SX/SO

👋 Welcome to the SX/SO Stacking

What is Instinctual Stacking?

Humans are mammals. Just like horses, pigs, and kangaroos, we have instinctual drives. There are three basic “umbrellas” of instinctual drives:

  • The Self-Preservation Drive
  • The Sexual Drive
  • The Social Drive

Like other mammals, we require physiological regulation. Our instinctual drives are what compel us to pursue and attend to the resources that will regulate us.

The Self-Preservation Instinctual Drive makes us pursue and attend to what we need to survive and thrive as a physical organism, e.g. food, shelter, creature comforts such as lighting, sound, physical materials, and that which allows us to secure those things, which in our world means money.

Our Sexual Instinctual Drive makes us pursue and attend to what we need to elicit the choice of a sexual partner. For instance, we enhance aspects about us that “hook” others — our vibe, talents, interests, and behaviors that make us attractive to the people we would like to choose us.

Our Social Instinctual Drive makes us pursue and attend to what we need to bond socially with others. For instance, we dilate our attention to the group or person we are paying attention to, we notice others' inner worlds and what kinds of behavior are appropriate in a given social context, and implicit social signals indicating the state of relationships. We "read the room" and calibrate to the social context.

All instincts operate in each of us, but they tend to drive us in different proportions. That is, we typically over-prioritize one instinct and under-prioritize another, resulting in an "instinctual stack."

For instance, your stack might be...

Self-Preservation Social Sexual

…in which case, you over-prioritize the self-preservation instinct and under-prioritize the sexual instinct. The common parlance for this is "self-pres dominant" and "sexual blind,” and we would abbreviate this to SP/SO. There are 6 different possible “Instinctual Stackings,” which you can think of as a typology unto itself.

  • SP/SO (self-pres / social)
  • SP/SX (self-pres / sexual)
  • SX/SP (sexual / self-pres)
  • SX/SO (sexual / social)
  • SO/SP (social / self-pres)
  • SO/SX (social / sexual)
Instinctual Variants of Enneagram Types

A Type 6 that is self-preservation dominant and social blind will be very different from a Type 6 that is social dominant and self-preservation blind. Fixated 6s who are self-pres dominant will tend to get most angsty about their self-preservation needs (e.g. “Will we make the train on time?”) and their healthy superpowers will tend to be in the self-preservation realm. But Fixated 6s who are social dominant will tend to get most angsty about their social needs (e.g. “What did my friend really mean by that text?”), and their healthy superpowers will tend to be in the social realm.

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SX/SO’s

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Cate BlanchettCate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
1w9
Kim CattrallKim Cattrall
Kim Cattrall
1w2
Jane FondaJane Fonda
Jane Fonda
1w9
Lauren BacallLauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
1w9
Marina AbramovićMarina Abramović
Marina Abramović
1w9
DAA Typing Class
Meryl StreepMeryl Streep
Meryl Streep
1w2
DAA Typing Class
Yul BrynnerYul Brynner
Yul Brynner
1w2
Joan BaezJoan Baez
Joan Baez
1w2
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2
Sheila KelleySheila Kelley
Sheila Kelley
2w3
Neil SedakaNeil Sedaka
Neil Sedaka
2w3
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3
MadonnaMadonna
Madonna
3w4
Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze
Patrick Swayze
3w2
Christian CowanChristian Cowan
Christian Cowan
3w4
Bella HadidBella Hadid
Bella Hadid
3w4
Billy IdolBilly Idol
Billy Idol
3w2
Britney SpearsBritney Spears
Britney Spears
3w2
Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
Elvis Presley
3w2
Tom Jones
Tom Jones
3w2
Rutger HauerRutger Hauer
Rutger Hauer
3w4
Joe NamathJoe Namath
Joe Namath
3w2
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4
Bob DylanBob Dylan
Bob Dylan
4w5
DAA Typing Class
River PhoenixRiver Phoenix
River Phoenix
4w5
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5
Patti SmithPatti Smith
Patti Smith
5w4
Tilda SwintonTilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
5w6
Cameron CarpenterCameron Carpenter
Cameron Carpenter
5w6
Susan SontagSusan Sontag
Susan Sontag
5w6
Greta GarboGreta Garbo
Greta Garbo
5w4
Matt BellamyMatt Bellamy
Matt Bellamy
5w6
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6
Azealia BanksAzealia Banks
Azealia Banks
6w7
Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
6w7
MitskiMitski
Mitski
6w5
Gillian AndersonGillian Anderson
Gillian Anderson
6w5
DAA Typing Class
Amber HeardAmber Heard
Amber Heard
6w7
DAA Typing Class
Rue McClanahanRue McClanahan
Rue McClanahan
6w7
Woody AllenWoody Allen
Woody Allen
6w7
Warren BeattyWarren Beatty
Warren Beatty
6w5
Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
6w7
DAA Typing Class
Colin FarrellColin Farrell
Colin Farrell
6w7
Bruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
6w7
Tom PettyTom Petty
Tom Petty
6w7
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7
Esther PerelEsther Perel
Esther Perel
7w8
DAA Typing Class
Siouxsie SiouxSiouxsie Sioux
Siouxsie Sioux
7w8
Marianne FaithfulMarianne Faithful
Marianne Faithful
7w6
Doja CatDoja Cat
Doja Cat
7w6
Freddy MercuryFreddy Mercury
Freddy Mercury
7w6
Russel BrandRussel Brand
Russel Brand
7w6
AdeleAdele
Adele
7w6
Cherrie Blue (Lords of Acid)Cherrie Blue (Lords of Acid)
Cherrie Blue (Lords of Acid)
7w8
Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
Robin Williams
7w6
Sabina SciubbaSabina Sciubba
Sabina Sciubba
7w8
Ville ValoVille Valo
Ville Valo
7w6
Joan CollinsJoan Collins
Joan Collins
7w8
Diana RossDiana Ross
Diana Ross
7w8
Rod StewartRod Stewart
Rod Stewart
7w6
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8
Bruce LeeBruce Lee
Bruce Lee
8w7
Johnny CashJohnny Cash
Johnny Cash
8w9
Laura BiagiLaura Biagi
Laura Biagi
8w9
James BrownJames Brown
James Brown
8w7
Wilhelm ReichWilhelm Reich
Wilhelm Reich
8w9
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9
Jaden SmithJaden Smith
Jaden Smith
9w1
Juliet LandauJuliet Landau
Juliet Landau
9w1
Dolly PartonDolly Parton
Dolly Parton
2w3
Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson
Pamela Anderson
9w8
Rufus WainwrightRufus Wainwright
Rufus Wainwright
9w8
David BowieDavid Bowie
David Bowie
9w1
DAA Typing Class
Alexandre ScriabinAlexandre Scriabin
Alexandre Scriabin
9w1
Fiona AppleFiona Apple
Fiona Apple
7w6
Ezra MillerEzra Miller
Ezra Miller
9w1
Jason MomoaJason Momoa
Jason Momoa
9w8
RobynRobyn
Robyn
9w1
Sofi TukkerSofi Tukker
Sofi Tukker
9w8
David PeyoteDavid Peyote
David Peyote
9w1
Miss KittinMiss Kittin
Miss Kittin
9w8
Mariah CareyMariah Carey
Mariah Carey
9w8
Luca GuadagninoLuca Guadagnino
Luca Guadagnino
9w1
Peter FramptonPeter Frampton
Peter Frampton
9w1
Adriana LimaAdriana Lima
Adriana Lima
9w8
SealSeal
Seal
9w1
Le1fLe1f
Le1f
9w8