DISCOVER YOUR PERSONALITY WITH THE ENNEAGRAM, THE NINE-POINTED STAR.
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DEFINITION OF ENNEAGRAM.
The word Enneagram comes from the Greek ennea (nine) and gramma (stroke). In geometry, an enneagram is a nine-pointed star. Each point is a personality type, an enneatype, a typical profile of the nine enneagrams.
The word personality derives from the Latin “personam”, a term that designated the mask with which people covered their faces.
DECIPHERING THE NINE-POINTED STAR.
The Enneagram has nine basic types of personalities.
Each vertex is an enneatype; these accompany the central triangle, which indicates personal character. These nine personalities are the primary forms of human behavior.
- Instinctive personalities 8, 9, 1
- Emotional personalities 2,3,4
- Mental personalities 5,6,7
INSTINCTS: those vital and instinctive impulses help us assert our territory (for example, anger). Sexuality is also very marked in this area.
EMOTIONS: are those emotional qualities that are in favor of relating to other people. With them, we feel united with others. You could say that this is love.
THOUGHTS: they are the functions of perception. We need them to guide us and feel safe.
PERSONAL BENEFITS OF USING THE ENNEAGRAM
By knowing in detail who we are, we also know our limitations, fears, strengths and abilities that define us. In order to work on that knowledge. Among the list of benefits is:
- Increases confidence.
- It makes it easier to learn to avoid problems.
- Understanding of functional and dysfunctional behaviors
- Increases intrapersonal and personal compassion
- Increase productivity
- Develop authenticity
- Improve extra personal relationships
DETAILING THE 9 PERSONALITIES
TYPE 1 - THE REFORMER:
TYPE 2 - THE HELPER:
TYPE 3 - THE ACHIEVER:
TYPE 4 - THE INDIVIDUALIST:
TYPE 5 - THE INVESTIGATOR:
TYPE 6 - THE LOYALIST:
TYPE 7 - THE ENTHUSIAST:
TYPE 8 - THE CHALLENGER:
TYPE 9 - THE PEACEMAKER:
No personality is better than another, each has its strengths and weaknesses, and can be known both by name and number.
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