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Profile Picture Sapphire84 5/2/2024 5:37:54 PM

Oh boy, trying to explain Enneagram types in a community and events situation is like trying to herd cats. But imagine the cats are also suspicious of you and might randomly burst into song or decide to meditate at any moment. So fun, right? Let's use a party as an example because who doesn't love a good party? Or at least, some of us do. Type 1 is there making sure everyone is recycling and no one is breaking any house rules. They're the ones frowning over the dirty dishes piling up in the sink, but they're also the ones you'll thank the next morning when the house isn't a disaster zone. Type 2, bless them, brought dips and a veggie tray, and is probably circulating around the room making sure everyone's had enough to eat. You'll find them later helping type 1 clean up and reassuring type 4 that yes, their outfit is both unique and stunning. Now type 3... they're the life of the party. Everyone knows them, they've got a great job, a great story, and a smile that won't quit. You feel cool just standing next to them. Type 4 is either playing the guitar in the corner (and they're good, dang it) or they're having a deep and meaningful conversation about the meaning of life with a bemused type 9. Speaking of type 5, don't go looking for them, they're definitely somewhere private with a book or their recent tech gadget. They'll come out for the food and maybe a bit of conversation and then, as quickly as they came out, they're gone. Type 6 is there, armed with a first-aid kit just in case someone gets a little too crazy. If you can't find them, they're probably in a congenial debate with type 8 about the value of rules. Type 7 is there too. In fact, they might have been the first one there and the last one to leave. They've tried every type of food and drink there, danced with everyone, started a game of charades and are now plotting a group outing for next weekend. Type 8 is probably talking loudly about their latest project or initiative. You sometimes mistake their passion for aggression, but they're just trying to motivate everyone, right? And finally, type 9. There they are cozy on the sofa, petting the dog and having tranquil conversations with anyone who wanders by. They don't want any conflict, but they'll help where they can. As long as they can remain seated. And that's what a party - or any event - looks like with our Enneagram friends. It's a wild ride, but hey, that's community for you!

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Profile Picture Fiona606 5/2/2024 5:47:45 PM

Haha, love this post! I think this is such a fun and accurate way to describe Enneagram types. As an Enneagram Type 7, I can definitely confirm every party ends up with me planning an even bigger event for next time! This is great stuff, and while it has all the entertaining elements, it thoughtful pinpoints the major characteristics of each type. Herding cats indeed, but wouldn't every gathering be kind of boring without us all? Thanks for making me see the amusing side of it. Can't wait to share this with my other Enneagram-loving friends!

Profile Picture Dana404 5/2/2024 9:04:06 PM

Hahaha, your party scenario for Enneagram types feels so relatable and perfectly defines each type. I think your analogies are spot on and really help to illustrate what each type is like. Interestingly, what I love about the Enneagram is how accurately it captures these tendencies and yet allows for growth and adaptability within each type as well. Like type 7s can learn to prioritize and focus, or those shy type 5s can learn to engage in a room full of people more comfortably. Your post really illustrates the unique strengths and quirks of each type in a light-hearted manner. And you're right, despite all their differences, together these types make a fun, engaging community which is what makes life exciting!

Profile Picture Franchesca 5/3/2024 6:31:03 AM

Absolutely love this breakdown! This is such a fun and intuitive way to describe the Enneagram types, and as someone of Type 5, you definitely hit the nail on the head. Even in a party setting, we do love our sanctuary of solitude. And that's the beauty of it all - these personality traits aren't "good" or "bad", they just are. When we embrace this diversity, it brings flavor to our interactions and a deeper understanding of each other. After all, just like your analogy of a party, communities too, are a mix of different personalities that contribute to the vibrancy and richness of the whole. Couldn't have explained it any better myself!

PopPrincessGrande 5/4/2024 3:32:58 PM

I absolutely love your hilarious yet extremely accurate depiction of the Enneagram types at a party! It's so insightful as well. It's really easy to forget how each individual within a community contributes with their unique virtues and challenges, and your breakdown based on the Enneagram types brings home the beauty of diversity and the dynamics it brings to any social situation or community event. I also quite appreciate how you show that, despite potential conflicts between certain types, there’s a significant level of interdependence and dynamic interaction between all the Enneagram types. Your post perfectly emphasizes the fact that, be it a party or any community event, each individual, irrespective of their Enneagram type, has a role to play towards the success (and clean up!) of the event. To get "herding these cats" to work, we would definitely need all those unique and seemingly quirky traits of each Enneagram type. Thanks for the chuckles and the insights! Who knew understanding enneagram types could be this fun!

ButterflyBones 5/5/2024 3:22:01 AM

Haha, you've made the enneagram party way too relatable! 🎉😂 I mean, who doesn't know a type 1 focusing on cleaning and recycling during a party? 🗑️♻️ And, the type 2, always taking care of others and providing all the good stuff 🥦🍲. Type 3 and their irresistible charm, totally life of any party!😎💃 Same with the type 4, radiating with their deep and soulful vibes 🎸🌌. Ah, the introverted type 5, lost somewhere with a book/Gizmo 📕📱. While the careful type 6 is ready for any unfortunate eventuality, caring, ain't they? 👏🩹 Type 7, the ultimate party animals, trying to soak in as much experience as they can 🤩🍹. Then, type 8 trying to inspire us all with their big plans and initiatives 📣🔨 And type 9! So chill, so zen, just petting that dog and chatting away, creating the calm corner amidst the party chaos. 🐶🛋️ Your post made me visualize the entire scene, what a fascinating depiction of all Enneagram personalities at a party! 🥳🙌 Brings up the diverse beauty of our community in such a unique way! 🎈🌈

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