enneagram system

enneagram system

Alternative psychology
A system of spiritual psychology of ancient Middle Eastern origin, which is based on the posit that there are nine (ennea, Greek for nine) basic personality types; these types correspond to the roles played in society, and each has a major fault or “prime psychological addiction”.

The goal of this system is to help each personality type “neutralise” his or her prime “psychological addictions”, and through self-knowledge be able to relate freely with him- or herself, others, God, and the universe.

Enneagram system personality types
[• Personality type: Features; Major fault—PPA Goal.] 
• Achiever/reformer: Rational, orderly, self-righteous; Anger—Become a pathfinder. 
•Helper: Generous, possessive, manipulative; Pride—Become a partner. 
• Succeeder/motivator/status seeker: Ambitious, pragmatic, hostile; Deceit—Become a motivator. 
• Individualist/artist: Sensitive, self-absorbed, intuitive; Envy—Become a builder. 
• Observer/thinker: Analytical, original, provocative; Greed—Become an explorer. 
• Guardian/loyalist: Responsible, engaging, defensive; Fear—Become a stabiliser. 
• Dreamer/generalist: Manic and accomplished; Gluttony—Become an illuminator. 
• Preservationist/peacemaker: Easygoing, receptive; Laziness—Become a universalist.
• Confronter/leader: Dominating, self-confident; Lust for power—Become a philanthropist.
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CINCINNATI, July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The August 6-8 conference of the International Enneagram Association (IEA) will bring together experts and enthusiasts involved in applying the Enneagram system of personalities in personal growth, relationships, and the workplace.
What's My Type: Use the Enneagram System of 9 Personality Types.
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Pacwa tells us that the modern version of the enneagram system was "a complete fabrication based on instructions an occultist named Oscar Ichazo received from a spirit he was channeling.
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