In a conflict, isn't someone right and someone wrong?
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Host: Isn’t someone right and wrong in a conflict? Chris Wright: Well, sure it can seem like somebody is right and somebody is certainly wrong in a conflict, but it shows you how grouping these pressures are, how much they affect to your whole reality. The best way of illustrating this is, there is a television show in US called Wife Swap or Trading Spouses are two different shows. In both these shows, what they do is they take the wives from two different families and exchange them, one wife goes to one family and the other wife goes the other family for two weeks and off course, what they do is they take wives who have completely different personalities. Knowing the Enneagram is fascinating to watch because it immediately you understand what the needs are, of each of the women. So, for an example, one episode, they took woman who was one of the perfectionist and they traded houses with her where she went to live with a family where the women was in nine. Nines have the need to just go with the flow to harmonize with everybody, to connect everybody, they really laid back, they led things slide, it is more interesting that we love and connect to each other than it is about how good a job we do and things. So, when the one arrives in the nines house, I mean she is imminently just amazed. I mean there is dogs and cats running around and hair on the floor and there is a big mattress in the living room, a puppy-pile for all the family they get together and the bathrooms are dirty and the kitchen soaked in. She has going crazy, I mean within 3 or 4 days, she is in her bedroom crying I can’t stand here and I can’t live here, I need go home or I am going to die here. That is how strongly people can get thrown into that emptiness when there needs are disregarded. Then nine goes into the one s home and looks around and it is like, God it’s like a museum here, everything is just so perfect, doesn’t feel like anyone lives here. The kids walk around and they are very robotic and they were very disciplined and everybody has to do certain chores and it is like wow! And again by the third night, she’s in the bedroom crying, I can’t breathe, I can’t believe and I can’t live like this, incredible. Let me give you another example, they took a six and they took a woman who was a four and they exchanged. You remember sixes, sixes have this need for security, for certainty that everything is tied down in their environment. To protect everybody s well-being because things will fall apart, if you don’t. So, in the six woman s family, the kids for example were home school. She has doesn’t trust whether they are being taught in school, so she wants to make she controls what they learn. Everybody has duties, everybody is structured, there are rules that everybody follows. Oh, my god she goes over to this other woman s home and that woman is a four. Four is an artist, they are creative. It’s all about free expression of yourself that’s what matters to a four and so in a four’s house, the kids are in a punk rock band, the mother has tattoos all over her body, she dresses provocatively, her head is shaved, because four are blending in like everyone else, it is like death. So, need to feel special that they different and so when the six comes into that house she is gazed, that people could live this way. Oh! My god and tries to establish order and structure and it turns in the chaos or heated confrontations and then when the four goes to the sixes home where everything is orderly, she can’t live this way, she’s going crazy and so she wants to open up the doors and let kids have freedom and oh it is like a mutiny, incredible. In these situations people live the realities and the realities are based on these pressures inside, these needs inside, that color, their whole sense of their values, their lifestyle, they even train their children in these pressures, in these insecurities so they feel to protect their children. So, their children don’t have to fe