Aaand I’m back with a video, yay! If you’ve ever wondered about some of the differences between the Helper and the Individualist, this is for you. Feel free to drop me a line if you have thoughts or questions!
One thing I did want to expand a bit on, is a component that I mention in the video: 4’s Reactivity vs. 2’s Compliance. It’s important to note that these traits are not opposites, which is why I included the graphic below in my video.
Across the Enneagram, we see three different conflict styles: Reactive (4, 6, 8), Reframing (2, 7, 9) and Competency (1, 3, 5). In another trait triangle, we see three different ways of interacting with the world: Aggressive (3, 7, 8), Compliant (1, 2, 6) and Withdrawn (4, 5, 9). Because these traits come in groups of three, combining them can shed a lot of insight on the differences between Enneagam types!
When we look at 2, we see that it is a Reframing and Compliant type.
When we look at 4, we see that it is a Reactive and Withdrawn type.
This gives us a spectacular example, because these types are different on both fronts! I think I’ll have to write more on this topic in another post, and how it can be an excellent tool to prevent mistyping. For now, I hope this helps to explain my use of these terms. 🙂
Thanks friends, see you next time as I cover the wings of The Achiever!