Random typing of the day:
One member of fashion duo "Matières Fecales" SO/SP 9
I love this example because it shows that the SX instinct isn't the only one that can do "weird" or "creative. This is a great example of how SO/SP can sometimes use its SP 2nd playground to modify the body for social display. Rather than attempting to look "wet" à la SX, the look here is powdery plastic dry like a sexless mannequin. This is exemplified in another SO/SP example Marilyn Manson most specifically in his Mechanical Animals look.
Random typing of the day:
Troye Sivan SO/SX 3w2
Troye is a great example of both the glossy and positive 3w2 energy with the sparkly SO/SX stacking. You can see the SX play area and the SO image and status display.
The following is an excerpt written by David Gray of Enneasite. This was originally posted in Enneagram Openings facebook group. It is describing one of the core differences between 4's and 9's. Enjoy!
" One way to do this (4 vs 9), imo, is to crank up (in abstract space) some of the pure fixated qualities and their specific 'problems'.
E.g.: 4s can hate/despise better than any other type. 'Better', meaning in a focused/lasering articulated way. 9s who mistype as 4s will usually recoil, to some degree, at that idea -- the idea that 4s, as a type, are the masters of targeted personal hate aimed at specific individuals, although 4-hate can (and often does) include general hatred for humanity or other groups, etc.
In roughly the same zone as hate (the general topic of Anger), 9s, in interior space, are much more 'nonverbal' in their anger. Anger, when it (finally) arises in a significant way, is flush through the body and calls out for physical manifestation in a way that's fairly foreign to 4.
iow, 9 anger is 'dumb' and brutish in the sense that it (unconsciously) fantasizes some form of physical annhilation of the other, per the Gut Center.
4 anger/hate is generally 'smart' and has a higher vibration, higher center of gravity, up in head/heart space.
4s are 'granulating' their emotions, to some degree, meaning there's a Head/Heart ping pong that has a sharpening quality to it; it fine-tunes the wording/vocabulary of feelings, it 'anunciates' clearly, compared to the Gut grunts.
4 chooses specific poisons, particular venoms. And the 4 inner dynamic amplifies feelings, because negative discriminating thinking (the nextdoor magnetic neighbor 5) naturally stokes the flames of negative feeling.
And, per the above, 4s really have no (or minimal) superego messages dictating that hate is 'bad/wrong.' In fact, again, the tendency is to amplify hate (internally) in plenty of instances.
That's a big difference -- 9s have much more superego messaging saying that certain feelings are bad/wrong and ought to not even be felt internally. " - David Gray
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?