Enneagram Test


Enneatype 5 - the Observer

Introduction

Everybody perceive reality through a system of lens:
- The instinct (conservation): visceral / physical
- The feeling (relationship): emotional
- The thought (adaptation): mental


Dimensions are important

The contact with the environment gives rise to the 3 adaptive reaction, which correspond to 3 of the basic emotions:
- Anger, which has its roots in the instinctive sphere
- Pain and Addiction, which has its roots in the emotional sphere
- Fear that has its roots in the mental sphere

Individuals in childhood, acting for their own welfare, they try to make up for the deficiencies of the environment.
The adaptive reaction, elicit responses in the individual and they structure the character.

The type 5 belongs to the types of mental dimension

Characteristics of mental dimension
- Problems with anxiety and fear, lack of support and guidance.
- She has lost touch with his true nature, the quiet mind: what will happen to me? How to survive? As I will go on ?
- Chatting mind, doubt, anticipation.
- She is oriented to the future.
- She has a mode that puts emotional distance between himself and others, to defend their autonomy and privacy.
- "If I am detached, independent, if I withdraw, nothing can hurt me."
- Intellectual intelligence, rationality prevails over all other faculties as tools for understanding and guidance.
- Fear is the most intellectual of emotional reactions, is mediated by the head, not the things that are scary, but the view that we have of them.

Directions: Extraversion, Introversion and Avoidance


Within each psychological dimension (ISTINCTIVE, EMOTIONAL, MENTAL), there is a special way to cope with the emotion of their area of origin, using the extroversion or introversion emotional response.
Jung argues that there is an ability, an attitude that characterizes the orientation of the psyche.
Introversion and extraversion, are both present in everyone, but one of the two trends is dominant.
Introversion:
Is the tendency to look inward, organize reality starting from the inner self. The introvert depicts the world with personal schemas.
Extraversion:
is the orientation towards the external reality, because the input is coming from there.
is the opening to what is outside the self. Their thinking, feeling and acting are in relation to external factors.
Avoidance:
Then there is a third intermediate mode, the avoidant. A way of being that tends to deny. In this way, the visceral, emotional or mental area is hidden, removed.

The type 5 belongs to the mental dimension in the extroverted direction.


Characteristics of Five
- She tends to escape from the outside world, and she considers the origin of the fear out of his mind, for this isolates himself.
- She practices a disinterested search for knowledge.
- Ascend from effects to causes.
- Analytical, goes deep.
- Interested in how things work
- Tends to exchange the phenomenon for the whole. she loses sight of the whole.
- Arid emotionally, if not evolved.
- She directs love for knowledge. She is very attached to the theories.
- Pigeonhole. No tunes on the emotion of the other.
- Capable of concentration.
- The will is expressed primarily as a persistence.

Type 5 in order to grow and develop her talents must develop the qualities of Love and Wisdom.
She must integrate her strategy of behavior, which leads her to do everything in order to feel detached, through openness to others and through the deepening of social relations.
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Map is not the territory.
Nonetheless, the discovery of a regularity in human behavior indicates and contemplates the possibility of change.