The biological/emotional psychology of the enneatypes – 2

The instinctive/motor center.

Each center is characterized by a basic emotion, which profoundly influences the way of being and relating of the different enneatypes.

Acquiring awareness and learning control strategies is the basis of an effective integrated bio-medicine path.

The types 8, 9 and 1, so-called “belly”, are characterized by the prevalence of the instinctive component. These enneatypes tend to act impulsively, responding with concrete actions to both environmental and relational stresses.

The emotion that characterizes this triad is “anger”, which each of the three enneatypes manages in different ways: manifesting it (e.8), denying it (e.1) or remaining unaware of it (e.9).

An enneatype 8, for example, processes anger by manifesting it decisively, driven by the need to prove that he is the strongest.

An enneatype 9, on the other hand, elaborates it unconsciously, manifesting it little, for the instinctive need to pacify the environment in which it lives.

Still different is the modality of the enneatype 1, which internalizes it, denying it verbally, but expressing it through the body. The members of this enneatype, yearn to prove to be perfect, but the impossibility of fulfilling such a purpose generates anger, which being forced not to recognize, somatize on a physical level … (to be continued)

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