The only thing you need to do is become the person only you can be.
Margaret Frings Keyes, Emotions & the Enneagram
Ultimately I am the only one who can identify myself with a certain type of life program of the Enneagram. This process may move very quickly, or it may take a long time. I determine the tempo. Even those who don’t immediately figure out their type can observe their own life story in the mirror of the new type description and thereby make progress.
~ Richard Rohr
The point of it isn’t to just be a type, but to use the awareness of our type as a kind of entry into a more full bodied humanity and a greater and greater capacity to embody and flow with all of the different qualities of our humanness. ... When I’m provoked, it’s a signal to come back to my body, to my open heart and my quiet mind. So don’t play favorites with the Centers. We don’t want to be a third of a human being.
~ Russ Hudson
|Process Enneagram Heroine's Journey||Centers (neuro) Making a Space|
|Questions to Explore Along My Journey||Energy Center Processing (R)|
|Questions for Guiding Your Journey (long)||Centers Energy Masculine & Feminine|
|Change Cycle & Developmental Tasks||Richard Rohr Notes on 3 Centers|
|Centers Deep Living|
|Anger & Fear Provoked *new||Paths of Transformation & Essential Qualities|
|Original Wounds & Compulsions *new||Positive Enneagram, Motivations & Speaking Styles|
|Emotions & Broken Hearts *new||Body Speaking by Type|
|Feeling Misunderstood||Healthy Personality by Types|
|Irritations||Levels of Development|
|Learned Childhood Strategies||Enneagram & Integral Levels of Development|
|Roles, Manipulations & Shadows||Nine Lenses on the World|
|Self-Images - fears, desires, lows, highs||Worldview & Focus by Type|
|Values, Motivations, Self-Esteem, Manipulations||Gratitudes|
|Wake Up Call & Liberation||Energy in Relationships|
|Brain Chemistry article & Types||Spiders|
|Problem Solving Questions||Super Powers chart|
|Nine Domains of Human Needs||Super Powers graphic|
The Enneagram is an ancient spiritual map of personality types - Super Powers - offering insights into human nature and paths of transformation. According to this map, human beings react with certain patterns of deeply held psychological and emotional motivations. The types, or points of view or Super Powers, describe not only how we learned to cope with the demands of life in the past but also how we can better learn to meet life's demands in the future. With deepening awareness of these portals to our Deeper Self and our Divine nature, wisdom bubbles up from our inner core and compassion enfolds our humanity, enabling us to satisfy our needs for love and belonging on this our wonder-filled journey of Life.
The enneagram is not a reductionistic tool for identifying and being able to control my emotions and thoughts and how I am perceived by others. From what little we know about its origins, the enneagram was intended as a tool for spiritual transformation (whatever one’s spiritual beliefs about life and ultimate concerns may be), and still is.
The more I am able to truly, deeply embrace all my yucky, painful, socially unacceptable stuff, the more change happens in spite of myself. And for that I am truly grateful.
Nov. 7, 2019
Embracing Your Super Power ~ 3 Centers, 9 Types, 3 Subtypes, and 2 Connection Points. Click on the Links below to display printable handouts on another page.
|History & Overview *new||Link to Misidentifications|
|Books *new||Websites & Tests|
|Link to my Integral webpage||200 Cognitive Biases|
|Wilber's Integral Quadrants Chart||Polarity Thinking PPT|
|Worldview & Politics (3 Integral charts) *new||Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs|
|Enneagram & Integral Levels of Development|
|Enneagram & Integral Levels of Dev - print on 2 pages|
|Instincts Subtypes Explained *new||Various Triads|
|27 Subtypes (R)||Triad Charts *new|
|3 Subtypes & Subtype Combos (R)||Horizontal Zones|
|Subtype Interests Defined (my list) *new||Hornevian Groups|
|Subtypes Chart||Harmonic Groups|
|Subtypes & Fears||Interpersonal Roles Personality Grid|
|Instinctual Subtypes article||Practices & Strategies|
|Subtypes only definitions|
|Subtypes Instincts long *new|