Characterization and the Enneagram

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Characterization and the Enneagram

  1. 1. DON’T TELL YOUR NUMBER… <ul><li>YET! </li></ul>
  2. 2. Characterization and the Enneagram Alice Ann Fesmire, NBCT Lynn Younger, NBCT
  3. 3. ENNEAGRAM <ul><li>≠ “ Pentagram” </li></ul><ul><li>9 Personality Types </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Numbers, not Words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vice / Virtue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motivation, not Behavior </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3 Centers </li></ul>
  4. 4. Centers
  5. 5. HEART <ul><li>Feelings </li></ul><ul><li>Emotions </li></ul><ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>Relational </li></ul><ul><li>Kinesthetic </li></ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul><ul><li>Empathy </li></ul><ul><li>Appearances </li></ul>
  6. 6. HEART <ul><li>2: focus outward to the feelings of others (empathy) </li></ul><ul><li>3: avoid their own and others’ feelings so they can get the job done (pride) </li></ul><ul><li>4: explore their own psyche, down and inward (sympathy) </li></ul>
  7. 7. HEAD <ul><li>Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Mental </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone </li></ul><ul><li>Concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul><ul><li>Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Security Legitimate, trustworthy authority (inner) </li></ul><ul><li>Analytical </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding </li></ul>
  8. 8. HEAD <ul><li>5: take their fear inward, and it petrifies them </li></ul><ul><li>6: run from fear or compulsively confront it (fight or flight) </li></ul><ul><li>7: bounce up and out from their fear instead of dealing with it, using it to catapult them into exciting new possibilities </li></ul>
  9. 9. GUT <ul><li>Sensing </li></ul><ul><li>Will </li></ul><ul><li>Power </li></ul><ul><li>Instinctive </li></ul><ul><li>Doing </li></ul><ul><li>Self </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t like to be pushed or controlled </li></ul><ul><li>Learn by doing (body-based learning) </li></ul>
  10. 10. GUT <ul><li>8: explode anger out toward others – MY way! </li></ul><ul><li>9: easygoing (at first) willful (later) – avoid expressing will </li></ul><ul><li>1: turn anger in on themselves – impose “correct” way </li></ul>
  11. 11. ONE <ul><li>Principled </li></ul><ul><li>Purposeful </li></ul><ul><li>Self-controlled </li></ul><ul><li>Detail-oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Reformer, Inspector, Critic, Perfectionist </li></ul><ul><li>“I must be perfect.” </li></ul>
  12. 12. TWO <ul><li>Demonstrative </li></ul><ul><li>Generous </li></ul><ul><li>People-pleasing </li></ul><ul><li>Possessive </li></ul><ul><li>Helper, Giver, Caretaker, </li></ul><ul><li>“I must help others.” </li></ul>
  13. 13. THREE <ul><li>Adaptive </li></ul><ul><li>Successful </li></ul><ul><li>Driven </li></ul><ul><li>Image-conscious </li></ul><ul><li>Achiever, Performer, Motivator, </li></ul><ul><li>“I am what I do.” </li></ul>
  14. 14. FOUR <ul><li>Expressive </li></ul><ul><li>Dramatic </li></ul><ul><li>Self-absorbed </li></ul><ul><li>Temperamental </li></ul><ul><li>Individualist, Romantic, Artist, </li></ul><ul><li>“I am different from everyone.” </li></ul>
  15. 15. FIVE <ul><li>Perceptive </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative </li></ul><ul><li>Secretive </li></ul><ul><li>Isolated </li></ul><ul><li>Investigator, Thinker, Observer, </li></ul><ul><li>“I don’t know enough.” </li></ul>
  16. 16. SIX <ul><li>Engaging </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Anxious </li></ul><ul><li>Suspicious </li></ul><ul><li>Loyalist, Skeptic, Devil’s Advocate, Defender, Trooper </li></ul><ul><li>“I am always dutiful.” </li></ul>
  17. 17. SEVEN <ul><li>Spontaneous </li></ul><ul><li>Versatile </li></ul><ul><li>Distractible </li></ul><ul><li>Scattered </li></ul><ul><li>Enthusiast, Epicure, Adventurer, Materialist </li></ul><ul><li>“I am so happy.” </li></ul>
  18. 18. EIGHT <ul><li>Self-confident </li></ul><ul><li>Decisive </li></ul><ul><li>Willful </li></ul><ul><li>Confrontational </li></ul><ul><li>Challenger, Champion, Boss, Leader, Protector, </li></ul><ul><li>“My strength protects me.” </li></ul>
  19. 19. NINE <ul><li>Receptive </li></ul><ul><li>Reassuring </li></ul><ul><li>Agreeable </li></ul><ul><li>Complacent </li></ul><ul><li>Peacemaker, Mediator, Preservationist, </li></ul><ul><li>“I am agreeable.” </li></ul>

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