The game originated in my own mind. Its object was solely for me to entertain myself by coming up with what I think each personality type might say or do in response to some situation or idea.
Now that I’m making the game public, I have given a little more thought to each imagined reaction which has made it even more interesting. What will push this over the edge into pure joy would be for you to write back and tell me how your Enneagram style reacts to the question or topic. In other words, correct me, enlighten me.
**Please know that I am very aware that we are all unique individuals. Much more than our personality style goes into how we react to the world at any given moment. There’s no way I could play this game without stereotyping, so know that this is just for fun, not for serious. If there is a kernel of truth in some of these, that will be a bonus. Mostly, I hope you allow this to get your mind going and write back with another reaction that your type might have.**
Me: So tell me, Mr. or Ms. (personality type,) how does jealousy show up in your life?
One: I am jealous of laid back people. Those ‘without a care in the world,’ or those who are so sure that ‘someone else will take care of it.’ Must be nice.
Two: I am jealous of people who can say no to things. How do they do that?
Three: I can’t think of anyone I’m jealous of. This may sound bad, but I know sometimes people get jealous of me.
Four: I can get jealous of people who look better, have better relationships than I do, or are more successful than I am, but sometimes I love who I am and wouldn’t want their perfect-looking life because people like that tend to be so surface-y.
Five: I am sometimes envious of people who seem more comfortable in social situations, but really, it’s a bit too intrusive for my taste.
Six: I’m jealous of people who seem to know what to do. Don’t they ever worry about what might happen? What if they make the wrong decision? Now I’m worried for them!
Seven: I envy people whose lives are less constraining. But then I just ask myself, ‘what do they have that I want?’ and I figure out a way to get it.
Eight: Jealous? Not so much.
Nine: I’ve never thought about it. I may be envious of people who can speak their minds, but that’s so not me.