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This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
I when I hear someone cramming every behavior into an Enneagram box. It feels dehumanizing at best and aggressive at worst. As a teacher, I feel protective of the Enneagram and this habit turns people off. The Enneagram isn’t the first thing.
You are in this time of the interim
Where everything seems withheld.
The path you took to get here has washed out;
The way forward is still concealed from you.
I wrote the following to prepare for an interview with Julie Bogart, Creator and Owner of Bravewriter. She writes: "I love kids. I love parents. I love writing. She's a BIG fan of the Enneagram. We talk often about how it impacts our parenting. Hello Bravewriter...
It’s about being needed and liked by significant people
WARM, ENGAGING, CARING, MANIPULATIVE, SEDUCTIVE, DEMANDING, OPTIMISTIC, LIKABLE
Is sustained change possible? There moments when change will feel mildly uncomfortable and others where it will be downright painful especially when it bumps up against your life AND your most deeply ingrained patterns. This is called your "immunity to change." A part...
Green Zone cultures are areas of mutual accountability and support, open to feedback, cooperate towards a shared vision, see mistakes as learning opportunities, are able to face and grow from difficult times and recognize the unique contributions of different team...
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Recently, in a Facebook comment, someone wrote: “8s sound narcissistic!” Are some types more narcissistic than others? In traditional Enneagram literature, 3s and 7s are often identified as narcissistic. While this has some truth, I’ve been working in the business long enough to see that narcissism cuts across all types on the Enneagram. I’ve seen 3s, 7s and 8s who don’t display much narcissism.