Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004 - 2:26 a.m.
Cost of the War in Iraq
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Enneagram Enneagram Wherefore art Thou?
Second entry for tonight. The first is here.
I got this over at Radiogurl's place.
I am all over the board it seems... I am tied Type 1 and Type 5, with 6 points each, and then I have five points each in types 6 and 7. youpee.
Weirdly they have wildly divergent images for male and female of the same type. Here is my Type 1: Now why is the male version forward looking and dynamic while the female version looks like an annoyingly staid schoolteacher stuck at a desk correcting papers?? ack!
The principled, idealistic type. Ones are conscientious and ethical, with a strong sense of right and wrong. They are teachers, crusaders, and advocates for change: always striving to improve things, but afraid of making a mistake. Well-organized, orderly, and fastidious, they try to maintain high standards, but can slip into being critical and perfectionistic. They typically have problems with resentment and impatience. At their Best: wise, discerning, realistic, and noble. Can be morally heroic..
And in the spirit of fairness, here is the Type 5 results:
Again, the man is looking out into the universe while the woman has a desk with books, and has her nose in a booksale book. What is with this weird sexism???
The perceptive, cerebral type. Fives are alert, insightful, and curious. They are able to concentrate and focus on developing complex ideas and skills. Independent, innovative, and inventive, they can also become preoccupied with their thoughts and imaginary constructs. They become detached, yet high-strung and intense. They typically have problems with eccentricity, nihilism, and isolation. At their Best: visionary pioneers, often ahead of their time, and able to see the world in an entirely new way.
And here are simple descriptions of my two runner-up types:
The committed, security-oriented type. Sixes are reliable, hard-working, responsible, and trustworthy. Excellent "troubleshooters," they foresee problems and foster cooperation, but can also become defensive, evasive, and anxious—running on stress while complaining about it. They can be cautious and indecisive, but also reactive, defiant and rebellious. They typically have problems with self-doubt and suspicion. At their Best: internally stable and self-reliant, courageously championing themselves and others.
The busy, productive type. Sevens are extroverted, optimistic, versatile, and spontaneous. Playful, high-spirited, and practical, they can also misapply their many talents, becoming over-extended, scattered, and undisciplined. They constantly seek new and exciting experiences, but can become distracted and exhausted by staying on the go. They typically have problems with impatience and impulsiveness. At their Best: they focus their talents on worthwhile goals, becoming appreciative, joyous, and satisfied.
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Goodbye Michael. May your next life be kinder to you. - Thursday, Jun. 25, 2009
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