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    At the moment, I am trying to sort out my Enneagram core type. I am pretty sure that I have 3 8 and 7 in my Tritype (though, not necessarily in that order).

    How do I know what my dominant type is, then middle and least? Does it go by Head Gut Heart or can it be any order? What does each type act like healthy, and under stress?

    Can someone lead me to resources or help me out here? I am interested to know my trittype order.

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    Shit, id say a fairly decent metric is to use the same thing that is done with the instincts.

    1rst is the goal
    2nd is the main means to pursue that goal.
    3rd will get dropped via a more favorable method in #2.

    For me, Fostering trust in my inner circle to avoid terrible people (6) is done by being helpful and doing "good things" for those around me(2). Ill also attempt to keep people happy by maintaining peace so people arent upset all the time(9). But ill drop the peace and calm to do whats right. But even then, whats right takes a backseat to whats beneficial in the long run for those inmy inner circle.

    Priorities.
    I would say that ethically you are still supposed to act as if you have unilateral responsibility; but simultaneously you have to be able to see the other as a fully autonomous, free, aware person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince View Post
    Can someone lead me to resources or help me out here? I am interested to know my trittype order.
    Download and carefully read through this - http://www.the16types.info/vbulletin...laudio-Naranjo. It's dense so take your time to study and introspect. If you're sure that you have 3,7,8 in your tritype then read according chapters and decide which one describes you least/most.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vince View Post
    What does each type act like healthy, and under stress?
    http://www.fitzel.ca/enneagram/levels.html
    ^ watching out for levels 5,6 in behavior (and posts) is a great way to narrow people's types down

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pookie View Post
    Shit, id say a fairly decent metric is to use the same thing that is done with the instincts.

    1rst is the goal
    2nd is the main means to pursue that goal.
    3rd will get dropped via a more favorable method in #2.

    For me, Fostering trust in my inner circle to avoid terrible people (6) is done by being helpful and doing "good things" for those around me(2). Ill also attempt to keep people happy by maintaining peace so people arent upset all the time(9). But ill drop the peace and calm to do whats right. But even then, whats right takes a backseat to whats beneficial in the long run for those in my inner circle.

    Priorities.
    Really? I've never tried to measure it that way before, but I guess it makes sense:

    -The Goal
    -Reasoning
    -The Method?


    Quote Originally Posted by silke View Post
    Download and carefully read through this - http://www.the16types.info/vbulletin...laudio-Naranjo. It's dense so take your time to study and introspect. If you're sure that you have 3,7,8 in your tritype then read according chapters and decide which one describes you least/most.


    http://www.fitzel.ca/enneagram/levels.html
    ^ watching out for levels 5,6 in behavior (and posts) is a great way to narrow people's types down
    Thanks very much. I will read through both those resources. I've wanted to read Naranjo's book for a long time, but have never got the chance to read it. And the health levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silke View Post
    Download and carefully read through this - http://www.the16types.info/vbulletin...laudio-Naranjo. It's dense so take your time to study and introspect. If you're sure that you have 3,7,8 in your tritype then read according chapters and decide which one describes you least/most.


    http://www.fitzel.ca/enneagram/levels.html
    ^ watching out for levels 5,6 in behavior (and posts) is a great way to narrow people's types down
    I always felt I had a 9 in my tritype but I cannot relate to any of the 9 levels of health, in that link, except for level 1. I can relate, in some ways, to every level of 4 and 5 (and some of the 8) though. Someone recently suggested I might actually be a 458 so I might give that some consideration. I would hate to lose the 9 since both my sisters have 9 in tritype and one is a core 9 who is all about maintaining her inner peace and sense of harmony. I wonder if I took on 9 traits because of them. This is messing with my head at the moment.

    Edit: It also brings back memories of being in a group, a few years ago, where a lot of people thought I was a 9 core (and I tried to be that) except for the other 9s. I just realized I am kind of attached to my 9. This isn't happening...
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    I am pretty much 5 incarnate. Everything it said about emotional restraint, love of solitude, ectomorph body composition, intellectualism, sociophobia is spot on. 9 comes second with my easy-going attitude and not rocking the boat (I sometimes override this when I integrate to 8 however ). 4 is the least immediately apparent in my outward behavior but still manifest in how who I see myself as different then most people and feeling above the crowd.

    Being triple withdrawn is so awesome.
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    After reading all this, about health levels, I honestly can't work out if my core is an 8 with a strong 7 wing, or a 7 with a strong 8 wing. Ugh...

    I guess I am going to have to study Naranjo's book, and hopefully it will give me more clarity and help me decide better. That's what it's there for, after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pookie View Post
    Shit, id say a fairly decent metric is to use the same thing that is done with the instincts.

    1rst is the goal
    2nd is the main means to pursue that goal.
    3rd will get dropped via a more favorable method in #2.

    For me, Fostering trust in my inner circle to avoid terrible people (6) is done by being helpful and doing "good things" for those around me(2). Ill also attempt to keep people happy by maintaining peace so people arent upset all the time(9). But ill drop the peace and calm to do whats right. But even then, whats right takes a backseat to whats beneficial in the long run for those inmy inner circle.

    Priorities.
    I never thought to look at this way before but it makes sense.

    My ordering would be 5-9-3 in that case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aylen View Post
    I always felt I had a 9 in my tritype but I cannot relate to any of the 9 levels of health, in that link, except for level 1. I can relate, in some ways, to every level of 4 and 5 (and some of the 8) though. Someone recently suggested I might actually be a 458 so I might give that some consideration. I would hate to lose the 9 since both my sisters have 9 in tritype and one is a core 9 who is all about maintaining her inner peace and sense of harmony. I wonder if I took on 9 traits because of them. This is messing with my head at the moment.

    Edit: It also brings back memories of being in a group, a few years ago, where a lot of people thought I was a 9 core (and I tried to be that) except for the other 9s. I just realized I am kind of attached to my 9. This isn't happening...
    you still have that 9 i think - a kind of synthetic meditating presence to your posts instead of anger-reactive or superego-compliant 8 & 1 centres

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