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eq how can the enneagram system improve the work place environment and help efficiency
EQ: How can the Enneagram system improve the work place environment and help efficiency?




The Enneagram of Personality

9-types of personality



Finding your personality type


Enneagram in the work place

The Enneagram of Personality: directs people to the core of their motivation to understand ones unique personality.


9 types of personality
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

9-Types of Personality:
personality type 1 the perfectionist
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.

Personality Type 1: The Perfectionist



personality type 2 the giver
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.

Personality Type 2: The Giver



personality type 3 the performer
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.

Personality Type 3: The Performer



personality type 4 the romantic
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.

Personality Type 4: The Romantic



personality type 5 the observer
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.

Personality Type 5: The Observer



personality type 6 the loyal skeptic
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.

Personality Type 6: The Loyal Skeptic



personality type 7 the epicure
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.

Personality Type 7: The Epicure



personality type 8 the protector
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.

Personality Type 8: The Protector



personality type 9 the mediator
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.

Personality Type 9: The Mediator



the beginning
Greek roots:

Ennea, which means nine

Grammos, which means something written or drawn.

Rooted in Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism.

Enneagram Theory

What were they searching for?

Why were they looking for nine?

The Beginning:






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

Provides clarification

Steps outside of the “box”

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George Gurdijeff

Oscar Ichazo

Claudio Naranjo

Robert Ochs

George Gurdijeff




finding your personality type
Creates positive change
  • Change in the way you relate to yourself and others
  • A greater understanding of circumstances and issues facing you.
Finding your personality type:



leadership better decision making successful relationships results

Better decision making

Successful relationships


Focusing on the work place:


(Enneagram Work- The Enneagram and leadership)

how to apply the enneagram system
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.

How to apply the Enneagram system:

(Business Programs- The Enneagram in Business)

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Czech Republic






Success stories:



Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland

“Common language”

Understanding of oneself and others

Stepping outside of the box

“The Enneagram system builds dynamics not statistics”

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Enneagram Spectrum of Personality Styles. Web. 03 Oct. 2010.

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