You are unique.
Out of the billions of people that have walked this planet, there has only ever been one YOU!
But because of your uniqueness and differences, it can be difficult to make sense of yourself and of others.
The Enneagram is a powerful personality system that helps you understand yourself and others by revealing patterns in behaviour, thoughts, actions, and emotions. It shows you WHO you are, WHY you do what you do, and HOW to grow into a better version of yourself, like a map.
Each of the 9 Enneagram personality patterns (named Type 1 through Type 9) emerge from and form around a particular set of deep motivations: a core desire and a core fear - something you strive for and something you avoid. Although, you may relate to most or all of the desires and fears, there’s going to be a set that is at your core that’s driving you.
Can you identify which core desire and core fear pair PREDOMINANTLY motivates you?
Type 1 Desire: To be good/right.
Fear: Being bad/wrong.
Type 2 Desire: To be selfless/kind.
Fear: Being selfish/unkind.
Type 3 Desire: To be valuable/admired.
Fear: Not being valued/admired.
Type 4 Desire: To be authentic/uniquely themselves.
Fear: Not having an identity/having no significance.
Type 5 Desire: To be capable/competent.
Fear: Being incapable/incompetent.
Type 6 Desire: To be supported/secure.
Fear: Being without support or guidance/insecurity.
Type 7 Desire: To be content/satisfied.
Fear: Being deprived/trapped in (emotional) pain
Type 8 Desire: To be independent/protect themselves
Fear: Being controlled/being harmed
Type 9: Desire: To be at peace/harmonious
The Enneagram is different than other personality systems in that it doesn’t actually “type” you, it shows you the pattern you tend to follow. It also doesn’t only consider the behaviour you do, but highlights the REASON behind your behaviour. For example, all of the 9 Enneagram types display the behaviour of ‘helping others’, but the person with Type 1 personality might help others because it is the right thing to do, and the person with the Type 2 personality might help others because they will be rewarded with a “thank you”.
When you know which pattern you predominantly follow, you gain insight into:
The Enneagram doesn’t label you or categorize you. It doesn’t put you in a box; it shows you the box you’ve put yourself in…and it shows you the way out.
Are you ready to get out of your box, experience life at a whole new level, and be who you were made to be? Discover your type! Schedule your Enneagram Typing Session, here!
Here's to conquering stress.
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