The Enneagram of Personality, or simply the Enneagram, is a model of the human psyche which is principally understood and taught as a typology of nine interconnected personality types.
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✦ Instinctual Type of Paul Gauguin
Instincts are defined as non-learned, inherited (genetic) patterns of behavior generally ensuring the survival of a species. Common examples include spinning a web by a spider, nest building and other maternal activities, migration patterns of animals, social behavior in pack animals.
On the basis of principles of balance theory and interdependence theory, this research examined a phenomenon termed attitude alignment, or the tendency of interacting partners to modify their attitudes in such a manner as to achieve attitudinal congruence.
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✦ Temperament Type of Paul Gauguin
Temperament, in psychology, an aspect of personality concerned with emotional dispositions and reactions and their speed and intensity; the term often is used to refer to the prevailing mood or mood pattern of a person.
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✦ Socio-Type of Paul Gauguin
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Socionics, in psychology and sociology, is a pseudoscientific theory of information processing and personality types. It is distinguished by its information model of the psyche and a model of interpersonal relations.
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About Paul Gauguin
Post-Impressionist artist who depicted village life in Tahiti in such colorful works as “Spirit of the Dead Watching.” His work became popular after his death and influenced such notables as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.
Early Life Experience of Paul Gauguin
He grew up in Peru and France and joined the French merchant marine as a pilot’s assistant at age 17. He then worked as a stockbroker at the Paris Bourse and was a highly successful businessman for over a decade.
He suffered from syphilis and alcoholism and died in French Polynesia at age 54 from a morphine overdose.
Family Life and Relationship
He married a Danish woman named Mette-Sophie Gad, with whom he had five children. His passion for art eventually consumed him, and his wife kicked him out. He returned to Paris where he spent the rest of his life battling depression.
He was a friend and artistic contemporary of fellow renowned painter Vincent van Gogh.