Enneagram, or Enneagram of Personality – utterly interesting, in my opinion! Which is your type?
The Enneagram of Personality was new to me, till last month. Then a friend’s cousin showed me that and I was fascinated! There are some similar things that I’ve read before, but this was now fresh, I liked it! If you know it, even better; if not, let’s see what it talks about
It defines nine interconnected personality types, represented by a geometric figure – the Enneagram. The Enneagram of Personality has been spread “in business management and spiritual contexts through seminars, books, magazines, etc, for self-understanding and development. Critics say that it’s a pseudoscience, too vague to be scientifically verified”.
1 – The Reformer. Rational and idealistic. “I do everything the right way”. Must be orderly/planned, pursues perfection. But can be obsessive, compulsive and hypercritical.
2 – The Helper. Caring and nurturing. Always helping, own needs in 2nd place. Humanitarian. Tends to sacrifice him/herself.
3 – The Motivator. Adaptable and success-oriented. Image focus. Needs fame in an obsessive way, to be impressive and attractive to others.
4 – The Artist. Intuitive and reserved. Romantic, unconventional, individualistic. “Being told I’m odd/weird proves I’m staying true to myself”. Melancholic. Can lose touch with reality.
5 – The Thinker. Perceptive and cerebral. Intellectualism. “I need to understand the world”. Detached, unemotional sometimes.
6 – The Skeptic. Committed and security-oriented. Affectionate. Indecision, doubt, fear, self-reassurance, suspicious.
7 – The Generalist. Enthusiastic and productive. Adventurousness. Need fun and entertainment. Open to new things. Avoiding responsibility.
8 – The Leader. Powerful and aggressive. “I must be strong”. Irascible. Vindictive.
9 – The Peacemaker. Easygoing and accommodating. Calmness. Avoiding conflicts and self-assertion. “I must maintain peace for me and others”. Lazy and over-relaxed.
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