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Intro to the Enneagram Do you know your Enneagram number? The Enneagram is a system that can be used to identify your personality type. It is based on a circle that has nine points along its edge. Each of those nine points represents a separate, distinct personality. "The Enneagram system describes these nine broad personality types or archetypes: the Perfectionist, the Helper, the Achiever, the Romantic, the Observer, the Questioner, the Adventurer, the Asserter, and the Peace Seeker."-Elizabeth Wagele Wings and Arrows In addition to that personality type, represented by a number, we each are influenced by the numbers next to ours. These are called wings. And we have influence as well, from our arrows, which are lines drawn from our number to two others on the edge of the Enneagram circle. Subtypes In Enneagram theory, each personality type has three subtypes based on three of our basic instincts: self-preservation, relationships and social needs. Each person operates within those subtypes in a style that reflects that particular type. But usually, we will lean more heavily on one of them than the others. Self-Preservation: this subtype focuses on being self-sufficient and may put a lot of energy and attention into their homes. Relational: this subtype focuses on making connections and can be energetic and intense. Social: this subtype either draws energy from being part of a group or goes in the other direction and avoids social contact. Learning about the Enneagram The first purpose of learning about the Enneagram personality system is to understand yourself better. The second is to respect and appreciate the differences in yourself and those who are represented by another number. There is no personality type that is better than any other.


Each one has great qualities and each one has ways of thinking and behaving, motivations, that cause discomfort and pain. Growth and healing, a third purpose of learning about the Enneagram, involves increasing or maximizing the use of the strengths in your personality type, your wing and your arrows, and healing the weaknesses in these areas. The Enneagram can be used to help you understand who you are at the core, help you improve your relationships with others and help you identify jobs and careers you would be suited to based on your Enneagram personality type. The Nine Personality Types Many books have been written and workshops presented to teach these nine personalities and describing them in depth is beyond the scope of this article. But there are many free Enneagram personality tests online and that is the best way to get started learning more about the nine types.

For more information about the Enneagram, go to Enneagram Personalities. Jeanine Byers Hoag is a certified holistic health practitioner and is the author of The Life That's Waiting for You: Four Simple Steps to Identifying & Living Your Life Purpose. Her website is http://www.istheresomethingmore.net

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Enneagram Personality Types: Discover your full potential