A friend of mine who has been working with the Enneagram for a long time is now becoming certified. She recently taught a workshop for us, her fellow Dream Group members.
You can google or wiki Enneagram, and learn about this system of 9 personality types, which teaches us ‘that early in life we learned to feel safe and to cope with our family situations and personal circumstances by developing a strategy based on our natural talents and abilities.’ Using the Enneagram, we can find new strategies for getting where we want to go, and let go of a lot of tactics that no longer function in our lives.
I’m an 8 – called the Asserter, the Challenger, Boss, Top Dog, Confronter. I am, however, in recovery, as I always laughingly tell folk. Anyone who knows the Enneagram always knows instantly which I am.
It’s an interesting and useful system, which helps me better see myself in the world. As does the Myers-Briggs and astrology. They are all good information about how the world works, and how I work in that world. It’s fairly easy to ‘type’ yourself. To do that, check out www.EnneagramInstitute.com. Don’t forget to stay playful. All this information is easier to work with when we keep it Light.