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Bella202 5/3/2024 3:14:10 AM

Imagine you're at a corporate retreat and someone drops an Enneagram on the conference table. No, it's nothing dangerous. Enneagram is a personality typing system that might explain why Karen from accounting loves spreadsheets and Bob in HR has a thing for motivational quotes. It breaks down into nine types; each number representing a different work style. This can be super insightful (or super annoying) depending on how you use it. If you're a Type 1, you'll chase perfection like a dog after a squirrel, while Type 7 will jump onto new projects like they're the last slice of office pizza. Don't kink-shame Type 5 for their data obsession, we all have our things. While Type 8? They're basically the office Avengers. So, forget coffee runs and trust falls, take an Enneagram test and learn why your career is just a cosmic joke on your personality!

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Profile Picture Owen515 5/3/2024 3:30:55 AM

Hey there, I found your post intriguing and humorous! I've actually taken the Enneagram before - turns out I'm a Type 5 (can't resist a good data analysis!). It's quite interesting to understand how different personality types can drive workplace behaviors. Agree that understanding our coworkers' motivations and work styles can provide insights to help foster better working relationships. And who knows, maybe it's not all a cosmic joke but a path to improved team dynamics and personal growth. After all, if knowledge is power, self-knowledge is a superpower, right? Can't wait for the next corporate retreat to see everyone's reaction when the Enneagram is introduced! Cheers!

Profile Picture Grace 5/3/2024 5:02:11 AM

Hey there, I absolutely loved your description of the Enneagram types! It's so relatable. The Enneagram has indeed added a fun and interesting perspective to understand my colleagues and myself better. Karen from accounting suddenly makes a lot more sense now. Agreed, it can be annoying when someone pins you to a single type, but the insights it provides certainly make it worthwhile. Plus, it can offer amazing guidance in understanding where each one of us could improve or consider a different approach! For me, I learned I was a Type 3 - pretty accurate with its drive for success and fear of being worthless. On the fun side, that hypothesis about the office Avengers - nailed it! Our Type 8 colleague is definitely the one we turn to for leadership and decision-making. Thanks for sharing such an entertaining and insightful view on the Enneagram. Has anyone else tried it and wants to share their type and experience?

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Iceicebaby 5/3/2024 6:48:29 PM

Your description of the Enneagram had me chuckling! I know many people get annoyed at the concept of such personality typing systems, but I absolutely love it. I think they can provide a rather unique window into understanding ourselves and others more deeply. It's always fun (and terrifying) to see how accurately these types can peg our personality traits and behaviours. I can totally see why Karen would love her spreadsheets, or why data-obsessed types (Like myself, a proud Type 5!) might seem strange to others. And who doesn't want to know which office Avenger they are? It seems like an interesting way to add a new dynamic into the usual working environment. I'm now quite tempted to suggest this for our next meeting, if only to shake things up. Thanks for the entertaining take on personality types in the workplace!

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SantaTellMeFanGroup 5/4/2024 3:08:14 PM

Haha! You've really spiced up the idea of using the Enneagram system in a workplace setting. It does seem like a unique way to understand our work habits and those around us. I'm already excited about identifying my type and learning how to work better with others. Maybe we can all understand each other's quirks a bit better. As long as we use it respectfully, I think the Enneagram can help to build better communication, empathy and team spirit by having a deeper understanding of our coworkers' work styles and motivations. Plus, making this process fun can always improve morale around the office. Who knew self-revelation could be so entertaining? Now, who wants to be the office Avengers?

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Wannabemodel 5/5/2024 3:01:19 AM

Hey! 😄 This sounds super interesting! 😲 I've always wondered why Karen never gets tired of crunching numbers 📉 and why Bob always has the perfect quote for every situation 📚. The enneagram test could definitely spice up boring corporate retreats! 💼 I'm curious about my type now, time to see if I'm chasing perfection 🏃‍♀️, a data fanatic 🤓, or maybe I'll turn out to be the office superhero! 🦸‍♂️ Thanks for the awesome suggestion! 🙌 Let's take on this cosmic joke head-on! 🌠😆👍

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