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Why the Enneagram Numbers Quarantine

Type 1: The Reformer
    I quarantine because it's the right thing to do and everyone ought to be doing their part for society by following the same procedures.

Type 2: The Helper
    No, I'm not concerned about myself, but I quarantine for everyone else. I want to help my neighbors feel safe, and I would absolutely die if I found out I had passed on the virus to someone else.

Type 3: The Performer
   I quarantine because that's what's expected of me, right? Plus, think about how bad it would look if I didn't.

Type 4: The Individualist
    I would've loved to quarantine before all this started but now that everyone is doing it, I'm not so sure I want to follow along. I guess I'll quarantine but somehow find a way to still remain exceptional.

Type 5: The Observer
    I might quarantine. I might not. I probably will while researching the facts about this virus. When I know enough, I'll make a final decision.

Type 6: The Guardian
    I quarantine because COVID is actually a really deadly virus. And do you know how many ways there are of getting it? Let me tell you.

Type 7: The Enthusiast
   I quarantine because my family is making me. But I can still have drive by parties, and I have a list as long as my arm of all the get-togethers we'll need to make-up when all this is all over.

Type 8: The Challenger
    No, I'm not quarantining. No, I'm not afraid. If I quarantine, it'll be because I want to and not because some government authority told me to.

Type 9: The Peacemaker
    I quarantine because I don't want to cause problems. I want to maintain good relationships between me and my friends.


Bethany said…
I'm so glad you posted this. I keep coming back to it in order to process and try to have grace for the many ways that people respond to this situation. It also helps me understand why as a Reformer/Helper I'm suddenly struggling so much with being married to an Observer/Individualist. 😂
I thought all Seelye men were 9's! How interesting! Yes, we're struggling over here too because of our differences. Phil is a Peacemaker and I'm also an Observer/individualist.
ShackelMom said…
I think I am a strange combination of the individualist and the peacemaker... and I don't really think Grandpa was a 9...

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