What is the Enneagram

Once upon a time I was in a group meeting at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center as a Behavioral Health Tech., our amazing therapist on site walked in the room and began handing out papers. This was nothing new for him, but this test that I almost declined to take had a life changing outcome. Because guess what? There was yet more proof on this amazing earth that I am who he (God) says I am. The enneagram said its ok to feel the way that you do, to want the things that you want.

G. I. Gurdjieff (died 1949) is credited with making the word enneagram and the enneagram figure. The Enneagram theories are principally derived from the teachings of the Bolivian psycho-spiritual teacher Oscar Ichazo from the 1950s and the Chilean psychiatrist Claudio Naranjo from the 1970s. The Enneagram is a Greek word meaning nine. It is a model of the human psyche which is a typology of nine interconnected personality that are sometimes called enneatypes.

In a business context the enneagram is generally used as a typology to gain insights into workplace interpersonal dynamics. Concerning spirituality, the enneagram is commonly presented as a path to enlightenment, higher states of being and essence. The Enneagram can aid in self-development, self-awareness, and self-understanding.

According to the Enneagram there are nine personality traits. We will all move through them all depending on the situation, although there are more prominent traits based on how we answer the enneagram test. Below is a description of the 9 personality traits from Wikipedia.

Check out below another resource for the 9 Personality Traits

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Enneagram Test

The Enneagram Test takes around 4 – 6 minutes to answer the 36 statements that are based on your opinion. I found the test at Open-Source Psychometrics Project, I have also taken the test there, I find it to be the easiest way.

I hope that you enjoyed this content, and the Enneagram gives you as much fun and relief as it has for me! God Bless, Love Always OurDayDream

References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enneagram_of_Personality

The Nine Enneagram Types – Enneagram Explained

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