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The Enneagram of Personality
9-types of personality
Finding your personality type
Enneagram in the work place
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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”
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)
Understanding of oneself and others
Stepping outside of the box
“The Enneagram system builds dynamics not statistics”Findings:
Daniels, David and Virginia Price. The Essential Enneagram: The Definitive Personality Test and Self-Discovery Guide. New York: HarperCollins, 2009. Print.
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Lapid-Bogda, Ginger. Bringing out the Best in Yourself at Work: How to Use the Enneagram System for Success. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2004. Print.Work cited
Rhodes, Dale, Personal Interview, Oct. 28, 2010.
Valechovska, Eva. Enneagram Home. Web. 10 Dec. 2010.
Walston, Sandra F. “Enneagram Article.” Courageous Leadership in Business and Women in Leadership by Sandra Ford Walston. Web. 13 Dec. 2010.
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