In my Instinct Stackings section of the Enneagram Universe website, I describe how the 1st instinct in our stacking is the most reactive, most important, our unseen oxygen so to speak. I then organized the stackings by blind spot––the blind spot being the area that is ignored or more accurately eclipsed by the two stronger instinctual foci. But what about the 2nd instinct? What role does it play in the stacking?
It's becoming increasingly apparent that the area of the 2nd instinct acts as a "playground" of sorts in support of the first instinct. We are reactive to the issues of the 2nd instinct, but much less is "at stake" than with the dominant instinct. I'm calling it a playground or play area because we can be more flippant and exhibitionistic in this area since is neither an ignored blind spot nor an extremely important dominating focus in our lives as is the dominant.
Below are some initial findings on how each stacking handles their playground:
SP playground in SO/SP and SX/SP
SO playground in SP/SO and SX/SO
SX playground in SP/SX and SO/SX
These are initial thoughts on a subject that will likely gain more footing with more observation. What are your thoughts?