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A simple Enneagram guide for beginners. We are sharing all the things about types, wings, memes and more.
Have you heard about the Enneagram but have no idea what people are talking about? This is for you!
In early 2019, we shared about the Enneagram test and some memes and images. I continually am seeing more and more people want to know more about this personality test and deeper meaning into what each type is about.
Understanding the Enneagram
To help better explain the Enneagram, I created this Enneagram Guide as a resource for all things Enneagram so that you too can answer the question, what is the Enneagram?
My husband and I lead a life group and last year we went thru the Enneagram and used The Road Back to You as a study. I spent hours creating curriculum to help the group best understand who they are, what their type was, how each Enneagram type works with others, what an Enneagram wing is and more.
Rather than letting these sit in Google docs, I thought the best use would be to share these in an Enneagram guide.
Hopefully this Enneagram information is helpful resource as you learn more about how YOU see the world.
What is the Enneagram
The Enneagram is a personality assessment that differs from other personality tests that you may have taken in the past. Where other tests tell you how the world sees you, the Enneagram tell you how YOU see the world.
Your Enneagram type is best learned by reading thru the types and identifying which is most applicable to you .
There are Enneagram tests that can help guide you to helping identify your type.
The Enneagram type or number is between 1 and 9. You may also carry the characteristics of another number, therefore that number will serve as a wing. If this sounds confusing, don’t worry – we have resources to explain it all!
The Enneagram is great tool for developing empathy and compassion. Learning about what your Enneagram type is will help you understand who you are. Researching other types enables you to better communicate, understand and empathize with others.
Start with the Enneagram test to learn more about analyzing and determining your type. Then jump into the Enneagram types. Learn about who you are and then learn about the other types.
Remember, determining your number is more based on who YOU think you are, rather than an official test. (If you feel like you NEED a test, we provide a link below.)
Learn more about each type. The best way to find out what your Enneagram type is to read thru each, study what the traits are and determine which you best fit as. Make sure to read up on wings, most likely you have one!
Enneagram Guide FAQ
To finish out our Enneagram Guide, let’s answer some of your frequently answered questions about the Enneagram.
Which Enneagram am I?
To find out your Enneagram type, the best way to learn is to read thru each type and discover which you most feel relates to you.
Why yes, you can take an Enneagram test – but this personality type differs from others as it’s about how you see you.
Which Enneagram type is the rarest?
The rarest Enneagram type is type 8, followed by type 5 and type 2.
Who created the Enneagram?
The Enneagram’s creator is George Gurdjieff – a philosopher and teacher. He first introduced the George Gurdjieff as part of his program of human development
In the 1960s, Oscar Ichazo – the founder of the Arica School, placed 9 types of personality on the Enneagram giving us the chart that you see in regards to the types.
The Enneagram’s creation continued to evolve with Claudio Naranjo, MD, and other psychologists in Berkeley. By combining the Enneagram with the latest developments of modern psychology – that is how the Enneagram became what it is today.
Where do I start with the Enneagram?
The best thing to do is read and learn about each of the Enneagram types and Enneagram wings. Learn how each work and do a deep dive and decide which you best relate to.
Can Enneagram types change?
No, Enneagram types don’t change.
Our characteristics and life patterns that make up our personality type are ingrained in us.
While Enneagram types don’t change, we do manifest, experience pattern of other personality types.