Sunday, May 13, 2012

ANSWERING QUESTIONS RECEIVED, Part Three

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F.: Answering questions received:

QUESTION: "A friend did the enneagram sessions with you and said he understands for the first time ever what has been driving him all his life and why teachers have taught that personality must go in order to be free. He also said you told him that if someone understands the enneagram, she / he can listen to the words of someone for a matter of minutes and be able to determine their dominate type. So what was Maharaj's dominate type?"

F.: Of the nine basic personality types, Maharaj was a Type Four: the type that can be trapped in a "fantasy self" as a result of isolating as a child in order to avoid abusive or insane authority, but also the type most likely - as a result - to be willing someday to question everything; to rebel against widely-held but nonsensical beliefs set forth by authority figures; and to enter wholeheartedly into the search for the Authentic Self;

the type most likely to question all so-called "authorities" (including most parents, most teachers, almost all political leaders, all religious leaders, military leaders, the police, etc.) who believe that they should never be questioned;

the type that is often viewed by cultures and societies to be "individualists" or "nonconformists" or "different," meaning that Type Four's "march to the beat of a different drummer" and are never the type to be like sheep that "go along with" or that play "follow the leader";

the type most likely to be comfortable in solitude; the type most likely to look objectively at their relative thoughts and words and deeds and see the facts, "warts" and all, rather than try to put a spin on the facts and cover up the facts of their relative existence which are calling for change and Realization;

the type most likely to be in touch with their intuitive talent for differentiating true from false; the type that early on had an active, innate, and accurate BS detector; and the type most likely to seek Truth and Reality and authenticity.

One of the people who led me to an understanding of how the enneagram can be used not only with non-duality seekers but also with business owners and their employees wrote this about Type Fours:

1. They can be "profoundly creative" and can "express the personal and the universal."

2. They are often "inspired" and "profoundly creative."

3. They are the most likely to engage in the "search for Self."

4. They are the most likely to be "introspective" and "true to Self."

5. Ultimately, they are the most likely to become "Self-Aware."

Their numbers around the globe might also reveal why so few ever seek and Realize Fully: while they are the most likely to seek the Authentic Self, Type Fours account for the fewest number of people among any of the nine basic personality types (totaling only about 1/2 of 1% of the seven billion persons on the planet).


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