Friday, October 25, 2013


From the Enneagram Institute:

Eating Disorders & Addictions of the Types

  • Type 1 The ReformerExcessive use of diets, vitamins, and cleansing techniques (fasts, diet pills, enemas). Under-eating for self-control: in extreme cases anorexia and bulimia. Alcohol to relieve tension.
  • Type 2 The HelperAbusing food and over-the-counter medications. Bingeing, especially on sweets and carbohydrates. Over-eating from feeling "love-starved;" in extreme cases bulimia. Hypochondria to look for sympathy.
  • Type 3 The AchieverOver-stressing the body for recognition. Working out to exhaustion. Starvation diets. Workaholism. Excessive intake of coffee, stimulants, amphetamines, cocaine, steroids or excessive surgery for cosmetic improvement.
  • Type 4 The IndividualistOver-indulgence in rich foods, sweets, alcohol to alter mood, to socialize, and for emotional consolation. Lack of physical activity. Bulimia. Depressants. Tobacco, prescription drugs, or heroin for social anxiety. Cosmetic surgery to erase rejected features.
  • Type 5 The InvestigatorPoor eating and sleeping habits due to minimizing needs. Neglecting hygiene and nutrition. Lack of physical activity. Psychotropic drugs for mental stimulation and escape, narcotics for anxiety.
  • Type 6 The LoyalistRigidity in diet causes nutritional imbalances ("I don't like vegetables.") Working excessively. Caffeine and amphetamines for stamina, but also alcohol and depressants to deaden anxiety. Higher susceptibility to alcoholism than many types.
  • Type 7 The Enthusiast
    The type most prone to addictions: stimulants (caffeine, cocaine, and amphetamines), Ecstasy, psychotropics, narcotics, and alcohol but tend to avoid other depressants. Wear body out with effort to stay "up." Excessive cosmetic surgery, pain killers.
  • Type 8 The ChallengerIgnore physical needs and problems: avoid medical visits and check-ups. Indulging in rich foods, alcohol, tobacco while pushing self too hard leads to high stress, strokes, and heart conditions. Control issues central, although alcoholism and narcotic addictions are possible.
  • Type 9 The PeacemakerOver-eating or under-eating due to lack of self-awareness and repressed anger. Lack of physical activity. Depressants and psychotropics, alcohol, marijuana, narcotics to deaden loneliness and anxiety.

Enneagram Personality Theory Forum

A forum for the nine distinct personality types. Generally manifested as a
psycho-spiritual system for mapping and understanding the mind.
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    Type 1 Perfectionism |||||||||||||||| 62%
    Type 2 Helpfulness |||||||||||||| 58%
    Type 3 Image Focus |||||||||||||||| 62%
    Type 4 Individualism |||||||||||||||||| 74%
    Type 5 Intellectualism |||||||||||||||||| 74%
    Type 6 Security Focus |||||||||||||| 54%
    Type 7 Adventurousness |||||| 22%
    Type 8 Aggressiveness |||||||||||||| 54%
    Type 9 Calmness |||||||||||||| 54%
    Your main type is 4
    Your variant is self pres
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    My Husband's Type

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    Type 1 Perfectionism |||||||||||||||| 62%
    Type 2 Helpfulness |||||||||||||||| 70%
    Type 3 Image Focus |||||||||||||||| 70%
    Type 4 Individualism |||||| 30%
    Type 5 Intellectualism |||||| 26%
    Type 6 Security Focus |||||||||||| 46%
    Type 7 Adventurousness |||||||||||||| 58%
    Type 8 Aggressiveness |||||||||||||||| 66%
    Type 9 Calmness |||||| 22%
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    Enneagram and Fashion


    "So the colors that I associated with each of the Enneagram Personality Types is all related to the wavelengths in a rainbow: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet. (ROY G BIV). You see that seven of the nine Enneagram Types quickly fall into place: Type 8 (Red), Type 7 (Orange), Type 6 (Yellow), Type 5 (Green), Type 4 (Blue), Type 3 (Purple/Indigo), Type 2 (Violet) easily fall into place using this logic. The last two Enneagram Personality Types were easily derived With Type 1 being assigned White, the color associated with purity and cleanliness and Type 9 being assigned Pink, which is derived by blending white and red colors."


    candlelight said...

    Interesting! I'm a 6w4w1 triad. Do you know how this corresponds with DYT? I'm a DYT 1w4, ENFP, triple Scorpio if that helps? Thanks!

    Jane Leu Rekas said...

    As far as I know there's no correlation. There are colors for the enneagram.