The Enneagram: A Journey of Self-Awareness and Growth
Recently, I had an interesting conversation with a couple of friends at Scissors and Scotch about Enneagram. (You get that when you mix a barber shop with a fully functioning pub). We discussed the different personality types and how they relate to our lives. One friend was convinced she was a type 4, while another thought he was a type 9. As a coach and a certified Enneagram practitioner, this sort of thing always happens. It's conversations I'm excited about, even at the barber. I love hearing everyone's opinions and experiences with the Enneagram.
The Enneagram is a robust framework for understanding our core motivations, fears, and desires that drive our behavior. By discovering our Enneagram type, we can better understand ourselves and learn to overcome limiting beliefs.
A limiting belief is a negative thought or idea that a person has about themselves or the world around them. It often stems from past experiences or societal conditioning and can hold us back from achieving our full potential. These beliefs can be deeply ingrained and may affect our self-esteem, relationships, and overall quality of life. Overcoming limiting beliefs requires a shift in mindset and a willingness to challenge and replace these negative thoughts with positive and empowering ones.
A valuable tool, the Enneagram helps us break through limiting beliefs and improve relationships through better communication. By understanding the Enneagram types of those around us, we can learn to communicate more effectively and build stronger connections.
Coaching using tools like the Enneagram requires honesty, self-reflection, and a willingness to confront our fears and shortcomings. This might be what I like most about the assessment. Being brave and turning the mirror towards ourselves offers immense rewards. By understanding our Enneagram type, we can unlock our personality's hidden potential and become the best version of ourselves.
Many resources are available if you want to learn more about the Enneagram and how it can help you on your journey. From books and online courses to workshops and professional coaching, there are many ways to explore the Enneagram and discover your true self - and what makes others tick around you.