Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Should I Change?

I dig the enneagram.  It's a personality typing thingamabob.  I'm a Seven (the Enthusiast).   My enneagram message for today is this:

"Today, reflect on your important relationships. What patterns do you see? As a Seven, you would probably take the role of the "ebullient entertainer" of your partner. Is this true? If so, see how it plays out and what the consequences are." (Wisdom of the Enneagram, 271)

I'm pondering this.  Is it good to be an ebullient entertainer?  Is it bad to be an ebullient entertainer?  Should i be a dull entertainer, or just plain dull?  Is being entertaining bad?  Does it cause trouble?  Should i be more like this:
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When i'm not sure about the answer to a question, i consult music (or Winnie the Pooh, but he was not on the telly at the time).  As i watched Adventureland tonight, this song answered for me:

I realize i'm not for everyone.  I can be a bit...much.  But that's  Take it or leave it.  Just know that i wish you only the best, no matter who you are, or how you feel about me. 


4 holla'd back:

Amy said...

I suppose for some people, you could be a bit much. But, to me you are inspiring. And hilarious. And fun. So, I am glad that you have decided not to change. Also, being an ebbulient entertainer, good or bad, is just one aspect of your personality. It isn't all you are by a long shot. More importantly, you are a wonderful person and a great friend.

I'm so glad that I "met" you when I did. I can't tell you how invaluable knowing you and communicating with you has been. I love you!

sandi said...

Aww honey, that made me cry. I needed that. I love you too! Smooch!

Chris said...

Well, I was listening to LCD Soundsystem earlier and heard these lyrics:

Never change, never change, never change, never change
Never change, never change, never change
That's just who I fell in love with

(I'm not entirely sure, but I think he doesn't want you to change. I dunno, he doesn't really say.)

Anyhoo, perhaps that was a message intended for you that got delivered to me by mistake!

My pair o' pennies: when you have to change in any way, you won't ask if you have to, you'll just do what needs to be done because it feels right to do it. And you've gotten along this far just being yourself, so something must be working! Shine on, you crazy diamond.

sandi said...

Thanks, Chris :oD You make me giggle! And you're right, of course. If change needs to happen, it just will. Life is good that way.

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