Centres within a 3-force model

In this article I’ll look more at some of the underlying theory behind the enneagram ‘process model’ and centres, with speculation as to how this applies to the psychological enneagram. To start with, let’s consider the ‘Law of Three’, which is one of the two principles theoretically underlying the enneagram symbol (the other being the… Continue reading Centres within a 3-force model

Case Study – Gurdjieff [8w7]

Gurdjieff is fairly often described as an 8. Here I will consider the theory that he’s an 8w7. In person we can see that he’s quite active, at times combative, and there is a marked tendency toward ‘excess’ or ‘lust’, apparently having a number of affairs with students. He explains his position as not being… Continue reading Case Study – Gurdjieff [8w7]

Movie Analysis – James Cameron [6w7]

Normally movies are much more difficult to analyze than novels – I believe, mostly because there are extra people involved, partly from actors but mostly because the script may be written by someone different to the director (or several people), probably going through more editing from yet others. A movie also gives only an external… Continue reading Movie Analysis – James Cameron [6w7]

Author Case Study – Clifford D. Simak [9w1]

Clifford D. Simak Type: 9w1 (so) MBTI: ISTJ Health level: average to healthy Type based on: functions/centres, behaviours e.g. avoidances Vickers let the paper drop to the floor and sat looking out across the garden, rich with flowers and ripe with sunshine. There was peace here, in this garden corner of the world, if there… Continue reading Author Case Study – Clifford D. Simak [9w1]

Expanding to 8 functions: A semi-freeform function model by type

Notes on Nomenclature Note: this article uses very heavily the standard abbreviation system for functions – T,F,S,N for thinking, feeling, sensation, intuition, then ‘i’ for introverted or ‘e’ for extraverted, i.e. Te=Extraverted Thinking; Fe = Extraverted Feeling, Se = extraverted sensation, Ne = extraverted intuition; Ti = introverted thinking, Fe= introverted feeling, Ni = introverted… Continue reading Expanding to 8 functions: A semi-freeform function model by type