System

The

ENNEAGRAM PERSONALITY

Nine ways to view the world.

WHAT IS THE ENNEAGRAM?

The enneagram is a personality system that helps us identify our natural gifts and talents, so that we use these to help others in a way that brings fulfilment into our lives. According to this system, each of us is born with a dominant type and knowing this type helps us understand our core motivations and fears.

 

Once you have taken the Enneagram Test, read the overview below to learn more about the 9 Types. Please keep in mind, the test is only a guideline for beginning a conversation - only you can decide on the  accuracy of the results.

ENNEAGRAM ESSENTIALS

Ennea is Greek for '9' and gram is 'drawing'

 

Pronounced "any-a-gram"

Nature or Nurture?

Everyone is considered to be dominant in one single type, although one can have

traits belonging to other ones. While it's uncertain whether this type is genetically

determined, many believe it is already in place at birth. 

 

Enneagram authors have attached their own individual names to these numbers.

We use the type names by authors Riso and Hudson.

ENNEAGRAM TYPES

Find out more about the nine enneagram personality types

and the 9 different ways we view the world and experience life.

TYPE
One

ESSENCE| Purity

TYPE
Four

ESSENCE| Joy

TYPE
Seven

ESSENCE| Absorption

Two
TYPE

ESSENCE| Kindness

Five
TYPE

ESSENCE| Peace

Eight
TYPE

ESSENCE| Cosmic Power-Shakti

Three
TYPE

ESSENCE| Love

Six
TYPE

ESSENCE| Pure Intelligence

Nine
TYPE

ESSENCE| Awareness

For the full type descriptions, click on this link to the Enneagram Institute https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/type-descriptions

THE 3 CENTRES OF

Intelligence

When familiarising yourself with the enneagram, a good place to start is with the three centres of intelligence - these are the Body, Heart and Head. Everyone uses all three of these centres, but each personality type has a particular preference for one of them. 

 

This primary centre influences your way of being in the world, and is an important key to overcoming blind spots and developing our potential. Using all three centres helps with achieving a more balanced life.

CENTRE
Body
Types
8+9+1
Heart
CENTRE
Types
2+3+4
Head
CENTRE
Types
5+6+7

THE 3 INSTINCTUAL DRIVES

& the 27 Sub-types

Each Type is motivated by our 3 Instinctual Drives called Self-Preservation, Sexual (One-to-One) and Social. One of these instincts will play a more dominant role in our behaviour, and depending on which one it is,  determines which of the 27 sub-types we are.

 

Learning about the instincts and the sub-types helps us gain an even deeper understanding of our personality type. The quickest and easiest way to find out more about this is to book into a Brave Talks Workshop or for specifics on your type, book an Enneagram Essentials Private Session

Self-Preservation
INSTINCT
Sexual
INSTINCT
Social
INSTINCT

THE

ESSENCE OF ME

TODAY

IS THE SAME

as when I was 5 years old

PEOPLE DON'T REALLY CHANGE,

BUT THEY CAN LOSE SIGHT OF WHO THEY REALLY ARE

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