How to Redesign your Career to Avoid Burnout, Using Personality 

Whether you have resigned with a plan or without one, one thing is for sure, you don’t want to make the same mistakes as last time. You want to avoid joining a company with a culture or manager that doesn't understand you, or that doesn't allow you to be yourself.

6 Benefits of Personality Testing to Help your Personal Development

Personal development can be intimidating. You aren’t the only one who finds walking through the self-help section in a bookstore confusing or daunting, with its countless titles that promise to improve your life, outlook, and health. Although it’s not a bad idea to pick up a self-help book once in a while, you may find your personal growth will get the best boost from personality testing. Testing requires less time than a full-length book, and you’ll find a wealth of information at your disposal for further reading once you’ve received your results.

Introducing the Enneagram Centers of Intelligence

This blog post is part of our Fundamentals of the Enneagram series, which takes a deeper dive into all the Enneagram elements - wings, arrows, subtypes, centers of intelligence, growth pathways and more. For an overview of the series, start with our introductory post here.

Understanding the Psychological Defense Mechanisms of the Enneagram

This blog post is part of our Fundamentals of the Enneagram series, which takes a deeper dive into all the Enneagram elements - wings, arrows, subtypes, centers of intelligence, growth pathways and more. For an overview of the series, start with our introductory post here. 

In the introductory blog post to Enneagram Fundamentals, I described defenses as being like band aids we have forgotten to take off. Covering up wounds that never quite healed. 

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

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.

Introducing Our New Series: Fundamentals of the Enneagram

I was first introduced to the Enneagram while contracting for a company on a change project. They said “Our organization is mostly Sixes. That will make change harder. Here is Helen Palmer’s book. Go.” 

As I cracked open the book I was thinking, “Six what?” And so I began my journey to determine my type and try to grasp how to apply this knowledge to the organization. 

Enneagram, Faith & Your Relationship: Diffusing Your Passions & Tapping Into Your Virtues

The Enneagram is a powerful tool for deepening one’s spirituality and in finding a truly fulfilling personal path. It’s also an incredibly helpful lens for improving unhealthy patterns and finding joy in your relationships. 

Why I Hated my Enneagram Results (and What I Did About It)

Recently, I decided to take the Enneagram test on Truity. I hadn’t even heard of Enneagrams, so I was intrigued. I purposely did not research the Enneagram system so it wouldn’t influence the way I answered the questions. We all want to be portrayed in our best light, so if I knew Enneagrams were about emotions, I might subconsciously try to sound less emotional.

I was excited to read my results. It’s fun to unlock the mysteries about ourselves and why we do what we do.

Understanding Enneagram Subtypes: How Each Instinct Affects Your Type (Part 2)

In part one yesterday, we covered everything you’ve wanted to know about Enneagram subtypes. You learned what the instincts mean, how they stack up, what countertypes are, and how to use your subtype to understand where your emotional energy goes. 

Now that you know how to use your subtype for deeper awareness of your patterns, we’ve provided a general overview of what each Enneagram subtype may look like. Keep in mind that “general” is the key word here—you may not fit the bill completely, but this can provide some insight into exploring your subtype further.

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