First of all, for those unfamiliar with the Enneagram, it “is a description of the human psyche which is principally understood and taught as a typology of nine interconnected personality types.” (wikipedia)
But that is where my broad description ends. It is definitely worth researching more. I did much of my research and took the test on EnneagramInstitute.com.
I am a Four, though I don’t identify with all the descriptions of this type. Still, it is most broadly true of me.
Reading the description on type Four was quite painful, as my least favorite flaws stared unabashedly in my face… But the Personal Growth Recommendations were super helpful.
Regardless of how well I may be doing, it is always a temptation to fall into familiar unhealthy patterns. Therefore, these tips are helpful to keep here, where I can easily access them and remind myself,
“• You are not your feelings.
• Do good when you don’t feel like it.
• Take on challenges you don’t feel ready for.
• Self-discipline is not antagonistic to freedom,
• and your un-tethered imagination is.”
(My paraphrase of the recommendations^)
*ALSO I am a big fan of Sleeping at Last, so I have been following Ryan O’Neill’s songs corresponding to each Enneagram type and listening to the podcasts explaining each. He does a beautiful job ❤ and honors each type with his music and lyrics. Chris Heuertz, author of The Sacred Enneagram, also speaks on this podcast and offers thoughtful explanation and encouragement. They have only released the first three types, so I am anxiously awaiting the rest!