The Enneagram is basically a map for self-discovery and individual development based on nine fundamental types of identity. The Enneagram accurately describes why a person thinks, feels, and behaves in a certain specific way.
In the following article, the word's origin, its meaning, and the vertex of the nine-pointed star will be described.
- 1 Discover your personality with the Enneagram, the nine-pointed star.
- 1.1 Definition of Enneagram.
- 1.2 Deciphering the nine-pointed star.
- 1.3 Enneagram’s power
- 1.4 Personal benefits of using the enneagram
- 1.5 Detailing the 9 personalities
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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.
The main objective is to know what our personality type is through the Enneagram. It helps us free ourselves from our ignorance and unconsciousness. Or, in another way, it helps us to identify and transcend the limitations of the ego to reconnect with the qualities and strengths of our true essence.
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
Finally, here are the different personality types developed in the nine-pointed star.
Type 1 - The Reformer:
Perfectionist. He always follows his moral compass to do things the way he sees fit. Well organized, orderly and meticulous, they possess a strong sense of right and wrong. He hates corruption.
Type 2 - The Helper:
Generous. This type of person always thinks of others, to the point of forgetting his own happiness to focus on that of others. They are friendly, humble, sentimental, and very focused on relationships with others. They hate selfishness.
Type 3 - The Achiever:
Workers. They focus more on personal achievements than feelings. They adapt to any circumstance to meet your goals. They give more importance to personal image than any other Guy. They are good communicators. They detest conformity and low ambition.
Type 4 - The Individualist:
Creative They have a strong sense of identity; they appreciate beauty in all its manifestations. They can be perceived as moody or melancholic and sometimes selfish. Feelings and authenticity are very important to this Guy. They hate feeling like they don't understand them.
Type 5 - The Investigator:
Logical. They have the need to know and understand everything that surrounds them. They seek independence, privacy and see the world from a different point of view. They can fall into eccentricity and disconnection with other people. They do not tolerate the abstract and ambiguous.
Type 6 - The Loyalist:
Devotees. Loyalty and trust are the pillars of this personality. They are responsible and committed, it is difficult to earn their trust. They are usually cautious and indecisive. They detest betrayal and breach of trust.
Type 7 - The Enthusiast:
Adventurers They constantly seek new experiences and have a need for freedom. They are impulsive and versatile. They are usually cheerful, outgoing and love fun. They hate routine.
Type 8 - The Challenger:
Confrontative. This personality is strong and dominant. They are protective, proud and self-confident. They are the ones who act instead of speaking. Although they generally use their strength to improve other people's lives and succeed in leadership roles, they often have difficulty relating to other people. They cannot bear cowardice and weakness.
Type 9 - The Peacemaker:
Pleasant. They are conformist, caring, and only seek to keep the peace. They appreciate like no other a calm atmosphere, without conflicts. They tend to have passivity problems, be complacent and avoid problems at all costs. They hate chaos more than anything.
No personality is better than another, each has its strengths and weaknesses, and can be known both by name and number.
Through self-discovery, Enneagram's power is that one can establish and maintain meaningful and lasting connections with others and with themselves. If you want to find out more about these topics, be sure to check out the following articles.
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