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If you’ve ever wondered why you think the thoughts you think, or why you process information in a way that’s different to others in your life, I want to remind you of the Enneagram.
If you’ve never heard of it or can’t remember what it is, basically it’s a framework for understanding ourselves and others, revealing nine different aspects of our own human consciousness and personality.
So what’s this Enneagram personality type all about?
Years ago when I first heard of the Enneagram I thought it something ancient and mysterious. And in a way it is.
It’s partly designed on ancient spiritual and psychological systems, remade into a modern day workable version by Oscar Ichazo.
Basically it creates a framework to help us learn about our patterns and the patterns of others in our circle.
And that’s a great idea, because we’re run by our habits and patterns.
Given that our life experience is built upon patterns, ones we use every day, mostly unconsciously, it might just be a good idea to find out why we do what we do, just to make sure we don’t mess up our life!
And discovering which patterns support us in communicating and understanding one another better has to be a great thing. Making our relationships, be they personal or business much easier to negotiate.
And I don’t know about you, but I’m all for making life as easy as possible.
Plus, as you understand your Enneagram personality type, it becomes so much easier to appreciate the gifts and talents you have. And to become aware of the limitations you’ve imposed on yourself.
Another great thing for building and maintaining the best life possible.
Truth be told, it has to be a really good thing in our life to understand ourselves bearing in mind that the key to understanding others is to first understand ourself.
“He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened” said one of the enlightened ones. Lao Tzu.
And I have the very thing to help you. A quick fun and enlightening quiz on which Enneagram personality type you might be.
I’m not surprised by mine…are you? I’d love to hear from you in the comments.