The Enneagram is a personality typing tool. I prefer it over others like Myers-Briggs, DiSC Profile, StrengthsFinders, etc. I appreciate those, but the Enneagram is more helpful in understanding not just what we do, but why we do, the motivation and wounds behind what we do.
I am particularly interested in using the Enneagram as a tool for spiritual formation and growth. This would be connecting it to the work of St. Evagrius Ponticus, Ramon Llull, and Ignatius of Loyola. They did not use the Enneagram as we do today. But there are aspects of their own work that relates very well to the Enneagram typing system.
As I teach on the Enneagram and how it can be a tool for our formation in Christ, I take time to address what each Enneatype needs to hear from the Father. Of course, what I offer is one small insight. There are other words we need to hear from the Father. But I believe these messages are essential.
Plenty of people have heard about the Enneagram. It’s a very popular personality typing tool. Many have taken a test to find out their Enneatype, read a book, listened to a podcast, or perhaps all of the above.
While this tool is helpful in understanding how we’ve been created, shaped, and formed throughout our life, I see it also as a gift for our own spiritual growth and development. With that, I will be hosting some workshops on the Enneagram starting Friday, April 29.
Many have heard of the Enneagram, a popular personality system that encompasses 9 different types. While this typing method has much to offer around understanding our core selves, it can also be used as a tool for spiritual growth and formation.