*Skip to around the 30-minute mark for mostly self-pres 2 content
After we spend 15 minutes talking about public transit, we dive into the self-preservation 2 - aka the cutesy, childlike type. In this episode we talk about
- Russ Hudson and A.H Almaas’ descriptions of the levels of health in the instincts and how instincts mature as we grow
- How this instinctual variant moves both towards and away from others and is more self-protective and cerebral than other 2s
- Why the self-preservation 2 positions themselves in a child-like role and how that relates to the protection of their self-image and pride
- Sorry not sorry to Christians, we explore what it would look like if Jesus Christ was a self-preservation 2 for the last 20+ minutes of the episode
Does this 'cutesy' behaviour carry over into the bedroom? Do you have a lot of romantic partners or did you at any point? How do you DRESS? How do self-pres 2’s in your life dress?
Resources: The Diamond Approach: A Path to Inner Discovery, The Facets of Unity: The Enneagram of Holy Ideas, Essence Emerging meetup (the simpler descriptions of instinct levels of health), Beatrice Chestnut (general descriptions of self-preservation 2 and path from pride to humility) Russ Hudson (levels of health in the instincts), Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram.
*See enneagramforidiots.com for links and intro/outro song