About the Author

Lynn Roulo is an Enneagram instructor and Kundalini Yoga teacher who teaches a unique combination of the two systems, combining the physical benefits of Kundalini Yoga with the psychological growth tools of the Enneagram. She has written two books combining the two systems. Headstart for Happiness, her first book is an introduction to the systems. The Nine Keys, her second book, focuses on the two systems in intimate relationships. Learn more about Lynn and her work here at LynnRoulo.com.

Introverts, Extraverts, and the Enneagram

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on May 11, 2022

“He’s much too extraverted to be a Type 5 Investigator.” 

"She’s way too introverted to be a Type 7 Enthusiast.”  

As someone who’s conducted hundreds of Enneagram typing interviews, I cringe when I hear these statements because these generalizations highlight a basic misunderstanding of the Enneagram – the mistaken belief that someone’s Enneagram type can be uncovered based solely by observing their behavior. 

Your Best (and Worst) Work Environment, Based on Your Enneagram Type

The average person works over 90,000 hours during their lifetime. This means that most of us spend about one third of our lives at work. That’s a big chunk of time, and it underscores that your work environment plays a huge role in your overall feelings of happiness and satisfaction. Your job setting matters a lot, but for most of us, we aren’t always clear about what constitutes ideal working conditions. 

The Best Holiday Song for You, Based on Your Enneagram Type

If there was any question that the holiday season is here, just turn on the radio for confirmation. From joyous to stoic and from religious to commercial, holiday music is part of the winter season. Not all songs appeal to all people, but regardless of how you feel about the holidays, there is a song for everyone. Below we offer you the best holiday tune, based on your Enneagram Type.

Category: Enneagram

What’s the Link Between the Enneagram and Autism?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 12, 2021

Last month, I did an Enneagram typing interview for an autistic friend. Before the interview, we had an open discussion because she wasn’t sure her autism would allow her to self-type, even with the help of my interview questions. 

Her concern was that what she really thinks and what motivates her might be too heavily influenced by the adjustments she has made as a result of her autism and her efforts to behave neurotypically. 

Not Sure If You are an Enneagram Type 2 or a Type 3? Ask Yourself These Four Questions.

While the Type 2 Giver and the Type 3 Achiever have habits of attention that point in radically different directions, they can still be easy to confuse. Some Type 2s are surprisingly competitive, while some Type 3s are strikingly helpful, so if you’ve ever felt unsure about where your attention goes, it’s understandable. Motivation is a complex, multi-layered aspect of character, and honest self-reflection is a process. 

Categories: Type Two, Type Three

Not Sure If You Are an Enneagram Type 1 or Type 6? Ask Yourself These Four Questions

One of the most common mistakes people make when trying to find their Enneagram type is that they over-identify with a single specific trait. For example, someone who over-identifies with anger might assume they are an Enneagram type 8, another with anxiety assumes they are a Type 6, while someone who identifies with helpfulness assumes they are a Type 2. 

Not Sure If You Are An Enneagram Type 2 Or Type 9? Ask Yourself These Four Questions to Find Out.

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 01, 2021

The Enneagram Type 2 Giver and Type 9 Peacemaker have a lot in common, and it's easy to see how there could be confusion between the two. If you’ve ever felt conflicted trying to decide which one you are, you aren’t the first person to feel you could be both. Let’s explore some of the similarities and key differences between these two personality styles.

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