The Enneagram is a personality system with nine types. It can help you to understand yourself and your relationships better. If you’re curious to find out which type you are, keep reading! In this blog post, I will discuss the nine types of the Enneagram and how they manifest in daily life. I will also provide tips for starting your transformation based on your type.
So, what are the nine types of the enneagram? Here’s a brief overview:
Type One: The Reformer
Ones are principled, purposeful, self-controlled, and perfectionistic. They strive for excellence in everything they do and are always looking for ways to improve. Type Ones tend to be hard on themselves and others when it comes to meeting standards.
Type Two: The Helper
Twos are generous, compassionate, hospitable, and supportive. They want to be helpful and feel needed by others. Type Twos often put the needs of others before their own and can become over-giving or resentful if they don’t receive the same level of care in return.
Type Three: The Achiever
Threes are driven, success-oriented, and adaptable. They want to be seen as successful and competent in everything they do. Type Threes can become workaholics or image-obsessed if they’re not careful.
Type Four: The Individualist
Fours are creative, expressive, self-aware, and sensitive. They want to be unique and authentic in their lives. Type Fours can withdraw or become envious if they don’t feel like they’re living up to their potential.
Type Five: The Investigator
Fives are curious, perceptive, and analytical. They want to understand the world and everything in it. Type Fives can become detached or preoccupied if they get too caught up in their thoughts.
Type Six: The Loyalist
Sixes are reliable, engaging, and trustworthy. They want to feel safe and secure in their lives. Type Sixes can become anxious or suspicious if they don’t have a solid support system.
Type Seven: The Enthusiast
Sevens are spontaneous, fun-loving, optimistic, and versatile. They want to experience as much as possible in life and enjoy every moment. Type Sevens can become scattered or hedonistic if they don’t find a balance between work and play.
Type Eight: The Challenger
Eights are powerful, self-confident, and decisive. They want to be in control of their lives and the lives of those around them. Type Eights can become domineering or aggressive if they’re not careful.
Nine: The Peacemaker
Type Nines are easygoing, supportive, and receptive. They want to maintain peace and harmony in their lives. Type Nines can become complacent or resentful if they don’t stay true to themselves.
Knowing your Enneagram type can help you understand your strengths and weaknesses better. It can also provide insight into your relationships with others. If you’re interested in starting your transformation, here are some tips to get you started:
Type One: Let go of perfectionism and learn to accept yourself and others as they are.
Type Two: Focus on taking care of yourself first and setting boundaries with others.
Type Three: Find a balance between work and play, and don’t be afraid to show your vulnerability
Type Four: Connect with your emotions and express them in healthy ways
Type Five: Spend time in nature or other calming environments and allow yourself to be curious about the world around you.
Type Six: Build a support system of close friends or family members and learn to trust yourself.
Type Seven: Make time for things that bring you true joy, and don’t be afraid to say no.
Type Eight: Exercise compassion and understanding towards yourself and others
Type Nine: Stand up for yourself when necessary, and don’t be afraid to assert your needs.
Learning more about the Enneagram types can help us understand ourselves and others. If you’re interested in finding out your type, there are a few different ways to do it. You can take a test or simply observe your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Once you know your type, you can begin to learn a great deal more about yourself.
You can take an online evaluation to determine your Enneagram type here: Enneagram Institute – RHETI
Here are some great books about the Enneagram:
If you’d like to delve further into knowing more about yourself through your Enneagram type, contact me to schedule a free 30-minute discovery session.