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From Idolatry to Reality: From the Idealizations of our Personality to the Ideals of Our Real Self

I’m intrigued by the parallels among the Bible story of the Israelites turning away from the true God and fashioning a false idol in the form of a golden calf; George Gurdjieff’s statements about the personality compensating for our essence; Karen Horney’s description of an idealized self image substituting for the real self; and the Enneagram showing how this [...]

By |2020-04-02T21:17:00+00:00March 9, 2020|General Enneagram|Comments Off on From Idolatry to Reality: From the Idealizations of our Personality to the Ideals of Our Real Self

An Enneagram Overview

AN ENNEAGRAM OVERVIEW   Here are some thoughts on questions that people have asked about the Enneagram.  It’s an overview of the system along with reflection questions to get you to ask more questions about the Enneagram TYPES The Enneagram is a personality typology that describes nine ways of being in the world.  Some authors call them types, some [...]

By |2020-04-01T21:09:14+00:00February 19, 2020|General Enneagram|Comments Off on An Enneagram Overview

Irony of Ironies: Relational Repetitive Dynamics

One of the reasons we concoct our defensive strategies is to protect us from the hurts, embarrassments, diminishments, sensitivities, et.al. that we experienced sometime in our life. The irony of this approach is that it brings about the very thing we are trying to avoid. The solution becomes the problem. For example, if a ONE (or any other type [...]

By |2019-08-05T05:06:36+00:00July 25, 2019|2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Irony of Ironies: Relational Repetitive Dynamics

Psychology and the Enneagram: A Two-Way Bridge

The great psychological traditions of psychoanalysis, behaviorism, and humanism have much to offer to clarify and elaborate Enneagram styles and dynamics. And vice versa the Enneagram shows how these psychological theories show up in nine manifestations. This workshop will sample the contributions of major psychological theorists such as Freud, Jung, Adler, and Horney from the Analytic tradition; classical and [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:11:21+00:00July 20, 2018|2018 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Psychology and the Enneagram: A Two-Way Bridge

Making Friends With and Integrating Our Shadow Using the 4 R’s

Whenever we identify with idealized aspects of our persona (me), we tend to disidentify with our opposite shadow attributes (notme). For example, if we think of ourselves as being loving and kind, then we don't want to be thought of as being selfish and cruel. To avoid these unacceptable parts of ourselves, we put them in the basement (our [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:11:23+00:00July 21, 2017|2017 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Making Friends With and Integrating Our Shadow Using the 4 R’s

Conversations with Ourselves: Methods to Effectively Transform Enneagram Critical Voices

We carry on conversations with ourselves all the time. Sometimes the exchanges are encouraging; sometimes they're discouraging; sometimes they are downright nasty. Critical voices have a different form and function within each Enneagram style. Each type has particular issues to be critical about based on its character structure and idealized self-image. In this workshop we will identify and experience [...]

By |2019-07-06T00:13:15+00:00July 22, 2016|2016 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Conversations with Ourselves: Methods to Effectively Transform Enneagram Critical Voices

Enneagram Personality Styles as Protective Defenses Against our Early Hurts and Vulnerabilities

  We developed our personality styles as strategies to protect us from getting hurt and wounded the way we were when we were young. This workshop will attempt to uncover some of those early sensitivities and the feelings that went along with them. We will explore how a part of us wants to get free from our personality shackles [...]

By |2021-01-11T19:31:51+00:00July 31, 2015|2015 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Enneagram Personality Styles as Protective Defenses Against our Early Hurts and Vulnerabilities

Enneagram Styles and the Five Love Languages

[NO RECORDING] Do you prefer to give and receive love through spending Quality Time with your loved ones, or giving and receiving Words of Affirmation; or Gifts; or Acts of Service; or Physical Touch? This workshop will explore these five love languages made popular by Gary Chapman and discover which languages the nine Enneagram styles and their subtypes favor. [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:30:57+00:00July 24, 2014|2014 IEA Global Conference, No Media|Comments Off on Enneagram Styles and the Five Love Languages

The Enneagram and the Psychological Tradition

What can the Enneagram teach us about psychology? And what can psychology tell us about the Enneagram? Jerry Wagner will trace some connections between the Enneagram and Alfred Adler, Carl Jung, and Karen Horney in the psychoanalytic tradition; Harry Stack Sullivan in the interpersonal tradition; Carl Rogers in the humanist tradition; George Kelly, Albert Ellis, Aaron Beck, and Jeffrey [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:30:54+00:00July 24, 2014|2014 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on The Enneagram and the Psychological Tradition

De l’idolâtrie à la realite ou comment cesser d’adorer les idoles de notre personnalite pour poursuivre les ideaux de notre moi veritable. Deuxième partie –

Les Un cherchent à être au mieux. Ils tiennent à réaliser tous leurs potentiels, à devenir ce qu’ils sont et à aider les autres à faire de même. Ils ont une passion pour l’excellence et désirent bien faire. Leur but est d’améliorer le monde. Quand on leur demande ce qu’ils désirent plus que tout,  ils disent qu’ils veulent être [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:27:45+00:00December 20, 2013|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on De l’idolâtrie à la realite ou comment cesser d’adorer les idoles de notre personnalite pour poursuivre les ideaux de notre moi veritable. Deuxième partie –

From Idolatry to Reality: From Worshipping the Idols of Our Personality to Following the Ideals of Our Real Self, Part Three

If we determine that the cost: benefit ratio of following the idol of our personality is not worth it, we’re giving up a lot more than we’re gaining, what other options do we have available?  When all else fails, as it inevitably must, we can always return to the resources of our real self which we gave up on [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:27:59+00:00March 30, 2013|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on From Idolatry to Reality: From Worshipping the Idols of Our Personality to Following the Ideals of Our Real Self, Part Three

From Idolatry to Reality: From Worshipping the Idols of Our Personality to Following the Ideals of Our Real Self, Part Two

Ones want to be good. They want to realize all their potentials and be all they can be. And they want to help others do the same. They have a passion for excellence and doing things well. They want to make the world a better place. When asked, what Ones say they really want is to be accepted as they [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:27:59+00:00March 30, 2013|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on From Idolatry to Reality: From Worshipping the Idols of Our Personality to Following the Ideals of Our Real Self, Part Two

From Idolatry to Reality: From Worshipping the Idols of Our Personality to Following the Ideals of Our Real Self, Part One

  I’m intrigued by the parallels among the Bible story of the Israelites turning away from the true God and fashioning a false idol in the form of a golden calf; George Gurdjieff’s statements about the personality compensating for our essence; Karen Horney’s description of an idealized self image substituting for the real self; and the Enneagram showing how [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:28:00+00:00March 13, 2013|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on From Idolatry to Reality: From Worshipping the Idols of Our Personality to Following the Ideals of Our Real Self, Part One

A Comparison of the Nine Enneagram Personality Styles and Theodore Millons’ Eight Personality Patterns

There are several congenial correlations between the nine styles of the Enneagram and the eight personality patterns proposed by Theodore Millon, Ph.D. (1969) who is an influential personality theorist, personality and clinical test developer, and a member of the task force that formulated one of the earliest versions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders published by [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:34:52+00:00September 12, 2012|2012 IEA Enneagram Journal|Comments Off on A Comparison of the Nine Enneagram Personality Styles and Theodore Millons’ Eight Personality Patterns

Look-Alikes Are Not Alikes

While Threes and Eights, Sixes and Ones, Nines and Five, Fours and Sevens, etc. look alike in some ways, there are underlying differences that make them not alike. Theodore Millon, a personality theorist, describes personality patterns based on whether we seek comfort and satisfaction (positive reinforcement) or attempt to avoid emotional pain and distress (negative reinforcement); whether we seek [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:12:08+00:00July 26, 2012|2012 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Look-Alikes Are Not Alikes

Spirituality: The Enneagram for Deepening Practices

Historically we have understood the Enneagram to be part of an ancient spiritual system. Many of the ideas considered elemental in Enneagram work, such as the sacred geometry and meaning of the diagram itself, the three centers, self-observation, presence and self-remembering, were part of a body of knowledge grounded in the roots of the Western tradition, but with many [...]

By |2019-07-06T00:41:25+00:00July 28, 2011|2011 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Spirituality: The Enneagram for Deepening Practices

Working with our Sweet Spots, Blind Spots, and Hot Spots

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 [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:12:13+00:00July 28, 2011|2011 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Working with our Sweet Spots, Blind Spots, and Hot Spots

Narcissism and Enneagram Styles

This article originally appeared on The Enneagram in Business blog ( http://blog.theenneagraminbusiness.com/ ) There is some debate about which Enneagram styles display narcissistic tendencies.  Some put Sevens in the narcissistic category; some put Threes in that basket; some say any Enneagram type can manifest narcissistic leanings.   I propose to completely unresolve this issue by presenting some theories about the origins or etiology of [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:28:41+00:00January 1, 2011|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Narcissism and Enneagram Styles

The Rosetta Stone

The Rosetta Stone provides a way of deciphering some languages that otherwise would not have been understood. The Enneagram presents a system for understanding physical, psychological, and spiritual realities whose relationships might otherwise not have been perceived. While the Rosetta Stone is straightforward in its translation, the Enneagram, having moved from a more tradition-based approach to a community- of [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:12:21+00:00July 29, 2010|2010 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on The Rosetta Stone

The 9 Dimensions of the Soul: Essence and the Enneagram

In his book, The 9 Dimensions of the Soul, David Hey organizes each chapter by describing the particular essence of that Enneagram style, the fixation, how we might experience that type in ourselves, how to recover the lost essence of that type, how to reintegrate that essence, how to go about healing the woundedness of that style, what that [...]

By |2019-07-05T23:39:52+00:00October 1, 2009|2009 IEA Enneagram Journal|Comments Off on The 9 Dimensions of the Soul: Essence and the Enneagram

Enneagram Insights for Managing Conflict and High-Risk Conversations

[NO RECORDING] Approaching conflict and difficult conversations can represent a significant challenge in the best of circumstances. In this session, each of the four expert panelists will offer a short presentation related to using the Enneagram to manage conflictual or high-risk conversations. This will be followed by a moderated discussion inspired by these different approaches to using the Enneagram [...]

By |2019-07-06T02:40:45+00:00July 31, 2009|2009 IEA Global Conference, No Media|Comments Off on Enneagram Insights for Managing Conflict and High-Risk Conversations

The Enneagram and the Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler

Are you crazy? Adler didn't even like typologies. He argued for the uniqueness of each person -- that's why he called his approach: Individual Psychology. Yes, but he had a rudimentary typology which included three of the Enneagram styles. Also, his notion of style of life fits very well with Enneagram lifestyles. And his application of Vaihinger's philosophy of [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:15:06+00:00July 31, 2009|2009 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on The Enneagram and the Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler

Enneagram Styles and Maladaptive Schemas: A Research Inquiry

Abstract: Cognitive theory is one of the dominant paradigms in psychology and psychotherapy these days. Its concepts about adaptive and maladaptive schemas resonate with the Enneagram's notion of higher and lower intellectual centers with their divine ideas and fixations. This study explored the relationship between 11 maladaptive schemas, or lifetraps, and the 9 Enneagram styles. One-hundred-twenty-five participants in the [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:33:07+00:00October 1, 2008|2008 IEA Enneagram Journal|Comments Off on Enneagram Styles and Maladaptive Schemas: A Research Inquiry

Using Schema Therapy with the Enneagram Psychology

[NO RECORDING] Schema therapy is an integrative extension of cognitive therapy fusing elements of cognitivebehavioral, psychodynamic, and gestalt approaches. (So, okay, it's also in your heart and body as well as in your head.) Schemas are patterns we impose on reality to help us explain our experience, to mediate our perception, and to guide our responses. In other words [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:30:20+00:00July 31, 2008|2008 IEA Global Conference, No Media|Comments Off on Using Schema Therapy with the Enneagram Psychology

The Enneagram and the MBTI

[NO RECORDING] What have been some theories and empirical research regarding the relationships among Jung's types as measured by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Enneagram types? What have we thought? And what have we found? Does 9 really go into 8? or 16? It doesn't appear that we can forecast one type from another but there are some congenial, [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:30:28+00:00July 31, 2008|2008 IEA Global Conference, No Media|Comments Off on The Enneagram and the MBTI

From Idols to Ideals: How to Stop Worshipping the Idols of our Personality and Embrace the Ideals of our Essence

The idols of our personality beckon us to security and happiness. But to reach their promised land, we must pledge our unwavering devotion and fealty to them.And should we disobey them and take another route, our most alarming fears will surely be realized. On the other hand, our essence, or genuine self, invites us to a deeper sense of [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:15:38+00:00August 2, 2007|2007 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on From Idols to Ideals: How to Stop Worshipping the Idols of our Personality and Embrace the Ideals of our Essence

Discovering and Integrating Our Inner Polarities

Whenever we identify with our idealized self-image (I), we tend to dis-identify with our opposite attributes (not-I). For example, if we think of ourselves as being extraordinary and refined, then we don't want to be thought of as being common and rude. Who would, really? To avoid these unacceptable parts of ourselves, we put them in the basement (our [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:15:47+00:00August 2, 2007|2007 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Discovering and Integrating Our Inner Polarities

Nine Lenses on the World: Using Cognitive Therapy to Check Our Enneagram Prescriptions

[NO RECORDING] Schemas are stable and enduring patterns of thinking that develop during childhood and are elaborated throughout our life. We view the world through our schemas or lenses, which are important beliefs and constructs about the world and ourselves. Since we accept these schemas without question, they become selfperpetuating and are very resistant to change. To the extent [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:30:33+00:00August 3, 2006|2006 IEA Global Conference, No Media|Comments Off on Nine Lenses on the World: Using Cognitive Therapy to Check Our Enneagram Prescriptions

The Spiritual Perspective of the Enneagram

[NO RECORDING] This workshop is organized around the following inquiries: - When do you feel spiritual? and when do you feel not-sospiritual? How do you know when you are acting from your personality/ego or from your authentic self/essence? - What keeps you from being spiritual and triggers you to go in a not-so-spiritual direction? - How do you stay [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:30:32+00:00August 3, 2006|2006 IEA Global Conference, No Media|Comments Off on The Spiritual Perspective of the Enneagram

Adjusting Our Self Boundaries to Optimize Working Relationships

[NO RECORDING] The world of work is comprised of interpersonal relationships operating on many different levels of complexity and meaning. These relationships occur in different arenas as well, from intra-organizational to inter-organizational communities and networks. Through leadership development and coaching, these relationships are harnessed to accomplish various business-related objectives, such as communicating and providing effective feedback, managing conflict, crafting [...]

By |2019-07-06T03:16:10+00:00August 12, 2005|2005 IEA Global Conference, No Media|Comments Off on Adjusting Our Self Boundaries to Optimize Working Relationships

Developing Our Inner Leader and Coach

[NO RECORDING] The more that we are grounded in a solid self-concept and motivated by self-confidence, the more of ourselves and our presence we can bring to our roles as leaders and coaches. Leading is about envisioning a better future and believing with every fiber of our being that we have the inner strength and integrity to make this [...]

By |2019-07-06T03:14:33+00:00August 12, 2005|2005 IEA Global Conference, No Media|Comments Off on Developing Our Inner Leader and Coach

Know When to Hold `Em and Know When to Fold `Em: Holding on to Adaptive Schemas and Letting Go of Maladaptive Schemas

We view the world through our schemas, which are important beliefs about the world and ourselves. Schemas are stable and enduring patterns of thinking that develop during childhood and are elaborated throughout our life. Since we accept these schemas without question, they become self-perpetuating and very resistant to change. To the extent that our schemas represent reality fairly well, [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:16:20+00:00August 12, 2005|2005 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Know When to Hold `Em and Know When to Fold `Em: Holding on to Adaptive Schemas and Letting Go of Maladaptive Schemas

Thinking Styles and Enneagram Styles

[NO RECORDING] Thinking styles are forms of mental selfgovernment. According to Robert Sternberg the kinds of government we have in the world are not arbitrary but are mirrors of the mind. They reflect different ways in which people can organize or govern themselves. For example, both minds and governments have various functions (legislative, executive, judicial), forms (monarchic, hierarchic, oligarchic, [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:33:26+00:00August 6, 2004|2004 IEA Global Conference, No Media|Comments Off on Thinking Styles and Enneagram Styles

Psychology: Values, Visions, and Vulnerabilities: Working With Our Inner Child

[NO RECORDING] Each of us has an inner child with early acquired sensitivities that we seek to protect from being injured again. While we all share these primary vulnerabilities (fears of criticism, rejection, failure, abandonment, ridicule, betrayal, restriction, abuse, neglect), some of us are particularly prone to one or the other. We dev elop defenses and sometimes a whole [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:33:51+00:00August 1, 2003|2003 IEA Global Conference, No Media|Comments Off on Psychology: Values, Visions, and Vulnerabilities: Working With Our Inner Child

ER! Enneagram Research

[NO RECORDING] In contrast to the Jerry Maguire client who demanded "Show me the money", Enneagram clients are likely to state "SHOW ME THE DATA." To be accepted into the business academic and therapeutic mainstream, the Enneagram needs empirical support. Is there any? This panel will present designs and results of the research done by these panelists. There will [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:34:08+00:00August 4, 2000|2000 IEA Global Conference, No Media|Comments Off on ER! Enneagram Research

Making Connections With Our Inner Polarities Or the Shadow Knows

[NO RECORDING] Whenever we over identify with certain aspects of our personality, we tend to disavow our opposite tendencies. For example, if we think of ourselves as right and exact, then we don't want to be around any parts of ourselves that might be wrong or messy. We relegate these parts to the basement or unconscious. This is called [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:34:07+00:00August 4, 2000|2000 IEA Global Conference, No Media|Comments Off on Making Connections With Our Inner Polarities Or the Shadow Knows
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