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The Enneagram of Personality
9-types of personality
Finding your personality type
Enneagram in the work place
1: The Perfectionist
2: The Giver
3: The Performer
4: The Romantic
5: The Observer
6: The Loyal Skeptic
7: The Epicure
8: The Protector
9: The Mediator
Basic fear: Of being corrupt/ evil, defective.
Basic Desire: to be good, to have integrity, to be balanced.
Key motivations: to be right, to strive higher and improve everything.
Basic Fear: Of being unwanted, unworthy of being loved.
Basic Desire: To feel loved.
Key Motivation: Want to be loved, to express their feelings for others, to be needed and appreciated.
Basic Fear: Of being worthless.
Basic Desire: To feel valuable and worthwhile.
Key Motivation: Want to be affirmed, to distinguish themselves from others, to have attention, to me admired.
Basic Fear: That they have no identity or personal significance.
Basic Desire: To find themselves and their significance (to create an identity)
Key Motivation: Want to express themselves and their individuality to create and surround themselves with beauty.
Basic Fear: Being useless, helpless, or incapable.
Basic Desire: To be capable and competent.
Key Motivation: Want to possess knowledge, to understand the environment, to have everything figured out as a way of defending the self from threats from the environment.
Basic Fear: Of being without support and guidance.
Basic Desire: To have security and support.
Key Motivation: Want to have security, to feel supported by others, to have certitude and reassurance, to test the attitudes of others toward them, to fight against anxiety and insecurity.
Basic Fear: Of being deprived and in pain.
Basic Desire: To be satisfied and content-- to have their needs fulfilled.
Key Motivation: Want to maintain their freedom and happiness, to avoid missing out on worthwhile experiences, to keep themselves excited and occupied, to avoid and discharge pain.
Basic Fear:Of being harmed or controlled by others.
Basic Desire: To protect themselves (to be in control of their own life and destiny)
Key Motivation: Want to be self-reliant, to prove their strength and resist weakness, to be important in their world, to dominate the environment, and to stay in control of their situation.
Basic Fear: Of loss and separation.
Basic Desire: To have inner stability “peace of mind.”
Key Motivation: Want to create harmony in their environment, to avoid conflicts and tension, to preserve things as they are, to resist whatever would upset or disturb them.
Ennea, which means nine
Grammos, which means something written or drawn.
Rooted in Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism.
What were they searching for?
Why were they looking for nine?
Exploring the negative aspect of a person’s personality.
Catholic church disagrees with the teachings of the Enneagram
No specific background (theoretical).
Creates a “common language”
Many success stories
Steps outside of the “box”
Better decision making
(Enneagram Work- The Enneagram and leadership)
6 day training process
Organizations that specialize in the Enneagram field
Applies lessons through activities, training tools and sharing case studies.
End Result: aid to communication throughout co-workers of the business.
(Business Programs- The Enneagram in Business)
Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland
Understanding of oneself and others
Stepping outside of the box
“The Enneagram system builds dynamics not statistics”
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