Question: how to determine the nature of an equilibrium point using eigen values

If I have the following system of first order diff eq's:



then can I consider the coefficient matrix A=<<2,-3>,<3,-2>> and compute the eigenvalues of A and infer as follows:

if the eigenvalues are of the same sign- eq point is a node

if they are of opposite signs- eq point is a saddle

if they are pure imaginary- eq point is a center

if they are complex conjugates- eq. point is a spiral

I've been given these conditions but my text says for a linear system of the form x'=Ax, the eigenvalues of A can be used to identify the nature of the eq. point. I am confused as to whether this applies to the given system as well; I have obtained 5 different trajectories and drawn the phase diagram for the system

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