Your Guide to the Enneagram and Yourself
If you aren’t already familiar with the Enneagram test then today is your lucky day! The Enneagram is a “personality test” that is near and dear to my heart- as cheesy as that sounds. Although the enneagram is similar to a personality test, at its core it really isn’t about personality. Rather, it is empowered by and not attached to our personality traits. The enneagram isn’t interested in telling us which box we fit into, but rather helps you figure out what box you’ve been living in and helps to start slowly taking apart that box.
The enneagram consists of 9 numbers. You can find descriptions of each number here. There are a few different ways to find out your enneagram number. I would recommend taking a free enneagram test, like this one. After, I would recommend reading the descriptions of each number, and see which number you most relate with. There may be more than one (if you spend more time with enneagram you will find out why), but your number comes down to your motivation– why you do the things you do, or as some enneagram experts say, your basic fears and your basic desires. The enneagram helps us discover who we are and also how we can change. The unique thing about the enneagram is that it doesn’t give just 5 tips to being happier- rather it personalizes the journey of growth.
Of all the reading and listening of podcasts that I have done, there is one thing that almost every single person can agree on… that it builds empathy and unconditional love for others & for self.
Can you imagine a world where we all saw each other the way God does?
Ephesians 4:24 says “put on the new self, created after the likeness of God”.
We can use the enneagram as a tool to loving others more fully and seeing ourselves the way God does.