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    @Cassandra (and the board in general) I always find it interesting how enneagram has managed to more or less entirely re-define "self-preservation instinct" from how that's normally thought of. Normally, it's defined like "Slytherins have a good sense of self-preservation so they weigh and calculate things before they act" (from the Harry Potter Wikia page I put in my Slytherin group here, since I noticed a lot of people here like to identify with Hogwarts houses) or "the scorpion symbolically represents self-preservation among other things". Both of those things are considered more Sx-y though in enneagram, and self-preservation is basically "eating regularly, noticing the temperature in the room, etc." which is rather different than the often darker connotations that that idea has in pretty much everything outside of enneagram. (Never mind that people also relate things like farming, hunting, camping, gardening, making a house in the woods, etc. to Sp for some reason when the people who are into that and the people who care about regular meals and heating and air conditioning, if put into a Venn diagram, would have absolutely no overlap. Which is it, guys?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyrd View Post
    @Cassandra (and the board in general) I always find it interesting how enneagram has managed to more or less entirely re-define "self-preservation instinct" from how that's normally thought of. Normally, it's defined like "Slytherins have a good sense of self-preservation so they weigh and calculate things before they act" (from the Harry Potter Wikia page I put in my Slytherin group here, since I noticed a lot of people here like to identify with Hogwarts houses) or "the scorpion symbolically represents self-preservation among other things". Both of those things are considered more Sx-y though in enneagram, and self-preservation is basically "eating regularly, noticing the temperature in the room, etc." which is rather different than the often darker connotations that that idea has in pretty much everything outside of enneagram. (Never mind that people also relate things like farming, hunting, camping, gardening, making a house in the woods, etc. to Sp for some reason when the people who are into that and the people who care about regular meals and heating and air conditioning, if put into a Venn diagram, would have absolutely no overlap. Which is it, guys?)
    Hm, I get the impression you are describing the difference between Sp/Sx and Sp/So there (unknowingly).

     
    Slytherin as a house is very Contraflow, and seems to be mostly made up of So/Sp and Sp/Sx individuals.
    Sp/Sx has this "darker" energy to it often times, because it is both contraflow and SO blindspot... Just read up on Sp/Sx descriptions.

    Sp/So is the "lighter" version, being both synflow and not SO blindspot.

    Sp/So is more like the farmer, whereas Sp/Sx rather resembles the alchemist.

    One could say that the "dark side" is mostly Contraflow and SO blindspot, and the "light side" is mostly Synflow and not SO blindspot.
    So the "lightest" stackings would be So/Sx and Sp/So, whereas the "darkest" one would be Sp/Sx.

    The other stackings fall in-between, Sx/Sp being the darkest on the "good side" and possibly the bridge between the light side and the dark side.
    So/Sp can also be a bridge between the dark and light side (being SO first), but it depends on how elitist they are; if they are very elitist and concerned with being of a higher rank, like Draco Malfoy, they will remain pretty much on the "dark side". Sx/So seems to be stuck between both realms; most individuals tend to lean to the "light" or "dark" side in one way or another, but this is usually a very fickle preference that can much more easily change based on circumstance. Sx/So often rather remains (or claims to be, like Nolan's Joker) in a grey zone, drawing energy from both the light and dark sides and employing it in the way they find best.

    All in all, I'd argue that the "Sx-y" undertone to the self-preservation descriptions of Slytherin stem from the fact that many Slytherins are Sp/Sx (actually, Snape is probably one of those). Those self-preservation descriptions that seem devoid of any Sx are more like Sp/So.

    At last, I'd like to mention that Sp/Sx people can be inherently "good", but then they are in this grey zone which is more Neutral (like Catwoman, who is a thief but still helps Batman out and is "good" at heart). It is rare (if not impossible) to find an Sp/Sx who is clearly on the "light side", just like it is rare to find an So/Sx or Sp/So who is clearly on the "dark side".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chae View Post
    Or weaknesses, if you can't or don't want to narrow it down to one - I'm curious about how you define it.


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    1. My greatest weakness is definitely poor health. No matter what I try, my disposition remains the same. I feel intense shame in that regard but try to accept it. I always silently suspect that I am sick exactly because I am ashamed, that it's a vicious circle.
    2. Second in line: lacking conception of what is going on around me. I walk through life on intuitive autopilot 90% of the time.
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    I can handle dentists and they are not all LSIs. Just put enough local anesthesia and I'm fine. Tools are just tools. Fascinating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyrd View Post
    But really, why would you tell everyone your biggest weakness on the public Internet?
    The same reason people spend time posting their thoughts for others to read at all on the internet. Because of boredom, and also people are at least hundreds of miles away from you and can't hurt you at all in most cases.

    Also exercising some vulnerability can be a pleasurable experience for most people. It builds trust, and without trust, you have no community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyrd View Post
    But really, why would you tell everyone your biggest weakness on the public Internet?
    Being strong is easy. Showing weakness is so, so difficult. Take the challenge. It feels good when you open your heart - write it down, and close it again knowing you are able to bear whatever makes you feel powerless, even if it's only in words somewhere on the Internet. The question itself poses significance once you give it access.
    "The ENFp outlaw lives in the world of "chaos" meaning that he doesn't get surprised by the mayhem he causes or has to deal with in order to accomplish the goal of staying alive. Unlike the strong Si types who notice every tiny detail of pre-conceived madness, he will quite happily do whatever his experimental intuition dictates to survive even if he has to use himself as a "guinea pig" in the process. [...] Strong Ne types like the ENFp outlaw tend to make serendipitous discoveries like finding a creative way of defying death where others would have died if they stuck to "the rules". The long range vision of Ne with a drug-induced short-range Si tactical foreplay reveals the true nature of one's methodical madness i.e. using chaos to stabilize the chaos." x



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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyrd View Post
    But really, why would you tell everyone your biggest weakness on the public Internet?
    such a 5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chae View Post
    Being strong is easy. Showing weakness is so, so difficult.
    That's easy to say when you haven't gone your whole life with your weakness constantly dripping out your eyes and nose and mouth and practically castrating you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alioth View Post
    That's easy to say when you haven't gone your whole life with your weakness constantly dripping out your eyes and nose and mouth and practically castrating you.
    Hm?
    "The ENFp outlaw lives in the world of "chaos" meaning that he doesn't get surprised by the mayhem he causes or has to deal with in order to accomplish the goal of staying alive. Unlike the strong Si types who notice every tiny detail of pre-conceived madness, he will quite happily do whatever his experimental intuition dictates to survive even if he has to use himself as a "guinea pig" in the process. [...] Strong Ne types like the ENFp outlaw tend to make serendipitous discoveries like finding a creative way of defying death where others would have died if they stuck to "the rules". The long range vision of Ne with a drug-induced short-range Si tactical foreplay reveals the true nature of one's methodical madness i.e. using chaos to stabilize the chaos." x



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    Quote Originally Posted by Chae View Post
    Being strong is easy. Showing weakness is so, so difficult. Take the challenge. It feels good when you open your heart - write it down, and close it again knowing you are able to bear whatever makes you feel powerless, even if it's only in words somewhere on the Internet. The question itself poses significance once you give it access.
    But you don't tell your biggest weakness to everyone. That's how you get stabbed in the back. Just keep it in some diary or tell your best friend. Minor weaknesses are a rather different issue.

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    There is a difference between being strong and acting strong. You can be strong while showing weakness. You can hide weakness and act strong, but that's not actual strength.
    Avoiding being shot down all your life and still standing up proves nothing. But if you have gotten shot down and you get up each time, thats something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    There is a difference between being strong and acting strong. You can be strong while showing weakness. You can hide weakness and act strong, but that's not actual strength.
    Avoiding being shot down all your life and still standing up proves nothing. But if you have gotten shot down and you get up each time, thats something.
    If you can be strong while showing weakness in all cases, then give me your bank PIN please. Nothing in life is universal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyrd View Post
    If you can be strong while showing weakness in all cases, then give me your bank PIN please. Nothing in life is universal.



    I guess i just value growth alot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post



    I guess i just value growth alot.
    Then give me your bank PIN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyrd View Post
    Then give me your bank PIN.
    Thats forcing it. And thats not authentic

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    At work, my greatest weakness is that I'm terrible at estimating time. And customers keep asking how long something will take, so I'll make something up.

    "Want to come get it in two days?"
    "Oh, I needed it today."
    "Okay, how about two hours? I think I can have it done in two hours."
    "Alright."
    *twenty minutes later it's done and I have to wait for them to come get it

    or

    "It should be ready in two hours."
    *two hours later*
    "I'm here for my order."
    "Uh...can you come get it tomorrow afternoon?"

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    Thats forcing it. And thats not authentic
    Living on the streets with no money is 5790% more authentic than telling everyone every time you fantasize extensively about killing someone who slightly rustles your jimmies, have a dream where you shag someone you think is disgusting, or use the toilet. Shelter, food, and clothing just take us away from the state of lying naked, cold, helpless, and eventually dead with and against that brutal goddess Nature whence we sprung and whither we return, like Oedipus with his mother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyrd View Post
    Living on the streets with no money is 5790% more authentic than telling everyone every time you fantasize extensively about killing someone who slightly rustles your jimmies, have a dream where you shag someone you think is disgusting, or use the toilet. Shelter, food, and clothing just take us away from the state of lying naked, cold, helpless, and eventually dead with and against that brutal goddess Nature whence we sprung and whither we return, like Oedipus with his mother.
    If you force living in the streets, then yes it is unauthentic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    If you force living in the streets, then yes it is unauthentic.
    All of civilization is an artifice. Are you not brushed up on your Romanticism?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post



    I guess i just value growth alot.
    No you don't. You're bitter and you have absolutely no good qualities.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyrd View Post
    If you can be strong while showing weakness in all cases, then give me your bank PIN please. Nothing in life is universal.
    Here's mine 9696. Its real. What are you going to do with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by handjob View Post
    No you don't. You're bitter and you have absolutely no good qualities.


    lmfaooooo
    I'm sorry you feel that way.

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    I'm sorry you feel that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by passenger View Post
    Biggest weakness: laundry
    Ditch the rock by the river, get a vertical front-load washer dryer unit. Use Tide detergent. It has in it every chemical that science has ever devised for separating dirt and grease from clothes. When you are done, pour the waste water on your lawn. The detergent is a powerful fertilizer.

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    *takes notes about detergent in the distance* Yes yes go on everybody
    "The ENFp outlaw lives in the world of "chaos" meaning that he doesn't get surprised by the mayhem he causes or has to deal with in order to accomplish the goal of staying alive. Unlike the strong Si types who notice every tiny detail of pre-conceived madness, he will quite happily do whatever his experimental intuition dictates to survive even if he has to use himself as a "guinea pig" in the process. [...] Strong Ne types like the ENFp outlaw tend to make serendipitous discoveries like finding a creative way of defying death where others would have died if they stuck to "the rules". The long range vision of Ne with a drug-induced short-range Si tactical foreplay reveals the true nature of one's methodical madness i.e. using chaos to stabilize the chaos." x



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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Strange View Post
    Ditch the rock by the river, get a vertical front-load washer dryer unit. Use Tide detergent. It has in it every chemical that science has ever devised for separating dirt and grease from clothes. When you are done, pour the waste water on your lawn. The detergent is a powerful fertilizer.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_and_the_magic_washing_machine

    https://geo300summer.wordpress.com/2...hades-of-grey/
    Ooh good stuff

    I have a tendency to put everything in the laundry and completely forget I was doing it, and by that time I have to start all over

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    1. Low energy levels. I'll hype myself about going out more and having fun but get tired before I get to enjoy any of those things.
    2. Insecure. I'm really insecure (deep inside even though I hide it) so I can't be as much fun to people around me. Like I can't just start dancing or singing really loudly or wear whatever the fuck I want to in front of people even though I can do those things when I'm alone or with my boyfriend.
    3. Paying attention to my surroundings . My LSI and SEE friends are tired of saving me from being hit by cars or actually just walking into a pole I didn't see.
    4. Showing my friends and family I love them or just spending time with and talking to them. I'm social-last and find it hard to 'remember' my friends especially when I'm in a relationship. Sucks because I do love them, I just find it hard to diversify my passion. Issalaserlike one
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    My greatest weakness is my inability to function efficiently due to chronic burnout. What keeps me afloat is the will to ignore pain and keep moving forward, doing what must be done. What hinders me is inattention to details, forgetfulness, and the potential to miss some important task or deadline. What will ultimately save me is my willingness to do things differently, unafraid of the unfamiliar, to take risks.

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    Not noticing in time when I'm too stuck on one direction/option I chose. Easily becoming oblivious about some people-related stuff.

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    I gotta mention cake though, it has me weeeeaaaak
    "The ENFp outlaw lives in the world of "chaos" meaning that he doesn't get surprised by the mayhem he causes or has to deal with in order to accomplish the goal of staying alive. Unlike the strong Si types who notice every tiny detail of pre-conceived madness, he will quite happily do whatever his experimental intuition dictates to survive even if he has to use himself as a "guinea pig" in the process. [...] Strong Ne types like the ENFp outlaw tend to make serendipitous discoveries like finding a creative way of defying death where others would have died if they stuck to "the rules". The long range vision of Ne with a drug-induced short-range Si tactical foreplay reveals the true nature of one's methodical madness i.e. using chaos to stabilize the chaos." x



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