Do you have questions about the Enneagram?
Feel free to contact us if you have questions, but hopefully we can answer a few of them in our FAQ section below.
What exactly is the Enneagram?
The short answer: a personality type tool designed to uncover your core motivation and allow you to discover why you are who you are. Simple enough, right? The long answer: the Enneagram combines modern psychological practices with a deep foundation in ancient traditions, religions, and spiritual practices ranging from the Greek philosophers to Buddhism. The Enneagram is a personality type indicator- a tool millions of people use everyday to guide them through the various challenges of life.
Why are there numbers? Is a 1 better than a 9?
The numbers are not a scale - 1 is not "higher ranking" than a 9. The Enneagram uses numbers to identify the 9 types. One through nine are displayed in a circle graphic and each type is connected to every other type - you'll learn more about the connection when you start to discover your subtypes, wings, and directions of stress and growth.
So what do I have to do to start?
Take a quick "test" and remember to be honest with yourself. We have provided a link to the free online test here. The test consists of 60 questions and uses a 5 point scale ranging from "Very Inaccurate" to "Very Accurate". Answering the questions honestly and genuinely will give you a better chance of finding your true Enneagram Type. The test usually takes between 10-20 minutes.
I took the test, now what?
Start doing some research. Once you've established your type you can start on the journey to self discovery. There are so many resources for further education and research. The Trinity Family is always developing new tools and programs for Enneagram education and we will continue to provide you with updates on our workshops and upcoming seminars. If you would like to start exploring your type you can begin here, at The Enneagram Institute's official website. We also recommend researching the individual work of Don Riso and Russ Hudson, Ginger Lapid-Bogda P.h.D., and Bea Chestnut P.h.D..
how can I introduce the enneagram into my workplace?
We love when people connect with the Enneagram- it's changed our lives and we know how beneficial it will be for you too. If you would like to reach out to us about furthering your knowledge of the Enneagram please contact us via email.