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Introduction to the Enneagram

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Introduction to the Enneagram

  1. 1. MBAEnrichment TalksAn Introduction to the EnneagramMay 26th 2012Chris Doran
  2. 2. We look at the world through blinkers020910 Chris Doran 1
  3. 3. ………..and other people’s blinkers are different to yours020910 Chris Doran 2
  4. 4. Self-awareness is the starting point for leadership • Other people do not see the world the way you do • In order to influence them, you have to see the world through their eyes • In order to see the world through their eyes, you need to be aware of your own blinkers • Your blinkers/type will always be there, but if you are AWARE of them, you can take control020910 Chris Doran 3
  5. 5. Avoid the 2 major traps to grasp the opportunity of the Enneagram TRAP 1 TRAP 2Use an understanding of Play the game of spottingyour Type as an excuse the blind spots in others to avoid changing not your own THE OPPORTUNITY Escape the prison of your own020910 Chris Doran blinkers/type through awareness 4
  6. 6. There are 9 basic types020910 Chris Doran 5
  7. 7. These 9 types are centred on either Body, Heart or Head BODY HEAD HEART020910 Chris Doran 6
  8. 8. The three Body types operate from the gut and are orientated to physical action BODY PEACEMAKER CHALLENGER PERFECTIONIST020910 Chris Doran 7
  9. 9. The three Heart types are focused on relationships with others HELPER ACHIEVER ARTIST HEART020910 Chris Doran 8
  10. 10. The three Head types live in a world of thoughts and ideas EXPLORER LOYALISTHEAD020910 Chris Doran THINKER 9
  11. 11. Principle of personality typing “Your greatest strength is also your greatest weakness”020910 Chris Doran 10
  12. 12. Type 1s have high standards they never live up to TYPE 1: THE PERFECTIONIST • Self image: “I do whats right” • Driven, disciplined, dilligent, hard working reformers • Set very high standards for themselves and others, moral • Harsh critics, of self and others, no free lunch, strict meritocracy • Inflexible, self-righteous, Good or Evil; no grey020910 Chris Doran 11
  13. 13. Type 2s need to be needed TYPE 2: THE HELPER • Self-image: “I am loving” • Sweet, tender, gentle, caring, generous • Great antennae, empathy • Can flip when feel taken advantage of, retake boundaries • Emotionally needy, need to be essential to others, don’t know own needs020910 Chris Doran 12
  14. 14. Type 3s are driven to be successful in the eyes of others TYPE 3: THE ACHIEVER • Self-image: “I am a winner” • Natural Leaders – pragmatic, get things done, run organisations • Value results/task over people • Ambitious and competitive, never “lose” or “fail” – masters of “Spin”, even deceit, to maintain image • Only love me because I achieve, living other peoples lives020910 Chris Doran 13
  15. 15. Type 4s are focused on their internal feelings TYPE 4: THE ARTIST • Self-image: “I am special” • Creative and original, have a gift for expressing emotion • An eye for aesthetic beauty, style • Introspective, have to be “authentic” to themselves, refuse to be part of herd, outcasts • Dark, tragic, prone to depression, self-obsession and self-pity020910 Chris Doran 14
  16. 16. Type 5s are stuck in their heads TYPE 5: THE THINKER • Self-image: “I am wise” • Objective observers and thinkers, capable of focused concentration • Driven to observe, understand and explain • Out of touch with reality; prefer world of ideas and theory to reality • Detached, cold fish, have difficult relating, little human warmth020910 Chris Doran 15
  17. 17. Type 6s seek security in a dangerous world TYPE 6: THE LOYALIST • Self image: “I do my duty” • Loyal, reliable and trustworthy conservatives • Cautious worriers – always imagine the worst • Seek security and certainty in organisations; trust authority not themselves • Fight and flight reflex020910 Chris Doran 16
  18. 18. Type 7’s believe the new is better than what they have TYPE 7: THE EXPLORER/ENTHUSIAST • Self image: “I am playful” • Joyful, lively, fun, spontaneous optimists • Get energy from “new” – new ideas, people, places, experiences • Addicted to freedom, easily distracted, ADD, avoid routine, repetition and commitment • Always chasing “more”, never get enough020910 Chris Doran 17
  19. 19. Type 8s punch back at the body blows of life TYPE 8: THE CHALLENGER • Self image: “I am strong” • Tough, passionate fighters – direct, decisive and assertive • Fearless bulldozers, challenging authority • Get energy from opposition, argument, punch back at life • Can be mean bullies, intimidating and insensitive020910 Chris Doran 18
  20. 20. Type 9s can help teams gel TYPE 9: THE PEACEMAKER • Self-image: “I am laid-back” • Easy-going, easy to like, supportive • Non-judgemental and humble, easily overlooked • Have a hard time focusing, appear lazy as a result • Avoid conflict, procrastinate020910 Chris Doran 19
  21. 21. If you know yourself, you will manage others better ENNEAGRAM AT WORK “Treat others as you wish to be treated”020910 Chris Doran 20
  22. 22. If you know your own blinkers, you can be more forgiving of others ENNEAGRAM AND RELATIONSHIPS “I Love You,  Youre Perfect,  Now Change.” Hit New York/London Musical  Do you blame their flaws, or your blinkers?020910 Chris Doran 21
  23. 23. The purpose of this introduction is to inspire you to learn more about yourself LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ENNEAGRAM RICHARD RISO and RUSS HUDSON GINGER LAPID-BOGDA RICHARD ROHR020910 Chris Doran 22
  24. 24. Avoid the 2 major traps to grasp the opportunity of the Enneagram TRAP 1 TRAP 2Use an understanding of Play the game of spottingyour Type as an excuse the blind spots in others to avoid changing not your own THE OPPORTUNITY Escape the prison of your type020910 Chris Doran through awareness of it 23

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