The nine social instinctual subtypes Type 1: Inadaptability/inflexibility In the social domain, you channel your desire

for rightness and its associated tension and anger into correct positions. You make the system better or right according to your absolute standards. You become a social reformer so to speak. Where these are concerned, you become inadaptable or inflexible, and screen out evidence contrary to your fervent position. You not only find what is wrong with other groups, causes and convictions, but you also see what is wrong about your own group. There is one right way and you must support it. While you may become comfortable temporarily with a secure social role and clear set of rules, you later resent and then become driven to correct “deviance” from the correct standards. At your worst, you can become possessed by righteous anger and dominated by black-white thinking characterized by an inability to see differing viewpoints. Type 2: Ambition Your pride manifests itself in the social arenaby giving to those in position or power, thus assuring prominence, even indispensability in the special group, family or organization. You manifest your ambition and desire for distinction indirectly through your indispensability and attachment to visible social accomplishments and linking people and groups together. You gain stature and a positive public image through your alliances and alignment with mentors, authorities and leaders. You gain prominence through helper roles in visible social groups, work or causes. Or you become the hub of the family. In all these settings you look after the group’s well-being, which bolsters your feeling lovable and hence worthy. At your worst, however, you can disparage and/or simply reject others’ inputs and contributions, believing that only you know what is really needed. Type 3: Prestige If you are oriented toward the social subtype, called prestige, then your run of active, striving energy is linked to your need for recognition. You must receive public honors, titles, influential connections, and/or appreciation for what you accomplish, and look good in the process. You have to be a “somebody” in the eyes of others or you’re a “nobody” inside yourself. You manifest your energy of deceit by projecting the appropriate persona, and taking on the appropriate thoughts and feelings for the group situation. You gain social status to assure acceptance and love. Therefore, your drive for success and recognition can become quite political to assure productivity. Whether very genuine or self-serving, it is directed toward winning social approval and achieving power in social institutions, such as the government, businesses or community groups. At your worst, your drive for recognition can be ruthless, accompanied by outright dishonesty without being aware of your own deceit. Type 4: Shame/counter-shame In the social domain you easily can feel shame for not measuring up or being a “misfit.” You feel that your protective cover is removed and that your deficiencies or shortcomings will be exposed publicly. You mitigate your envy through shame. You want to hide your defects and deficiencies, keep your fatal flaws from being detected and avoid disgrace. Your shame also helps you feel or keep a connection to others: “They’ll notice me and my deficiencies, and I’ll matter.” This makes you feel special in the eyes of others. Shame also motivates you to do better – create an elegant image, produce pride of elitism, look unique

and special, in short to develop counter-shame and a sense of honor for your integrity and what you do for the group. You may become an emotional truth-teller in the group. At your worst, shame can lead to retraction into self-absorption, depression or despair. Type 5: Totems We all need to belong. As an Observer with avarice for knowledge, time and energy, this is no easy matter. Your avarice manifests through cleaving to totems, the representation of things that a group shares, but is one step removed from ordinary involvement. Needing a knowledge-based role that buffers you from direct access, you are attracted to groups that share special knowledge, such as a field of study or systems, or a shared intellectual pursuit. You have avarice for and affiliate with people or groups who influence culture, events and seek greater knowledge through the power of the mind. You align in the mental domain with leaders, movements and systems where knowledge is valued and shared, such as history and philosophy groups, scientific and technical endeavors, sports expertise, and literary or art interests. Here you feel needed, comfortable and a part of things. You attempt to obtain sufficiency through knowledge that befits the group. At your worst, you use totems, whatever they might be, as a substitute for heartfelt human contact, paradoxically isolating yourself from others. Type 6: Duty In the social domain, you assuage your fear through your loyal duty to a group or cause. You feel safe bonded together with others in a common cause where you understand the needs and assure the code of behavior. You align with people you trust through mutual obligations and sacrifice: “United we stand, divided we fall.” You find power and hence safety in the group’s authority. Knowing the rules and creating clear agreements with friends and colleagues are vital for overcoming your fear. As a Loyal Skeptic, your tendency to project negative power onto the world makes underdog causes particularly appealing. You align with the needy, the oppressed and the persecuted. You work for the cause. The call to duty mobilizes you rather not personal gain, which would expose you. But at your worst, you give away your own authority and power. Type 7: Sacrifice In the social area you must reign in your gluttony for stimulating experiences or interesting ideas, plans and projects. To function in the group you must sacrifice some of your own desires for the higher social cause. You can postpone your own gratification and accept limitations willingly for the sake of group ideals or worthy endeavors with which you identify and enjoy, and through promoting a better society. You participate with others who mirror your philosophy and interests. Often the hardest part of adhering to the norms and requirements of the group is dealing with authority. You don’t want to be told what to do or waste time in routine tasks. In this instance, sacrifice acquires a martyr flavoring. You accept suffering for the sake of the larger cause, while imagining an idealized future that equalizes authority. You feel good about the sacrifices you make for family and valued choices. At your worst, you overbook yourself with too many social interests and activities, making it difficult to commit. Type 8: Friendship In the social domain the robust assertive energy (lust) tests for and builds true friendships with people who share your values and sense of justice. You develop camaraderie after you’ve tested the limits and seen that others can match your stamina and be counted on honorably for directness and feedback. You join in

activities, events and social causes that take precedence over your personal needs. You are true to the group and influence it according to your own sense of justice, giving your vital energy unhesitatingly. Leadership seems to fall upon you. Together you struggle for justice and wins, all of which overcome any sense of powerlessness. You are like brothers and sisters in arms sharing a mutual respect and common purpose. These affiliations even overcome your loner tendency. At your worst, your intense absorption in social friendships, in community building, and in worthy projects can, paradoxically, dominate your life. Type 9: Participation In the social domain you join with a group and channel your sloth or inertia into comforting group and social activities. Through participation, you feel included and loved. You can totally forget your own agenda as you fill up with social interaction and activities. In leadership you can be quite selfless. You dispense and disperse your energy into timetables, procedures, roles and goals. You promote the welfare of the group or community through your selfless participation and ability to mediate. You can find a comfortable niche and sense of belonging. Moreover, participation and defined activities keep you from experiencing the inertia or sloth toward yourself. At your worst, you can get swallowed up in the minutia of group activities, and become preoccupied with fitting in. You don’t speak up when you know a better way, because it’s easier to go along to get along.

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