The Enneagram can increase your compassion, decrease your frustration and improve your relationships.Emily Wingfield, Enneagram with Emily
The Enneagram is an amazing tool that helps you not only understand yourself better but understand those around you with more compassion. In this interview featuring Enneagram teacher, Emily Wingfield, we go over the nine Enneagram types. We specifically talk about how each Enneagram type might ‘show up’ around the holiday table, what the core motivation of each type is and how you as the guest or host can respond with compassion.
This holiday season it’s more important than ever to not understand ourselves better but understand those around us!
Overview of the Nine Enneagram Types
- Enneagram 1: The Perfectionist
During the holidays the perfectionist may focus more on being perfect rather than being present!
- Enneagram 2: The Helper
During the holidays, the helper may volunteer for everything which can either lead to burnout or feeling resentful that no one else is helping.
- Enneagram 3: The Achiever
Enneagram 3 during the holidays may feel the need to do it all or have it all. Strive to understand that while on the outside an Enneagram 3 may look like they have it all, on the inside they might be struggling!
- Enneagram 4: The Individualist / Romantic
Enneagram 4 types want to understand the depth of life, but they can also get into the mindset of ‘what if’ that can lead to melancholy.
- Enneagram 5: The Investigator
Enneagram 5 types may need to take a breather during the party to re-energize. Don’t be alarmed if they leave early or go outside and take a walk! Engage this type with interesting conversation that pertains to something they are interested in.
- Enneagram 6: The Loyalist
An Enneagram 6 is cautious and can also be a loyal skeptic. They might be scanning the room for not only physical danger but emotional danger.
- Enneagram 7: The Enthusiast
Enneagram 7 can be the life of the holiday party! They can also be frustrating as a guest though as they might wait to the last minute to commit to even coming to the holiday dinner.
- Enneagram 8: The Challenger
Enneagram 8’s desire the feeling to be in control of themselves (but not others necessarily). If they feel like they are losing that control, it may cause them to lash out or feel defensive.
- Enneagram 9: The Peacemaker
Enneagram 9’s during the holidays want everyone to be getting along, although this might came to a halt if they repress their own feelings and everything comes out later in the night!
The Enneagram is a powerful tool to understand yourself and others better! Book a free 20 minute session with Enneagram with Emily to learn more about your Enneagram type.