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    Not Sure If You are a Type 1 or Type 6? Ask Yourself These Four Questions

    One of the most common mistakes people make when trying to find their Enneagram type is that they over-identify with a single specific trait. For example, someone who over-identifies with anger might assume they are an Enneagram type 8, another with anxiety assumes they are a Type 6, while someone who identifies with helpfulness assumes they are a Type 2.   It is worth remembering that to be an Enneagram type you are “most of the things, most of the time,” and as human beings, we are complex individuals. It isn’t a single trait that makes you an Enneagram type but rather a full personality profile. And at the center…

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    Not Sure if You are a Type 4 or a Type 7? Ask Yourself These Four Questions

    The Enneagram Type 4 Individualist and Type 7 Enthusiast can seem like oil and water and with dramatically different habits of attention, it can be easy to assume they never get mixed up.   Types 7s look to the positive, seek new experiences, and avoid (either consciously or subconsciously) negative emotions. An assertive personality, Type 7s consider personal freedom a core value.   In contrast, Type 4s feel the full range of emotions intensely, have a sense that something is always missing, and are a withdrawn type that value authenticity. They like to keep it real and if that means they need to go into some dark spaces, they are more…

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    Not Sure if You are a Type 2 or a Type 9? Ask Yourself These Four Questions

    The Enneagram Type 2 Giver and Type 9 Peacemaker have a lot in common, and it’s easy to see how there could be confusion between the two. If you’ve ever felt conflicted trying to decide which one you are, you aren’t the first person to feel you could be both. Let’s explore some of the similarities and key differences between these two personality styles.   The Similarities Type 2s and Type 9s are both “other-referencing” types whose attention goes out to other people. Both have the potential to be kind, accommodating, easy-to-get-along with personalities who naturally think of others before themselves. Both can work hard to make other people feel…

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    How Each Enneagram Type Emerges From the Pandemic

    It’s been a wild 18 months, but the good news is that in many parts of the world, the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter. As vaccine rollouts pick up pace, lockdown restrictions lift, and travel is gradually reintroduced, many of us are emerging from the pandemic and searching for our new normal.   Different Enneagram types have different worldviews, and these differences color our experience. Re-entry after the pandemic won’t feel the same for everyone, and the Enneagram provides a useful tool to help understand some of these differences.   Below we offer you nine approaches to emerging from the pandemic, based on your Enneagram…

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    4 Ways Enneagram Type 9s Say No Without Saying “No.”

    The Enneagram Type 9 is called the Peacemaker or the Mediator, and with a habit of attention that gravitates towards harmony, these are often the people who hold society together and help the rest of us get along. Easy-going, soothing and gifted at being able to hold multiple points of view simultaneously, Type 9s can be the most powerful type in the Enneagram. Look no further than Barack Obama and the Dalia Lama to find famous examples of Type 9.   When in balance, Type 9s can be amazing leaders, team members, friends, parents and partners. But when operating at the mid to lower levels of awareness, conflict-avoidance takes center…

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    3 Reasons You Might Be Mistyping Your Enneagram Type

    Over the years I have done hundreds of Enneagram typing interviews, and one thing that stands out to me is that when people find their type, they seem to relax. It is like they find the key that fits, and the door swings open. This is a beautiful moment, and one of my favorite parts of the typing process. And one question that I sometimes get asked after a person “finds” their Enneagram type is:   “How did I get it wrong before? Am I really that unself-aware?”   The answer is no, people who mistype or feel confused are often self-aware, but they fall prey to certain mistakes. Without…

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    5 Reasons You Need Less Work and More Play If You Are an Enneagram Type 1

    The Type 1 is called the Perfectionist or the Reformer. If this is your habit of attention, you already know you are the person we turn to when we need practical solutions.   Efficient, no-nonsense, and action-oriented, you solve tangible problems by implementing structure, planning, and organization. Fair-minded and inclusive, you are often the force behind social change and issues of equality. When in balance, your primary values are truth and justice, and we appreciate that you have a deep sense of personal responsibility and act as though you answer to a higher authority. Your personal integrity, diligence, and determination are observable, and we love you for it.   But…

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    Three Self-Sabotaging Things Enneagram Type 6s Do (and How to Stop Doing Them!)

    The Enneagram Type 6 is called the Loyalist and the Skeptic and if you have this habit of attention, your mind is gifted at spotting danger and identifying problems before they materialize. You see the fissures before they become cracks, and with your eye for potential pitfalls, you can help make the world a safer place. When you function in a balanced way, you are loyal, committed, hard-working, generous, cooperative, and idealistic in your pursuit of creating a safer and more secure world.     But too much of a good thing becomes a bad thing, and your danger-scanning mind can sometimes go too far, leading you to self-sabotaging behavior…

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    Are You a Type 2 Ticking Time Bomb?

    If you’re a Type 2, the Helper/Giver of the Enneagram,  you don’t need a personality system to know that your attention gravitates towards the needs of others. Relationship-based with high emotional intelligence, you have a gift for connecting with others, and difficult or emotionally distant people are your speciality. You truly care about other people, and this genuine concern helps you win the hearts and minds of friends, neighbors, co-workers, and family members.   But while you can win others over, without high self-mastery, it is easy for you to have weak personal boundaries, overextend yourself in your efforts to help those around you, and constantly put yourself at the…

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    Not 100% Sure of Your Enneagram Type? The Enneagram Subtypes May Hold the Answer.

    Have you taken Enneagram tests, read books, attended workshops, but are still unsure of your Enneagram type? Don’t worry–you’re not alone. The Enneagram is an extremely rich and complex system and to simplify it, it is often described as a personality system that outlines nine distinct habits of attention and personality profiles. But this is really just the tip of the iceberg.   The Enneagram system includes wings, subtypes, arrows, countertypes, levels of development, and more. Mastery of the system takes years, and incomplete knowledge often leaves people confused and feeling like “the Enneagram didn’t work for me.” Most of the time, the real issue is that you weren’t exposed…