Five: The Observer
|Illusion of Reality:
||"I have found the key to satisfaction."
||Reflect on past experiences
|Approach to Problem Solving:
||Withdrawing: "I am satisfied."
|Relationship to Life:
||Way of Subjugation: "I meet life head on."
- Do you relish and even require extended periods of time alone to ponder
and sort out the important issues of life?
- Do you have an unquenchable thirst for new experiences, new adventures,
or new knowledge, and are you quickly bored by repetition?
- Do you usually have a point of view different from everyone else's
and find yourself amazed at the lack of rational thinking behind others'
- Do you enjoy talking about and planning a project for months, even
years, but find your enthusiasm slipping away at the prospect of beginning
the hard work of actually doing it?
- In personal relationships, do you often feel frustrated and pull back
because others misread your intentions?
- Are you generally impatient with group decisions, becoming restless
and irritated as others ramble on and on about unrelated, unimportant issues?
- Do you tend to see the absurdity of life and enjoy throwing people
off guard by pointing out the ridiculous with wit and humor?
- Do you place great value on individualism, personal freedom, and space
and become quickly interested by anything new, unexpected, or unexplored?
- Are the social interactions of your life initiated primarily by others,
even when you want to be included or want some form of communication?
Kathleen V. Hurley & Theodore E. Dobson
What's My Type?
Use the Enneagram System of Nine Personality Types to Discover Your Best
HarperSanFrancisco, 1991, 186 pages