Each Enneagram style has sweet spots where there is a clarity of vision, an intuitive edge. We look for what we value, what is important to us.

Each style also has blind spots, some aspects of ourselves, others, and the world that we overlook but that others see more easily.

And each style has hot spots, vulnerabilities that are usually found around our sweet spots. When what we value or what we’re good at gets criticized or dismissed, we get anxious, depressed, or angry and then overreact.

Through input, reflection, and dialogue, this session will explore:

– The values each style is attracted to and energized by; our sweet spots

– Misperceptions that arise due to our hyper-sensitivities; we might see insults and contempt where there aren’t any; our blind spots

– The primary vulnerabilities of each style — what each is particularly sensitive about; our hot spots

Jerry Wagner, PhD is a clinical psychologist, therapist, and consultant in private practice, and is a faculty member in the Department of Psychology and the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University, Chicago. He is the author of Nine Lenses on the World: the Enneagram Perspective; The Enneagram Spectrum of Personality Styles: an Introductory Guide; and the Wagner Enneagram Personality Style Scales (WEPSS). Jerry has been researching and teaching the Enneagram for over 30 years and has offered the Enneagram Spectrum Training and Certification Program nationally and internationally for the past 15 years. Jerry was on the Board of Directors of the International Enneagram Association, was recently named a Founder of the IEA, and is co-editor of the Enneagram Journal. He was the keynote speaker for the 2010 IEA Conference.

Jerry Wagner


2011 IEA Global Conference

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

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