Are you a Hybrid type?

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  • It is not ‘better’ to be a hybrid, it can make things more complicated.  But it is DIFFERENT from being a ‘pure’ type
  • Hybrids constantly move between the two type energy influences
  • Again, you may find that you agree with most of these statements
  • Which is MOST like you (or are you not a hybrid?)
  • Final tip – try to dismiss those that you really are NOT and you will be left with more of what you ARE

I like:

  1. To flirt and live life on the insecure edge
  2. To see friends 1-to-1 and have lots of fun
  3. Going to museums/films and things that stimulate my brain
  4. Discovering a cause and getting people to join behind me
  5. Throwing all my energy into a worthwhile cause
  6. Lots of friends and going on holiday by myself

I think of myself as someone who:

  1. Is sexual yet also childlike and vulnerable
  2. Is strongly emotional while booking lots of appointments
  3. Is deep thinking yet likes to churn out work
  4. Creates my own brand and is ALWAYS the figurehead
  5. Will make any personal sacrifice to achieve a bigger, universal result
  6. Is responsible for others but who also needs time alone to feel my vulnerability

I do not like:

  1. Friends who come on to me sexually
  2. Holding grudges when my life has so much in it
  3. Having to play by others’ rules when I am working on being myself
  4. Being frustrated or unable to carry out my vision
  5. Authorities or establishments that exploit majorities or minorities
  6. Being confused about whether I am a responsible adult or a needy child
  • There are no wrong or right answers
  • However there is an enormous difference between being, for example,  a Lunar-Venus or a Mars-Jupiter type
  • This is an example of how the 12 type Enneagram covers the ENTIRE SPECTRUM of humanity
  • As before, you may find that you identify with many of the statements
  • That is because WE have ALL the energies inside us
  • In order to discover our essence type, we need to identify with what MOST shows ourselves
  • As before, two or more of the same letter points to your hybrid type:

 

  1. Lunar-Venus type
  2. Venus-Mercury type
  3. Mercury-Saturn type
  4. Saturn-Mars type
  5. Mars-Jupiter type
  6. Jupiter-Lunar type

Click on the links for more descriptions.  If they do not ‘feel’ like you, please read the other descriptions.

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8 Responses to Are You a Hybrid Type?

  • Krzysztof says:

    hello i ‘ve read that you can find my essence type and for free !
    it is very good for me because i think the topic is very interesting and you can learn a lot about life from it
    i have made tests several times but i am still not sure
    and i often change my mind so i dont how to know

    please answer i will be gratefull

    greetz from Poland

    P.S. Your website and work is amazing in my opinion :)

    • Matthew Campling says:

      Hello Poland! Thank you for your kind comments. Unfortunately I cannot just tell you ‘like that’ what type you may be. If you don’t mind sharing your type with others who read the site you could list the answers that are most YOU. Remember that we are trying to find ONE type that seems to fit best. Yes, you will have bits of all the types in you, but there should begin to be one that you feel is MOST you. You could also ask your friends. Since they know you, they would have their ideas on which type you are. Even if you don’t like what they say, try to see if what they say IS true for you. And please tell all your friends about my site, and their friends (I’m assuming here that you can do this). Warm regards Matthew

  • Mohammad Akib says:

    Dear Mr Campling,

    I posted my response to the main type questionnaire on the other page. Here are my responses to the hybrid type questionnaire. Again I would be grateful if you can help me detect my type according to your system.

    Many thanks.

    ps – my responses are added to the questions.
    ================
    I like:

    To flirt and live life on the insecure edge – NO
    To see friends 1-to-1 and have lots of fun – YES TO 1-TO-1 INTERACTION, STRONGLY NO TO FUN.
    Going to museums/films and things that stimulate my brain – MAYBE
    Discovering a cause and getting people to join behind me – YES
    Throwing all my energy into a worthwhile cause – YES
    Lots of friends and going on holiday by myself -YES

    I think of myself as someone who:

    Is sexual yet also childlike and vulnerable – NO
    Is strongly emotional while booking lots of appointments – NO
    Is deep thinking yet likes to churn out work – DEEP THINKING BUT NO TO CHURN OUT WORK
    Creates my own brand and is ALWAYS the figurehead – YES [I am okay with capable and competent people leading]
    Will make any personal sacrifice to achieve a bigger, universal result – TO SOME EXTENT
    Is responsible for others but who also needs time alone to feel my vulnerability – YES

    I do not like:

    Friends who come on to me sexually – YES, DISLIKE THIS
    Holding grudges when my life has so much in it – I DO HOLD GRUDGES
    Having to play by others’ rules when I am working on being myself – YES
    Being frustrated or unable to carry out my vision – YES
    Authorities or establishments that exploit majorities or minorities – DEFINITELY YES
    Being confused about whether I am a responsible adult or a needy child – IRRELEVANT

    • Hello Mohammad, Your responses to the hybrid type questions would indicate that you are on the ‘left’ side – the ‘older, non-personal’ types. The point in understanding your essence type is partly to identify where you can GROW – in other words, if you write, for example, ‘I do hold grudges’ – then you can ask yourself if this is HELPFUL to you, or whether it gets in the way. Each of the types has its specific characteristics, but it also has LIMITATIONS. We overcome the limitations by advancing towards the next ‘main type’ energy. It seems that you are somewhere around the Saturn/Mars territory, with some interest in helping others. Ask yourself if you see yourself as principally a THINKING person (Saturn type), a DOING person (a Mars type) or if you are both DOING and FEELING you could be a Mars- Jupiter type, or a Mars type who is fairly advanced towards Jupiter type.

  • Liv says:

    Hi Matthew

    I am thinking of myself as Saturn type or Saturn-Mars type

    • admin says:

      And why not? What are some examples of your observations of your behaviour/thinking that leads you to this thinking? Regards M

  • Rachel Winkler says:

    I recently stumbled upon your book and read it in one sitting. I am struggling to identify my essence type within your system. I am struggling between the following:
    Mercury, Mercury-Saturn hybrid, or Jupiter-Lunar Hybrid.

    • admin says:

      Hi Rachel – well, reading the book in one sitting would seem to point towards Mercury type energy, the fastest. There is also a significant relationship between Jupiter type and Mercury type. And Mercury type, instead of going towards Saturn type, can default back to Lunar type. So you may be thinking of different times when you are aware of being in these other type energies. Mercury-Saturn hybrid type would also be an option – do you tend to find yourself racing through life, but also able to connect deeply? This hybrid has a particular vulnerability in that it is both the outward, fast energy of Mercury and the deep, secretive energy of Saturn type. Hope this helps M

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