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survival and well being.
groups and community.
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Ennegram Instinctual Subtype
The "self-preserving" Instinctual
Subtypes are driven by the ongoing search for survival
and well being. Anything that could possibly damage,
endanger, or exploit the self is of concern. The
focus of attention is subtly on "the self" and "my
world." The primary desire is for security, which
is manifested by a continual perceived quest for
well-being and for the "essential" needs of life,
such as food, comfort, safety, protection, and resources.
concerns of the self-preserving Instinctual Subtypes
involve issues of living and compromise - for example, "to
be or not to be" or "how to be." The survival strategy
places an intense emphasis on either caution or self-destruction.
The focus is to aggressively go after what one needs
and/or to defensively hold onto what one has. The common
theme statements reflect the attention to "self," such
as "how am I?", with this type often defining itself
by "how comfortably and successfully I experience my
body" - i.e., issues dealing with "what are my physical
needs and desires?"
energy projected is described as "conserved energy" and
is often experienced as "grounded," as if it were tightly
contained around the body like a spiral coil. The energy
is usually somber, heavy, and serious in nature, as
if the person is attempting to function while carrying
some great weight on his or her shoulders, and is thus
conserving energy for later personal use. The self-preserving
Instinctual Subtypes will "sacrifice for self" to insure
survival. Rather than looking to the group or a mate
to "solve problems," these types tend to "look inward" based
upon an inherent recognition that "I'm on my own" and "I
have to take care of myself."
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