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Pseudolonewolf
5 years ago

Enneagram Tritype (EDIT!)

◊ Posted by A β Pseudolonewolf
Categories: EnneagramPersonality
EDIT: It's now possible to change your enneagram type to a tritype from the Settings page!



I've been learning more about the enneagram personality system recently!
It's been bothering me a bit how even people who are INFJ 4w5 don't seem particularly like me... and I wondered why that might be. Life experiences, I assumed, though there's also an aspect to the enneagram that I just learned about that might go a long way towards explaining things like that.

The enneagram is divided into three sections: the 'heart' (2, 3 and 4), 'mind' (5, 6 and 7) and 'guts' (8, 9 and 1).

Apparently we don't have just one enneagram type; we have three, one from each of those sections, ranked in order of their influence over us. This is called the 'tritype'.

In trying to decide on my own tritype, I knew that 2, 3, 7, and especially 8 definitely wouldn't be in there.
I wondered about 6 because I can relate to its anxiety... but I'm just not the kind of loyal protector guardian sort of thing that many 6s are, nor am I guarded and concerned about security. So maybe that wouldn't go in there anywhere.
That left me with 4, 5, 9 and 1. The 1 and 9 had to go together because they're both guts types, so that'd be 9w1 or 1w9; I am a perfectionist, but I value peace more than I value 'perfection' in the type 1 sense, so I felt 9w1 would fit best. I know I'm 4w5, so that'd be at the front, but I couldn't decide whether the order would be 459 or 495...

So I looked for and did this test: ∞ LINK ∞

It gave me this result:

Quote:
You are a Type 4 with a 5 wing: "The Bohemian"

Your trifix is 4w5, 5w4, 9w1.

In enneagram theory, you have one type for how you relate to the world (either 8, 9, or 1), one type for how you think (5, 6, 7) and one type for how you see yourself (2, 3, 4.) Your tri-fix contains one number from each of these triads. They are listed in the order of how strongly they present in your personality.

Your core type (your strongest type) is Type 4 with a 5 wing: Type Four individuals are intensely emotionally aware, and often retreat to their rich inner world of concepts and ideas. They are the most artistic type in the Enneagram and driven to create their own, unique identity. Type Fours value authenticity highly and express themselves whenever they can. They are one of the most individualistic types in the Enneagram. Type Fours, when in a state of growth, become principled like Type Ones. When stressed, Type Fours can become clingy like an unhealthy Type Two. You are a Type Four with a Five wing, which means that the individualist nature of a Four combines with the cerebral nature of a Five to make you one of the most creative types in the Enneagram.

Your second type (your next strongest type) is Type 5 with a 4 wing: Type Five individuals are cerebral, intelligent, and complex. Type Five is often called the Investigator type, because they are constantly trying to learn more about the world. To a Five, knowledge is power, and knowing more about the world around them makes the world a safer place. It’s common for a Five to withdraw into their own thoughts and ruminate on intricate ideas and concepts. Type Fives, when they are in a growth state, become self-confident and authoritative like a Type Eight. When they are stressed, Type Fives become scattered like an unhealthy Type Seven. You are a Type Five with a Four wing, which means that the cerebral nature of Type Five combines with the creative nature of a Type Four. For this reason, you are likely to challenge established ideas with new and fresh concepts.

Your third type (the least-used of the three) is Type 9 with a 1 wing: Nines are receptive, easygoing, and loveable. Out of all the types in the Enneagram, they have a special ability to get along with others. For this reason, they’re often skilled mediators, resolving conflicts both within themselves and among others. Nines value peace, especially inner peace, very highly. When in a state of growth, Nines become energetic and driven like Type Threes. When stressed, Nines become anxious like an unhealthy Type Six. You are a Type Nine with a One wing, which means that the harmonious traits of the Type Nine merge with the idealistic nature of the Type One. You have an idealized view of the world, and your drive toward harmony is one way to fulfill that dream.

Some words that describe you: relaxed, peaceful, harmonious, creative, unique, authentic, emotional, intelligent, cerebral, questioning.


So that worked out nicely. Except for the fact that I'm not 'relaxed'. o_O
It also explains why conflict is so toxic to me while it might not be to other 4s with different tritypes.

I might alter the enneagram thing on profiles here to include tritypes later, perhaps! I'd probably make it so that I, for example, would have '459' on my profile, and hovering over it would show '4w5-5w4-9w1' in a tooltip, since that'd be too long to display by itself.

Perhaps some of you will find this interesting.

Testing: 459, 783
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sirspinach
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I really liked that test. I don't think I've ever taken a personality test that better describes me. Thanks.
Red Halo
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Offtopic, but Pseudo's Ortec Flier game is number #10 on Newgrounds All-time-Greatest list ∞ LINK ∞

:)
DarthKitty
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DarthKitty 22 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic INTP 153 337C
Tritypes aren't working for me. I put in my test results (1w9 5w6 3w2), hit "Save Changes," and, once my profile loads, no enneagram information is shown. When I go back to settings, it doesn't show any of the three types.

I did a bit of testing and found out that the same thing happens when I leave the first type blank, and fill the second two types. I also found that setting the second two types to anything (and there are 324 permutations) and the first type to anything besides 1w9 works perfectly fine, but changing the first type to 1w9 clears all enneagram information.
nikalagarto
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nikalagarto 19 Mexico PhlegmaticCholeric INFJ 259 4C
I got 2w3, 5w4, and 9w1. I thought that 9w1 would be my strongest, but the test is right. Until recently, I have discovered my drive and ambition. I had never set a goal for my life until about a month ago, and I am going all out for it.

Also, when I got the words that described me the most, it made me fell all fuzzy inside. It's a nice thought that people actually could consider you to be like this. Here they are: Relaxed, peaceful, harmonious, generous, helpful, selfless, loving, intelligent, cerebral, questioning.

Also, thanks Pseudo for sharing this quizses and personality thingomajigers. It really helps me understand myslef better.
TheNitsguy
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TheNitsguy 33 Canada PhlegmaticMelancholic INFJ 295 1C
2w3, 9w1, 5w4

"Some words that describe you: relaxed, peaceful, harmonious, generous, helpful, selfless, loving, intelligent, cerebral, questioning."

Peaceful & harmonious, yet questioning. I like it :)
JadEarth
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JadEarth 19 South Korea MelancholicSanguine INFP 295 3C
2w3, 9w8, 5w6.

"Some words that describe you: relaxed, peaceful, harmonious, generous, helpful, selfless, loving, intelligent, cerebral, questioning."

Rather strange to see someone have almost the same results as I have.

Relaxed is so me.
Dingding321
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Dingding321 20 Hong Kong MelancholicCholeric INTP 613 7C
I got 6w5, 1w2 and 3w2...They weren't the ones that I would have chosen off the block, but given to me and in conjunction, they make so much sense its scary o.O If we could put this on our profiles on Fighunter, it would be so much easier to know what other people we meet here are like, quickly, if one knew about Enneagrams! The tritypes really improved my opinion on Enneagrams as a whole.
Phoenix
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Phoenix 22 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic INTJ 631 45C
I recall, when you first introduced this system, being torn between 6w5 and 1w9. Well, my trifix is;

6w5 3w2 and 1w9

I don't know about anybody else, but this describes me terrifyingly accurately.

At the bottom of the page; "Some words that describe you: principled, moralistic, perfectionist, self-critical, ambitious, driven, adaptable, energetic, loyal, reliable, anxious, skeptical."

I can resonate with those words, very, very well. Not a single one of them is wrong. I just thought I'd put my two cents in.
Dingding321
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Dingding321 20 Hong Kong MelancholicCholeric INTP 613 7C
I got exactly the same words (at the bottom of the page) as you did! Maybe the first number regulates nearly all of the whole report, with only one or two sentences at the end of each paragraph being the difference...Hm interesting to see how the test works as a whole...
Phoenix
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Phoenix 22 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic INTJ 631 45C
Interesting. It may also be that we answered the questions identically, perhaps. I don't really know the mechanics behind the test itself, unfortunately.

I wonder how many others have received virtually the same report and whether or not it is affected by the number that the person received or if it was affected by the outcome of their answers. The problem here; the result of the questions corresponds directly the the type that they receive. So making a distinction would be hard, if it even existed.

I also noticed that your types are virtually the same as mine, with the exception of 1w2. Where as I was 1w9.
user1
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You are a Type 1 with a 2 wing: "The Advocate"

Your core type (your strongest type) is Type 1 with a 2 wing: Type One individuals have a very finely tuned sense of right and wrong, and they chart the course of their lives by following a righteous path. This doesn’t have to be religious… it can be any set of principles that the Type One finds ethical. Ones are perfectionists, often setting high standards for themselves and others. Type One may very well be the noblest type in the Enneagram. When a Type One is in a state of growth, they become excited and joyous like a Type Seven. When a Type One is stressed, they become emotional and overwhelmed like an unhealthy Type Four. You are a Type One with a Two wing, which means that the righteous traits of a Type One combine with the helpful nature of a Type Two. This makes you naturally inclined to advocate on behalf of other people, and the welfare of others is probably an important part of your worldview.

BobbyBlabby
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BobbyBlabby 22 United States MelancholicSanguine INFP 9w1 15C
You are a Type 5 with a 6 wing: "The Scientist"

Your trifix is 5w6, 9w1, 2w1.

Your core type (your strongest type) is Type 5 with a 6 wing: Type Five individuals are cerebral, intelligent, and complex. Type Five is often called the Investigator type, because they are constantly trying to learn more about the world. To a Five, knowledge is power, and knowing more about the world around them makes the world a safer place. It’s common for a Five to withdraw into their own thoughts and ruminate on intricate ideas and concepts. Type Fives, when they are in a growth state, become self-confident and authoritative like a Type Eight. When they are stressed, Type Fives become scattered like an unhealthy Type Seven. You are a Type Five with a Six wing, which means that the cerebral nature of a Type Five combines with the troubleshooting thought style of a Type Six. This makes Type 5w6 the Enneagram type of the stereotypical scientist – the 5w6 is always creating new ideas and testing them.

Your second type (your next strongest type) is Type 9 with a 1 wing: Nines are receptive, easygoing, and loveable. Out of all the types in the Enneagram, they have a special ability to get along with others. For this reason, they’re often skilled mediators, resolving conflicts both within themselves and among others. Nines value peace, especially inner peace, very highly. When in a state of growth, Nines become energetic and driven like Type Threes. When stressed, Nines become anxious like an unhealthy Type Six. You are a Type Nine with a One wing, which means that the harmonious traits of the Type Nine merge with the idealistic nature of the Type One. You have an idealized view of the world, and your drive toward harmony is one way to fulfill that dream.

Your third type (the least-used of the three) is Type 2 with a 1 wing: Type Two individuals are generous and kind. Twos love others and want to be loved, and becoming close to others is a theme in the life of the Two. This is why Two is often referred to as the Helper type – because they keep coming, time and time again, to the aid of others. Out of all the types in the Enneagram, Twos are the most likely to help someone when they’re feeling down or when they’re being attacked. When a Type Two is stressed, they can become aggressive like an unhealthy Type Eight. When they’re healthy, a Type Two becomes emotionally aware like a healthy Type Four. You are a Type Two with a One wing, which means that the helpful nature of the Two combines with the idealistic nature of the One to make a very humanitarian personality.

Some words that describe you: relaxed, peaceful, harmonious, generous, helpful, selfless, loving, intelligent, cerebral.

honestly i would agree with this for the most part but i still think there should be questions on the test
Raligon
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Raligon 24 United States SanguinePhlegmatic ENTP 792 240C
Edit: Upon looking deeper into the system, I am beginning to remember why I don't like this system so much for understanding myself. It was very easy to find my temperament and my MBTI, but I can see aspects of myself in a whole bunch of the different enneagrams.
I also seem to switch between these three on the tests: 7w8 and 9w8 and 9w1. For the moment, I'm going to stick with 9w8, though I'm really not satisfied with the wing at all. For tri: 7w8, 9w8, and 2w1.
(I can see a lot of myself in the combination of the primary numbers in this order: 972) (the combination that resonates most with me personally comes from looking at the five different numbers that appear in my tri as some sort of mixture between 9, 7, 2, 1, and 8)