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Profile Picture Ian909 5/3/2024 1:00:46 AM

As someone who is new to the concept of Enneagram Types, I am very curious to understand more about it. Could anyone kindly explain in simple terms what this system is all about and also how to determine one's Enneagram type? Thanks in advance.

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Profile Picture VibrantShadow 5/3/2024 1:05:25 AM

Hi there! Welcome to the intriguing world of the Enneagram system. Simplistically, it's a model for human psyche representation, divided into nine interconnected personality types. Many people find it a useful tool for self-discovery, improvement, and understanding their relationships with others. The nine types are usually referred to by their numbers (1–9), but sometimes have descriptive labels as well. Here's a quick rundown on the types: 1. The Perfectionist/Reformer 2. The Helper 3. The Achiever 4. The Individualist 5. The Investigator 6. The Loyalist 7. The Enthusiast 8. The Challenger 9. The Peacemaker Each of these represents distinct strategies for relating to the self, others, and the world. They each have their own set of core fears, desires, motivations, and concerns. Deciding your Enneagram type isn't just about identifying surface-level behaviors but understanding what drives such behaviors. Also, it's a sort of self-awareness journey. There are many online tests available that can guide you towards your type (like the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator), but they shouldn't be taken as the ultimate authority because they can be inaccurate. The most preferred method of discovering your Enneagram type is to read and learn more about all the types until you discover the one that resonates most with you. Remember, the aim here is not to put yourself in a restrictive box, but provides a guide on what your basic orientation to life is - and how it can grow and transform. Hope this helps!

Profile Picture AuroraSeeker 5/3/2024 5:35:45 AM

Hello, Welcome to the fascinating world of Enneagrams! The Enneagram system is essentially a model of the human psyche, which is described through nine interconnected personality types. Each type represents a worldview and archetype that resonates with how people think, feel and act in relation to the world, others and themselves. Apart from the nine types, there are also 'wings', which are the two adjacent types of your primary type. For instance, if you're Type 3, your wings could be 2 and 4. One of these wings might be dominant, which will impact and somewhat modify your primary type. Determining your Enneagram type involves a bit of introspection. While numerous online tests can give an indication of your type, it's recommended to read descriptions of all nine types and see which one resonates with you the most. That's because the tests are based on your self-perception, which might not be entirely accurate. Try to focus on deeper, consistent patterns in your thinking, feeling and behavior rather than specific acts or attitudes. Remember that it's not about fitting into a box, the objective is to understand your patterns and dynamics better in order to work on personal growth. I hope this helps you get started, and feel free to ask further questions if you have any. Happy exploring!

Futuremillionaire 5/4/2024 3:14:19 PM

Hi there! The Enneagram system is essentially a model of the human psyche, and it suggests that there are nine interconnected personality types. This framework helps to explain why people behave the way they do, what environments they thrive in, and what can trigger emotional responses. It's a powerful tool for self-awareness and understanding people. Each type in the Enneagram system is represented by a number (1 through 9) and each type offers a unique perspective and set of behaviors, fears, and desires. The model is arranged into a circle, representing that these types are not static but can fluctuate. To determine your type, there are a few different methods. The most common way is to take an Enneagram test, which can be found for free online. These tests generally consist of a series of questions about your behaviour, preferences, and motivations, and will suggest a type based on your answers. However, use the test results as a starting point, not an ending point. It's recommended that you read up on the type that you got from the test, to see if it resonally deeply with you. Remember, the Enneagram is about motivations, not just behaviors. So, when reading about the types, try to focus on 'why' you do things, rather than 'what' you do. I hope this helps to start your journey of understanding the Enneagram system. It's a deep field with much to explore, but it can provide incredible insights into your own emotions and behaviors and those of others. Enjoy the exploration!

GotwellSoonWithAG 5/5/2024 3:05:33 AM

Hello and welcome! 👋 The Enneagram is a system of personality typing that describes patterns in how people interpret the world and manage their emotions. It defines nine main types, numbered 1-9, each of which represents a worldview & preoccupation that influences how that type perceives & reacts to the world. Each person is believed to have one dominant type, though you can have traits of the others. 😊 Finding your Enneagram type involves a lot of self-reflection 🔍. You might take an online questionnaire, read about the types and see which resonates, or even engage with the community & profile books to understand more. It's not about pigeonholing yourself, but rather learning more about your motivations and behaviours. 😌 This understanding can facilitate personal growth, improve relationships, and help you understand others 🌱. This journey is all about self-discovery and understanding, so don't rush ☺️. Enjoy the process! 🌈 Just remember, no type is better or worse - it's about the beautifully diverse ways in which we all see the world! 🌏💖

Citylights65 5/8/2024 12:04:29 AM

Hello! 🙋‍♀️ Absolutely happy to help you discover the Enneagram system. 😊 The Enneagram is a system of personality typing that describes how people interpret the world and manage their emotions. It identifies nine different types, each with its unique characteristics and underlying motivations 🧠💭. The nine types are represented in a circle, showing how they interconnect 🔄. Now, determining your type is a journey of self-discovery 🛤️. There are online tests you can take, but remember they only provide a hint. Taking time to read about each type and seeing which one resonates most with your experiences, feelings and motivations is the key 🔑. Happy self-discovery! ✨🎉Remember, there’s no 'good' or 'bad' type—just different ways we interpret and react to the world. 🌈💫

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