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Enneagram 5 Tritypes

I figured I’m a 5w4, but have no idea what my tritype is. From reading this, I think 5-3-9 sounds the most like me in terms of being goal-oriented, but I’m not exactly more conventional in behaviors. Maybe 5-9-3 as well…and a little bit of 5-4-1. Urg…I feel like I’m new to MBTI all over again.

This is a list of descriptions for all the Enneagram Tritypes of type Five: it explores the flavours that each tritype configuration can bring to this type. Therefore they are by no means complete depictions of type Five and must be viewed as additions and orientations of the main characteristics of the leading type (which will remain fundamental).

5-2-1: these Fives enjoy using their knowledge and expertise in the benefit of others and are typically attracted to humanitarian causes. They are more altruistic and generous than other Fives and also more social, involved and controlling. They want to help other people and usually do it by teaching them how to help themselves – they can make good teachers. However they have some trouble with acknowledging their own problems and needs and tend to protect their inner world by focusing on others.

typical subtypes: social, 5w6
similar tritypes: 5-1-2, 2-5-1
flavours: altruistic, social, devoted and controlling

5-2-9: this is a more generous, social and good-natured Five, who genuinely enjoys helping others out and being in a relationship with them. Although they do require their alone time, Fives of this tritype tend to be more personable and they make wonderful advisors and counselors as long as they can keep behind the scenes. They are rather attracted to human sciences (psychology, sociology) and have a natural flair for moderating conflicts and solving people’s problems.

typical subtypes: social, 5w4
similar tritypes: 5-9-2, 2-5-9
flavours: friendly, understanding, cooperative and humanistic

5-2-8: these Fives take pleasure in helping and directing other people, but in the process can end up imposing their own views in a more or less direct manner. They need to stay in control of their relationships and although they make generous, devoted and fearless friends and partners, others might perceive them as possessive, demanding and domineering. These types tend to intrude on others while at the same time remaining secretive and self-protective themselves, hiding their own needs and problems.

typical subtypes: sexual, 5w4, 5w6 (counterphobic wing)
similar tritypes: 5-8-2, 2-5-8
flavours: self-confident, generous, dominating and possessive

5-3-1: one of the most cold-blooded and self-controlled of the Fives, this tritype is remarkably efficient, hard-working and competent, although a little bit anal as well. They demand recognition for their contributions and are fairly concerned with their image and intellectual value. Somewhat self-righteous and impatient with others, they are however pragmatic and tactful enough not to compromise their goals by being too inflexible. These Fives are very clever, self-confident, perfectionist, arrogant and glacial.

typical subtypes: social, self-preserving, 5w6
similar tritypes: 5-1-3, 3-5-1
flavours: cold, composed, efficient and self-important

5-3-9: these Fives might strike others as rather pleasant and cooperative persons, but they are usually more ambitious and purposeful than they let on. They are goal-oriented individualists who dream of achieving an impressive and long-lasting success in their field – they secretly desire becoming famous and leaving their mark on the world. These Fives are also more dependent on outer validation than others – they care more about their image and the way others perceive and react to them, therefore they might seem a little more conventional and mainstream in their behavior.

typical subtypes: social, self-preserving, balanced wings
similar tritypes: 5-9-3, 9-5-3
flavours: cunning, congenial, goal-oriented and flexible

5-3-8: more ambitious, competitive and assertive than others, these Fives stand out through their leadership abilities. They are rather good at managing people and know how to employ their powers and competencies in order to obtain an effective result. Pragmatic, goal-oriented and driven, but also a tad arrogant and egotistical, they know how to influence a situation to their advantage. And yet, although they are proficient in authority positions, others can find them quite unsympathetic and self-interested, with very little interest in people who cannot be of clear use to them.

typical subtypes: social, sexual, balanced wings
similar tritypes: 5-8-3, 3-5-8, 8-5-3
flavours: self-confident, pragmatic, hard-working and narcissistic

5-4-1: these Fives are perhaps the most typical of this type’s usual description – they’re withdrawn, imaginative, ingenious, detail-oriented and sensitive. Very intelligent and creative but also somewhat capricious, fussy and impractical, they have explicit standards of intellectual ability and artistic taste and tend to reject and ridicule anything and anyone that doesn’t rise up to them. Typical isolationists who feel misunderstood by society, they hide in their ivory tower of ideas and ideals, abstractly reconstructing reality according to their own terms.

typical subtypes: self-preserving, sexual, 5w4
similar tritypes: 4-5-1, 1-5-4
flavours: individualistic, elegant, inventive and nit-picking

5-4-9: shy, somewhat fragile and a bit romantic, such Fives tend to put on a congenial façade to hide their rich inner worlds from the society. They outwardly appear friendly but reserved, usually mysterious to other people who sense there is more depth and intensity hidden behind their amiable mask. These Fives have rich imaginations and love to immerse themselves in thoughts and fantasies. They are introspective, dreamy, creative and socially withdrawn, but also disorganized and painfully avoidant.

typical subtypes: self-preserving, sexual, 5w4
similar tritypes: 5-9-4, 9-5-4, 4-5-9
flavours: insightful, imaginative, enigmatic and unstructured

5-4-8: more reactive and temperamental, such Fives find it harder to control their emotions than other tritypes. They are basically sensitive, reclusive and ingenious, occasionally indulging in (romantic) day-dreams and fantasies, but once in a while their fierce, visceral side reveals itself explosively and gets to surprise people who don’t know them well. These Fives are usually selfish and whimsical, considering themselves entitled to special treatment which they will sometimes claim aggressively. They are prone to mood swings and rage outbursts.

typical subtypes: sexual, self-preserving, 5w4
similar tritypes: 5-8-4, 4-5-8
flavours: innovative, temperamental, egocentric and intense

5-1-2: these Fives could make great teachers – they are precise, ethical, thorough, disciplined, but also altruistic and willing to help other people. They are usually moral and righteous individuals, who have high ideals and are willing to stand by a cause they believe in. Their interest in people and commitment to knowledge and improvement can turn them into crusaders for theories and systems that can make the world a better place, sometimes at the cost of their own physical and emotional needs.

typical subtypes: social, 5w6
similar tritypes: 5-2-1, 1-5-2
flavours: idealistic, conscientious, principled and ethical

5-1-3: exacting, methodical, organized and fairly self-righteous, these Fives have a compulsive need for logic and order in their environment. They are hard-working and more practical and pragmatic than other Fives, focusing on the efficiency and improvement of the systems that interest them. They also enjoy and expect receiving the deserved recognition for their efforts, considering their time and involvement very precious. This tritype is one of the most cool-headed, rigid and self-controlled.

typical subtypes: self-preserving, social, 5w6
similar tritypes: 5-3-1, 3-5-1, 1-5-3
flavours: exigent, methodical, formal and efficient

5-1-4: these Fives stand out by being rather fussy - they’re pretentious and perfectionist and can be highly demanding of their environment. Idealistic and principled, these Fives can be very criticizing and rejecting of people and situations that do not meet their standards – many would call them fastidious. To a certain extent, they believe themselves to be superior and different from others - misunderstood but brilliant. Indeed their intellect, insightfulness and logical thinking, as well as their physical and emotional fragility contribute to an overly cerebral image.

typical subtypes: self-preserving, 5w4, 5w6
similar tritypes: 1-5-4, 5-4-1
flavours: principled, precise, finicky and sensitive

5-9-2: rather easy-going, modest and amiable, these Fives are usually pleasant to have around because of their friendly nature and deeper understanding of the human needs and frailties. They are less judgemental and critical than other Fives and prefer to focus on the better side of things and people and work on exploring and improving these. They also have a somewhat holistic approach to life’s problems and questions – they tend to prefer the general to the particular and aren’t always very scientifically thorough.

typical subtypes: self-preserving, social, 5w4
similar tritypes: 5-2-9, 9-5-2
flavours: agreeable, relaxed, friendly and spiritual

5-9-3: these Fives are naturally diplomatic, peaceful and somewhat charismatic. They care about harmony and balance and are a bit anxious of people’s rejection and disapproval. Very sentient and tactful, they know how to reach their objectives without causing much fuss around them – they go with the flow and adapt to people and situations in a facile manner. They’re the type of people that others don’t see coming, skillfully speculating opportunities to their advantage while keeping a low profile.

typical subtypes: self-preserving, social, 5w6
similar tritypes: 5-3-9, 9-5-3
flavours: tactful, well-mannered, collected and adaptable

5-9-4: reclusive, modest, discreet and quite dreamy and unassertive, such Fives possess a vast imagination in which they spend most of their time among their theories, fantasies and vivid memories. They have a somewhat bohemian charm to them – they are relaxed, casual, creative and a bit reckless. Usually pleasant and undisturbed on the outside, they hide complex inner worlds in which reality interweaves with fantasy, real with imaginary, the objective with the subjective. These Fives are gentle, sensitive and avoidant and tend to express their anger in a passive-aggressive manner.

typical subtypes: self-preserving, sexual, 5w4
similar tritypes: 5-4-9, 9-5-4, 4-5-9
flavours: laid-back, unconventional, imaginative and random

5-8-2: these Fives are more focused on and involved with their environments. They’re typically quite imposing and intrusive on others’ lives although they don’t like it when the reverse happens. They are dedicated, courageous, confident and passionate people, sometimes overprotective of their loved ones and having a tendency to dominate and more or less subtly manipulate others into believing as they do. Aiming for a position of power and authority, these Fives have a deep urge to closely control their worlds.

typical subtypes: social, sexual, 5w6 (counterphobic wing)
similar tritypes: 5-2-8, 8-5-2
flavours: self-confident, controlling, passionate and brave

5-8-3: a more ambitious, materialistic and dominant Five, who has a talent for leadership and a desire for achievement. More competitive and assertive than others, these Fives manage to get out of their shells more often to experience life in a more direct manner and obtain a position of power and success. Although still reserved and secretive, they exude a certain amount of self-confidence and strength which prevents their true vulnerabilities from being guessed by others (a huge fear of this tritype).

typical subtypes: social, self-preserving, 5w6 (counterphobic wing)
similar tritypes: 5-3-8, 8-5-3
flavours: poised, ambitious, domineering and territorial

5-8-4: original, rebellious, temperamental and highly individualistic and independent, these Fives are can be extremely self-focused and mostly unconcerned with other people’s feelings and wants. They are often inspired and have great vision which they strive to turn into reality – they have a practical side which helps them. Although brilliant and resourceful, others may find it hard to deal with their self-important, narcissistic behavior and their oversensitivity to frustration – their violent reactions can be scary.typical subtypes: sexual, 5w4, 5w6 (counterphobic wing)similar tritypes: 5-4-8, 8-5-4flavours: resourceful, defiant, visionary and reactive

Helicoprion and Nautiliods (WIP)

Layout and lighting for a piece I’m working on. Helicoprion was a prehistoric shark genus that existed from the late Carboniferous period (around 310 million years ago) and became extinct in the Late Triassic period (around 250 million years ago). They possessed a lower ’whorled-jaw’. It is believed that the odd jaw structure helped the shark remove the fleshy parts of the nautiliod from it’s shell.

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This is a fossil of the teeth located inside the Helicoprion’s ‘whorled-jaw’. The skeletons of sharks are made from cartilage, a substance that usually doesn’t survive the fossilization process. The shark’s teeth are often the only part preserved.

1. What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi

Keys are a recurring theme in Helen Oyeyemi’s highly imaginative short story collection What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours — keys both metaphorical and literal that unlock magical diaries and clues and hearts. Every story in What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours feels like its own enchanting, intoxicating world; you’ll certainly get lost in them.

Publication date: March 8

2. Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman

Robin Wasserman’s novel Girls on Fire will utterly terrify you — in the best way possible. After the mysterious death of a high school basketball star one Halloween in the ’90s, two girls form an intense friendship, but soon spiral into danger. A dark, chilling story of secrets, violence, and female friendship, Girls on Fire will burn in the mind long after you finish reading.

Publication date: May 17

3. The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan

With deep compassion, Karan Mahajan’s The Association of Small Bombs explores what happens to both the victims and perpetrators of terrorism in its aftermath. When a series of small bombs detonate in a South Delhi marketplace, two young boys are killed and their surviving friend is forever traumatized. Thought-provoking and devastating, The Association of Small Bombs is a rumination on humanity, loss, grief, guilt, and redemption.

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4. Zero K by Don DeLillo

Set in a future where humans can control death, Don DeLillo’s new novel Zero Kcenters around a secret scientific compound that preserves bodies indefinitely until technological and medical advances can heal and revive them. With humor and wisdom, DeLillo reflects on our relationship with death (and life), and our choices to preserve or leave behind those we love.

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5. Blackass by A. Igoni Barrett

A. Igoni Barrett’s brilliant novel Blackass is a provocative, contemporary reworking of Kafka’s Metamorphosis — but set in the bustling metropolis of Lagos and starring a Nigerian man who wakes up one day as a white man. A searing satire about race and identity in modern-day Nigeria, Blackass will make you both laugh and marvel at its insight.

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6. The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

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7. We Love You, Charlie Freeman by Kaitlyn Greenidge

(Your reading list needs the rest of them too, tbh.)

The preserved head of the Butcher Of Hanover, a “two legged monster, fond of molesting, chopping off heads and pulling flesh from bones” Considered an invalid and unable to work Fritz lived largely on Social Security payments, a man that was also a police informant he earnt his money turning in criminals. Dressed as a policeman he began luring the victims into his bedroom with promises of jobs and income. The Hanover Butcher was killing almost thirty young boys in the bedroom of his home in the early years of his crime between 1918 - 1924 When skulls began turning up on the riverbanks of Hanover, Germany 1924 his crime spree had come to an abrupt end. Admitting he was in a state of no control while molesting the boys, claiming once he “got going” he was out of control. His method of killing was to bite through their necks and often right through their windpipes. Beheaded by guillotine April 15th 1925. After being preserved to scientifically examine the structure of his brain, his head sat in a German medical school, Göttingen. Until 2014 where finally it was cremated.

laughingbanshee  asked:

can you give an example of an intp and an isfj in the same franchise and comparisons of them? also while we're at it can i ask you what made you decide that your true type is really isfj?

Have you seen Jurassic Park?

Ellie is an ISFJ… Ian Malcom is an INTP.

Ti users… think… think… think… never stop thinking. Ian does that all the time. More than Ellie, though considering the extreme circumstances, she’s able to stay calm in an intense life or death situation. 

Before Ian even reaches the island, he’s analyzing the possibilities of what might happen as a result of bringing a million year old extinct species back to life. He’s already ticking Hammond off long before he sees an actual dinosaur, because he is bringing up all the logical fallacies of … everything. The potential flaws in the park, in what this research is all about, in the effects it will have on life as humans know it. Ian can see the broad, sweeping implications of this research… how it branches out into other scientific realms, its religious and social implications, how it might impact the surrounding islands, etc. EVOLUTION FINDS A WAY, AND YOU SHOULD NOT BE SCREWING WITH IT. He’s thinking on an enormous scale and concluding that THIS IS A DUMB IDEA. Remember, if Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don’t eat the tourists. =P

Later, in Jurassic Park II: The Lost World, we get to see CLASSIC inferior Fe going on. How? He starts emoting. A lot. The fairly calm, analytical man from the first film turns into a complaining mother hen, because he’s freaked out about what happened last time he and the people he cared about were anywhere near dinosaurs (Si at its finest) and … his Fe need to “dump emotions in order to deal with them” activates. He becomes highly emotional and reactive in the moment. But, Ian mostly navigates in the realm of IDEAS. That and flirting. He’s good at flirting.

Now, Ellie. She’s incredibly smart and dedicated to her job, which is all about scientific knowledge and details. Preserving old bones. Unearthing old bones. Knowing a crap-load of information about plants that have been extinct forever. Her emotions are even keel, usually under control but do influence her decisions — like her desire to stay and help them figure out why a dinosaur is sick while a storm is blowing in. Empathy rules the day. She’s even kind to Hammond despite being furious with him. Little bit naive about the fact that Ian is hitting on her, but broad-minded and fascinated with the park itself. The potential it has to be great. She’s not as quick to leap to the potential problems with the park because she’s captivated with what’s in front of her — baby dinosaurs, big dinosaurs, the sensory things… seeing brought to life something she has spent her entire adult life studying.

Half the subplot of the first film is her gentle nudging of Dr. Grant (ISTJ) toward… the kids. How typically high-order Fe: teasing, amused at his annoyance, but an undercurrent of wanting him to adapt and be more socially appropriate / comfortable with people who are not totally logical. Under stress, she’s emotional but also able to think logically … and consider the consequences of their actions. Her Ti turns up quite often — she’s an intelligent and studied women, but she’s using Ti as a problem solving function. A puzzle solving function. How did this dinosaur get sick? What has it been eating? And later, when everything goes to hell, it’s … how do we get out of here? What can I do to help? What do we do now

As you can see, Ian is analyzing concepts all the time, like … “God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God…” and as a sensor, Ellie is pointing her Ti at the situation right in front of her in order to solve a problem or understand what is happening. He is dealing constantly in the realm of abstraction, and she is dealing with sensory reality.

Doesn’t mean she can’t keep up with him, wit-wise, though. (“Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth.”)

On me: my first indication of true type was my annoyance that when engaging with INTPs, they could not stick to specific examples when we were discussing typology, but were constantly deviating into abstractions. I could not keep them on track or get a straight answer out of them, and half the time I didn’t know exactly what they meant. Like most sensors, I’m literal first and then the abstract reasoning kicks in and I can use my Ti-Ne to form a broad understanding of what someone means based on context. I also only ever deviate into abstract reasoning when I am working on a project… in other words, I don’t do it all the time. I merely do it when I’m around Ne types or am exploring ideas for a book / story / article / discussion.

Second… I can control my Fe. Very well, in fact. It is normal for me to repress it and show little hints of it in conversation, but under extreme stress, my Fe doesn’t activate. My inferior Ne does, and worries about the future. This angst only turns up in Ne-inferiors (ISXJs) and often cripples us from doing something because it’s so low-order. We can’t foresee or envision a single ending (like Ni can … in the SPs) so we come up with sixteen potentially bad situations and/or possibilities and that causes us to hesitate before … taking that job… marrying that person … etc. In short, we’re a bit fearful.

INTPs aren’t. Ne lives in the moment, reacting to what’s happening around it, so NPs are not halted from starting things (and then abandoning them when they get bored) by fear. No, their problems are all low order Fe… uncontrollable bursts of emotion and problems with social appropriateness due to their bluntness. I have the one, and not the other.


The Cost of Astronomy

The Thirty Meter Telescope project seeks to build an optical telescope larger than any that’s ever existed.

The sorts of things it will show us are things we can only imagine right now. We’ll learn more about dark matter, the laws of particle physics, we’ll be able to image individual stars in other galaxies, learn more about how planets form, see planets that have already formed in other solar systems and it will greatly help us search for extra terrestrial life.

if it gets built.

The telescope’s construction has been halted by protestors in Hawaii. The telescope is being constructed at a location sacred to many native Hawaiians, the volcano Mauna Kea. This location wasn’t arbitrarily chosen. It’s above much of the troublesome atmosphere that makes observing space difficult and is in a separate hemisphere from the other extremely large telescopes (meaning it will be the only telescope capable of seeing what it will see).

The native Hawaiians, however, have often been wronged by history (and largely the same culture which now seeks the emplacement of the Thirty Meter Telescope). I think it’s understandable that they’re upset.

That said an important question is raised: when culture or religion comes in conflict with science, which side is in the right?

My personal opinion is that the need for scientific knowledge outweighs the preservation of religious observance but that this value isn’t necessarily something scientists have effectively communicated the importance of (maybe people like myself are to blame).

What do you think about the construction of this telescope?

(Image credit: Courtesy TMT International Observatory)

5252. According to Garth, Atlantis is "Not yet ready" to form an alliance with the surface world. He has not specified the conditions in which an alliance can form, but Garth has hinted that a dedication to ecological preservation and scientific discovery may help.

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anonymous asked:

Hey I love your blog and all your headcanons are super great! Do you have any machi headcanons? (Sorry if this has already been asked, or if you don't have any HC's for machi then what about feitan?)

The reason Machi cares so deeply for Chrollo is because he gave her a purpose. It’s nothing too dramatic really, Machi was fine on her own too, but Chrollo offered her a sense of belonging. She’s always been a follower, not a leader, and often wondered what to do with life, where to go next. Drawn by Chrollo’s ideals and charisma, she found tiny goals no matter that they were represented by robbery and murder.

Machi wanted to be truly strong and for that she knew the power to destroy is not enough. Her ability represents her wish to put things back together. A mantra she follows in Yorkshin as well. She wanted to be the doctor and the soldier of the battlefield. And that’s what she became.

Her most amazing quality is her memory, especially the photographic one. One second is all it takes to memorize a map or a series of numbers. An ideal thing to have as a thief. Machi first discovered her talent while running from attackers in Meteor City. Being an enormous garbage dump it was nearly impossible to memorize its streets. Machi, however, always disappeared from sight after a few turns. It’s how she ate copious amounts of stolen food and was never really hungry.

Machi doesn’t care about her appearance at all. Things like being sexy or trendy never crossed her mind. She always compliments her simple outfits with her sourpuss face. However, that’s for herself only. Machi always notices the attractive points of other people. Chrollo’s leather jacket, Pakunoda’s expensive perfume and while bathing together once, Shizuku’s choice of underwear. It’s not information she uses, but as an observer Machi enjoys knowing a little bit about others. It’s a double edged sword though because she unwillingly notices things about those she doesn’t like, such as Hisoka’s forearm muscles contracting when he lifts heavy weight.

All of her knowledge about medicine comes from books she borrowed from Chrollo. She practiced on Feitan’s torture targets, tried to put parts of them together as Feitan cut them. Soon her human parts sewing technique was perfected.

Machi is lazier than she seems. A genius girl who could be the world’s most famous doctor, yet she has few hobbies and is only alert when the troupe gets together. She usually goes to the gym and practices some boxing moves, then buys herself a juice and loiters around thinking about next time’s mission.

The only time she put makeup on was after the Yorkshin auction. One of the stolen items was a lipstick that belonged to the first Queen ever recorded in history. It was miraculously preserved, a scientific enigma. After she put that antique lipstick on, Machi looked at her red lips in the mirror, frowned even further and wiped it off. Not for her.

After Pakunoda’s death, Machi let herself get drunk for a change. She bought a bunch of alcohol bottles and scattered them on the table of her tiny apartment. After a few glasses Machi started to talk to Paku, finally doing what she couldn’t before, see her off with a smile.