The enneagram is a tool that helps individuals develop greater self-awareness and self-acceptance. The individual, through a deeper understanding of self, can begin to take responsibility for their behaviors by moving away from a pattern of holding others or circumstances accountable for their difficulties and pressing into one of taking responsibility for the consequences of their own actions. This enables humans at all levels to become actors in their environments rather than passive recipients.
Let's have a little fun with this.
Below you will see a famous "type" and a quote of that person highlighting their type.
FAMOUS TYPE ONE -
"Probably my worst quality is that I get very passionate about what I think is right."
FAMOUS TYPE TWO -
"Whatever it is your heart desires, please go for it, it's yours to have."
FAMOUS TYPE THREE -
"The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work."
FAMOUS TYPE FOUR -
"Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers any more; only the life I have lived. The pain now is part of the happiness then."
FAMOUS TYPE FIVE -
"I like my job because it involves learning. I like being around smart people who are trying to figure out new things."
FAMOUS TYPE SIX -
George H.W. Bush
"I have opinions of my own, strong opinions, but I don't always agree with them."
FAMOUS TYPE SEVEN -
"My energy level is through the roof and I'm excited about it."
FAMOUS TYPE EIGHT -
"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength."
FAMOUS TYPE NINE -
"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."