Vice and virtue are two sides of the same coin. Rather than rejecting your “sins of the ego”, Robin Camu suggests bringing awareness to them in the moment, offering yourself loving kindness, and watching them melt into opportunities for virtue to flourish. Have a listen.
There are 9 Enneagram types and they are based on 9 sins (ways of “choking off the glory of God”). These have since been reduced to the 7 deadly sins. (Fear and deceit were left out from the 7 deadly sins) These 9 types are numbered 1 through 9 and are clustered into 3 clusters […]
by Robin Camu This is a summary of the characteristics of the Enneagram Type 1 personality (The Perfectionist) from our Wednesday night discussions. Type 1 Brief Summary: (from http://www.enneagraminstitute.com/typeone.asp) Ones are conscientious and ethical, with a strong sense of right and wrong. They are teachers, crusaders, and advocates for change: always striving to improve things, […]
by Robin Camu This is a summary of the characteristics of the Enneagram Type 9 personality (The Peacemaker) from our Wednesday night discussions. The next one is the last one. Join us! Type 9 Brief Summary: (from http://www.enneagraminstitute.com/typenine.asp) Nines are accepting, trusting, and stable. They are usually creative, optimistic, and supportive, but can also be […]
by Robin Camu This is a summary of the characteristics of the Enneagram Type 8 personality (The Challenger) from our Wednesday night discussions. Join us for the next one! Type 8 Brief Summary: (from http://www.enneagraminstitute.com/typeeight.asp) Eights are self-confident, strong, and assertive. Protective, resourceful, straight-talking, and decisive, but can also be ego-centric and domineering. Eights feel […]
by Robin Camu This is a summary of the characteristics of the Enneagram Type 7 personality (The Enthusiast) from our Wednesday night discussions. Join us for the next one! Type 7 Brief Summary: (from http://www.enneagraminstitute.com/typeseven.asp) Sevens are extroverted, optimistic, versatile, and spontaneous. Playful, high-spirited, and practical, they can also misapply their many talents, becoming over- […]
Type 6 Brief Summary: (from http://www.enneagraminstitute.com/typesix.asp) The committed, security-oriented type. Sixes are reliable, hard-working, responsible, and trustworthy. Excellent "troubleshooters," they foresee problems and foster cooperation, but can also become defensive, evasive, and anxious—running on stress while complaining about it. They can be cautious and indecisive, but also reactive, defiant and rebellious. They typically have problems with self-doubt and suspicion. At their Best: internally stable and self-reliant, courageously championing themselves and others.
Type Five in Brief (from http://www.enneagraminstitute.com/typefive.asp) Fives are alert, insightful, and curious. They are able to concentrate and focus on developing complex ideas and skills. Independent, innovative, and inventive, they can also become preoccupied with their thoughts and imaginary constructs. They become detached, yet high-strung and intense. They typically have problems with eccentricity, nihilism, and isolation. At their Best: visionary pioneers, often ahead of their time, and able to see the world in an entirely new way.
Following up on last week's lesson, how can we use the Enneagram for spiritual and emotional healing? John 5:1-18 gives us background on the 4 criteria Jesus employed for healing: - being willing to own our own brokenness - being willing to give up our identity as a broken person - being willing to encounter resistance - being willing to be a part of your healing The Enneagram show us what personality types we need to move toward to mature and heal the broken aspects of our natural tendencies. Listen in to find out more.
Type Two in Brief (from http://www.enneagraminstitute.com/typetwo.asp) Twos are empathetic, sincere, and warm-hearted. They are friendly, generous, and self-sacrificing, but can also be sentimental, flattering, and people-pleasing. They are well-meaning and driven to be close to others, but can slip into doing things for others in order to be needed. They typically have problems with possessiveness and with acknowledging their own needs. At their Best: unselfish and altruistic, they have unconditional love for others.
The Enneagram is a scholarly study of personality types across time and cultures. There are 9 basic personality types, each with ts own likes, motivations, interaction styles and challenges. We each carry all of these 9 personality types, but we may express primarily one or two. Why are we studying this? Because we want to learn to love effectively - ourselves, each other, God. In this first lesson, we cover the 3 intelligence centers (mind, heart and body) and an overview of the 9 personality types.