* Enneagram Types' Names
Different teachers use various names for each Type. One of my teachers and Enneagram expert, Katherine Fauvre, uses two-word descriptors I believe fully capture the essence of each Type. We prefer to use them, but most Enneagram teachers typically address each Type by number as the descriptive names can vary and can sometimes conjure biases, whether positive or negative. No Type is better or worse than another. All Types are equal; therefore, we typically refer to them by their number.
What is the Enneagram?
The Enneagram (Ennea=9, Gram=Diagram) is simply a map (GPS) for self-discovery and personal growth based on 9 basic personality types. The Enneagram accurately and clearly describes why you think, feel and behave in particular ways based upon your core fears and core desires.
The power of the Enneagram is in its ability to harness and transform self-limiting behaviors into life-enhancing personal empowerment. The gift of the Enneagram is that through self-discovery, one can create and sustain meaningful and lasting relationships with others, God and themselves.
Summary of the 9 Types
To verify your Type, take our free assessment and download our 9 Types Overview. This download provides a brief, bite-size description for each type. Find the type that has your Core Desire, Core Fear, and Core Weakness. Plus the message your heart longs to hear should strongly resonate with you. This will help you confirm your Type.
Are you stuck between two different Types?
You must always go back to your Core Motivations—why you do what you do. Download this mistyping guide to help you see the differences between any two Types more clearly.
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Your Enneagram Coach: The Podcast
Leading the way in teaching the Gospel-centered Enneagram, Hosts Beth and Jeff McCord want to make personal awareness and growth accessible to everyone, everywhere so they can experience freedom in every area of their lives.
This resource will help you take Enneagram information and apply it for real transformation. Throughout each episode, Beth and Jeff will point you to Christ, because while the Enneagram is an amazing tool, the Gospel is what brings lasting change!
For Enneagram Lovers...Rookies and veterans welcome!
Whether you’re new to this powerful tool, or you’re the Enneagram expert among your family and friends, you’ll find these episodes informative, insightful, and entertaining.
- Learn more about your Type and how it impacts your life, relationships, work, and the way you see the world.
- Gain a better understanding of others’ personalities, giving you more grace and compassion for all the people in your life.
- Hear Beth and Jeff coach real individuals and couples across all Types, giving you a better understanding of how each personality’s perspective impacts their life, work, and relationship dynamics.
- Gain insights from expert interviews with coaches, counselors, and pastors who are using the Enneagram in their daily work and ministry.