Understanding the Enneagram

Seeing Yourself and Others More Deeply – Understanding the Enneagram

A Tour of This Powerful Self-Understanding Framework

The Enneagram maps nine personality types based on different motivations and ways of seeing the world.

From a spiritual view, it is a gateway to self-awareness, compassion, and human connection by illuminating our inner dynamics.

Understanding the Enneagram allows us to relate to ourselves and others from a space of understanding rather than judgment.

“At its core, the Enneagram helps us to see ourselves at a deeper, more objective level and can be of invaluable assistance on our path to self-knowledge.” – The Enneagram Institute

  • Notice when you use your Type’s defense strategies like perfectionism or pleasing others. Remember your inherent worth beyond these patterns.
  • When faced with conflict, consider the needs and motivations of others’ Enneagram Types without getting hooked by reactivity.
  • On your own growth edges, explore practices that come naturally to other Enneagram Types to build skillful new habits.

Understanding the Enneagram provides a powerful mirror for inner work. While validating who we are, it also reveals exciting possibilities for ongoing awakening and transformation.

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