Learning from the Enneagram

Enneagram drawing
The Enneagram identifies 9 personality types. | “File:Enneagram.png” by Amphiareo is licensed with CC BY-SA 3.0.

I’m really into writing the book now. My journey began many years ago. I started to learn about my personality when a friend gave me a book about the Enneagram. The Enneagram is a personality typing system which charts nine core personality types. It also houses a deep spiritual component. The system describes each personality type from a low dysfunctional level to a high self-actualized level.

I took a test and discovered that I was a flaming “8.” The 8 is called Leader, Challenger, or Asserter. You may want to check out your type at the Enneagram Institute. Take the test. What would your type be? 

By observing my “8” pattern, I learned more than I did from all my years of self-reflection, counseling degrees, or working with students, clients and employees. I discovered I was trapped in an invisible prison. I was driven by my personality pattern.

Don Riso and Russ Hudson were my teachers. They actually began the Enneagram Institute. Don has since passed away. If you want to learn more, Russ has a helpful website. He is a brilliant teacher.

Well, I have to get back to my writing.