What is Enneagram And Benefits of Enneagram

The Meaning of the Enneagram

The Enneagram of Character, sometimes known as the Enneagram or generally the Enneagram (from the Greek words meaning “written” or “drawn”), is a classification of nine interrelated personality types that serve as a model of the human mind. With seminars, conferences, books, and publications, the Enneagram of Character has been heavily promoted in business, management, and religious contexts. It is frequently promoted as a path to significant involvement in becoming, essence, and enlightenment in spirituality; however, it is most commonly used as a typology to gain insights into workplace interpersonal dynamics in corporate settings.  

 Nine Enneagram types

Type 1: The perfectionist

Type Ones prioritize doing things correctly and according to the rules. Type One strongly emphasizes doing things correctly and by the book. They are driven by a desire to live a “right” life and never to admit fault or place blame. They are often too harsh on themselves and others because they are so fixated on being flawless, which can have unintended consequences.

Type 2: The Assistant

They serve as a support network for friends and family and are always willing to help out. They are driven by the desire to feel loved and needed constantly. They are so generous that they neglect their own necessities. They are terrified of being disliked by others and desperately want to be liked. They will therefore go to great lengths to blend in. For the benefit of others, they frequently transgress their personal bounds.

Type 3: The Achiever

Type Threes are highly motivated and success-oriented. Their continual need to succeed—or at the very least, to appear successful to others—drives them. They exert every effort to prevent failure. They place too much emphasis on what other people think of them and never want to appear as though they don’t know what they’re doing.

Type 4: The Individualist

The need to stand out from the crowd and never be average drives Type Fours. They are also highly intent on experiencing each emotion. Their erratic behavior can hurt them, and they worry about having flaws.

Type 5: The Detective

Type Fives sometimes called “scientists” or “academics,” are voracious readers. They tend to be quite introspective and disconnected since they always try to save resources and understand more about the world. They tend to be reclusive and aloof.

Type 6: The Loyalist

Loyalists, the most prevalent type, are driven by fear and a desire for security. They appreciate loyalty and friendship, but they also consider the worst-case scenario. They prefer to be well-prepared for the worst-case scenario and become nervous if they aren’t.

Type 7: The Enthusiast

The Type Seven personality is upbeat, fun-loving, impulsive, and driven by the need to be content. They are almost constantly energizing and never desire to be restrained. They try to keep themselves occupied and have fun because they never want to experience emotional suffering or misery.

Type 8: The Challenger

The need to never appear weak and vulnerable and to always exert dominance and control over others around them drives Type Eights. They can be characterized as protectors or defenders, and they are never uncertain about their objectives. They are leaders, but they also have a control freak obsession with everything around them.

Type 9: The Mediator

Nines value calm, harmony, and comfort. They are driven by a desire to maintain harmony and continually keep things peaceful at all costs.

Benefits of using Enneagram

An archetypal framework called the Enneagram can provide profound understanding to individuals, communities, and collectives. From an integrated systems perspective, the Enneagram provides a comprehensive map for personal growth and comprises three centers of wisdom, nine major Enneagram types, 18 wings, three subtypes, and triadic styles. It doesn’t confine people; instead, it creates a road for self-knowledge and increased personal consciousness.  The Integrative Enneagram fosters self-awareness and reveals the behavioral patterns that unconsciously influence and motivate our actions. We can transcend them and create more prosperous, helpful ways of being when we know these patterns and motivations.  Practicing with the Enneagram allows people to take charge of their own behavior and development because they have a better grasp of why people behave and react in the manner they do.  The Enneagram speaks profoundly to the process of integration and growth as a framework. It is capable of showing the individuality of every person and his or her journey. I 


  • Raises the amount of motivation Meta-awareness improves the awareness, and self-assurance makes it possible to resolve core emotional issues.
  • Provides a framework for understanding behaviors rooted in underlying reasons, including positive and destructive behaviors.
  • Enhances one’s capacity for self- and other-empathy
  • Places specific behavioral patterns in the context of the past and present to find opportunities for growth and integration.
  • Compared to one based on personality qualities, it creates a more structured methodology for language and understanding.
  • Improves the authority, influence, and sincerity of leadership


  • Reduces the visibility of organizational politics, improves change management, and reduces resistance to change.
  • Can increase individual integration to unlock organizational innovation.
  • Increases performance and productivity
  • Builds a structure that facilitates more effective project leadership.
  • Ensures the integrity of the organization
  • Enhances the effectiveness of corporate communication
  • Contributes to talent development and facilitates culture change.


  • Reduces judgment and criticism of others while increasing tolerance and understanding.
  • It allows the group to stop criticizing “different personality types” for conflict by providing a framework for understanding team challenges and conflict.
  • Improves teamwork and output while repolarizing teams and erasing more pronounced “conflicts” in the team.
  • Enhances communication while building a new language foundation for team interactions as operational processes are improved.


Over the years, the Enneagram has proven to be one of the most effective instruments for coaching and growth. In addition to accelerating understanding, development, and integration, using the Enneagram also gives the development process longevity and scale throughout time.  
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