Enneagram — A typology of anger, shame and fear and what to do about it.

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DecimalRocket

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Hi there.

Enneagram has been one of the most revolutionary systems I found to help me so I thought I’d share it here.

It’s similar to Pete Walker’s 4Fs types in that it attempts to identify different reactions to emotional burdens. It has 3 types of coping responses for each emotion — anger, shame and fear. You have one type for each emotion that is often listed from the most dominant to the least dominant.

It identifies the traumatic roots of these responses, the false beliefs around it, the unhealthy and healthy coping responses for this and how to improve them.

It even has something called “Levels of Development” where they identify different levels of mental health for each type. The site I’m going to give you has Enneathought — a collection of daily emails on having different reflections and exercises to carry out each day for your type.

One thing that’s important though is that this is only meant to be a guide — as human beings of course are complex and can’t be summarized entirely by 9 types. But still, all guides in our life don’t know everything, but they still managed to allow for insight we can find valuable.

Here’s the site you can start with. The full info is in the books, but you’ll find a good start around online.

https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/how-the-enneagram-system-works/



Re: Enneagram — A typology of anger, shame and fear and what to do about it.
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 11:11:47 AM »
It's a really interesting topic but I've never been able to get into these typing stuff much because my personality changes all the time. I'll score one type one day, another the next. I thought that stuff like this, and the mbti thing would help me 'find myself', but it ended up making me even more confused. lol It's cool that it's helped you out though. :)

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Re: Enneagram — A typology of anger, shame and fear and what to do about it.
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2017, 10:06:46 AM »
Haha, yes. The tricky thing about typing is that people with mental health problems are harder to type — because being stressed out affects the manifestation of your personality. People like this didn’t just have to learn what a personality is like on an average level — but explore what it looks like on an unhealthy level. People could ask help for forums for typing help if they need it.

It’s alright if it’s too complicated for you, AA. Do what’s best for you. Take care.