Getting Curious About the Enneagram System
We Each Have a Personality Type

A lot of us want to know what makes us act the way we do At a basic level, the Enneagram system is a unique approach to personality typing (there are nine types in the system) that helps us find out more about what makes us tick.

In these short video clips, Enneagram specialist and LifeWork teacher Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, PhD, shares insights into this intriguing model.

What is the Enneagram?

Wikipedia defines the Enneagram as “a model of the human psyche which is principally understood and taught as a typology of nine interconnected personality types.”

Watch to hear how Sean Esbjörn-Hargens describes it:

How is it helpful to know your Enneatype?

The Enneagram can provide the key to becoming aware of the unconscious tendencies that drive us and lead to unhappy results — so we can engage in our lives and relationships more consciously and skillfully.

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Can the Enneagram improve relationships?

In addition to self-awareness, the Enneagram is an excellent tool for creating better relationship dynamics — especially when things get challenging.

In this video, Sean shares how he and his wife have used the Enneagram in their marriage:

What is the relationship between the Enneagram and the body?

Much more than an abstract theory, the Enneagram system offers insights into each of the types’ style of moving and being in the world.

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Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, PhD, is founder of MetaIntegral, a training academy, a consulting firm, and a non-profit. He specializes in supporting leaders, teams, and organizations to navigate complexity through developmental and integrative methodologies and practices, including a focus on embodiment and presence. Over the last two decades Sean has worked with extensively with the Enneagram system in a number of contexts: teaching graduate-level students, coaching individuals, and consulting organizations. His main focus is on using the Enneagram for deep integrative transformation and embodied leadership development. Sean is a prolific writer and editor and has published more than 30 articles and 7 books on leadership and organizational development.


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