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.
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.
Find out more about the nine enneagram personality types
and the 9 different ways we view the world and experience life.
For the full type descriptions, click on this link to the Enneagram Institute https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/type-descriptions
THE 3 CENTRES OF
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.
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