* Enneagram Intro
* What People Say
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Milton Erickson
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Enneagram:
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Ones
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Twos
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Threes
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Fours
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Fives
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Sixes
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Sevens
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Eights
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Nines
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THE DYNAMIC ENNEAGRAM - eBook excerpt - Sixes



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The Living Bridge; how a Three grows and changes; On Having No Head  Read More



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THE DYNAMIC ENNEAGRAM - eBook excerpt - Twos



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The Living Bridge; how a Three grows and changes; On Having No Head  Read More



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THE DYNAMIC ENNEAGRAM - eBook excerpts

     Four is one of what I jokingly call “nature’s Enneagram styles.” In extreme old age people often slow down, grow laconic and mellow; turning Nine-like, no matter what their true personality style. In their early twenties, many young adults pass through a natural Sevenish phase when they first venture into the world to sample life’s variety and delights.

    In a similar way, nature temporarily turns all teenagers into Fours, in that the universal teenage experience contains many of the elements of Four psychology: a sense of alienation; a conscious search for identity; a preoccupation with who you are as unique from others; a tendency to romanticize death; the conviction that no one has ever felt what you feel and a keen awareness of both the elation and pain of love. The famous poetry teacher John Ciardi was once asked whether people have to suffer to become poets. “No,” he replied, “Having been a teenager is quite enough.”
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  About the Enneagram - eBook excerpt

  There is an organization called The Flat Earth Society whose purpose I assume is tongue-in-cheek. Through its literature and newsletter, it advocates a medieval view of the world and promotes an elaborate thesis that “proves” the world is flat. The Society claims, for instance, that photographs of the round earth shot from space are Photoshopped, part of a sinister worldwide conspiracy to contradict common sense. After all, any fool who can see the horizon knows that the world is flat.  Read More


  Fine Distinctions: Nines

  Often preoccupied with physical comfort, maintaining routines and satisfying appetites.
    Exceptionally good receivers and appreciators; the best things in life are free.
    Grateful for what they have and treasure it
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  Quotes By, For and About Nines



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The backwards bombing film; Rapid pain control; Enneagram videos  Read More



      Poland: Auschwitz
   Today a visit to Auschwitz and Birkenau. Grueling, but then it’s supposed to be. The train trip began in forest but gradually yielded to rolling farm land and marshy patches of woods. I kept flashing on the iconic image of the train tracks  Read More

 

  Fine Distinctions: Eights

   Self-Preservation Eights are strongly focused on physical security; very hard workers.
      When healthy they are exceptionally self-reliant, independent and responsible.
      Self-preservation Eights can be implacably determined to prosper.
     Momma Bear or Poppa Bear; both fiercely protective and tenderly nurturing.
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  Quotes By, For and About Eights




  Fine Distinctions: Sevens

   Self-Preservation Sevens are confusing since they tend to be highly sociable and gravitate toward groups like Social Subtypes do. They specialize in “chosen family” in that they tend to create a network of people around them.
   They enjoy sharing on a circuit of interesting or like-minded people. Other people are a source of information and stimulation; interested in the latest gossip and everyone’s news.
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  Quotes By, For and About Sevens




  Fine Distinctions: Sixes

   Self-preservation Sixes can be warm and ingratiating; have a graceful, diplomatic sociability.
      Try to bring out the best in others and speak well of most people.
    Good communication skills; can tell people hard truths in a skillful or funny way.
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The backwards bombing film; Rapid pain control; $47,000 Paper Sculptures; Wonders of the Natural World; 83 Uses for Baking Soda; Everything you know is wrong? "The greatest dance number ever filmed."  Read More



   Change and the Enneagram
    Swiss therapist Marie Louise Von Franz was once lecturing about applications of Jungian psychology. She was saying that most women have an imaginary little devil that sits on their right shoulder and talks to them all day long in a negative way. Whenever the woman tries to take action, to assert herself, or do something new, the little devil says,   Read More


  Fine Distinctions: Fives

   Self Preservation Fives are often exceptionally knowledgeable, possibly about obscure subjects.
  Use their knowledge to contribute to the world.
  Sensitive to being saturated, feel overwhelmed by people’s expectations.

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   Personality Trances: Hypnosis and the Enneagram
  When people are hypnotized, they demonstrate capacities called hypnotic phenomena. For instance, trance subjects will frequently forget the experience they had while hypnotized much like the rest of us forget our dreams when we awaken in the morning. This is the hypnotic phenomenon of amnesia. Read More


  Fine Distinctions: Fours

   Self-Preservation Fours are often risk takers.

  •           They take chances to stir up emotional intensity, collect new experiences, play out inner dramas or learn about themselves.
  •           Open advocates of the passionate life.
  •           Social and artistic courage; the high side of this subtype brings daring.

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   Slovakia, Part 1
    Brataslava is an interesting though not scintillating city, housing about a tenth of Slovakia's five million people. It's a hodgepodge of Slavic and Austro-Hungarian influences plus residual Communist architecture. Advertised as one of Europe's youngest capitals, Bratislava is certainly on an upswing. The road from the airport 
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  Fine Distinctions: Threes

        Self Preservation Threes are unusually capable, organized and efficient.
       
Especially good at discovering the best strategy for getting a job done, getting from point A to point B as effectively as possible.

    Think of Olympic athletes who are utterly focused on goals and make themselves into achievement machines.   Read More





  Excerpt from The Enneagram Movie & Video Guide 3.0
  The latest edition of Nine Points Magazine features my article Enneagram Movie Roundup: Eights and Nines. This is a preview of the new Enneagram Movie and Video Guide 3.0 
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  Fine Distinctions: Twos
   Healthy Self-preservation Twos are often more in touch with how they feel and what they want.
   Have the courage and social skills to express their preferences.
   Appropriately “self-referenced” – know what they want and yet include the wishes of others.
   Can be unusually materialistic.  Read More

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  Why Study the Enneagram?

    At first glance, the Enneagram seems to be just another system for pigeon-holing people. But look twice and you see it’s describing something central: your core strategy for making sense of reality, your basic life stance, the axis of your flat earth. As you investigate the system and compare its insights with your own experience, you may be amazed at its depth and accuracy. 
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    Slovakia, Part 2
    The Novy Most (New Bridge) was built by the Communists in 1972 when I was in college and events in this part of the world were an outright mystery. It too has a distinctive show-off design, this time like an alien envisioned by HG Wells. A huge silver saucer with windows perched on giant stilts above the bridge extends cables to the bridge's middle. From one angle it looks like the figure is dominating and possessing the bridge; from another it is shooting death rays.
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  Fine Distinctions: Twos
   Healthy Self-preservation Twos are often more in touch with how they feel and what they want.
   Have the courage and social skills to express their preferences.
   Appropriately “self-referenced” – know what they want and yet include the wishes of others.
   Can be unusually materialistic.  Read More





  The Enneagram's Fine Distinctions
   Subtypes, Stress/Security Points, Wings




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