The Enneagram: Nine Types Of Personality. And Which Are You?

The enneagram: nine types of personality.  And which are you?

Do a self-analysis, find out what our personality is, try to change or get rid of a label that they have placed on us since birth. All of this can be analyzed and modified through a psychology tool called the enneagram .

The enneagram technique wants us to discover what our personality type or ego is. The greater our ego, the less our ability to understand and accept what is not in our hands; for this, the level of individual suffering will increase. The enneagram illustrates nine ways of thinking, feeling and acting, intimately linked to nine styles of personal development, also explaining what is the cause / effect relationship that our relationships produce, fruit of the personality that we carry with us since birth.

If we work deeply on ourselves, observing ourselves and freeing ourselves from the automatic reactions that hurt us and hurt those around us, we will be able to move away from the labels that condition the freedom of our life. The enneagram helps us to identify 

which personality group we belong to.

Once we have identified our category, it is necessary to learn to work on our weaknesses and our limitations, trying to obtain as the final goal the overcoming of our difficulties and a different attitude with which to face the world.

Personality types:

Perfectionist

He builds his life and earns the affection of others thanks to his “perfection”. He considers himself superior. Frame the others according to the mistakes they made. Making mistakes scares him. Meticulous and extremely critical of himself. Compulsive and methodical. Irascible, with a predisposition for harboring a grudge. Tendency to extremist thoughts : either black or white, or good or bad.

Unselfish

He earns the affection of others by offering his help. Manipulate the lives of others. He personally works selflessly and generously. He forgets his needs, sometimes confusing them with those of others. He gets satisfaction by feeling indispensable. It needs freedom. Change his personality to meet the needs of others. Generate empathy as a strategy for earning or restraining the affection of those around him.

Performer

He gets affection through his success and his image, which is essential. Work is his main interest. Feelings disappear while it is at work. Competitive and effective in what it does. He is afraid of failure. His heart and his feelings take refuge behind the work ( “I am what I do” ). He takes as true the fictitious image of himself that he wants to convey.

Romantic

He longs for things that are unattainable, difficult to obtain. Avoid everything ordinary. He has low self-esteem. He lives life as if it were a theatrical performance (comedy or drama) and faces it with little courage. She feels akin to the dramatic arts and art. Mostly he is a melancholy, sensitive and emotionally deep person.

Observer

He needs intimacy and not to be personally challenged. It turns away from affection and emotions. He needs an environment in which to feel protected and to limit contact with others. To survive, he is content with time and an elementary kit. Create compartments in which to divide the folders of his life. He would like to know the formulas that make the world move.

Soldier

Usually avoid action. Anxious and loyal. Skeptical, he fears being betrayed. His motto is: think instead of doing. Either he is submissive or he rebels against authority. It identifies with the causes of the most unfortunate. He believes himself to be the leader of the opposition. He is afraid to acknowledge his anger and fears the anger of others.

Epicurean

Wishes a wonderful life. Come up with great ideas. He goes in search of enjoyable and rewarding jobs. Infect enthusiasm. Avoid suffering and conflict. His defense is the attack with optimism and charm.

Boss

Impulsive and king of control. He secures himself by using the means of protection and power. It requires contact and defense of his own. He sets rules in his work and personal life. Justice disturbs him, and he avoids weakness. It needs to set limits. There is no middle ground in his actions, only extremes.

Mediator

He has the ability to relate to everyone. Look for neutrality. Avoid conflicts. He acts out of routine. He doesn’t feel comfortable when there are changes and is reluctant to say no. He struggles to isolate himself. His anger translates into distance and separation. Rather patient and stubborn, he usually waits for time to resolve conflicts.

Observe yourself, then, and hang up your label. There is a lot at stake, given that, as the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer said: ” The personality of man determines in advance the extent of his possible fortune “.

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