The Enneagram is a framework human expression (archetypes) that offers in-depth insight to ourselves, others and our relationships. This is the greatest tool for developing compassion, not only for seeing and understanding others as they are, but also for self-love and acceptance.
I absolutely love the depth and complexity of the Enneagram - it's my favorite FASCINATING SYSTEM for personal growth. it is made up of 3 centers of intelligence, 9 main Enneagram types, 2 different wings for each type, and 3 different sub-types within each type.
Whether you explore it at base level or go deep into the system, the Enneagram offers a rich map to personal development.
A great starting point is just learning the nine types with a basic understanding of how we lead with one dominant type only. AND, we can also draw on the strengths and challenges of all 9 types in our life.
Enneagram teachings can be explored in a variety of exciting ways over a lifetime of learning and growth.
The Enneagram does not box in people, but rather opens a pathway to self-discovery and greater personal awareness. How can we step out of our box if we don't see it or understand it in the first place?
Working with The Enneagram uncovers our patterns of behaviour that drive us and motivate us to act in certain ways. When we become aware of these tendencies or patterns, we are able to transcend them and develop richer, more fulfilling ways of being.
The first step is to learn which of the 9 types fits you best,
There will be only one type you lead with in your life. It might take time to discover your type so enjoy the process! Mis-typing yourself is common. It's a known fact that when you land on your true type, you will know it deep in your gut!
THEN the fun begins. You can explore the entire system,
learning your challenges and strengths relating to all the types.
Start with an online test,. There are several of these available. (See RESOURCES BELOW)
Begin by studying and learning about the Enneagram.
I offer an introductory series of 3 sessions to guide you though all of this.
Enjoy your journey! SOOOOO much is possible for you with this fascinating tool.
Here is my collection of resources and links get you started.
STEP ONE: Discover your Type. I've listed several online tests you can take.
It helps if you get a general understanding of the Enneagram first.
A traditional starting point is “The Enneagram Institute”. They have been around since the beginning of interest and exploration of the Enneagram. Their website offers great information about all things Enneagram.
Russ Hudson is affiliated with The Enneagram Institute, and is known as the “granddaddy of the Enneagram” for his contributions and teachings. He is author of the most popular resource book published about the Enneagram, “Wisdom of the Enneagram”. (see link to book provided below).
Websites to learn about the Enneagram:
ENNEAGRAM DEFINITIONS and INFORMATION
Basic Descriptions of each type and in depth information with overview of all 9 types.
Introduction to the Enneagram
ONLINE TESTS: Find Your Type
Online Enneagram Test – Super Basic. FREE
Online Enneagram Test. The Go-to for most people. $12.00 Fee.
“The Narrative Enneagram” Test– Paragraphs and Videos rather than Questionnaire Format. $10 Fee.
*This online test includes short videos of different people giving their personal examples of each type. Once you find your type, the report is comprehensive and goes deeper into interesting aspects about your type definitely worth exploring.
BOOKS I RECOMMEND
The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Russ Hudson
The Enneagram Made Easy by Renee Baron
Are you My Type, Am I Yours? Relationships Made Easy Through the Enneagram by Renee Baron
The Essential Enneagram by David Daniels and Virginia Price.
This book contains a QUIZ to find your type.
I use the Enneagram to help you understand yourself, others, and your spiritual path.
I'm passionate about the possibilities for growth it offers!
Enneagram Discovery - Introductory Coaching Package.
Contact me for details and special pricing.