Through lecture, group discussion, and panels, this session will describe the distinct characteristics of the 27 Enneagram subtypes as articulated by Claudio Naranjo. While many studies of the subtypes focus on the generic nature of the three instinctual tendencies, self-preservation, social, and one-to-one, or the way they manifest dynamically in terms of “stacking,” this presentation will highlight the defining traits of the 27 unique instinctual subtypes in terms of how the passions of the nine types and the neurotic needs associated with the three instincts combine to create 27 unique personality types. Participants will also learn about the interesting and informative relationships among the three subtypes of each of the nine Enneagram personality types. For example, for each Enneagram type there are three subtypes, one of which is a “counter-type,” that is a subtype in which the instinctual energy runs in opposition to the emotional passion of the type.

Beatrice Chestnut, Ph.D., M.A. has been studying the Enneagram for over sixteen years. She has a Ph.D. in communication and an M.A. in psychology. She has held college-level teachings positions and currently has a private psychotherapy practice in San Francisco. She was trained as a group facilitator at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and does training, development, and coaching in organizations using the Enneagram. She completed both of Ginger Lapid-Bogda’s Enneagram in Business programs in 2005 and 2007, respectively, and the Palmer/Daniels Enneagram Professional Training certification program in 1997.

Beatrice Chestnut


2008 IEA Global Conference

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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