The Preserving Domain: More Than Just the "Self"
In this episode of the Awareness to Action Enneagram Podcast, Mario Sikora, María José Munita and Seth "Creek" Creekmore talk about the Preserving Instinctual Bias. They discuss what it means to preserve by breaking it down into subdomains and sub-subdomains, and why they don’t call it self-preservation. They dig into the heart of this instinctual bias by explaining why it’s more about how the preserver focuses their attention around their supply rather than the quantity of the supply.
“When it comes to holidays, I’m a big holiday person, and I don’t know if it’s the cultivating of nostalgia or if it is more of that preserving the way things were.” - Seth "Creek" Creekmore [12:12]
“There’s a lot of times, it’s the why of what we’re doing in addition to the what of what we’re doing.” - Mario Sikora [13:00]
“It’s not about having a lot or a little. Because depending on the type of strategy, some people would like to have the minimal, optimal amount of things. Some people would like to have a lot, but I know how much I have. I know how much time I have until I run out of it. I’ll probably go and buy before I run out of it or put money in the bank before I run out of it. So it’s the attention I pay to the supply rather than how much I have or I don’t.” - María José Munita [31:33]
[01:57] Laughable moments about preserving
[08:00] What is preserving
[09:45] Can you preserve with ideas?
[15:49] Attention to preserving personal resources
[18:28] Preserving as a subdomain
[23:15] Introversion vs extroversion
[27:36] Risk management
[35:53] Health and maintenance
[40:27] Contradictory behavior in preserving domain
[48:15] How a preserver navigates and transmit
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