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Category: Enneagram

Enneagram Workshop

Friday evening and Saturday morning I gave my first Introduction to the Enneagram Workshop to about 18 people. This is something I wanted to do for a long time. I have studied and used the enneagram for the least three to four years to understand myself, the way I do things a how a react. It gave me a great deal of self-awareness also for my spiritual journey. Even though I was introduced to it 20 years ago I never really got int it till I was about 40. I guess I was not ready yet. I got re-interested while I was doing work with the MBTI . So i read any book I could get my hands on in Chiang Mai and later found other people knowing the enneagram.

Finally I was able to share it to a wider audience and I believe this is just the beginning. Something I wanted to do for a long time. I see so many possibilities for it’s use and I am very much interested in spiritual development and also how the enneagram helps me on my journey with God and in becoming more like Jesus.

The next step will be the Enneagram Café in Chiang Mai next month for people who want to learn and explore more about the enneagram. This will be once or twice a month where I or someone else would facilitate the group with a short input about a particular aspect of the enneagram followed by group sharing, exercises or panels. I guess depending on how many people would attend.

Enneagram test

Out of curiosity I did a small (50 question) online Enneagram test. Just wanted to see if I would get the same result like I got from just studying the books an figure out which type I am by reading and trough observing. 

I must say that the test is quite accurate. I am a type 6. I also found the variants true. Try it yourself. 🙂 and see what type you are. There is also a test with 150 questions. Just to time consuming for me.

Main Type

Overall Self

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Enneagram Test Results

Type 1 Perfectionism |||||||||||||| 54%
Type 2 Helpfulness |||||||||||| 42%
Type 3 Image Focus |||| 18%
Type 4 Hypersensitivity |||||||||||| 46%
Type 5 Detachment |||||| 26%
Type 6 Anxiety |||||||||||||||| 66%
Type 7 Adventurousness |||||| 30%
Type 8 Aggressiveness |||||||||||| 50%
Type 9 Calmness |||||||||||| 42%

Your main type is 6
Your variant is social

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Enneagram

Enneagram For the last years I have been reading and studying the Enneagram personality types. The studies helped me immensely to understand myself and certain behaviors, especially in conflict areas and in the way I work and interact in this world. 

After a while I became more fascinated because of the possibilities for growth not just to improve myself, but spiritual growth. The Enneagram is like a key that opens up understanding of myself and God who created me. Most of the books on the Enneagram tend to emphasize the personality improvement and the use of it in work and relationship. There are some books looking more to the spiritual use of the Enneagram. Mostly they tend a little to much to the New Age genre. Still I believe that to often we are trapped in our personalities, formed in our growing up years, that then keeps us from developing as disciples of Jesus. I can see it in my own life and of course many situation in church and the mission-field how personality becomes the drive to live and work in the kingdom of God. I used to try to emphasize the good in that personality and suppress the bad or work around it. The Enneagram shows another way. Namely to move towards essence. Our true self underneath the layers of personality. 

I left on a journey that made me discover alot about myself and my relationship with God. The Enneagram leans more towards mysticism and it takes more then just a test and some type explanation. It is more like a map to discover who we really are and how we relate not only to the world but also to God.

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