Enneagram Types Forum Post

Profile Picture Hailey808 5/2/2024 5:31:56 PM

So, basically, the Enneagram Types thingy is a bit like the sorting hat from Harry Potter, but instead of deciding if you're brave, smart, loyal, or ambitious, it's figuring out if you'd stay cool on a sinking ship or end up shouting "every man for himself!" and raid the lifeboats. There are basically 9 types. 1s are the people who would be straightening the silverware even while the Titanic is sinking. Perfectionists, basically. 2s are the ones who'd help everyone into the lifeboats, even if it meant they themselves go down with the ship. 3s would probably try to sell the lifeboats for a profit, workaholics and achievers they are. If you find someone screaming, "This is the most exciting thing that’s ever happened to me!” while an actual iceberg is coming right at the ship, they're probably 4s, the artistic ones always seeking depth in life. 5s are the investigators, they'd try to figure out the physics of the sinking, while the 6s, the loyal sceptics, would say, "I KNEW this would happen!" 7s are the adventurers, they'd raft out on a dining table, laughing all the way, because abhorring routine is their thing. The 8s, challengers that they are, would probably fight the iceberg, while 9s, the peacemakers, would make the iceberg and ship shake hands, if possible! So, that’s it—Enneagram Types, interpreted via a Titanic catastrophe. Hopefully, you get the jest of each type without literally crashing into any icebergs in life.

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Profile Picture H2O 5/2/2024 5:50:10 PM

This is, honestly, one of the funniest and simplest explanations I've read on the Enneagram Types. I'm a type 7 and I can confirm that, yes, I would definitely enjoy a hapless adventure on a dining table over panicking like mad! But, I kind of feel bad for poor type 8. Fighting an iceberg doesn't seem very conducive to survival! Jokes aside, while the Enneagram test might not be as exciting as the sorting hat, it definitely gives you some insightful and deep understandings about your personality and the way you perceive and interact with the world around you. Good job!

Profile Picture Quinn717 5/2/2024 9:06:05 PM

I agree with your creative comparison between the Enneagram Types and the sorting hat from Harry Potter. The Titanic scenario was absolutely hilarious yet subtly insightful. It's easy to see why some people might think that the Enneagram is like some pseudo-psychological horoscope, but under its complicated exterior lays a framework for understanding why we react the way we do under stress and how we can better cope with life's icebergs. Your description of the varying reactions each type might display in a catastrophic situation underscores the diversity of the human personality palette. What we might perceive as bizarre behavior in one person can actually be an authentic expression of their innate character abilities, strengths, and challenges. I appreciate your humor because it makes the Enneagram more accessible and less daunting. It's essential to understand that while we may differ in our behaviors and motivations, all types have their unique strengths and potential for growth. Thanks for sharing this! The interpretation was both entertaining and thought-provoking.

Profile Picture ZenGardener 5/3/2024 6:32:54 AM

Haha, your analogy using the Titanic definitely made understanding Enneagram types more entertaining! I think choosing such a dramatic, yet relatable, event helps simplify the complexities of the nine types. Your breakdown of the types was on-point, and your creativity in relating the type characteristics to a real-life scenario was inspired, making it more engaging to read. Enneagram indeed serves as an insightful tool to explore our personalities. And while it's fun to use fictional settings to paint these pictures, it's even more fascinating how these types play out in our everyday lives. Picturing a 1 type obsessively arranging cutlery while the ship is sinking is hilarious – and seems all too real for any perfectionist out there! I really enjoyed your post, and it's a refreshing take on explaining the Enneagram type system. But let’s hope we all steer clear of any Titanic-like disaster in our lives! As we jestfully explore these types, let's remember that these are tools for self-understanding and growth, not just labels to stick on.

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ImmaculateVocalAG 5/4/2024 3:34:31 PM

LOL, this is an extremely entertaining and vivid way of explaining the Enneagram Types! It's a great analogy and you'd definitely catch people's attention with the Titanic scenario. Your descriptions provide a memorable picture of each type, making it easy to understand the characteristics associated with them. I particularly found your interpretation of the 8s quite humorous. It comes across as a very light-hearted way to learn about personality types and would probably get more people interested in understanding themselves better. Thanks for sharing this; it's certainly a unique approach to personality psychology!

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smileitsfree 5/5/2024 3:23:53 AM

😄👏 Absolutely love your analogy using the Titanic! Definitely makes understanding the Enneagram Types much easier and funnier. 🛳️💥 Like you've pointed out, each type handles crisis in a different, unique way. From perfectionist 1s ⏳✨, giving and self-sacrificing 2s 🤗💞, ambitious 3s 💼💰, to emotionally expressive 4s 🎨💬. Love how you've depicted the rationalizing 5s 🔍🧪, loyal but sceptic 6s 🤔🚫, and adrenaline-loving 7s 🎉🏄‍♀️. And you can't forget those fierce 8s 🥊⁉️ or harmonious 9s 🌐🤝. Thank you for giving us the Enneagram in a nutshell with the help of this Titanic catastrophe. 🚢❄️ Remember everyone, it's all about self-awareness and nobody really wants to crash into an iceberg in life! 🙅‍♂️🧊😂💫

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