Understanding the Enneagram will help you understand what motivates you and what drives your behavior.
Gaining a deeper understanding of your type will help:
- Empower you to make changes in yourself and your relationships.
- You will have better relationships with the people you are around and love
- Gain a deeper understanding of your relationship dynamics - strength areas and trouble spots
Each type will bring an area of giftedness as well as an area of avoidance.
Overview of the 9 types:
Type 1: The Reformer: Motivated by the need to live their life the right way and to avoid anger.
Type 2: The Helper: Motivated by the need to feel loved and to avoid self care.
Type 3: The Motivator (or Achiever): Motivated by the need to achieve success and to avoid failure.
Type 4: The Individualist (or Romantic): Motivated by the need to experience their feelings, to be understood, and to avoid being ordinary.
Type 5: The Investigator (or Thinker): Motivated by the need to understand everything and to avoid looking foolish.
Type 6: The Loyalist: Motivated by the need for security and to avoid fear. Phobic 6's are outwardly fearful and seek approval where counter-phobic 6's confront their fear.
Type 7: The Enthusiast (or Adventurer): Motivated by the need to be happy and to avoid suffering and pain.
Type 8: The Challenger (or Leader): Motivated by the need to be self-reliant, strong, and avoids feeling weak.
Type 9: The Peacemaker: Motivated by the need to keep at peace and avoid conflict.
My favorite Enneagram resources:
"The Wisdom of The Enneagram" by, Don Richard Riso & Russ Hudson
"The Enneagram Made Easy" by, Elizabeth Waggle and Renee Baron
Would you like to gain a deeper understanding of yourself or your relationship?