The Enneagram of Personality is a nine-sided model that breaks down the human psyche. Each side of the Enneagram provides a distinctive personality type that individuals can fall under. While Enneagrams are generally used in the workforce to evaluate and understand the strengths of each employee–even at corporate levels–this psychological classification model can also help to develop personal growth. If you are interested in taking your personal growth and leadership skills to the next level, an Enneagram might be the right tool to take a look at.
Taking a Closer look at Enneagrams
To increase your personal growth and leadership skills, it’s essential to have a comprehensive understanding of the functions of an Enneagram, first. As a spherical structure, the Enneagram of Personality depicts nine different personalities with arrows pointing in various directions in its center. While one person may fall directly in a single category, it’s normal for people to have personality traits that interconnect.
Here are the Enneagram personalities in the correct numerical order:
To determine your Enneagram type, there are various online tests you can take, or, you can simply research each personality trait and choose the one you believe is the best fit.
Enneagrams and Personal Growth
Enneagrams are beneficial for those who want to expand on their personal growth and leadership skills throughout their careers. With its comprehensive chart, individuals can easily identify their personality traits through self-observation. While the Enneagram focuses on personality, it allows those to look in depth at the areas their personality and traits need work–forming self-awareness. Most importantly, the Enneagram allows us to see the downsides of our personalities and come up with constructive ways to work on them and, hopefully, grow from them. If used correctly, this psychological tool can help us not stand in our own ways. In the sense of self-leadership, it’s always important to remember that leading others starts with leading ourselves first. The Enneagram helps individuals form proper self-awareness and discover what drives them; leading them through the path of self-growth and development of effective self-leadership skills.
With an Enneagram, individuals can have to opportunity to form the best versions of themselves in a professional setting and personal.
About the Author :- John Mattone is a best-selling author, the world’s #1 authority on Intelligent Leadership and one of the world’s most in-demand CEO coaches & leadership speakers. In 2017 and 2018, the research organization, Globalgurus.org recognized John Mattone as one of the top three coaching authorities in the world alongside Tony Robbins and Marshall Goldsmith and, in 2019 and 2020, he was awarded the prestigious world’s #1 coaching authority ranking. John was also a finalist for the 2017 Thinkers50 Leadership Award recognizing the world’s top leadership authority and thinker.
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