DON’T Do This With The Enneagram!
Hey friends! The Enneagram is an ancient tool that is gaining popularity in the last few years. If you want to learn more about the Enneagram you can check out these posts:
I’ve been studying the Enneagram for the last year or so and am still just touching the surface of all it has to offer in terms of self-discovery and growth.
Today I got an email from one of my favorite online marketers, and it was called, “I’m a 3, what are you?!”
I knew right away she was referring to the Enneagram, and as she should be, she’s so excited about the powerful way it’s helping her understand herself and her family better. And the question that she followed with was, ‘what are you’?
There was no harm in the question, but what I want to remind you of is that knowing your number is just the beginning! Please don't stop there.
What I want to clarify when it comes to the Enneagram is that you are more than just a number. And even with your number, you can look very different from someone else with that number.
What you will learn with your Enneagram number are the habitual ways you tend to think/feel/behave in life. It’s like the deepest, 'why do I do what I do,' test out there.
So learn your number, but DON’T stop there! The Enneagram is a tool that used with a coach or on your journey to transformation and self-awareness can change your entire life. Like I ‘m serious. It’s eerie how accurate this thing is. But where the magic happens is when you take it and look into your soul and do the work to become a healthier version of yourself.
Sometimes I hear, ‘oh that’s my 2 talking’, or ‘I’m just a 7' —-Don’t ever let the Enneagram knowledge of yourself become a crutch you use to make excuses for areas you are not willing to grow in. You are in control of your life, your thoughts and your actions. And on the flip side, don’t let what you learn about your number hinder you from knowing you can create the life you want. Sometimes people have said they wish they were a different number because it would be easier to XYZ, know that every number has their own strengths and challenges.
All of the numbers have levels of health, and you can be healthy, average, or unhealthy. Keep this in mind as well as the fact that while you have a primary number, you also go to different numbers under stress or in health.
So, I in no way think this email was bad or wrong. It’s so fun to know your number and begin to learn what that means. But don’t stop there! The power of knowing more can change everything! I’ve seen exponential growth in my life since working with the Enneagram this last year.
If you are wanting to incorporate the Enneagram into your life in a more profound way and are looking for a Life Coach, please contact me.