The Enneagram is a tool for personal growth and transformation. Based on an ancient symbol and the theory of the existence of nine basic personality types, the Enneagram serves as a map for the internal wiring of each person. What sets the Enneagram apart from other personality typing systems is its emphasis on the motivations and “why” behind what we do, as opposed to just behavioral descriptions.
The goal of this tool is not to be defined by our personality type, but instead find freedom from our default behavioral, emotional, and cognitive patterns that limit us in our day to day life. As we shed light on these internal patterns, we discover possibility for true change and growth.
We also increase our capacity to understand and communicate better with the people around us. While we all understand that everyone is not exactly like us, it can be hard to live out of this reality. The Enneagram brings this truth into focus in a tangible way as you get a glimpse into 9 different ways people see the world. This increased understanding helps us better interact and work with others.
Here’s a brief look at each of the nine types:
Type 1 - The Reformers/Perfectionists
The Principled and Conscientious Type
Type 4 - The Individualists/Romantics
The Authentic and Pensive Type
Type 7 - The Enthusiasts/Epicures
The Optimistic and Big Idea Type
Type 2 - The Helpers/Givers
The Caring and Relational Type
Type 5 - The Investigators/Observers
The Observing and Curious Type
Type 8 - The Challengers/Protectors
The Powerful and Assertive Type
Type 3 - The Achievers/Performers
The Successful and Goal-Oriented Type
Type 6 - The Loyalists/Loyal Skeptics
The Inquisitive and Dedicated Type
Type 9 - The Peacemakers/Mediators
The Agreeable and Peaceful Type