Why Peacemaker Type 9s Truly Are the Most Powerful Type in the Enneagram

When you think of powerful types within the Enneagram, it is tempting to focus on Type 8, the Leader or Type 3, the Achiever. These outwardly focused, action-oriented individuals easily garner the attention and often admiration of others. They are strong, high-achieving personalities that get things done. But did you know that the true powerbroker in the Enneagram is really Type 9, the Peacemaker?

Why You Need To Get Out Of Your Head and Into Your Body to Get The Most Out Of Your Personality System

The Big Five, DISC, Myers and Briggs, the Enneagram — all these personality systems help you understand yourself and other people better. By learning your own personality traits and those of others, you can begin to understand the inherent strengths and potential pitfalls we all possess.

Why Being Friends With Your Opposite Can Be Really Good for You (and Them)

Recently, I asked one of my best friends to send me her music recommendations. What I got back was a playlist so varied, so cool and so completely different from my music that I couldn’t believe what I was listening to.

This friend is one of the people I feel closest to in my life but she also couldn’t be more different from me. We are total opposites. And that’s why our friendship works.

How to Use Your Enneagram Type to Actually Achieve the Goals You Set, in 2021 and Beyond!

Given the stress and uncertainty 2020 has brought, the idea of setting goals for the new year might make you want to burrow into a hole.

When you’re taught to set and pursue goals just one way, instead of what’s best for your personality type, it’s easy to feel anxious, apathetic, or discouraged. It’s no wonder why 92% of people who set New Year’s goals end up abandoning them—they’re working against their unique personality type, not with it. 

Your Most Soul-Nourishing New Year Intention, By Enneagram Type

You made it through the holidays without causing any irreparable damage to your relationships and now you are into the final stretch of 2020. Your last challenge in this turbulent year is to set your new year intentions for 2021.

If there is anything 2020 taught us, it is that there are many things in life we can’t control.  With that as the backdrop, let 2021 be the year where we go within. This isn’t the year to check things off our bucket list. Instead, this new year presents an excellent opportunity to work on our internal world. 

Holiday Tips for Introverts: When You Want to be Alone But Hate to be Forgotten

The holiday season is a time to connect with loved ones, but it can be a stressful time for Introverts who are trying to keep up. Getting enough alone time is important to introverted types, but if they’re skipping events to be alone, they often feel a major case of FOMO. So how do you balance the much-needed time to recharge with the demanding social calendar of the holidays? 

What Extraverts Really Need From Their Introverts This Holiday Season

The perfect holiday period looks different for everyone. For some who type as Extraverts on a Myers and Briggs personality test, it might be a calendar filled with social events, meeting up with friends and family and getting into the holiday spirit with big crowds and parties. For Introverts, it probably involves more time enjoying the calmer aspects of the holiday season, with plenty of time for reflection.

On the First Day of Christmas, an Extravert Sang to Me...

It was the 2018 holiday season and my radio was keeping me company as I tended to some task in my kitchen. Soon I heard these familiar words:

It’s the hap - happiest season of all

With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings

When friends come to call

It’s the hap - happiest season of all

“Hmph!” I thought as I listened. “Maybe some of us would find the Christmas season even happier if there weren’t quite so many people around all the time!”

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