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Type Seven: The Need to Avoid Pain

Enneagram Part Three: Head Center Type Seven: The Need to Avoid Pain Friday, March 13, 2020 Holy Idea: Holy Wisdom, Holy Work, Holy Plan Virtue: Sobriety Passion: Gluttony [1] Sevens have been called the “Peter Pans” of the world, yet many Sevens, including our own Director of the Center for Action and Contemplation, are completely… Continue Reading Type Seven: The Need to Avoid Pain

Type Six: The Need for Security

Enneagram Part Three: Head Center Type Six: The Need for Security Thursday, March 12, 2020 Holy Idea: Holy Strength, Holy Faith Virtue: Courage Passion: Fear [1] People who are predominantly type Six have tremendous gifts: they are cooperative, team players, reliable, and loyal. In relationships, one can count on their fidelity. Their friendships are marked… Continue Reading Type Six: The Need for Security

Type Five: The Need to Perceive

Enneagram Part Three: Head Center Type Five: The Need to Perceive Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Holy Idea: Holy Omniscience, Holy Transparency Virtue: Detachment Passion: Avarice [1] Fives are discoverers of new ideas, researchers and inventors; they are objective, questioning, and interested in exploring things in detail. They can be provocative, surprising, unorthodox, and profound. Fives… Continue Reading Type Five: The Need to Perceive

The Head Center

Enneagram Part Three: Head Center The Head Center Tuesday, March 10, 2020 My friend and Enneagram teacher Russ Hudson describes the Head Center, the final Intelligence Center of the Enneagram, in his own unique and “heady” way: Some of the Eastern religions, particularly Buddhism, did a very thorough investigation of the nature of the Head… Continue Reading The Head Center

Type Four: The Need to Be Special

Enneagram Part Two: Heart Center Type Four: The Need to Be Special Friday, March 6, 2020 Holy Idea: Holy Origin Virtue: Equanimity, Emotional Balance Passion: Envy [1] Fours once lived serenely as an essential part of a united and beautiful world. But at some point during childhood, the union and beauty were seemingly broken. So, for… Continue Reading Type Four: The Need to Be Special

Type Three: The Need to Succeed

Enneagram Part Two: Heart Center Type Three: The Need to Succeed Thursday, March 5, 2020 Holy Idea: Holy Harmony, Holy Law, Holy Hope Virtue: Truthfulness, Authenticity Passion: Deceit [1] The Three is the central type of the heart group, but this does not mean that Threes manage their emotional world very well. On the contrary, Threes… Continue Reading Type Three: The Need to Succeed

Type Two: The Need to Be Needed

Enneagram Part Two: Heart Center Type Two: The Need to Be Needed Wednesday, March 4, 2020  Holy Idea: Holy Will, Holy Freedom Virtue: Humility Passion: Pride [1] The heart types—Two, Three, and Four—are “other-directed” people whose emotional well-being depends on how their environment reacts to them. The secret goal of their continuous activities is to be… Continue Reading Type Two: The Need to Be Needed

The Heart Center

Enneagram Part Two: Heart Center The Heart Center Tuesday, March 3, 2020  Russ Hudson and I have taught on the Enneagram together on several occasions. As a type Five, his primary Intelligence Center is in his Head, but there is no one whom I trust more than Russ to describe what it means to be in… Continue Reading The Heart Center

Gurdjieff and the Enneagram

Enneagram Part Two: Heart Center Gurdjieff and the Enneagram Monday, March 2, 2020  My friend Russ Hudson and his writing partner, the late Don Richard Riso, give some of the history of the Enneagram in their book The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The person responsible for bringing the Enneagram symbol to the modern world was George… Continue Reading Gurdjieff and the Enneagram

Type One: The Need to Be Perfect

Enneagram Part One: Body Center Type One: The Need to Be Perfect Friday, February 28, 2020 Holy Idea: Holy Perfection Virtue: Serenity Passion: Anger [1] This is my own type, so it’s easy for me to talk about it. I just hope I’ve done enough inner work to be able to present a balanced picture! Ones… Continue Reading Type One: The Need to Be Perfect

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