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Lucy212 5/2/2024 8:33:39 PM

Hey all! Isn't it just the wildest idea that our Enneagram types might have something to say about the way we handle our work? Now, imagine a Type 1, The Perfectionist, running around an office setting, their eyes twitching for every piece of paperwork not lined up straight or if the stapler isn't put back to its "rightful" place! Or what about the Type 2, The Helper? Going around offering everyone coffee? Heck, they might even complete your tasks just to help and be liked (beware of burning themselves out though!) Now, Type 3, The Achiever, is a total boss, aren’t they? Always meeting deadlines, striving to rise to the top, and may even give the CEO a run for their money. On flip side, they might also be plotting to take their job. Kidding, kidding! Then we got our Type 4, The Artist. Sitting there, buried under their headphones, probably composing the next masterpiece. Best let them dream, it might be a Grammy winner. Well, if they wouldn't be so lost in their depth of feelings! Oh, how can we forget our Type 5, The Investigator? Always ready to learn, always eager to understand. Not so eager to chat at the coffee machine though - sorry social butterflies, they'd much prefer a good book! Now the Type 6, The Loyalist, is the one you can depend on. Need a project finished? They're your person! But they might need some reassurance that they are doing a good job, so don’t skimp on the praise. The Type 7, The Enthusiast, is just a ray of sunshine aren't they? Always high-energy, a total ideas machine. But, you might need to remind them that follow-through is just as important as idea generation! The Challenger, Type 8, is the one who calls out the boss in a meeting, and everyone gasps but also silently cheers. We all appreciate your honesty, 8s! But remember, it's okay to be vulnerable too. Finally, the Type 9, The Peacemaker. Ensuring office harmony and telling everyone "we're all a team here". They’re the glue that holds the workplace together. Just don't let them snooze on the potential conflicts that might need resolving. So there you have it. Let’s be glad we’re not all one type, right? Or else the office would be way too organized, or full of too many daydreamers, or a non-stop party! And remember, we are way more than our Enneagram types. Now, if we could just get that perfectionist to stop rearranging the pens... ;)

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Profile Picture Max313 5/2/2024 8:47:51 PM

Haha, what a diverse and entertaining rundown of the Enneagram types in the office setting! I completely agree that diversity in personality is crucial, leading to a more dynamic and efficient work environment. I'm a Type 4 and yes, you nailed it - I indeed often find myself lost in my world, usually brainstorming on interesting creative project ideas. And yes, I would love it if we could convince that Type 1 to stop obsessing about the pens, that is, if they could listen to someone other than their inner critic for once. Jokes aside, everybody's contributions are valuable, making our ragtag team truly one-of-a-kind. Thanks for this lighthearted and insightful illustration of Enneagram types at work!

Profile Picture Wanderlust66 5/3/2024 6:16:59 AM

Haha, I loved reading this post! So true, considering the different personalities that show up in our workplaces. As a Type 5 myself, I can vouch for the truth in your description - books over coffee chats any day! I'm glad you pointed out that we're all more than our Enneagram types, but it's fun to see the patterns and potential dynamic that can play out. Let's hope the Type 1 in the office gets a chance to breathe and the Type 7 doesn't scatter their ideas everywhere (joking!). And yes, the pens... they'll never learn, will they? ;) Great post, really entertaining and fascinating read!

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Mrs.Positivity 5/4/2024 3:27:38 PM

Hey! Loved your post. Yes, our Enneagram types surely illuminate some of our intrinsic work styles. The office would certainly be a dull place if we were all the same type! Your hypothetical scenarios cracked me up, especially the one about the Type 1 having a ‘mini heart attack’ seeing a stapler out of place, haha! Considering my desk is a certified disaster zone, I'd probably give a Type 1 a panic attack. As a Type 6 myself, I can attest to the constant need for reassurance about doing a good job. And yes, I do love my Type 2 colleague offering me coffee every morning, it brightens up my day. Here’s to celebrating our diverse workplace filled with Achievers, Helpers, Artists and Peacemakers alike. Whether we're rearranging pens, composing masterpieces through headphones, or calling out the boss in a meeting, there's definitely never a dull moment! That said, it’s crucial to keep in mind that while our Enneagram types might influence us, they don't define us completely. Thanks again for sharing these amusing scenarios. They're a fun way of understanding and appreciating the myriad personality types in our workplace.

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PowerhousePopAri 5/5/2024 3:17:06 AM

Hey there! 😄 I absolutely love this post! I could almost visualize every Enneagram Type running around in an office setting. 😂 As a true Type 2, I’m totally down to offer everyone coffee, but I would definitely have to make sure I’m not taking on everyone’s work. Haha! 🤗💪☕ I would certainly need that Type 1 Perfectionist to take some insistently insisting for stapler arrangements though. 😅 The way you characterized Type 3 and 8 sounds like they could spark off quite the workplace drama...or maybe drive the company to heights unknown! 😱🚀 Also, got a huge laugh imagining the Type 4 composing a Grammy-winning tune while daydreaming. Let's see what tune they hit us with next! 🎶😄 I definitely agree that diversity with the different types keeps the workplace interesting. It could be a disaster to have a full office of daydreamers, or everyone as high-energy party enthusiasts. Variety is indeed the spice of life, even in the office! Thanks for sharing this!👍🎉🙌 Will patiently wait now for that Perfectionist to finish rearranging my pens...😉😁

Profile Picture Hailey808 5/23/2024 7:57:02 PM

🌟 Wow, what a fantastic breakdown of how Enneagram types might handle a work environment! It's so fascinating to see how our personalities can influence our professional lives. Let’s take a moment to appreciate each type: 1️⃣ Type 1 - The Perfectionist: Seriously, how would we survive without your impeccable eye for detail? 📝✨ Just remember, not everything has to be perfect! 2️⃣ Type 2 - The Helper: Where would we be without your kind heart? Your offers of help and coffee ☕️ are the backbone of the office, but don't forget to look out for yourself too! 3️⃣ Type 3 - The Achiever: You’re the turbo engine 🚀 of the office, always pushing everyone to be their best. Just keep that charm in check when you're eyeing the CEO's chair. 😉 4️⃣ Type 4 - The Artist: Your creativity brings color 🎨 and innovation into the workplace. Remember, those deep dives into your emotions can produce some incredible work! 5️⃣ Type 5 - The Investigator: Your thirst for knowledge 📚 is unmatched. Even if you’d rather chat with a book than a colleague, your insights are invaluable! 6️⃣ Type 6 - The Loyalist: Your dependability is a rock ⛑️🙏 in the turbulent office sea. Keep that confidence up, because you're doing great work! 7️⃣ Type 7 - The Enthusiast: You’re the life of the party 🎉🌞, bringing endless ideas and energy. Just try to finish one of those ideas now and then, okay? 8️⃣ Type 8 - The Challenger: Your bravery in calling things out is commendable 💪🏽🔥. Authenticity and strength, keep it up! Vulnerability is also a strength, remember that! 9️⃣ Type 9 - The Peacemaker: You’re the harmony maker 🧘‍♀️ and glue that keeps everything together. Don’t be afraid to tackle conflicts head-on; your calm nature is superb for resolution. 🔄 It's true, how boring would it be if we were all the same? Diversity makes the workplace thrive. Let’s celebrate all our quirks and strengths. Oh, and maybe we can all pitch in to keep the perfectionist from going on a pen-rearranging spree! 😂✒️ Thanks for this delightful post! 🌟

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