The ‘Enneagram of Personality’ is an ancient system of categorizing unique individuals into one of the nine available models.
- The Reformer
- The Helper
- The Achiever
- The Individualist
- The Investigator
- The Loyalist
- The Enthusiast
- The Challenger
- The Peacemaker.
Everyone is considered to be one single type, although it’s possible for a person to have traits belonging to other ones.
While it’s uncertain whether this type is genetically determined, many believe it is already in place at birth.
People of a particular type have several characteristics in common, but regardless of this, they can be quite different. It depends among other things on their level of mental health.
Unhealthy (neurotic) people from a particular type can look very different from healthy ones. A person usually has characteristics of one of the types that lie adjacent to one’s own that are more prominent.
This is called the wing. So someone who is a type 5, might have a 4 wing or a 6 wing. If someone doesn’t have a dominant wing, it is said that the wings are balanced.
There are three centers of intelligence and perception: head, heart and body. Everyone experiences all three, but each personality type has a particular strength in one of them.
This primary center is who we are and is an important key to overcoming weaknesses and developing our potential. Balancing the three centers helps us achieve a more balanced life.
Body-based types lead with the body for movement, sensate awareness and gut-level knowing.
Their focus is on personal security, control, social belonging and taking right action. Also known as the Instinctual Center. These types are Challenger, Peacemaker, and Reformer.
Feeling-based types emphasize the heart for positive and negative feelings, empathy and concern for others, romance and devotion.
Their focus is on success and relationship, performing up to expectations of the job or other people. Also known as the Emotional Center. These types include the Helper, the Achiever and the Individualist.
Thinking-based, head types lead with ideas, gathering information, figuring things out and rational decision-making before acting.
Their focus is on creating certainty and safety, or finding multiple options. Also known as the Intellectual Center. These types are Investigator, Loyalist and Enthusiast.
Below you will find a detailed explanation for each personality type.
You contain all of these types within you, we just have a tendency of identifying strongly with some more than others.
It is believed we start life through one of these models and grow into the other with time. The type we choose to be first always takes precedent because we are most familiar and experienced with it.
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1. The Reformer
Motivated by ideas of perfection, this archetype strives to improve themselves and their environment. They are constantly seeking balance and rarely satisfied. They can be hypocritical and overcritical.