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November 20th, 2007

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01:55 pm - A personality quiz thingy
Snagged from kerravonsen:

Your Score: 4- the Individualist

Thanks for taking the test !

you chose BY - your Enneagram type is FOUR (aka "The Romantic")

"I am unique"

Romantics have sensitive feelings and are warm and perceptive.

How to Get Along with Me

  • Give me plenty of compliments. They mean a lot to me.

  • Be a supportive friend or partner. Help me to learn to love and value myself.

  • Respect me for my special gifts of intuition and vision.

  • Though I don't always want to be cheered up when I'm feeling melancholy, I sometimes like to have someone lighten me up a little.

  • Don't tell me I'm too sensitive or that I'm overreacting!

What I Like About Being a FOUR

  • my ability to find meaning in life and to experience feeling at a deep level

  • my ability to establish warm connections with people

  • admiring what is noble, truthful, and beautiful in life

  • my creativity, intuition, and sense of humor

  • being unique and being seen as unique by others

  • having aesthetic sensibilities

  • being able to easily pick up the feelings of people around me

What's Hard About Being a FOUR

  • experiencing dark moods of emptiness and despair

  • feelings of self-hatred and shame; believing I don't deserve to be loved

  • feeling guilty when I disappoint people

  • feeling hurt or attacked when someone misundertands me

  • expecting too much from myself and life

  • fearing being abandoned

  • obsessing over resentments

  • longing for what I don't have

FOURs as Children Often

  • have active imaginations: play creatively alone or organize playmates in original games

  • are very sensitive

  • feel that they don't fit in

  • believe they are missing something that other people have

  • attach themselves to idealized teachers, heroes, artists, etc.

  • become antiauthoritarian or rebellious when criticized or not understood

  • feel lonely or abandoned (perhaps as a result of a death or their parents' divorce)

FOURs as Parents

  • help their children become who they really are

  • support their children's creativity and originality

  • are good at helping their children get in touch with their feelings

  • are sometimes overly critical or overly protective

  • are usually very good with children if not too self-absorbed

Renee Baron & Elizabeth Wagele

The Enneagram Made Easy

Discover the 9 Types of People

SanFrancisco, 1994, 161 pages

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you wanna know MORE?

so check out, what Wikipedia says about your type...

...even more you'll find in Google

or do you prefer to

You are not completely happy with the result?!

You chose BY

Would you rather have chosen:

  • AY (EIGHT)
  • CY (SIX)
  • BX (NINE)
  • BZ (FIVE)

  • Link: The Quick & Painless ENNEAGRAM Test written by felk on OkCupid, home of the The Dating Persona Test

    Huh. That's actually...pretty darn close. One of the "Things You Like About Being a Four" is totally incorrect (I have a really hard time reading people's moods) and my solid family life mitigated the "Things I Don't Like About Being a Four," but this is nearly as bang-on as the detailed Myers-Briggs test.
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    [User Picture]
    Date:November 21st, 2007 12:43 am (UTC)
    I watch whatever tv shows you tell me to watch, does that count as respecting your special gifts of intuition and vision? *grin*
    [User Picture]
    Date:November 21st, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC)

    Yes, I'm sure it does!
    [User Picture]
    Date:November 21st, 2007 08:23 am (UTC)
    haha. that's awesome.

    you totally need to get your hands on 'Given for Life' by Andy Raine though... :)
    [User Picture]
    Date:November 21st, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
    "Given for Life"? What is this? The name sounds familiar--is it that motivational gifts thing? Cause I would like to read that, for sure.
    [User Picture]
    Date:November 21st, 2007 09:04 am (UTC)
    that's... interesting. I came out as a four too.
    Date:November 22nd, 2007 01:27 pm (UTC)

    Off topic -- thanks

    Didn't know how to do this, other than hang it on an existing thread....hope I'm not being too nervy.....but it's Thanksgiving and I didn't want to let it pass without a shout-out to Izhilzha. Okay, so I don't know you, except through your writing (although maybe that is a good way, after all)....but I wanted to say thanks to you for a couple of things:

    1. Sua Sponte -- got me through that awful immediate post-Janus period. I know, I know....how silly to be bummed in real life over the fate of a fictional character....but that character mirrored so many people I know that having him destroyed really did hurt. This story I read so much I practically had it memorized....and it helped.

    2. Getting Larry's voice right. Of all the fan fic I've read, you're the only one, seriously. I even tried to write him myself (now that's desperate!), but couldn't get it right. I decided to just leave it alone and let Larry surprise and charm me. Canon Larry does that....and so does yours.

    3. Anyone who refers to Midrash as "Bible fan fiction" is my kind of person.

    Anyhow, just so you know that you are among the many things I'm thankful for today.
    [User Picture]
    Date:November 22nd, 2007 07:18 pm (UTC)

    Re: Off topic -- thanks

    Lyra, thank you so much! You just made my day with this comment--I write for myself, for my betas, and then I post it and hope that somewhere there is someone else who will be moved by what I've written, who will find in my stories something they need or love.

    So thank you so, so much for your comments. I, too, was quite distraught after "Janus" aired (I had a couple of bad dreams, believe it or not!), so I sympathize, and I'm very happy that Sua Sponte helped you in reading it as much as it helped me in writing it.

    As for Larry: I write that man with great trepidation. I cannot tell when I've gotten him right, wo comments like these (and I did get several on Day Has Gone Down) make me gleeful, and give me confidence to try writing him again. I'm glad "my" Larry charms and surprises you.

    And thank you, again, fo rposting this--what a gift! *beams at you*

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