A Brief History of the Enneagram
The Enneagram (any-a-gram; ennea is Greek for nine, and
gram means drawing) is a circle enclosing nine equidistant points connected
by nine intersected lines. This symbol has its roots in the Middle East
in ancient spiritual traditions.
As we know it today, the Enneagram is a vital link between
the psyche and the spirit. It is a conceptual system, a theory of personality
types that is complex and sophisticated, and yet is a sensible and easily
understood tool for self-discovery. The nine points represent the ways
in which the nine different personality types perceive and defend their
are distinguished by unconscious motivations and preoccupations
which produce patterns of perception, feeling, and
behavior which can be gifts or obstacles to
the personality. Enneagram Explorations has over 25
years of combined experience in Enneagram research,
training, and study.
Wisdom, Power & Gifts of the Enneagram
The wisdom of
is that it recognizes nine very different yet inherently
valid views of reality.
The power of the Enneagram
is that it is a profound
and comprehensive tool to harness and transform self-defeating behavior
into life-enhancing personal empowerment.
The gift of the Enneagram
is that through self-discovery,
one can create and sustain meaningful and lasting relationships.