression. Lack of will, character and self-determination.Extreme naivety. Too good. Deadly and suicidal behavior. Megalomania or spiritual atheism
Emotions / Passion:
Inertia. This is actually a psycho spiritual inertia kind of emotional laziness and self depths of oblivion. It is considered less important than the other and consequently we forget, we did overshadow his vital needs. Type 9 suffers from a deep spiritual wound: it depreciates dramatically.
Cognitive schema: I have to sacrifice myself to maintain the cohesion of the system. He believes that he must sacrifice his vital needs, its spiritual identity to assume family cohesion. But this tendency to self-denial is a pain in his personality that expresses a profound self-forgetfulness. This may believe the guarantor of the tradition which expresses conservative side.
Defense mechanisms: denial; pathological forgetfulness of self.
Virtues: Generosity, reconciliation, unconditional love
According to O. Ichazo 1:
"It is set in the spiritual realm and manifests as a person attracted to mind, but looking superficially without making the effort to turn to his inner world. This often condemned to oscillate between blind belief and skepticism.
The NINE (Maverick / indolent) is rooted in the unit system (sympathetic system, pineal gland and thalamus) that gives the be aware of what it is and which direction it goes ( 9). That's just what this type of personality is most lacking: he wanders, hesitates, looking idly what is the purpose and meaning of life. It is mired, distant, absent, resigned. He puts his fate in the hands of others, it is dependent on chance and outdoor events are set in motion. He needs to be stimulated to exist. His passion is laziness. Like that is wrong and he is bored, he began to study and search, until he arrives to find him, to get into a real action in a real service, work in the service the general trend that will bring him the same time the feeling to exist and a feeling of fullness; until his conscience will bind to its Essence, where his love will connect to the stream of love by which life is created and maintained.
The NEW avoids conflict, it needs peace and harmony. Gela made him a calm and soothing, seeking to overcome and resolve conflicts in his entourage. Under airs balanced person, he settled into a kind of neutrality between "being" and "non-being", as if he was above the fray, leading in fact to a anesthesia of consciousness (spiritual realm). Attracted by interiority, by spirituality, it can stay long pretending to seek without finding anything.
According to VR Dhiravamsa 2:
"Being heavily influenced by the inertia of the psyche, new struggle to maintain focused attention on essential things. Similarly, they tend to fall asleep or go into the clouds, by engaging in superficial thoughts or internal speech due to the deficiency of attention and because they are dominated by the confusion of the mind. Conversely, they seem quite active and vigilant when it comes for them to superficial things, fully participating and involving so much, they lose touch with the sense of self. They just follow the course of events or wishes of others.
Another predominant factor in Nine is the Forgotten Self.
This is to forget the self is not only related to the fact that they neglect or fail to recognize who they are, what they feel and what they want, but also to self-denial and renunciation of gasoline or allowing themselves to be catch and trap both by the frills that superficial. Because of this neglect of self or lack of personal accomplishment, the Nine went in search of their home in the outside world or in others, instead of looking here, inside of them.
From a viewpoint of energy, new are significantly heavier. They tend to fall into a state of inertia because of their laziness behind and dullness that govern their psyche and keep them in the optical illusion of their consciousness. More likely they are to miss attention, particularly the inner world or what is happening deep within them. All this makes it very difficult the ability to see clearly what enters their consciousness at every moment. The result is that they are not able to get an accurate perception. For this reason, there is a cognitive error and realities are distorted as well as poorly represented.
The Nine also by their tendency to adjust too easily, naturally meet the established institutions, traditional or conservative. They are not excited to make changes or adopt new forms of values. Therefore they will try to preserve that which is familiar, social norms, everything is preset and resist change by all means. Popular motto: "Do not rock the boat" suits them well. The type of comfort produced by the way they cling to, or rest on, or excessive stability and conservative, is precisely a form of psychological sleep, called "narcosis of consciousness" .dropoff window
In general, the Nine are good-natured, kind, devoted, knowing forgiving, generous, and with whom you feel comfortable. They are seen as people with the heart, leading their relationships with others in a friendly way, Merry Men.
In relation to this, they seem to have a tendency deeply rooted to the resignation or abdication of their essential self, and therefore engage in adaptation to others by sacrificing, self alienation, a denial of themselves and self neglect. This implies the characteristics of self-denial as an abandonment or renunciation of life or what is essential to it. All this is caused by their deep numbness or that way they have to play dead in hopes of staying alive.
Because of their many similarities, type 9 of the Enneagram can be confused with the wisdom of Buddha family. (Note from Olly: I think this is like some shit that doesn't fit into any of the conventionally known subtypes that they call 'space' which they have people like Gandhi under- who is typed as an introverted space social 7 and Einstein who is space self-preservation/social 5.)
A person with type 9 can of course also be family Wisdom Buddha, but not necessarily.
See for details the diagnosis chapter (forthcoming)
A video of Amma personality perfectly embodies the type 9 of the Enneagram in his awake look.
We find in his case involved the family (social?) first Buddha Ratna (Self-preservation) second.
"The angel of réconcialiation" Michael Gorbachev type 9 in the Enneagram and trends rather Pema / Ratna:
The singer Lara Fabian also type 9, and tend Pema (sx-female)/ Ratna (self-preservation) also:
Other Types famous 9:
Nelson Mandela, Golda Meir, Indira Gandhi, Charles De Gaulle, Pompidou, Helmut Kohl, Alfred Hitchcock, Yves Calvi, Carlos, Elisabeth Taylor
To illustrate the Enneagram Type 1, also called the perfectionist, we chose "The little girls" of the Comtesse de Segur.
or control of passion
Illustration and symbolic: the little girls of the Comtesse de Segur
In this novel for children, the Comtesse de Segur narrates the adventures of Camille, Madeleine, Marguerite and Sophie, perfect little girls models through different adventures, learn to distinguish good from evil, each in turn trying to mitigate their absence, especially Margaret, the youngest, who despite being full of good intentions hardly match Camille and Madeleine ...
Click on the link for more information: Good Little Girls on wikipedia
Discipline.Righteousness.Honesty.Integrity.Vertu.Ideal.Aspiration.Wisdom.Intuition.Home provision, service, sense of brotherhood and selflessness.Questioned.Let go.Fluid adaptability.Play the game despite the constraints and circumstances.Acceptance that nothing is parfait.Indépendance.Deep thought, reflection and rich inner life.Love the new and the unexpected.
Unconsciousness deep or original source.Loss of identity, blindness.Difficulty know or false perception of itself.Dissociation rupture.Force of division and opposition.Anger.Spirit of contradiction and rebellion.Indiscipline, anarchy.Strong entry concepts.Proselytism.Difficulty in question.Stress tests related to changes.Distance, coldness, disdain.Cunning, crafty, deceitful, wary and suspicious, liar, hypocrite, sneaky.
Emotions / Passion:
Resentment / anger: the ideal is so advanced that it induces a controlled anger and a very large internal voltage.Inability to loosen.
"I am responsible for the perfection of the world.""I have to be faultless and an example": big requirement vis-à-vis itself.The world could not run without you.We believe with the mission and responsibility of the running of the world.
Control;attempt to manage and / or direct, exaggerated events and environmental objects to minimize anxiety and resolve internal conflicts.
Discipline, honesty, integrity
According to Oscar Ichazo:
"The UN is set in the realm of feelings and manifests as a dissatisfied person, full of resentment and criticism of everything.Cold and severe attitude, with a tendency to feel that nothing and no one is quite perfect.
The UN (the perfectionist / resentful) is symbolically rooted in the central nervous system corresponding to the instinct of adaptation for "our harmony with the world." This rule of intellectual tends to make him believe that thought can govern everything, including the fluid world of feelings, which is absolutely impossible. This contradiction is at the heart of this type and gives it an outdoor attitude characteristic stiffness or numbness: failing to express negative feelings he can not express either their positive feelings. Thus he arrives to feed him the passion of anger, but often suppressed anger which will increase its rigidity. It will therefore compensate for this weakness or emotional maladjustment by a desire to "do well" pushed to the highest point since it always seeks the fault, judging others constantly demanding rectitude and honesty. He needs to develop in him the virtue of patience and serenity, that is to say, emotional calm, to get to inhabit the world of emotions and feelings without being afraid; it must also be sent to use his perfectionism as a taste of the good work and attention to detail can become a high quality if it is put at the service of a cause transcending the ego.
The UN does not accept angry because he does not recognize its usefulness to be free of aggressive feelings he experiences (field of feelings). The important thing for him is to never get angry and do everything possible to be perfect. But this taste for perfection projected on him and the other gives him a stiff attitude and obsessive behavior that prevent to express fluid and natural way his true feelings.
According to VR Dhiravamsa
"This person maintains the self-concept of the" good guys "that performs well in a very civilized manner and is concerned about the moral behavior.The principles are more important than people themselves.The A are quick to criticize and claim, however they suppress their explicit control their anger and resentment implied.Nevertheless, the negative energy of such anger and such unexpressed resentment manifested often in the form of irritation, feeling of hatred and blame.And their propensity to criticism takes the form of a separate error localization, and because of the subtle atmosphere created by this way of criticizing, may we come to feel quite badly with an A to have his contact an unpleasant feeling, uncomfortable, or something that troubles us, or even a sense of guilt.In addition, have a good discipline, they become very authoritarian and in others can inhibit spontaneity and pursuit of pleasures.However they are very good in the work of accuracy and the ability to go after what they have done.
There is a risk of confusing one type 1 with a wisdom Vajra (sx/male) family.or wisdom Family Karma (social), which are very close to him, by the well taste for order and work up to obsession and compulsion.
There are several similarities between type 1 and energy Vajra, which exceeds by part of the presentation and closely related to traditional energy systems
Type 1 is actually directly related to anger, but excatement the control of the latter (see dysfunction moods) and the difficulty of recognizing and accepting it.
In some cases, particularly in the types rather extroverted and Ratna Vajra or family, we find types 1 "against-contôle" or rebel.
The housekeeper Mary Poppins and her two "students"
A trip to the School of Besançon Nannies.Welcome to a world dedicated to the values of Type 1
But also the type 1 in its "cons-control" and rebellious, the new film by W. Disney just released on the screens, "The Rebel Princess"
We find in these people vajra energy associated with type 1 (subtype sx):
Other types 1 famous (all subtypes / confused families):
Herbert von Karanjan, Jean-Luc Delarue, Bernadette Chirac, Margaret Thatcher, Martine Aubry, Lionel Jospin, Demi Moore, Charlene of Monaco, Kate Middleton, Catherine Deneuve, Carla Bruni, Christine Lagarde, Michel Drucker, and many others .. .dropoff window
For type 1 see portraits:
Lady Diana: type 1 / Karma (Self-Preservation)
Hélène Grimaud: type 1 / Vajra (Sx/male)
Claire Chazal: type 1 / Karma (Social)
See also our blog: Isabelle Adjani an example of type 1 Venus (sx male)
And Herbert von Karajan, type 1 ennagramme associated with the Family of Wisdom Vajra (Sx male)