A clear picture of the Enneagram’s instinct-based subtypes is vital to a deep understanding of the Enneagram system and our ability to type ourselves and others accurately. Based on the most up-to-date subtype descriptions from seminal Enneagram author Claudio Naranjo, this session will present the specific nuances of the three instinctual subtype versions of each of the nine Enneagram types through panels of individuals offering personal testimony about how they experience their subtype personalities in everyday life. Through a short didactic introduction, three type panels of 30 minutes each, and an interactive exercise, participants will get a thorough introduction to the content and character of the 27 distinct subtype personalities. Each of the three panels will be comprised of nine panelists: a body-center panel will feature three Type Eights, one of each subtype, three Type Nines, one of each subtype, and three Type Ones, one of each subtype–and this panels structure will be repeated for the heart-centered types and the head-centered types. These panels will highlight the subtle differences between the three subtypes of each type through real-life examples of the patterns, concerns, and habits of the 27 characters.

Beatrice Chestnut


2014 IEA Global Conference

San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

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