What is The Enneagram?
If you understand the enneagram, you understand the emotions that drive our cognitive processing. Emotions can trigger deep processing and reflection, development, but also more negative behaviour. And we need emotions to understand and deal with our unconscious.
The only way to understand the unconscious is emotionally, by feeling the information, not through being able to orient it with our thoughts and reason. Ever so often, the influence of emotions is understood in a too negative light. Emotions break down the self, while reason builds it up. But it is more than important to recognise that emotions can also play a beneficial role in our life, and that reason can play a destructive role in our lives.
Emotional and rational types
In certain times in our life, we will be more ruled by emotions. In other times in our life, we will be more ruled by reason. In times of positive emotional stimulation, often, INFJs come to appear like ENFPs, and ISFPs as ESFJs. Hence, the rational INTJ is an INTJ, while the emotionally stimulated INTJ behaves like an ENTP.
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The Feeling Judging type knows instantly when the audience likes or dislikes something, and can adjust to keep up people’s attention. But they can rationally decide and plan out how they want to impact other people and what they want to do to keep the audience’s approval. They can feel others judgement and opinions on their works and want others to understand them and appreciate their contribution.