You’ve seen those tests out there, right? You know, the ones that tell you your personality. While those can tell you what box you belong in, what if we told you that there is an ancient study that dives deeper into your character? One that can show you what motivates you, helps you understand why you do what you do, and can show you how to move out of repetitive parts of your behavior.
Where does the term Enneagram come from?
The ancient study of Enneagram comes from the Greek words “ennea,” meaning “nine,” and “grammos,” meaning “something written” or “a figure.” You will often find this displayed as a circle with nine equidistant points, each representing one of nine personality types. With Enneagram, not only will you learn your personality type, but you will also discover your wings, subtypes, and levels of health, leaving us with something like 846 different types of people or personalities.
Does this sound confusing, or like it would take too much time to learn on your own?
Not to worry, we will give you a basic crash course in Enneagrams in this post, but we will also be hosting an Enneagram Learning and Discussion Workshop at the Osage Beach Library once a week, on Thursdays, starting April 6. The discussion will begin at 6:30 pm.
What to expect…
The first session will cover the supposed beginnings of Enneagrams with an overview of the types. We will also discuss wings or the type on either side of your dominant type. For example, if your dominant type is Type 8, your wings are Types 7 & 9. We will also explore the meaning of sub-types, which are factors that are more or less important to you. Your subtypes include relationships, social situations, self-preservation, and many other factors. We will also talk about our health levels. Mostly, we walk around in an average state of health, but we can often become relatively healthy or too stressed. This workshop teaches you what to do when these situations occur.
We invite you to attend the first session to get a better grasp of what the world of Enneagrams entails, and then if you find you want to learn more, we suggest you attend the weekly sessions, which will take a deeper dive into each type, wing, subtypes, and health. We aim for you to become aware of your type and others and how to better communicate with those around you at home, work, or anywhere. Each session will focus on intimate sharing and aim at the core of our behaviors.
Session 1: Overall Discussion of the Workshop and What to Expect
Thursday, April 6 – 6:30 pm
Session 2: Type 8: The Challenger – Powerful, Dominating Type: Self-Confident, Decisive, Willful, and Confrontational
Thursday, April 13 – 6:30 pm
Session 3: Type 9: The Peacemaker – Easy-Going, Self-Effacing Type: Receptive, Reassuring, Agreeable, and Complacent
Thursday, April 20 – 6:30 pm
Session 4: Type 1: The Reformer – The Rational, Idealistic Type: Principled, Purposeful, Self-Controlled, and Perfectionist
Thursday, April 27 – 6:30 pm
Session 5: Type 2: The Helper – The Caring, Interpersonal Type: Demonstrative, Generous, People-Pleasing, and Possessive
Thursday, May 4 – 6:30 pm
Session 6: Type 3: The Achiever – The Success-Oriented, Pragmatic Type: Adaptive, Excelling, Driven, and Image-Conscious
Thursday, May 11 – 6:30 pm
Session 7: Type 4: The Individualist – The Sensitive, Withdrawn Type: Expressive, Dramatic, Self-Absorbed, and Temperamental
Thursday, May 18 – 6:30 pm
Session 8: Type 5: The Investigator – The Intense, Cerebral Type: Perceptive, Innovative, Secretive, and Isolated
Thursday, May 25 – 6:30 pm
Session 9: Type 6: The Loyalist – The Committed, Security-Oriented Type: Engaging, Responsible, Anxious, and Suspicious
Thursday, June 1 – 6:30 pm
Session 10: Type 7: The Enthusiast – The Busy, Fun-Loving Type: Spontaneous, Versatile, Distractible, and Scattered
Thursday, June 8 – 6:30 pm