The Enneagram Tool is a globally recognised personality typology, as a unique methodology that has been discovered by ancient Sufi and endorsed by contemporary psychologists, describing the 9 core strategies of personality life we use wrongly and unconsciously. This model helps us open our eyes and see what unconscious behavioural stereotypes we use and why.
Oskaras Ičazo (1931) presented the fixations and motivations of the ego for each type of Enneagram and suggested development paths based on 4 elements: Key Motivations – Focus – Strength – Being.
Key Motivations is our weakness (ego) that governs us and motivates us to do what we do. Very often, personalities deny that it is their weakness, but when a person recognizes it, a new page of life begins.
Fokus on is a stereotype of Behavior that a personality constantly repeats, unconsciously believing that he will be happy when he reaches the desired result, for example. status. When a person recognizes his Behavioral patterns and inner motivation, he as if goes out of a closed circle and clearly understands what he is doing, as Gergius Gurdyowa said (1866), people wake up from sleep.
The Strength is the opposite of motivation. We have all the internal resources, but different types are motivated by different things. After Enneagram training, people are consciously aware of their Behavioral patterns, where they specifically repeat the same events and why.
Being is when people live harmoniously with themselves and others. This state is achieved when a person feels like in a comfort zone and consciously understands their behavioral patterns, where they specifically repeat the same events and why.
Personality strives to achieve what they want to achieve, or thinks something will bring happiness to them, so that there are constant events that have already been repeated, and we cannot answer why. During the training, participants will be very clear about their behavioral stereotypes and behavioral patterns. They will realize that they and their clients / surrounding people often fall into a closed circle, where fixation strengthens motivation and man can never escape from his closed circle. The Eneagram Tool will clearly show you the patterns of your behaviour and your ability to change (if you only want to).
Perform the Enneagram test and set your own.
Key Motivations: Want to be right, to strive higher and improve everything, to be consistent with their ideals, to justify themselves, to be beyond criticism so as not to be condemned by anyone.
When moving in their Direction of Disintegration (stress), methodical Ones suddenly become moody and irrational at Type 4. However, when moving in their Direction of Integration (growth), angry, critical Ones become more spontaneous and joyful, like healthy Type 7.
Focus on: Ones bring a sense of absolute or ideal truth and justice. Ones tend to be self-controlled and restrained in their self-expressions and methods of doing things. They will deny themselves the pleasure of acting on their real desires and impulses.
Strength: Peace, when people have inner peace and harmony, are happy, do not seek perfection, and it does not depend on any events.
Being is perfection when everyone behaves flawlessly.
Key Motivations: Want to be loved, to express their feelings for others, to be needed and appreciated, to get others to respond to them, to vindicate their claims about themselves.
When moving in their Direction of Disintegration (stress), needy Twos suddenly become aggressive and dominating at Type 8. However, when moving in their Direction of Integration (growth), prideful, self-deceptive Twos become more self-nurturing and emotionally aware, like healthy Boss (Type 8).
Focus on: Twos in particular bring a more personal, individual focus to their interactions with others. They are thoughtful and follow up exchanges with genuine kindness and compassion. Excellence when you implement your plans and you are recognised by others – you are needed and appreciated.
Strength: modesty, when you think you are not only worthy of merit, but also others.
Being: freedom, when there is no need for others to be recognised, and a desire to be necessary.
Key Motivations: Want to be affirmed, to distinguish themselves from others, to have attention, to be admired, and to impress others. Constantly plays the roles that others need.
When moving in their Direction of Disintegration (stress), driven Threes suddenly become disengaged and apathetic at Peacemaker (Type 9). However, when moving in their Direction of Integration (growth), vain, deceitful Threes become more cooperative and committed to others, like healthy Loyaliest (Type 6).
Focus on: Seeking for status, the desire to be in the center of attention and the desire for others to admire. Presenting good examples to a specific situation so that others see achievements, competence, status and image.
Strength: Honesty. The desire to be as you are does not prove to others and is guided by natural feelings.
Being: Hope and belief in your future, that there is no need for others to prove.
Key Motivations: Want to express themselves and their individuality, to create and surround themselves with beauty, to maintain certain moods and feelings, to withdraw to protect their self-image, to take care of emotional needs before attending to anything else, to attract a “rescuer.”
When moving in their Direction of Disintegration (stress), aloof Fours suddenly become over-involved and clinging at Helper (Type 2). However, when moving in their Direction of Integration (growth), envious, emotionally turbulent Fours become more objective and principled, like healthy Perfectionist (Type 1).
Focus on: Fours longing to remember, feel the most beautiful past events, and create a rich imagination. It gives a lot of emotion and satisfaction, but it can also be a strong sadness.
Fours more than any other type are acutely aware of and focused on their personal differences and deficiencies. Healthy Fours are honest with themselves: they own all of their feelings and can look at their motives, contradictions, and emotional conflicts without denying or whitewashing them.
The Strength: Balance when the conscious perception that all people are unique is coming.
Being: Unity when everyone is equal.
Key Motivations: Want to possess knowledge and understand how is the world works, to understand the environment: weather, cosmos to have everything figured out. They are always searching, asking questions, and delving into things in depth.
When moving in their Direction of Disintegration (stress), detached Fives suddenly become hyperactive and scattered at Enthusiastic (Type 7). However, when moving in their Direction of Integration (growth), avaricious, detached Fives become more self-confident and decisive, like healthy Boss (Type 8).
Focus on: Developing complex ideas and skills. Independent, innovative, and inventive, they can also become preoccupied with their thoughts and imaginary constructs. They become detached, yet high-strung and intense. They typically have problems with eccentricity, nihilism, and isolation. At their Best: able to see the world in an entirely new way. The intense focus of Fives can thus lead to remarkable discoveries and innovations, but when the personality is more fixated, it can also create self-defeating problems.
The Strength: The kindness that survives as a strong love for people and the world. As a result, man sacrifices time and resources to create something good for the world.
Being: Omniscience – the feeling that any resource is naturally available exactly when it is needed.
Key Motivations: Want to have security, to feel supported by others, to have certitude and reassurance, to test the attitudes of others toward them, to fight against anxiety and insecurity. Sixes as the Thinking Center do not have confidence in their own minds and judgments.
When moving in their Direction of Disintegration (stress), dutiful Sixes suddenly become competitive and arrogant at Achiever (Type 3). However, when moving in their Direction of Integration (growth), fearful, pessimistic Sixes become more relaxed and optimistic, like healthy Peacemaker (Type 9).
Focus on: Doubt – Conquering consciousness, man constantly analyzes, finds contradictions in his and other people’s opinions, intentions and incompetence. The reason Sixes are so loyal to others is that they do not want to be abandoned and left without support—their Basic Fear. Thus, the central issue for type Six is a failure of self-confidence. They can be cautious and indecisive, but also reactive, defiant and rebellious. They typically have problems with self-doubt and suspicion. At their Best: internally stable and self-reliant, courageously championing themselves and others.
The Strength: Courage – a great inner strength to act in spite of all the inner mistrust – the courage to believe that everything will be fine.
Being: The belief that one can trust one’s inner intuition and trust others.
Key Motivations: Want to maintain their freedom and happiness, to avoid missing out on worthwhile experiences, to keep themselves excited and occupied, to avoid and discharge pain. The constant need to be happy and attend various events.
When moving in their Direction of Disintegration (stress), scattered Sevens suddenly become perfectionistic and critical at Perfectionist (Type 1). However, when moving in their Direction of Integration (growth), gluttonous, scattered Sevens become more focused and fascinated by life, like healthy Investigator (Type 5).
Focus on: Planning as you develop various plans to prevent anxiety or poverty. Plan your agenda and make the most of it. Sevens are not necessarily intellectual or studious by any standard definition, although they are often intelligent and can be widely read and highly verbal.
The Strength: Realistic planning is the ability to realistically assess the situation and live here and now, not in the future.
Being: Happiness when life in itself is full of happiness and joy.
Key Motivations: Want to be self-reliant, to prove their strength and resist weakness, to be important in their world, to dominate the environment, and to stay in control of their situation. Strong internal motivation for everything to have and manage here and now. Meet all the needs and desires.
When moving in their Direction of Disintegration (stress), self-confident Eights suddenly become secretive and fearful at Investigator (Type 5). However, when moving in their Direction of Integration (growth), lustful, controlling Eights become more open-hearted and caring, like healthy Helper (Type 2).
Fokus on: Justice – feeling that the whole responsibility for the world, the family, works goes only on their shoulders. They unconsciously believe that if you take responsibility, it can control others, while constantly fighting for what you want to get. It is also looking for blame if you have failed to follow the goals.
The Strength: Innocence, when everything is in equilibrium, in harmony and no one is innocent because of anything.
Being: Right when everything in the world is harmonious and nothing needs control.
Key Motivations: Want to create harmony in their environment, to avoid conflicts and tension, to preserve things as they are, to resist whatever would upset or disturb them. Slum is the inner need for nothing to work, to rest, to wait and to see what will be, and not to take the initiative.
When moving in their Direction of Disintegration (stress), complacent Nines suddenly become anxious and worried at Loyalist (Type 6). However, when moving in their Direction of Integration (growth), slothful, self-neglecting Nines become more self-developing and energetic, like healthy Achiever (Type 3).
Focus on: Inactivity – the desire to remain calm and in specific to avoid conflicts and additional obligations. Attempt to keep the harmony with everyone and mingle with the surrounding. They work to maintain their peace of mind just as they work to establish peace and harmony in their world.
The Strenght: Energy is manifested in the desire to act and not to be able to unmute our thoughts and emotions.
Being: Love – when everyone deserves love and is able to fulfill their needs.