Simply put, any enneagram approach will provide you with a dominant pattern just find your main point of attention and look forward arrows that tell you your point in security and in stress.
Riso Hudson has free short test usually enough and a paid long form maybe 12 bucks.
I suspect Jim is a “7” which I thought I was up until about 2005, I’m clearly an 8.
So Jim’s 1->7->5 is most likely his dominant pattern but like all of us Jim flies with a wing, either 6 or 8.
No way Jim is a 6 although I would suggest a shadow point of note, most likely Jim has an 8 wing.
2->8<-5 (the pattern looks like that)
With Jim’s power, interdependence and low acceptance you would think that 8 might be the dominant pattern however idealism tends to move that point to 7 and more than likely the 7 pattern is present.
I’ve noticed the 8 wing a lot and I question Jim’s low score on venganza/competitiveness and I think if Jim were to contrast the questions between low and high you would see his behavior as pointing to a reversal although not high.
My sense is because Jim is interdependent and noting where he lives and works and who his friends are that the pejorative language (non PC) for venganza that he articulated scored his values and not his motives.
Our society blocks a lot of motive energy and holders must use convuluted theories of action and use to serve the blockage while pretending they are who they are not.
Ok back to my dual patterns:
If you’re “in” the wing, then the wing’s pattern is brightened and active and for motive energy it appears to be a similar idea because ANY FOCUS of energy would block energy and information which makes a person like a Jim/Mike with a high energy profile (TRUMP) seemingly activated in a number of conflicting patterns.
The high energy means that entropy is high because no first tier system is capable of satisficing the energy and you have entropy flying everywhere because of dissipation, including dissipation in the metasystem which consistently causes the switching between the dualing pattern creating even more entropy.
If the metasystem fails to form or forms incompletely you get THE FLY!
The fly in the ointment to use a cliche is the dead spot in the metasystem.
[I started another thread for DQ-BLUE which I started writing into this thread!]
The dualing patterns from your “point” and your “wing” are most likely connected (Siamese) somewhere and mirror your MBTI functions in some form.
That a brother from a whole other mother but suffice it to say, I think I found Jim’s “literat” because at “1” it’s hard to be clear if things don’t line up as Jim’s S function (inferior) is screaming for literal.
On the other hand I’ve upset Jim when I proved for an F function.
In the wing, 2 makes the case for feeling which for me is where the 8 goes in security but unlike Jim I’m low social contact…and as we tend to be statistically aberrational—it’s good to notice these notices…
This all gets very interesting and theoretical but for the high curious. It’s manna from heaven, so to speak.
You read much of the ANTICHRIST and you’ll wonder a lot more;)