The Enneagram

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According to the Enneagram, we learned to cope with life by developing one of nine life strategies, which remain mostly unconscious, even to those who have done deeper work, or have been in therapy for years. However, the Enneagram shows us this shadow side with remarkable clarity.

Learning about the Enneagram, with its 9 key personality types, will help you understand why you behave the way you do, and why others behave as they do. As you develop a deeper understanding of yourself and others, you will become less reactive to situations that used to trigger you, and then more easily move beyond habitual (and often worn-out) coping strategies.  

Interested? Find out how to determine your Enneagram type.

My Interest in Personality Systems

I have studied different personality systems, and for 20 years, focused on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®). In 2005, I was introduced to the Enneagram personality typing system and was amazed by the clear accurate portrayal of myself and others in my life. 

I found the Enneagram so valuable that I studied it extensively from 2006 through 2014, completing 2 year-long teacher training's and attending weekly classes for much of that time.  i continue to be intrigued by its depth and accuracy even after all these years.   

Want to Learn More? 

Probably the best way to learn the Enneagram is to see it in action. Attending a workshop will allow you to clearly see the different types, and give you the opportunity to talk to and interact with those of your own type as well as other types. After attending just one workshop, you will begin to see the different personalities in those around you, and even see them acted out in movies and on TV!  Learn more about the Enneagram workshops I offer with my co-presenter, Dr. Donna LaBarge

You can also work with someone knowledgeable. Both Donna LaBarge and I do personal sessions. You could also work with Mary Bast, PhD, a Corporate Coach and author who lives in the Gainesville area. 

Local Enneagram enthusiasts also occasionally meet at a coffee shop to discuss all things enneagram. Join our Facebook page to be notified.

Enneagram Resources

Wisdom of the Enneagram - a great book with which to get started, don't miss the end, which describes how to use the Enneagram for spiritual growth.

The Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram: Nine Faces of the Soul - a very in-depth and deep book focusing on spiritual growth and the Enneagram, recommended only after having a basic understanding of the Enneagram.

Enneagram Institute website.