The Enneagram

by | Mar 3, 2021 | Happiness, Work | 0 comments

In addition to CliftonStrengths the other personality test that has been most helpful for me in life and work has been the Enneagram. The system has nine personality types. Everyone has a main type but also a “wing” which is a kind of supplemental type that is directly adjacent to your main type. For example, I’m a type 9: The Peacemaker. However, also have a type 1 wing, since I can tend to be (on my best days) focused and detail oriented. Overall, the Enneagram has helped me understand who I am and why I do what I do. It helps me use that understanding to be a better spouse, dad, colleague, and leader. It helps me deal with my anxiety and imposter syndrome.

If you’d like to learn more you can check out this intro at The Enneagram Institute and you can also check out the books The Road Back to You and The Wisdom of the Enneagram. You can also check out the fun video below that explains the Enneagram types through movie characters.

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