Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The "Necessary Order": Enlightenment, then Realization, then Liberation and Freedom, then Happiness, Part Nine

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"Liberation" points to a state of having been liberated from the influence of personality identifications. The key drawback of an absence of liberation is being robbed of the ability to make conscious choices. Why? Because each assumed role or identity has its own hidden agendas, and those are hidden from all individuals who assume false roles and believe them to be actual identities. Additionally, it is those hidden agendas - functioning at a subconscious level - which control thoughts and words and actions.

Millions of persons assume millions of roles which never appear in the same combination in any two people. For example, not everyone will assume the role of "The CEO." Nor will everyone assume the role of "The Husband" or "The Wife." But everyone will display to one degree or another the nine basic personality types and the relative liabilities which each type brings. It is those nine types which all persons share in common (without even knowing it).

On the Enneagram Personality Inventory Test offered here, the following can be revealed: 

AN EXCESSIVELY HIGH 1 score can indicate perfectionism, rigidity, judgmentalism, excessive criticism, and excessive self-criticism. The High 1 can inhibit the development of two of the 7’s positive contributions, namely, a sense of lightness and a joy of living. 

AN EXCESSIVELY HIGH 2 can indicate an excessive dependency on relationships in an effort to feel worthy and loved; can result in extreme histrionics at times; can cause a sense of entitlement; can inspire excessive focus on self and can drive persons to seek love excessively. 

AN EXCESSIVELY HIGH 3 can indicate a concern with image, with being super “successful,” with seeking applause and affirmation in excessive levels; can cause one to become a status-seeker; and can inspire excessive focus on self. 

AN EXCESSIVELY HIGH 4 can indicate one an overly-romanticize view of life; can result in one being less in touch with reality; can drive one to rebel constantly and / or to be angry and / or to fight; and can inspire excessive focus on self. 

AN EXCESSIVELY HIGH 5 can indicate excessive avoidance and can cause excessive concern with being more knowledgeable than others. 

AN EXCESSIVELY HIGH 6: Can cause an excessive sense of hypervigilance; can cause a sense; can cause excessive fear; and can cause excessive anxiety or even paranoia. 

AN EXCESSIVELY HIGH 7 can indicate the presence of the Addictive Personality Disorder; can cause people to want to escape and to obsess about having too little freedom; can cause people to avoid responsibilities; can lead to chaos. 

AN EXCESSIVELY HIGH 8 can indicate anger, aggressiveness; an excessive desire to control; and an attraction to submissive types. 

AN EXCESSIVELY HIGH 9 can indicate passive-aggressive behavior; excessive avoidance; a sense of entitlement; and dissociation. 

In this series, the nine basis personality types are being discussed in order to provide an opportunity for site visitors to read about the types and to see if they can relate to certain of the traits of the various types and thereby understand which types are driving them and why they are thinking the way they think, talking the way they talk, behaving the way they behave, feeling the way they feel, and then - thereafter - take conscious steps to be free of the subconscious drivers which are controlling them. The challenge? 

Since personalities (ego-states, roles, false identities, personas, characters being played, etc.) seldom have insight into the actual nature of their false selves, then most cannot see their own truth. Typically, the personality inventory test is required to provide in black and white on a scale of 1% to 100% the exact degree to which the nine types are showing up and driving thoughts and words and actions.

Few take the test, so few will ever understand themselves . . . their false selves; as a result, few will ever understand what is truly motivating their thoughts and words and actions. For the few who can read the descriptions being offered in this part of the series, the discussion will continue. 

So far, while discussing the relative effects of the nine basic personality styles or types, the focus has been on the Personality Type One Perfectionist and the Type Two Rescuer / Helper / Love Seeker and the Type Three Performer / Applause Seeker / Image Make / Image Maintainer and the Personality Type Four Romantic / Individualist / Rebel / Seeker of Isolation or Seeker of Authenticity. 

To continue, the focus today will be on the consequences of being highly influenced by the agenda of the Personality Type Five Knowledge Seeker / Knower / Analyst / Avoider / Secretive One / Cerebral One / Philosophical One / Isolated One.


The Relative Effects of Personality: Fears, Desires and Interrupted Happiness (continued

In one discussion, the following was offered:

Who could have cares if free of the fear of death and punishment, if free of the uncertainty of what happens when your body "ends," if free of the desire and hope for eternal reward, and if free of the constant struggle to meet man-made definitions of “good vs. bad,” “right vs. wrong,” and “moral vs. immoral” in order to get rewards both now and later? All of the struggling ends [when realization happens]. 

Relatedly, the subject of the next Personality Type comes to a very early and profound awareness of "death," of the transitory nature of the elemental body, and of wondering about “post-life” events. 

The next discussion will focus on the basic fear and the basic desire of Personality Type Five—“The Investigator.” Russ Hudson pointed out the following about Personality Type Fives: 

BASIC FEAR AND BASIC DESIRE 

The Type Five’s BASIC FEAR is the fear of being overwhelmed by reality 

The Type Five’s BASIC DESIRE is to be competent and knowledgeable 

THE IMPACT OF THAT PERSONALITY TYPE ON THE RELATIVE EXISTENCE 

As a result of their early awareness of death and the transitory nature of the physical body, Type Fives focus on the relative world and its finite aspect and become overwhelmed by (a) knowing all of “this” is relative but without (b) understanding at all that which is “after this.” They can, therefore, become cynical and schizoid at an early age. They can feel as if they don’t belong . . . not to their family, not to their culture, and not even on the planet. 

They become acquainted with the duality of a sense of separation even as children. More sense of duality results and can leave Fives feeling intellectually arrogant, distant, critical, and negative. The isolation of the unhealthy Four can be practiced to the extreme by the non-realized Five. The duality of feeling “separate” sets them up for belief in more and more dualities of the types described in the 2005 quote above. 

Rather than being free of the “thinking mind,” “thinking” becomes their very raison d’etre. That further separates them from being in touch with the natural, intuitive, sixth sense. As a result of not being able to shut down the illusion-filled “mind” and its endless gyrating, sleep disorders and dreadful nightmares result and levels of madness eventually seem to manifest. 

These types are often obsessive readers who build huge libraries as outward tokens of the wealth of knowledge which they have supposedly accumulated. They are the cerebral but boring showoffs who, when asked what time it is, will explain how to make a watch instead. They love details, and their motto often seems to be, "Just to make a short story long."

WHY PERSONALITY TYPE FIVE INTERRUPTS HAPPINESS 

In their quest to be seen as competent and knowledgeable, Fives develop a love of titles that reinforce the image of their being “experts” in one or more fields. That seeking of labels reinforces duality and blocks any effort to seek authenticity. They become “self”-contained instead of finding the Real “Self.” Focusing on a fictional, frightful “future” and on the finite nature of a body that has no continuity, how could any sustained happiness possibly happen? 

FREEDOM FROM PERSONALITY TYPE FIVE EFFECTS VIA REALIZATION 

Their independent and challenging nature can allow Fives to question not only what they observe but also anything which anyone else says. They can be quite argumentative in their efforts to make themselves appear to be wiser by making others appear to be dumber. 

That challenging aspect of their nature provides an opportunity to Fives—a chance to become free of the programming and conditioning that authorities impose on members of all cultures and that reinforce belief in concepts and ideas and dogma and all else contained in that unlimited pool of nonsense that has been dreamed up by men who would control. 

Fives' ability to observe with detachment can initiate their movement along a "path" to realization which results in their living out the remainder of the manifestation in an AS IF fashion. Via realization, Fives (as is the case with all personality types that finally realize) can be freed of the incessant whirling and twisting and movement of the “mind.” 

They can get in touch with their instincts, can be freed of the effects of their programming and conditioning, and can begin living in a reasonable, sane, AS IF fashion. Realization allows Fives to transcend their focus on a fictional, scary “future” and to live more in the present . . . in the moment. 

As with all types, realization can allow Fives to be less “self”-conscious and less “self”-absorbed. Then, rather than having a fear of being overwhelmed by reality, "realized Fives" will understand both reality and Reality (and will enjoy the AS IF living that accompanies being in touch with both reality and Reality). 

They will no longer be driven to create and sustain an appearance of extreme competence or be driven to display all of their vast “knowledge.” Learned ignorance will be set aside and natural living will happen. 

No matter what one's personality type, would that not be preferable (relatively speaking) to the chaotic existence which results when persons believe in dualities? 

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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